Kidnap Movies List

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Kidnap Movies List

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Fargo (1996)

Fargo
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Rated R

Fargo is a 1996 crime drama film written, produced and directed by the Coen brothers. Set in Minnesota in 1987, the film follows Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), an underachieving car salesman who hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a large sum of money from his wealthy father-in-law. The plan quickly goes awry, leading to a series of violent and comically absurd events. Throughout it all, the local police chief, Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), is hot on their trail. The film received widespread critical acclaim and won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Denis Villeneuve, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo
Rated R

Prisoners is a 2013 crime thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis. The film follows Keller Dover (Jackman), a desperate father who takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend are abducted on Thanksgiving Day. With the help of Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), the two set out on a desperate search to find their missing children. As the investigation progresses, Keller and Loki discover a twisted plot that takes them deep into the dark underbelly of their small town. As secrets are revealed and the danger continues to mount, the pair is pushed to their limits as they struggle to find the truth and bring the girls home.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt
Rated R

12 Years a Slave is a biographical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York state in the 1840s, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film follows Northup's journey over the course of 12 years, from his initial capture in Washington, D.C., to his eventual freedom. During his time in slavery, Northup faces a series of injustices, including being separated from his family, enduring grueling physical labor, and suffering brutal punishments. He is also forced to confront his own inner demons, as he struggles to retain his dignity in the face of overwhelming adversity. Ultimately, he survives and is able to reclaim his freedom with the help of a Canadian abolitionist. 12 Years a Slave is a powerful portrait of slavery in the antebellum South, and an unflinching look at the strength of the human spirit.

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener
Rated PG-13

Captain Phillips (2013) is a dramatic thriller directed by Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks as the titular character, Richard Phillips. Based on a true story, the film follows the hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. After the pirates take control of the vessel, Phillips is taken hostage and must attempt to negotiate a safe release for himself and his crew. The situation spirals out of control and the U.S. Navy is called in to intervene. Through a series of tense standoffs and harrowing escapes, Phillips and his crew must fight to survive the ordeal and eventually reach safety.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård
Rated R

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 psychological thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the novel by Stieg Larsson. The film follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) as he is hired by Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), a retired industrialist, to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of Vanger's niece, Harriet. Blomkvist teams up with the mysterious and troubled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to uncover a sinister, decades-old conspiracy involving secrets and lies from the Vanger family. As Blomkvist and Salander uncover the truth, they must also confront their own demons and come to terms with a past that has been hidden away and forgotten.

Taken (2008)

Taken
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Pierre Morel, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser
Rated PG-13

Taken is an action-packed thriller starring Liam Neeson. The story follows retired CIA operative Bryan Mills as he attempts to rescue his daughter, Kim, who has been kidnapped while on vacation in Paris. With only 96 hours, he must use his particular set of skills to track down the kidnappers and bring her back safely. Along the way, he uncovers a human trafficking network, and uncovers the truth about who is behind this heinous crime. With the help of a former colleague, Bryan goes on an intense mission to save his daughter, and ultimately take down the criminals responsible.

Hunger (2008)

Hunger
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steve McQueen, starring Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon
Rated Not Rated

Hunger is a powerful British drama set in Northern Ireland in 1981. The film follows the story of Bobby Sands, an Irish republican political prisoner who leads a hunger strike in protest of his government's mistreatment of Irish political prisoners. In an effort to make a statement, Sands embarks on a 66-day hunger strike, which tragically leads to his death. The film is a powerful and emotionally charged testament to the power of protest and the strength of the human spirit. It captures the harsh realities of life in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s and the struggles of the Irish people.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong
Rated R

Rescue Dawn (2006)

Rescue Dawn
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Werner Herzog, starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier
Rated PG-13

Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Slade, starring Patrick Wilson, Elliot Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae
Rated R

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Black Snake Moan
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Craig Brewer, starring Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson
Rated R

Labor Day (2013)

Labor Day
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jason Reitman, starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg
Rated PG-13

Michael (2011)

Michael
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits, starring Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss
Rated Not Rated

Suicide Kings (1997)

Suicide Kings
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter O'Fallon, starring Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson
Rated R

Gardens of the Night (2008)

Gardens of the Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Damian Harris, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold
Rated R

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam
Rated R

The Debt (2010)

The Debt
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Madden, starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain
Rated R

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mikael Håfström, starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio
Rated R

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From J Blakeson, starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston
Rated R

Rapt (2009)

Rapt
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Lucas Belvaux, starring Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian
Rated Not Rated

The Call (2013)

The Call
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brad Anderson, starring Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut
Rated R

Eden (2012)

Eden
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Megan Griffiths, starring Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Matt O'Leary, Eddie Martinez
Rated R

The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean Byrne, starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson
Rated R

Cellular (2004)

Cellular
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David R. Ellis, starring Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy
Rated PG-13

Homefront (2013)

Homefront
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gary Fleder, starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth
Rated R

 



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