Most Popular "Child Kidnapping" Titles
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1. 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.
3. 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: 197,834 | Gross: $119.65M
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.
5. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
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: 233,776 | Gross: $162.83M
7. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, 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: 512,123 | Gross: $145.00M
8. 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: 365,706 | Gross: $179.87M
10. 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: 286,802 | Gross: $77.91M
11. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.
Votes: 135,016 | Gross: $89.71M
12. 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: 266,035 | Gross: $202.02M
13. Rush Hour (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Votes: 203,418 | Gross: $141.15M
14. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
Votes: 96,180 | Gross: $82.62M
15. The Call (II) (2013)
R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller
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: 96,599 | Gross: $51.87M
16. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 210,996 | Gross: $35.74M
17. 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: 145,717 | Gross: $94.10M
18. 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.
19. 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: 64,856 | Gross: $130.51M
20. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, 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: 45,964 | Gross: $0.60M
21. 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.
22. 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.
Votes: 49,331 | Gross: $0.01M
23. 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.
24. 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: 58,758 | Gross: $1.51M
25. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 34,052 | Gross: $34.87M
28. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Thriller
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Votes: 51,127 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Ransom (1996)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Votes: 105,096 | Gross: $136.49M
30. 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: 37,079 | Gross: $34.60M
31. L'immortel (2010)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.
32. 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: 29,535 | Gross: $2.93M
33. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.
36. Cool as Ice (1991)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Votes: 7,977 | Gross: $1.19M
37. 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: 7,973 | Gross: $24.47M
39. The Tortured (2010)
R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller
An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.
40. 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: 5,615 | Gross: $29.77M
41. 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".
43. Rocky Handsome (2016)
Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A reclusive pawn shop owner sets his sights on revenge when vicious gangsters kidnap his drug-addicted neighbor's young daughter.
45. 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: 5,833 | Gross: $7.41M
46. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989– )
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
48. 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: 1,356 | Gross: $0.52M