Most Popular "Child Kidnapping" Titles
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1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 338,728 | Gross: $179.87M
2. The Mummy Returns (2001)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.
Votes: 251,869 | Gross: $202.01M
3. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 220,316 | Gross: $162.83M
4. The Following (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.
6. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 186,452 | Gross: $119.65M
8. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 271,649 | Gross: $77.86M
9. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
Votes: 202,268 | Gross: $35.71M
10. The Captive (2014)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
11. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 56,499 | Gross: $1.51M
12. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.
Votes: 138,108 | Gross: $93.77M
13. The Flintstones (1994)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.
Votes: 61,814 | Gross: $130.51M
14. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
15. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
16. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
17. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
20. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Votes: 41,751 | Gross: $0.60M
21. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Votes: 47,261 | Gross: $0.05M
23. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket ... See full summary »
24. Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
During preparation for Christmas baby Rose Wilder is kidnapped by the woman who recently lost her child. Looking for her Laura, Almanzo and Mr Edwards meet lonely orphan boy, who finally stays with that woman.
25. Choke (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Votes: 28,827 | Gross: $2.93M
26. Madeline (1998)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family
The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,261 | Gross: $29.77M
27. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.
Votes: 35,455 | Gross: $34.60M
30. Trapped (I) (2002)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings' turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Votes: 19,829 | Gross: $0.06M
31. The Emerald Forest (1985)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.
Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $24.47M
32. Clifford (1994)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.
Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $7.41M
36. Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Crime, Drama
As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".
37. Cool as Ice (1991)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A rap-oriented remake of "The Wild One", with heavy emphasis on the fact that rap star Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role.
Votes: 7,674 | Gross: $1.19M
39. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Mini-Series)
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970's. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
40. Man on Fire (1987)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A former CIA agent, John Creasy, is hired as a bodyguard for a girl in Italy, who becomes the daughter he never had. When she is abducted, Creasy's fiery rage is unleashed, and despite being badly wounded, embarks on a bloody revenge spree.
Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $0.52M
41. Diverted Eden
Action, Crime, Drama | Filming
After 7 year old Eden is kidnapped during an home invasion, single father Dane Hunte takes matters into his own hands, while Detective Fini, leading the investigation, unravels the mystery surrounding the unusual crime.
42. Jack the Bear (1993)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama
Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $5.15M
43. Jazbaa (2015)
119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Tensions arise when the daughter of nation's best lawyer is kidnapped. Now she'll have to save a rapist from death sentence, as ransom, within 4 days.
44. Otis (2008)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »
45. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.
Votes: 16,901 | Gross: $14.29M
47. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »
48. Cohen and Tate (1988)
R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller
A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly ... See full summary »
50. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair... See full summary »