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1. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 273,859 | Gross: $88.50M

2. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 324,378 | Gross: $107.10M

3. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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44 Metascore

A failed police negotiator turned small-town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 93,988 | Gross: $34.64M

4. Flashpoint (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.

Stars: Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio

Votes: 14,375

5. Lockout (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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48 Metascore

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger | Stars: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan

Votes: 82,254 | Gross: $14.29M

6. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 150,465 | Gross: $65.45M

7. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 99,151 | Gross: $71.03M

8. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 107,465 | Gross: $44.48M

9. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 24,489 | Gross: $0.15M

10. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 15,947 | Gross: $15.26M

11. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans

Votes: 21,396 | Gross: $31.99M

12. Light It Up (1999)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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43 Metascore

A group of teens is bent on improving the run-down conditions of their high-school.

Director: Craig Bolotin | Stars: Usher Raymond, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Robert Ri'chard

Votes: 3,122 | Gross: $5.87M

13. How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007)

81 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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27 Metascore

Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.

Director: Andrews Jenkins | Stars: Nick Stahl, Erika Christensen, Gavin Rossdale, Terry Crews

Votes: 5,561 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

Director: E. Max Frye | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin

Votes: 7,304 | Gross: $9.75M

15. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 2,125

16. Standoff (2006–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Gina Torres, Michael Cudlitz

Votes: 1,908

17. Slipstream (2005)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past. Everything goes according to plan, until he ... See full summary »

Director: David van Eyssen | Stars: Sean Astin, Vinnie Jones, Ivana Milicevic, Kevin Otto

Votes: 2,941

18. High Noon (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Thriller

6.0
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Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara juggles her high-pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei, Brian Markinson, Ty Olsson

Votes: 1,057

19. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A convicted murderer is escorted by marshals on a regular flight from Phoenix to Dallas. Shortly after take-off, two of his aides, traveling as ordinary passengers, take control of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Susan Batten, James Brolin, Michael Gross, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 236

20. La journée de la jupe (2008)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years

Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Nathalie Besançon

Votes: 1,831

21. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

165 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians, under the leadership of the young, charismatic David Koresh - and the FBI ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell, Dick J. Reavis

Votes: 2,623

22. Pups (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Two teens impulsively decide to rob a bank, a la Bonnie and Clyde. Quickly they find themselves in over their heads as they are forced to take a bank full of hostages and the FBI are at the... See full summary »

Director: Ash Baron-Cohen | Stars: Mischa Barton, Cameron Van Hoy, Burt Reynolds, Adam Farrar

Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Murder Live! (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Tom

Votes: 272

25. Negotiator (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.2
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After a convenience store robbery, three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 306

26. Hostage Negotiator (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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A Former FBI Agent has to conduct the most important negotiation of her life.

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Gail O'Grady, Michael Bowen, Brian Bloom, Don S. Davis

Votes: 143

27. Held Hostage in Colombia (2003)

48 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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On February 12, 2003 a Pentagon-owned Cessna went down in the jungle of southern Colombia. At the crash site, guerillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia's ... See full summary »

Directors: Jorge Enrique Botero, Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes

Votes: 47

28. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: A Jones for a Smith (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Stan becomes addicted to crack, mistakenly thinking that it is cold medicine.

Directors: John Aoshima, Jansen Yee, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 318

29. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Cops & Robbers (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.2
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Castle and Martha are held hostage during a bank robbery and Beckett has to try to get them and the other hostages out.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 1,078

30. Dangerous Missions (1999–2002)
Episode: Counter Terrorist Teams

Reviews the history and evolution of terrorism and counter terrorism. Primary focus is on the more dramatic successes and failures since the 1972 murders of Israli Olympians in Munich by Palestinean terrorists.

Director: Annie Azzariti | Star: Beau Billingslea

31. InSecurity (2011)
Episode: El Negotiator (2011)

Comedy

7.4
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It's her first night off in ages, and all Alex wants to do is dance but, unfortunately for her, Mexican terrorists crashing the party have something else in mind.

Director: Robert de Lint | Stars: Natalie Lisinska, William deVry, Rémy Girard, Matthew MacFadzean

Votes: 9

32. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Rage (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Callen and Sam continue their undercover mission to take down a white supremacist group that it's believed to have procured nuclear material, while Kensi poses as Callen's tattooed biker ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Military | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 158

33. Zero Hour (2004– )
Episode: Shootout in Marseilles (2007)

55 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.6
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This episode tells the story of Air France Flight 8969 which was an Air France flight that was hijacked on December 24, 1994 at Houari Boumedienne Airport in Algiers by four armed men ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Jean Paul Borderie, Claude Burgniard, Yasmina

Votes: 10

34. Crash Canyon (2011– )
Episode: Station WNDL (2012)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

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Director: Greg Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

35. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: The Box (1969)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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In Oahu State Prison, cons led by Big Chicken want to bring Swanson to heel because he doesn't show enough respect for "the system." But Swanson manages to shoot one of his attackers with ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

Votes: 82

36. The Bridge (2010– )
Episode: The Unguarded Moment (2010)

R | 40 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A cop is badly wounded during a robbery at a restaurant and is held hostage along with the other customers.

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Aaron Douglas, Paul Popowich, Ona Grauer, Michael Murphy

Votes: 15