film The Best Movies About Kidnapping  

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List Rules Movies about kidnappings and kidnappers.

No one wants to be kidnapped, but everyone loves a good kidnapping movie. Human trafficking, a parent's fear that their kid could mysteriously disappear off the school playground one day, drug related kidnapping, news footage of a victim of a kidnapping finally returning home after being gone for two decades, seeing a group of friends, families and neighbors searching through the forest for a missing child – films about kidnapping run the gamut, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
 
Some of the movies featured on this list involve a kidnapping story based on real life events where a child has gone missing, the emotional traumas they suffered, how many years it took for them to be found, and how it affected friends and families. Others create a fictional world in which a kidnapping occurs.
 
This list has the best kidnapping movies, including: Taken, Ransom, Man on Fire, Along Came a Spider, Misery, Kiss the Girls, Don’t Say a Word, Proof of Life, A Perfect World, The Missing, and Breakdown.

Vote up your favorite kidnapping capers, or add your favorite film below that isn't already on the list.
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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Ransom Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

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Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Kiss the Girls Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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Man on Fire Joe Pesci, Danny Aiello, Jonathan Pryce

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Don't Say a Word Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy

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Proof of Life Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

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The Deep End of the Ocean Michelle Pfeiffer, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexa Vega

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Not Without My Daughter Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Roshan Seth

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Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

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Savages Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta

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Frantic Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, John Mahoney

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Breakdown Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J. T. Walsh

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The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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No One Lives Laura Ramsey, Luke Evans, America Olivo

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A Perfect World Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern

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Firewall Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Trapped Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning

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Spartan Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer, William H. Macy

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The Clearing Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Robert Redford

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Not Forgotten Chloë Grace Moretz, Claire Forlani, Paz Vega

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The Silence

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Keane Abigail Breslin, Damian Lewis, Amy Ryan

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The Rescue James Cromwell, Charles Haid, Kevin Dillon

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Target Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Josef Sommer