Movies about captives

Movies about captives
List of the best movies about captives selected by visitors to our site: 3096 Days, Split, Girl in the Basement, Trade, Bad Samaritan, All the Money in the World, Cellular, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey, Prisoners, The Call.

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

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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: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Psychologists, Captives, Psychiatrists
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Superpowers, Split personality, Pursuit
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Creepy, Disturbing

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Captives, Fathers
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Gloomy, Fascinating, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, USA, Mexico
Duration02:00
CharactersCriminals, Brothers, Mentors
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Slavery, Pursuit, Human trafficking
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also becomes a victim.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, FBI
PlotRobbery, Abduction, Fight, Investigation, Obsession
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A thief makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are no longer how he expected.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police, Rich, Old man, Billionaires
PlotLove, Abduction, On real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceItaly, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Students, Losers
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Hostage, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Detectives, Singers
PlotOn real events, Abduction
PlaceUSSR, USA
StyleHeavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

From the producer behind “Girl in the Box” and “Girl in the Bunker,” comes the disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersSerial killers, Parents, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Missing people
PlaceLabyrinths, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Chase, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save her, but to make sure the man is brought to justice.

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: 5.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountryItaly
CharactersTeens, Rabbits
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The anomalous heat wave overwhelms everything, forcing everyone to reverse the pace of life: only during the hours of darkness it is possible to work, move, survive. And it is precisely in the middle of the night that Samantha emerges from the darkness that had swallowed her. A thirteen year old kidnapped and long held prisoner, Sam is now suddenly free and, traumatized and wounded, is hospitalized in a hospital room. Next to her, Dr. Green (Dustin Hoffman), an extraordinary profiler. Green in fact does not hunt monsters in the outside world, but in the minds of the victims. Because it is inside the memories of Sam that the clues able to lead to the capture of his jailer are hidden: the Man of the Labyrinth. But Dr. Green is not the only one chasing the monster. There is also Bruno Genko (Toni Servillo), a private investigator with an unexpected talent.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersWitch

Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by a witch in her modern, magical New York City apartment. His original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping him safe as he desperately tries to find a way out of this twisted place.

Duration03:22
CharactersSamurai, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Fear
PlaceVillage, Japan
Time16th century
StyleEpic, Serious

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women, Single mothers, Nurses, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCourt, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Abduction, Cars, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive, Serious

A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryDenmark
Duration01:24
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Tense

Police officer Asger Holm, demoted to desk work as an alarm dispatcher, answers a call from a panicked woman who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the phone as his only tool, Asger races against time to get help and find her.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotAbduction
StyleAction

An ambitious reporter stationed in the Middle East who is taken captive after her convoy is ambushed. She is confronted by the trauma of her past and must find a way to bring down the militants who incarcerated her.

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: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Luxembourg
Duration02:26
CharactersCIA, Heroes, Bodyguards, Warriors
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Friendship, Justice
PlaceMexico
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Serious

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her 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: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Surgeons
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Experiments
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Creepy

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:50
CharactersSamurai, Heroes, Bodyguards
PlotCheating, Sword Battles
PlaceVillage, Japan, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, For men

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

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: 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: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersModels, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
CharactersRobots, Dragons, Captives
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Passion, The escape
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleSpectacular, Exciting, Underrated, Steampunk, Atmospheric

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, France
Duration04:02

Dr. Mabuse and his organization of criminals are in the process of completing their latest scheme, a theft of information that will allow Mabuse to make huge profits on the stock exchange. Afterwards, Mabuse disguises himself and attends the Folies Bergères show, where Cara Carozza, the main attraction of the show, passes him information on Mabuse's next intended victim, the young millionaire Edgar Hull. Mabuse then uses psychic manipulation to lure Hull into a card game where he loses heavily. When Police Commissioner von Wenk begins an investigation of this mysterious crime spree, he has little to go on, and he needs to find someone who can help him.





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