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The Best Kidnapping Movies on Kanopy

Finding a good Kidnapping movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Kidnapping movies of all time streaming on Kanopy.

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1. Room

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8.1/10
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93/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. High and Low

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1963
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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3. Samurai Rebellion

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8.4/10
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78/100
Released: 1967Rated: G
Drama, History

What it's about: Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord's mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler. Reluctantly, father and son take in the woman, and, to the family’s surprise, the young couple fall in love. But the lord soon reverses his decision and demands the mistress’s return. Against all expectations, Isaburo and his son refuse, risking the destruction of their entire family. Director Masaki Kobayashi's Samurai Rebellion is the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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4. Seance on a Wet Afternoon

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7.7/10
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70/100
Released: 1964
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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5. Rabid Dogs

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 1974
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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6. That Man from Rio

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: French military man Adrien Dufourquet gets an eight-day furlough to visit his fiancée, Agnès. But when he arrives in Paris, he learns that her late father's partner, museum curator Professor Catalan, has just been kidnapped by a group of Amazon tribesmen who have also stolen a priceless statue from the museum. Adrien and Agnès pursue the kidnappers to Brazil, where they learn that the statue is the key to a hidden Amazon treasure.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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7. First Name: Carmen

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6.5/10
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64/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the robbery she falls in love with a security guard. The film intercuts between Carmen's escape with the guard, her uncle's attempt to make a comeback film, and a string quartet attempting to perform Beethoven.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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8. The Captive

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5.9/10
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60/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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9. Jamaica Inn

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6.3/10
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56/100
Released: 1939
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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10. Savannah Smiles

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55/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Dove Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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11. Captive

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46/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, IndieFlix & 1 other) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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12. Cemetery Without Crosses

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6.9/10
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44/100
Released: 1969

What it's about: Maria seeks revenge on the killers of her husband. She enlists the help of her husband's best friend, Manual, a reluctant, but skilled, gunfighter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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13. Judex

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7.4/10
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44/100
Released: 1916
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When an unscrupulous banker ruins his family, a young man swears to bring him to justice, so he adopts a new identity, the mysterious Judex, and ominously disguised and sunk into the muddy path of vengeance, punishes the crooks and protects the innocents. (Originally a twelve-part epic serial.)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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14. Operator

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4.3/10
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37/100
Released: 2015
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages through dispatch for all police and fire units to scatter to remote locations throughout the city where they are met with chaos. Not knowing who or why, the one thing they do know is if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another - they will be solely responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city's history. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives - save the city - or save their daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. Death Occurred Last Night

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6.5/10
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35/100
Released: 1970
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, mentally retarded woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the killers before the grieving father does

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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16. Sherlock Holmes

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6.5/10
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34/100
Released: 1916
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: Long considered lost since its first release, the Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Holmes on screen.By the time the film was made, Gillette had been established as the world’s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage. He gave his face and manner to the detective and inspired the classic illustrations of Frederic Dorr Steele.The film faithfully retains the play’s famous set pieces—Holmes’s encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions—and illustrates how Gillette wove bits from Conan Doyle’s stories, ranging from “A Scandal in Bohemia” to “The Final Problem,” into an original, innovative mystery play.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).