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 Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
2. Ride Along (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy
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.
3. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
R | 119 min | Action, Thriller
Disgraced 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.
4. 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.
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.
6. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.
7. 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 US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
8. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, 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.
9. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
10. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »
15. 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.
16. Copycat (1995)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
17. ...and justice for all. (1979)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer (Al Pacino) is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.
19. Carlos (2010 TV Mini-Series)
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.
20. 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.)
21. 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".
22. 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 »
24. Arne Dahl: Misterioso (2011 TV Movie)
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 »
25. Mad City (1997)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.
26. Hustle (1975)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things ... See full summary »
27. 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.
28. 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 »
29. 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.
30. Masterminds (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Thriller, Comedy
Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.
31. Rebellion (2011)
136 min | Action, Drama
Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
32. The Truth (I) (2010)
96 min | Thriller
When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated. The wife may, or may not, know the intruder; and the ... See full summary »
33. The Assault (2010)
R | 91 min | Action, Thriller
Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.
35. 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.
36. Into the Mirror (2003)
Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Horror
An ex-cop now working as a security guard in a shopping mall tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors
38. 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 »
39. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)
103 min | Drama
A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »
40. The Long Night (1947)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.
41. Fright (1971)
PG | 87 min | Thriller
Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »
42. The Ambassador to Bern (2014 TV Movie)
76 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
43. Collaborator (2011)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.
44. If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama
Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.
45. Red Mercury (2005)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Three young Muslim men, part of a terror cell, are making a bomb in a London flat, when they get a call to vacate immediately with their gear. The police have been alerted and they are ... See full summary »
47. 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.
48. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
49. Our Man in Tehran (2013)
85 min | Documentary, History
The events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canada's involvement, especially concerning Ambassador Ken Taylor, are explored.