This is a list of Best Kidnapping Movies. No one wants to be kidnapped, but everyone loves a good kidnapping movie. Some of the movies featured on this list involve a kidnapping story based on real-life events where a child has gone missing.

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Kidnap, 2017 1. Kidnap, 2017
Description
A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mother Karla Dyson when kidnappers snatch her young son Frankie. With no cellphone and no time to wait for police, Dyson jumps into her car to follow the vehicle that holds Frankie. As the pursuit turns into a frantic, high-speed chase, Karla must risk everything and push herself to the limit to save her beloved child.
Taken, 2008 2. Taken, 2008
Description
An ex-Secret Service agent’s teenage daughter is abducted by human traffickers while on a trip to Paris. With almost no information on her whereabouts, he travels to Paris to find and save her.
Prisoners, 2013 3. Prisoners, 2013
Description
When the police take time to find Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend, he decides to go on a search himself. His desperation leads him closer to finding the truth but also jeopardizes his own life.
Gone Baby Gone, 2007 4. Gone Baby Gone, 2007
Description
When four-year-old Amanda goes missing, her aunt Beatrice hires detectives Angie and Patrick to trace her. However, the duo faces pedophiles, gangs and drug deals during their search operations.
Man on Fire, 2004 5. Man on Fire, 2004
Description
John, an ex-CIA officer, is entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding an entrepreneur’s daughter. When the girl gets kidnapped, John vows to seek revenge.
Misery, 1990 6. Misery, 1990
Description
A best-selling novelist is on his way home after completing his latest book when he meets with a car accident. He is rescued by an obsessed fan, only to discover that he is her prisoner.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 7. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
Description
Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims.
Fargo, 1996 8. Fargo, 1996
Description
Jerry hires men to abduct his wife and use her to extract money from his father-in-law. Things don’t go as planned and Jerry finds himself in big trouble.
Cellular, 2004 9. Cellular, 2004
Description
Ryan receives a call on his cellular phone from Jessica Martin saying she’s been kidnapped and is going to be killed soon. However, she does not know where she is and his cellphone’s battery is low.
Ransom, 1996 10. Ransom, 1996
Description
When a millionaire’s son is kidnapped, he adopts a novel technique for tracking down the kidnappers and bringing his son back.
Captain Phillips, 2013 11. Captain Phillips, 2013
Description
Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama, a container ship, while it is on its course to Kenya. Richard Phillips, the captain of the ship, uses his wits to negotiate with them to save his crew.
Along Came a Spider, 2001 12. Along Came a Spider, 2001
Description
Detective Alex Cross has a case in hand which deals with the kidnapping of the senator’s daughter which he has to solve before the kidnapper can have his way.
Kiss the Girls, 1997 13. Kiss the Girls, 1997
Description
A detective travels across town to investigate the kidnapping of his niece and to hunt for a serial killer. He is helped by a victim who has managed to escape from the clutches of the ‘Casanova’.
Saw, 2004 14. Saw, 2004
Description
Two men awaken to find themselves on the opposite sides of a dead body, each with specific instructions to kill the other or face consequences. These two are the latest victims of the Jigsaw Killer.
The Call, 2013 15. The Call, 2013
Description
A veteran operator for an emergency call-center, Jordan (Halle Berry) saves lives daily as part of her job, but when a young woman’s frantic report of a prowler ends tragically, Jordan is devastated. She decides to pack it in on the front lines and — instead — teach others the ropes of the high-pressure job. But when a call from a kidnapped teen (Abigail Breslin) comes in, Jordan takes charge as never before and turns the girl into a partner in helping to save her life.
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