Films about the release of hostages

Films about the release of hostages
List of the best films about the release of hostages, selected by visitors to our site: Run Hide Fight, War, 7 Days in Entebbe, The Heist of the Century, Seven Psychopaths, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Hotel Mumbai, Stockholm, Pain & Gain, 13 Sins.

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A 17-year-old girl uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryArgentina, USA
CharactersThieves
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery
StyleLight, Fascinating

In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina. How they robbed the Rio bank is as surprising as what happened afterwards. This is their story.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Gangsters, Killers, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Abduction, Cheating
PlaceParty, Deserts, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier, Blind
PlotRevenge, Technology, Conspiracies, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Cooks, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Survival, Hostage
PlaceIndia, Australia, Hotels
StyleTense, Disturbing

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

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: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersFriends, Partners, Bodybuilders
PlotOn real events, Adventure
StyleLight, Black humor, For background

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersPsychopath, Brothers, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Money, Sects, Quests
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Tense

A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.

Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryFrance
CharactersRobots

Humans have ceded most tasks to AI in 2045, even in nostalgic Alice's home. So when robots stage a coup, her androids protectively lock her doors.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Political, Betrayal, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

Sly and dry intelligence agent, Harry Palmer is tasked with investigating British Intelligence security, and is soon enmeshed in a world of double-dealing, kidnap and murder when he finds a traitor operating at the heart of the secret service.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryGeorgia, Poland, Russia
Duration01:43
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Court, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For men, Disturbing

Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes
PlotLove, Survival, Hostage, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

The house of culture “Mir” (from Russian: “Peace”) is being taken over by masked people. People who came to the premiere of the show have to face death. Now they are to pass a dreadful challenge, preserving their dignity and courage. This is a thriller about the struggle against the world evil, terrorism, and a win of the word over weapons. The dramatic and emotional story embraces everything — struggle, confrontation, betrayal, heroic deeds, and love!

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel, Abduction
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA, Turkey, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily
PlotAbduction, Chase, Human trafficking
PlaceParis, USA
StyleDisturbing

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:37
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Stewardesses
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:00
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes, Presidential, Bodyguards, Guards
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Release of hostages
PlaceThe White House, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Defenders, Old men
PlotSurvival, Release of hostages
TimeNight

A disgraced doctor and his family are held hostage at their home by criminals on the run, when a robbery-gone-awry requires them to seek immediate medical attention.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Military, Terrorists, Lifeguards
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Marine Corps, Hostage, Release of hostages
PlaceSyria, USA
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00
CharactersCIA, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Hostage, Political, Cheating
StyleAction, Oscars, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Cute

The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, Thailand
CharactersTeens, Hired assassins, Special Forces, Tough guys, Lifeguards
PlotSkirmishes, Release of hostages, Human trafficking
PlacePrison, Jungle, India
StyleExciting, Action, For men, Disturbing

Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Strong women
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Bank robbery, Gambling, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light, Smart

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:44
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Jews
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Death, Hostage, Political
PlaceIsrael
StyleHeavy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotAbduction

Stranded at a rest stop in the mountains during a blizzard, a recovering addict discovers a kidnapped child hidden in a car belonging to one of the people inside the building which sets her on a terrifying struggle to identify who among them is the kidnapper.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotRevenge, Robbery, Death, Release of hostages
StyleWomens in main roles

A teenager's weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:56
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Soccer, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Revolution
PlaceRussia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save both the daughter of a fallen comrade and the huge crowd unaware of the danger.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotBlackmail, Release of hostages

The work of billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers is so valuable that he hires mercenaries to protect it, and a terrorist group kidnaps his daughter just to get it.





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