thrillers The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping  

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List Rules Vote up the top thrillers that feature someone who has been kidnapped.

Imagine being held against your will by kidnappers looking to do you or your family harm. It's a terrifying scenario that provides plenty of fodder for screenwriters. The best thriller movies about kidnapping feature brave heroes risking their lives to save innocent people from high-stakes hostage situations. This is a list of the top kidnapping thrillers including everything from Man on Fire to Ransom to The Taking of Pelham 123.

What films will you find on this list of kidnapping thriller movies? The 2008 hit Taken, starring Liam Neeson, features a father who will stop at nothing to save his daughter from human traffickers. The film grossed over $200 million and led to several sequels. Fargo is another acclaimed movie featuring a kidnapping. The River Wild brings the tension of the thriller drama to the great outdoors as a family finds themselves at the mercy of violent criminals. Other good films featured on this list include Saw, Along Came A Spider, and Captain Phillips.

Do you have a favorite kidnapping film? Give the best movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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Panic Room is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Red Eye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Red Eye Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox

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Ransom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Ransom Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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Firewall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Firewall Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Trespass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Trespass Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Cam Gigandet

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
The River Wild Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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Trapped is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Trapped Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning

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And Soon the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
And Soon the Darkness Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban

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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Bae Doona, Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-kyun

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The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

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Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell

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The Call is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping
The Call Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut