Keyword: hostage

Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 07/19/2012
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent...
Flightplan

Flightplan (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 09/22/2005
Kyle Pratt is a frantic but fiercely intelligent mother whose deepest protective instincts will be triggered by a haunting in-flight nightmare: in the middle of the trans-Atlantic trip, her young daughter turns up missing without a trace. Or does she? Kyle arrives on the flight still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, a woman who has gone mad with grief or a formidably determined mother...
Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 07/17/2008
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 08/06/2009
From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. Joe team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.
Argo

Argo (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos...
No One Lives

No One Lives (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
After a gang of killers takes a young couple hostage and kills the girl, they find the tables turned on them when they are outsmarted by an experienced killer who wants to make sure that no one gets out alive.
Chambre Des Morts

La Chambre Des Morts (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/13/2007
Two unemployed computer technicians discover 2 million euros next to a dead body in a field of windmills. The money that they find deepens their pre-existing dominator-dominated relationship. The next day, a young blind girl is found dead near the site of the dicovery and it seems that the stolen money had been intended to pay her ransom. Another child is then kidnapped and the police carry out an...
Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/03/2014
Alan Partridge has had his ups and downs in life. As host of a national, live television show he was responsible for the death of a guest. He recently suffered a nervous breakdown and his self-published book, "Bouncing Back," remains unsold. Now a morning DJ in Dundee, he's in fear of losing his job when the station is taken over by a conglomerate. So to protect his position, Alan decides to...
Taking of Pelham 123

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 06/11/2009
New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber's ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind and leader of the highly-armed gang of four threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system...
Inside Man

Inside Man (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 03/23/2006
Four people dressed in painters' outfits march into the busy lobby of Manhattan Trust, a cornerstone Wall Street Branch of a worldwide financial institution. Within seconds, the costumed robbers place the bank under a surgically planned siege, and the 50 patrons and staff become unwitting pawns in an airtight heist. NYPD hostage negotiators Detectives Keith Frazier and Bill Mitchell are...
National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

Rated: PG Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/20/2007
When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben's great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's death. Determined to prove his ancestor's innocence, Ben follows an international chain of clues that takes him on a chase from Paris to London and ultimately back to America. This journey leads Ben and his crew not only to surprising...
Rush Hour 3

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 08/09/2007
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads--the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he's about to reveal it to the...
Hancock

Hancock (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 07/01/2008
There are heroes--there are superheroes--and then there's Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility--everyone knows that--everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough--as...
Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
The myriad effects of globalization are seen through this examination of the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain Muse, who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course...
Freezer

Freezer (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
New York City mechanic Robert Saunders is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked inside the restaurant's walk-in freezer. But why he's there - and how he'll survive - will reveal a chilling nightmare of mistaken identity, the Russian mob, a missing $8 million, and a wounded cop who may hold the key it all.
Red Eye

Red Eye (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 08/18/2005
Lisa Reisert hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying. Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is pleasantly surprised to find that she is seated next to Jackson, the seemingly charming man with whom she had shared a drink--and perhaps even a brief flirtation--in the airport terminal. But moments after takeoff, Jackson drops his facade...
Iron Eagle

Iron Eagle (1986)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 01/16/1986
Doug is the teenage son of a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down over a Middle Eastern country and is being held hostage. Frustrated by the government's inability to secure his father's release, Doug gets some of his school friends to help him with his personal plan to save his father. The boys manage to get the use of two Air Force jets and Doug persuades a veteran pilot to fly one while he...
Marine

The Marine (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/12/2006
John Titan is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by the merciless Rome. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.
3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 09/06/2007
A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with--in exchange for allowing him to escape--an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result...
Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 01/11/2007
In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did...
Family Weekend

Family Weekend (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 03/28/2013
Emily Smith-Dungy is an ambitious, highly-motivated 16-year-old, who has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of support and guidance from her parents - Samantha, a high-powered business executive with no time for the family, and Duncan, a happy-go-lucky artist who can't be bothered to earn a paycheck. When they miss their daughter's big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking...
Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

Rated: PG Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 01/15/2009
A single, suburban dad tries to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. It's a job he takes very seriously, though no one else does. When Santa's helpers at the mall stage a coup, shutting down the megaplex and taking hostages (Paul's daughter and sweetheart among them), Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.
Hangover Part III

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 05/22/2013
After the death of his father, Alan turns to the Wolfpack in his time of grief. This time, there's no wedding, no bachelor party - just one simple road trip. What could possibly go wrong? When the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Airheads

Airheads (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 08/02/1994
The heavy metal rock band The Lone Rangers will do whatever it takes to get their latest demo played on the radio. When their attempts fail, the group inadvertently takes a rock and roll radio station and everybody in the place hostage.
Labor Day

Labor Day (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/26/2013
Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother, Adele, while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events...