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What are the best movies about kidnapping?

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A crime is something that society condemns at all costs. Wherever there is a huge concentration of such in a certain area, people usually dread going to that place. While crimes may differ in their degrees, an unlawful act is still something that is punishable. In movies, a huge chunk of films has drawn inspiration from true-to-life crime stories to create a masterpiece. We have seen tons of films that show brutal murder scenes, assassinations, or even adulterous acts. All of these scenarios, if not depicted masterfully in a movie, can create a good amount of controversy. Luckily, filmmakers have learned to use the portrayal of criminal acts as a vehicle to promote a positive message.

However, one crime that has been often overlooked as a theme in movies is kidnapping. Of course, having someone going through abduction or a hostage-taking is horrible. We never want someone to experience such an ordeal in the hands of some Hannibal-like psychopath. But we cannot deny that some of the best plots we have seen from flicks have featured evil guys dragging someone, either for ransom or even out of pure passion. But mind you, films that dwell on abduction plots do not always end on a positive note so you just have to watch those that are worth the thrill. Movies about kidnapping on Netflix are easy to adore but there are many more titles that can be explored. Scroll down and explore our list of the best kidnapping movies which would make you wary of your surroundings when walking outside your house. 

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  1. 1The Silence of the Lambs

    17

    Prepare to enter the mind of a notorious psychopath serial killer by way of 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. This crime, drama, and thriller movie follows a young FBI cadet as she tries to outsmart a ruthless killer with the help of another incarcerated madman. 

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  1. 2Oldboy

    14

    Oldboy is a Korean neo-noir action movie directed by Park Chan Wook starring Choi Min Sik, Yoo Ji Tae, and Kang Hye Jung in 2003. It is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy and won Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. 

  2. 3Man on Fire

    7

    Man on Fire is a crime thriller movie that shows a fiery Denzel Washington in one of his most iconic roles. The film is about John Creasy, an ex-CIA operative who falls bodyguard to a young girl. When the kid happens to be kidnapped, Creasy goes all out to exact vengeance against everyone responsible.

  1. 4Gone Baby Gone

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    Gone Baby Gone is Ben Affleck's directorial debut film. Released in 2007, Gone Baby Gone was distributed by Miramax Films and features Casey Affleck in the lead role. 

  2. 5Prisoners

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    The Prisoners is a crime and thriller movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. It tells us the story of two characters: a desperate father (Hugh Jackman) who is capable of doing anything for finding his missing daughter, and a detective.

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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The Silence of the LambsMovies 17 Paid
2OldboyMovies 14 Paid
3Man on FireMovies 7 Paid
4Gone Baby GoneMovies 1 Paid
5PrisonersMovies 1 Paid
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