Kidnapped or Hostage movies

by renny15 | created - 23 Mar 2012 | updated - 07 Jul 2020 | Public

Movies where children or adults are taken hostage, taken, kidnapped or their house is being being intruded by intruders.

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1. Along Came a Spider (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

When a senator's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter, Dylan Baker

Votes: 83,005 | Gross: $74.08M

2. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 272,711 | Gross: $96.40M

3. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 159,044 | Gross: $89.71M

4. Mother's Day (I) (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan

Votes: 17,096

5. Trapped (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend

Votes: 23,680 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 351,562 | Gross: $77.91M

7. Ransom (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

Multi-millionaire Tom Mullen's son is kidnapped, but after initially agreeing to pay the ransom Mullen then decides to use the ransom money as a bounty.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte

Votes: 125,064 | Gross: $136.49M

8. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

Votes: 83,856 | Gross: $116.74M

9. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 51,486 | Gross: $55.00M

10. Cellular (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy

Votes: 98,892 | Gross: $32.00M

11. The Kidnapping (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two crooked cops (Nelson, and Griffith) kidnap the daughter of a bank-securities expert (Carlson) as a last resort to help with a robbery of a safe deposit box. A robbery that failed in the first attempt.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Amy Carlson, Judd Nelson, Thomas Ian Griffith, Bess Meyer

Votes: 221

12. And Soon the Darkness (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Director: Marcos Efron | Stars: Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban, Adriana Barraza

Votes: 17,326

13. Firewall (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

45 Metascore

A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Paul Bettany, Carly Schroeder

Votes: 57,495 | Gross: $48.75M

14. Trespass (2011)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 42,984 | Gross: $0.02M

15. The Perfect Host (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

Director: Nicholas Tomnay | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Tyrees Allen

Votes: 26,551 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 587,624 | Gross: $145.00M

17. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Thriller

71 Metascore

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in a political assassination.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson

Votes: 117,528 | Gross: $57.89M

18. Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Transporter Frank Martin, surfaces in Miami, Florida and is implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 199,191 | Gross: $43.10M

19. Do You Know Me? (2009 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ellie Carter is recently graduated and has it all. While celebrating with friend and boyfriend, she comes across a milk carton with a picture of a missing child that looks a lot like her. ... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Rachelle Lefevre, Jeremy London, Ted Whittall, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 551

20. Someone Was Watching (2003 Video)

88 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

When Chris falls asleep whilst supposed to be watching his little sister, Molly, she goes missing. Finding her colouring book by the river, everyone believes she drowned there and try and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Goodman | Stars: Jonathan Rudy, Chanise McClure, Jeanette Puhich, Susan Abbey

Votes: 133

21. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 266,377 | Gross: $20.30M

22. Devil's Pond (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

A couple spend their honeymoon in a cabin on a small island in the middle of a forest lake. There's no power nor cellphone connection. He starts behaving strange, not letting her leave the island. She can't swim.

Director: Joel Viertel | Stars: Kip Pardue, Tara Reid, Meredith Baxter, Dan Gunther

Votes: 3,998

23. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 193,673 | Gross: $65.45M

24. John Q (2002)

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

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: 130,629 | Gross: $71.76M

25. Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 262,008 | Gross: $46.57M

26. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

63 Metascore

Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

Votes: 45,196 | Gross: $46.82M

27. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 245,625 | Gross: $87.04M

28. Vacancy (2007)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry

Votes: 98,637 | Gross: $19.36M

29. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 250,020 | Gross: $35.74M

30. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 65,494 | Gross: $66.64M

31. The Vanishing (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 24,828 | Gross: $14.54M

32. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

Votes: 26,276 | Gross: $0.17M

33. Captivity (2007)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney

Votes: 22,999 | Gross: $2.63M

34. Nine Dead (2009)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.

Director: Chris Shadley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, William Lee Scott, John Terry, James C. Victor

Votes: 13,313

35. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 176,492 | Gross: $47.33M

36. Shattered (2007)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler, Emma Karwandy

Votes: 31,656

37. The Tortured (2010)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

9 Metascore

An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Lippincott, Bill Moseley

Votes: 7,692

38. Rest Stop (2006 Video)

R | 80 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop.

Director: John Shiban | Stars: Jaimie Alexander, Michael Childers, Jennifer Cormack, Gary Entin

Votes: 11,285

39. Homecoming (2009)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

21 Metascore

A jilted ex-girlfriend plots revenge after her former beau comes back to their hometown with a new lover.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup, Michael Landes

Votes: 4,318 | Gross: $8.50M

40. Running Scared (2006)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 99,354 | Gross: $6.86M

41. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 44,383 | Gross: $34.71M

42. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

73 Metascore

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson

Votes: 39,961

43. Hunger (I) (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Five strangers struggle when a madman imprisons them in an underground dungeon in this nail-biting horror.

Director: Steven Hentges | Stars: Lori Heuring, Linden Ashby, Joe Egender, Lea Kohl

Votes: 5,126

44. Exam (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller