Most Popular "Hostage Situation" Titles
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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,267,953 | Gross: $448.14M
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Votes: 569,488 | Gross: $259.77M
3. Colossal (2016)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
Votes: 34,392 | Gross: $3.02M
4. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 220,181 | Gross: $13.41M
5. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 293,097 | Gross: $88.51M
8. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 358,547 | Gross: $107.10M
9. Money Monster (2016)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.
Votes: 74,580 | Gross: $41.01M
10. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
R | 119 min | Action, Thriller
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Votes: 220,820 | Gross: $98.93M
11. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.
Votes: 229,061 | Gross: $183.88M
12. White House Down (2013)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
Votes: 178,568 | Gross: $73.10M
13. 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.
Votes: 14,492 | Gross: $14.42M
14. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 161,920 | Gross: $65.45M
15. Ride Along (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.
Votes: 86,218 | Gross: $134.94M
16. Copycat (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Votes: 45,480 | Gross: $32.05M
17. All About Steve (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.
Votes: 35,147 | Gross: $33.86M
19. Gleaming the Cube (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »
Votes: 5,758 | Gross: $2.78M
20. Mercury Rising (1998)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
Votes: 58,132 | Gross: $32.94M
21. 13 Sins (2014)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
Votes: 26,714 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Cartels (2016)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush... See full summary »
26. The Rookie (1990)
R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)
Votes: 21,818 | Gross: $21.63M
27. Close Range (2015)
80 min | Action, Crime
A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
28. Carlos (2010– )
Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
Votes: 11,250 | Gross: $0.15M
29. S.F.W. (1994)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.
Votes: 4,271 | Gross: $0.06M
30. Pontypool (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror
A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.
Votes: 24,815 | Gross: $0.00M
31. The Glimmer Man (1996)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".
Votes: 16,537 | Gross: $20.10M
32. 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?
33. Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.
35. Arne Dahl: Misterioso (2011)
178 min | Crime
Three Swedish financiers are murdered over three consecutive nights. Evidence suggests that the killings will continue and the world of finance is panicked. The police quickly set up a ... See full summary »
36. Supremacy (I) (2014)
R | 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.
37. Fist of the North Star (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.
38. Masterminds (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.
Votes: 3,070 | Gross: $1.89M
39. Ticker (2001)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.
43. Appleseed (1988 Video)
Not Rated | 71 min | Animation, Action, Crime
In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.
47. High Noon (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Thriller
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.
49. Alien Raiders (2008)
R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »
50. Hold-Up (1985)
114 min | Comedy, Crime
Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »