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1. 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.

Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

2. Lockout (2012)

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

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.

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

3. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

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

4. Flashpoint (2008–2012)

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

7.7
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The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.

Creators: Mark Ellis, Stephanie Morgenstern | Stars: Amy Jo Johnson, Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio

5. 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.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

6. John Q (2002)

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

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

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

7. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Writers: Robert Crais, Doug Richardson | Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

8. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

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.

Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber | Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

9. 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.

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

10. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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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 »

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

11. Light It Up (1999)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.9
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43 Metascore

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

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

12. 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.

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

13. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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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 »

Writers: George Markstein, James Follett, Reginald Rose | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

14. How to Rob a Bank (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.

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

15. 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 »

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

16. 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.

Writers: Terri Kopp, Nora Roberts | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei, Brian Markinson, Ty Olsson

17. Standoff (2006–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.

Creator: Craig Silverstein | Stars: Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Gina Torres, Michael Cudlitz

18. 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 »

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

19. La journée de la jupe (2008)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years

Writer: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Karim Zakraoui

20. 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 »

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

21. Negotiator (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Takahisa Igarashi, Kota Yamada | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

22. Slipstream (2005)

R | 89 min | Sci-Fi

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 »

Writers: Louis Morneau, Phillip Badger | Director: David van Eyssen | Stars: Sean Astin, Vinnie Jones, Ivana Milicevic, Kevin Otto

23. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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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 »

Writer: David E. Peckinpah | Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Susan Batten, James Brolin, Michael Gross, Anthony Michael Hall

24. 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.

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

25. Murder Live! (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Writers: Peter Horton, Chris Bertolet | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Tom

27. Held Hostage in Colombia (2003)

48 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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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

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

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Stan becomes addicted to crack, mistakenly thinking that it is cold medicine.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Directors: John Aoshima, Jansen Yee, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

29. Zero Hour (2004– )
Episode: Air France Hijacking (2007)

Documentary, Drama, History

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Writer: Tim Wolochatiuk | Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Paul McGann, Jean-Sébastien Chartray, Badih Abouchakra, Jad Alkori

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

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.1
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Accompanying Martha to the bank, where she pigheadedly refuses his financial help, Castle's speculations over the phone with Becket that surgical mask-equipped customers may be robbers ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

31. 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.

Writer: Annie Azzariti | Director: Annie Azzariti | Star: Beau Billingslea

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

Comedy

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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.

Creators: Kevin White, Robert de Lint, Virginia Thompson | Director: Robert de Lint | Stars: Natalie Lisinska, William deVry, Rémy Girard, Matthew MacFadzean

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

Animation, Comedy

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Creators: Phil Lafrance, Jamie LeClaire, Kyle MacDougall, Joel H. Cohen | Director: Greg Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

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

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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 »

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

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

R | Crime, Drama

7.3
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When two kidnappings happen on the same morning, all available resources are sent to the aid of only one; a wealthy and powerful surgeon.

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