Films about Stockholm syndrome

Films about Stockholm syndrome
List of the best films about Stockholm syndrome according to visitors: Buffalo '66, Berlin Syndrome, Room, 3096 Days, Perfect Obedience, The Nameless, Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Patty Hearst, Stockholm, The Chase.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50

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.

Berlin Syndrome (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia, Germany

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.

Room (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32

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?

3096 Days (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:51

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

Perfect Obedience (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryMexico
Duration01:39

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.

The Nameless (1999)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain

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

Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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

Patty Hearst (1988)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:48

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.

Stockholm (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA

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.”

The Chase (1994)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

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.

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:41

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

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

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.

The Strange Ones (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is the feature film version of the 2011 short film going by the same name.

The Mooring (2013)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly stranded in the middle of the river an odd couple comes to their aid. What was suppose to be an act of kindness turns deadly as the girls find themselves on the run, being pursued through the forest by a brutal and determined killer.

Women (2021)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Iceland, United Kingdom

A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.

The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as a American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.

The Anderson Tapes (1971)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Thief Duke Anderson—just released from ten years in jail—takes up with his old girlfriend in her posh apartment block, and makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being recorded on audio and video, although he is not the subject of any surveillance.

1BR (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA

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.

Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, crime
CountrySpain, France

After interning her insane husband in a remote psychiatric hospital, book editor Helga Pato returns home by train, where she meets a mysterious man who identifies himself as a psychiatrist.

Best Men (1997)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

Four tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girlfriend. En route to the wedding, one of the men asks to stop by a bank to pick up some cash. As it turns out, he is a wanted bank robber who uses Shakespeare passages during his robberies and thus has become known as "Hamlet". Soon all five men are caught up in the bank and involved in the robbery as they end up in a hostage situation. The hostage negotiator shows up who turns out to be Hamlet's father.

King Kong (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration03:07

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.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Duration01:24

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.

Perfect Strangers (2003)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryNew Zealand
Duration01:36

When Melanie goes home from the pub with a handsome stranger, she’s captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his ‘castle’- a rundown shack on a deserted island. But when seduction becomes deception and passion becomes possession, Melanie realizes that she has been kidnapped. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape – but her ardent admirer has other plans.

Trooper Hook (1957)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrewestern
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

Highway (2014)
Duration02:15

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Harem (1985)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:53

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.

Closed Spaces (2008)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35

The first Russian emo-movie, Closed Spaces is a story about the newest generation of Russians. Having grown up in Russia's crazy 1990s, an era filled with constant and drastic change, these teenagers have no solid ground beneath their feet. They are trapped in a strange world in which their money-obsessed parents lead senseless lives and even kill each other. Vika is twenty years old. She has black fingernail polish, wears pink dresses, and is constantly depressed. While working at a pizza place, she gets an order for a pizza delivery from Venya, a strange twenty year old boy who lives all alone in a deserted apartment in the middle of Moscow. Venya suffers from agarophobia, the fear of open space. When Vika arrives Venya lets her in and locks the door behind her.

In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration01:52

Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as “The Count.”

Kidnap (2008)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia, China
Duration02:22

A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if he is to entertain any hopes of seeing her alive again. Is this a mere kidnapping or is there more to it than what meets the eye?

Feed (2005)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryAustralia

A cybercrime investigator tracks a man suspected of force-feeding women to death.




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