Most Popular Child Abduction Movies and TV Shows
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1. Doctor Sleep (2019)
R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
2. Snowpiercer (2013)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Votes: 263,876 | Gross: $4.56M
3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
Votes: 192,344 | Gross: $102.83M
4. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 1,069,036 | Gross: $136.80M
5. It (I) (2017)
R | 135 min | Horror
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
Votes: 421,133 | Gross: $327.48M
6. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 554,071 | Gross: $61.00M
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Votes: 995,893 | Gross: $333.18M
9. Split (IX) (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Votes: 390,928 | Gross: $138.29M
10. War of the Worlds (2019– )
49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.
12. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 548,885 | Gross: $145.00M
14. Rush Hour (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Votes: 227,957 | Gross: $141.15M
15. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.
Votes: 92,441 | Gross: $48.39M
16. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
Votes: 106,482 | Gross: $82.62M
17. Alpha Dog (2006)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.
Votes: 96,550 | Gross: $15.23M
19. Safe (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
Votes: 98,967 | Gross: $17.14M
20. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
Votes: 29,543 | Gross: $24.20M
22. The Hallow (2015)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror
A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Votes: 14,439 | Gross: $0.01M
24. The Call (II) (2013)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
Votes: 106,832 | Gross: $51.87M
25. Dark Skies (2013)
PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.
Votes: 67,200 | Gross: $17.41M
27. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime
The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.
29. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Votes: 55,870 | Gross: $35.67M
30. Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two intertwined cases linking the past with the present will require the aid of Department Q to catch an elusive serial killer, while time is running out.
31. The Informers (2008)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.
Votes: 15,592 | Gross: $0.30M
32. The Medallion (2003)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Votes: 37,468 | Gross: $22.11M
33. In the Electric Mist (2009)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
34. Chained (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.
35. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Votes: 14,447 | Gross: $8.79M
37. Human Trafficking (2005– )
176 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »
38. Every Secret Thing (2014)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.
39. My Little Girl Is Gone (2018)
When single mom Stephanie gets engaged to single dad Jameson she receives an anonymous stalker's threat: "Break off the engagement or I'll kidnap your daughter!" The threats continue and ... See full summary »
40. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.
41. The Gingerbread Man (1998)
R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A lawyer uses his power to help his lover put her father behind bars, but when he escapes, they are all in danger.
Votes: 10,222 | Gross: $1.53M
42. Eternity and a Day (1998)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.
Votes: 9,317 | Gross: $0.11M
43. A Deadly Adoption (2015 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller
A distanced couple decide to take in a seemingly innocent pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child. However, there is more to a book than its cover.
44. National Treasure: Kiri (2018)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.
45. Detainment (2018)
R | 30 min | Short, Crime, Drama
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case, which shocked the world in 1993.
46. The Clinic (II) (2010)
R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back?
48. Citadel (I) (2012)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.
49. Wolf Mother (2016)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Thriller
In an attempt to rectify their criminal past, a once successful Hollywood starlet, turned prostitute, and a petty, misogynistic thief, set out together to solve a high profile child abduction case in San Francisco.
50. At the Devil's Door (VI) (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror
A real-estate agent finds herself caught up in something sinister when she has to sell a house with a dark past and meets the troubled teen who used to live there.