Films about Stockholm syndrome

Films about Stockholm syndrome
List of the best films about Stockholm syndrome according to visitors: Berlin Syndrome, Buffalo '66, Patty Hearst, Room, 3096 Days, 365 Days, Perfect Obedience, Harem, The Nameless, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia, Germany
CharactersManiacs, Teachers, Tourists, Beautiful girls
PlotObsession, Hostage, Stockholm syndrome, Snow, Missing people
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, For girls, Atmospheric, Tense

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
CharactersPartners
PlotGambling, Stockholm syndrome, Bets, Debts, Blackmail
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Black humor, Touching

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:48
PlotRevolution
StyleDisturbing

The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US scandal and Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Police, Mothers
PlotSurvival, Abduction, The escape, Relationship, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Heartbreaking

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:51
CharactersCaptives
PlotOn real events, Survival, Abduction, Loneliness, Mental disorders
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genremelodrama
CountryPoland
CharactersMafia, Rich guys and poor girls, Rich, Beautiful actors, Beautiful girls
PlotLove, Passion, Abduction, Relationship, Travel
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, Explicit scenes, Beautiful, Fascinating

Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of a Sicilian Mafia family, has no other option but to takeover after his father has been assassinated. Laura is a sales director in a luxurious hotel in Warsaw. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship. Together with her bone-headed boyfriend Martin and some other friends, she takes a trip to Sicily. She does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive and give her 365 days - to fall in love with him.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryMexico
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens
PlotStockholm syndrome
PlaceLabyrinths

The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his film through the largely uncomprehending, wondering eyes of 13-year-old Julián, who travels from the arms of his loving pastoral family into the austere, hallowed halls of the seminary. Singling out the boy as his intimate disciple, installing him in his palatial private quarters and redubbing him “Sacramento Santos,” Father Ángel begins Julian’s instruction into the mysteries of “perfect obedience,” whose cardinal rule is: Never question a superior’s actions.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:53
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Loneliness, Stockholm syndrome
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious

A two-part minseries about a beautiful woman who, at the turn of the century, is kidnapped and sold into a Turkish harem where, as she struggles to protect her life and virtue, she becomes embroiled in the historical tensions and sensuous decadence of the times.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain
PlotInvestigation, Stockholm syndrome, Sects
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two peices of evidence could be used to identify her; a bracelet with her name on it near the crime scene, and the fact that her right leg was three inches longer than her left. All other methods of identification were removed from her body. Five years later Claudia, now addicted to tranquilizers, receives a phone call from someone claiming to be her daughter, asking for her mother to come find her before 'they' kill her. Other mysterious clues show up, further indicating that Claudia's daughter is indeed still alive, and very much in danger. Claudia, a run-down ex-cop, and a parapsychology reporter put together the clues to discover Angela's whereabouts

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:41
CharactersDoctors, Orphans
PlotThe escape
PlaceHospitals

Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.

Duration02:13
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Reporters
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Hostage, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryAustralia
CharactersDogs, Brothers, Partners
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceAustralia
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Disturbing

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
PlotPassion, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Missing people
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersAngels, Writers, Fathers
PlotLove, Abduction, Hostage, Stockholm syndrome, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleFancy, Black humor

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryCanada
Duration01:25
CharactersManiacs, Students, Friends
PlotDeath, Vacation
PlaceJungle, Forest
StyleExciting, Black humor, Worth watching

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Psychologists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, Time travel, End of the world, Time machine
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotAbduction, Stockholm syndrome
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Serious

A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersSnipers, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Hostage, Weapon, Stockholm syndrome
PlacePrison, Islands, Sweden
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersLawyers
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit, Hostage, Weapon, Chase
PlaceMexico
StyleExciting, Smart, Tense, For men

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel.

Duration01:24
CharactersMonsters, Good people
PlotLove, Magic, Stockholm syndrome, Curses
PlaceEstate
StyleFor children, Touching

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily
PlotSports, Racing, Adventure, Travel, Cars
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Light

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersGay, Soldier
PlotFriendship, Hostage
PlaceIreland, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Captives, Neighbors, Cats
PlotExperiments, Stockholm syndrome, Conspiracies, Cheating, Sects
PlaceSmall cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When Sarah lucks into a sweet one-bedroom at Asilo Del Mar Apartments in Los Angeles, she think she's hit the jackpot. It's got plenty of space, friendly tenants, group BBQs and even a cute neighbour next door. All is not what it seems: loud noises start keeping her awake at night; her cat is missing; everyone seems to be a little too helpful and friendly, except for the weirdo, Lester. Soon, Sarah learns she didn't choose this apartment — it chose her.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersVampire, Gangsters, Brothers
PlotSurvival, The escape, Hostage
PlaceMexico
TimeNight
StyleFor men

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary, Israel
Duration01:53
CharactersSpy
PlotWar, Revenge, Undercover
PlaceBeach, Israel
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration03:07
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Monkeys, Giants, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Stockholm syndrome, Expeditions
PlaceJungle, Islands, Uninhabited island, New York
StyleExciting, To cry, Epic

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Gay, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Hostage, Snow
PlaceSpace, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

Duration02:03
CharactersThieves, Partners, Housewives
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Friendship, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlacePrison, California
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, For men

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryBrazil
Duration02:01
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Photographers, Street children, Poor
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Hostage
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Disturbing

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violence's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.





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