Most Popular "Held Hostage" Titles
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3. The Belko Experiment (2016)
R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $9.58M
5. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 96,831 | Gross: $25.24M
6. The Pacifier (2005)
PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Votes: 70,679 | Gross: $113.01M
7. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 230,688 | Gross: $25.75M
8. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 186,478 | Gross: $75.64M
9. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.
Votes: 30,012 | Gross: $34.37M
10. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.
Votes: 87,461 | Gross: $20.82M
12. Night of the Comet (1984)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.
13. Last Man Standing (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.
Votes: 46,015 | Gross: $18.13M
14. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller
A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Votes: 21,609 | Gross: $0.17M
16. The Cokeville Miracle (2015)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Family, History
Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.
17. Tourist Trap (1979)
PG | 90 min | Horror
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins.
18. Supremacy (I) (2014)
106 min | Drama
A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.
19. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.
21. Blood Orange (2016)
85 min | Thriller
Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge.
22. The Big White (2005)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
23. Freebie and the Bean (1974)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.
24. Enragés (2015)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After a bank job goes badly wrong, three desperate criminals take a young woman and a father and child hostage - it's the beginning of a frantic and violent road trip that not all of them will survive.
25. The Boys Club (1996)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?
27. Kuchisake-onna (2007)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.
28. Catch Me Daddy (2014)
112 min | Drama, Thriller
Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.
29. Rabid Dogs (1974)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.
31. Never on Tuesday (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
After their cars crash on a desert highway in the middle of nowhere, two friends and a woman they both like must wait for someone to stop by and help them. Unfortunately, those who do stop turn out to be criminals, eccentrics or wackos.
32. At Granny's House (2015)
Not Rated | 83 min | Thriller
Marion Rogers (Granny), an elderly lady in the small town of Haley, reluctantly accepts the mysterious Rebecca Torrance as her live-in caregiver, but eventually the two form a strong friendship. Rebecca soon sells Granny on the idea of turning the house into a guest house for travelers looking for free accommodations., which, in turn, leads to revealing Rebecca's dark and fatal secret. A strange ... See full summary »
34. Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991 TV Movie)
M | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »
35. Orphans (1987)
R | 115 min | Drama
The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.
Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.25M
36. The Crew (1994)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
Reluctantly Bill agrees to spend a weekend on his brother-in-law's boat in the Bahamas. But he and his wife are not the only invited passengers, and instead of a few relaxing days at sea ... See full summary »
38. The Pyx (1973)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime
A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.
39. Obsessed (1992 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman (Doherty) who grew feeling neglected by her father, has a fascination for older men. When she meets a man (Devane) that her company is doing business with, she is taken with. ... See full summary »
40. The Companion (1994 TV Movie)
R | 94 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Writer catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Infuriated, she buys an android companion and takes him with her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her company as she writes. She starts a romance with him, which turns into a nightmare.
42. Ganheddo (1989)
100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.
43. The High Crusade (1994)
100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla) brings you John Rhys-Davies in a Monty Pythonesque tale of a band of Crusaders who find themselves in possession of an Alien ship ... See full summary »
45. Tension at Table Rock (1956)
Passed | 93 min | Western
A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets... See full summary »
47. Sequestro di persona (1968)
95 min | Crime, Thriller
Christina Fisher arrives in Sardinia to spend a holiday with her university friend, Francesco. As they are touring the island, they are trapped by mountain terrorists. Francesco is ... See full summary »
48. The French Detective (1975)
91 min | Crime, Drama
When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »
50. Gong yuan 2000 AD (2000)
TV-14 | 109 min | Action, Thriller
The Y2K Bug. Real Warfare vs Electronic Gaming. Peter Tong, a carefree Hong Kong youngster, finds himself drawn into the web of a deadly espionage conspiracy. A clandestine organization ... See full summary »