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The Best Kidnapping Movies on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. The Silence of the Lambs

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8.6/10
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98/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Fargo

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8.1/10
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94/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. Midnight Special

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6.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

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

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5. Hail, Caesar!

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6.3/10
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76/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When a Hollywood star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming, the studio sends their "fixer" to get him back. Set in the 1950s, the story was inspired by the career of Eddie Mannix (1891–1963).

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Alpha Dog

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6.9/10
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74/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Everybody Knows

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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

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8. The Frozen Ground

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6.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hoopla & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Abducted in Plain Sight

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2018Rated: G
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg is abducted from a small church-going community in Idaho by a trusted neighbour and close family friend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Mom

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: The bliss of a biology teacher’s family life in Delhi is shattered when her daughter, Arya is physically assaulted by Jagan and gang. Does Devki Sabarwal wait for the law to take its course? Or does Devki become Maa Durga and hunt down the perpetrators of the crime?

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

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11. Raising Cain

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6.1/10
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63/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more children disappear, she fears for her own child's safety.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Tau

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5.8/10
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62/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Held captive in a futuristic smart house, a woman hopes to escape by befriending the A.I. program that controls the house.

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

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13. Sleepless

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5.6/10
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61/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who has got a lot of enemies, is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters gets T, Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night, he will have to rescue his son T (who they got), evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Gurgaon

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6.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A real estate baron Kehri Singh manages 'Preet Real Estate' which he runs in his daughter's name whom he consider's to be his lucky mascot. A sidelined and insulted Nikki Singh is ignored by his father and is considered to be insolent, useless and unlucky. In order to pay off a huge debt to a local criminal, Nikki sets off a chilling event that forces his father to revisit his dark past and confront a brutal truth.

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

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15. The Bad Batch

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5.3/10
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60/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Close

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5.7/10
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60/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A counter-terrorism expert takes a job protecting a young heiress. After an attempted kidnapping puts both of their lives in danger, they must flee.

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

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17. Baaghi

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5.2/10
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55/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Ronny is a rebellious man, who falls in love with Sia but circumstances separate them. Years later, Ronny learns that Sia is abducted by a martial arts champion, Raghav.

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

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18. 365 Days

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3.3/10
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55/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of a Sicilian Mafia family, has no other option but to takeover after his father has been assassinated. Laura is a sales director in a luxurious hotel in Warsaw. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship. Together with her bone-headed boyfriend Martin and some other friends, she takes a trip to Sicily. She does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive and give her 365 days - to fall in love with him.

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

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19. Boy Missing

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6.4/10
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52/100
Released: 2016
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: When her son's alleged kidnapper is released for lack of solid evidence, a reputable and well-known attorney takes matters into her own hands with unintended and spectacularly disastrous consequences.

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

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20. Rocky Handsome

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6.8/10
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52/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A vengeful man embarks on a murderous rampage after the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl.

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

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21. First Kill

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5.0/10
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52/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. Acts of Violence

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5.3/10
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52/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the corrupt bureaucracy that has harmful intentions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Paradox

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6.5/10
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51/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When a Hong Kong police negotiator is informed about the sudden disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter in Thailand, he travels there to search for her whereabouts.

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

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24. Kidnapping Stella

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4.8/10
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46/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.

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

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25. Lucid Dream

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6.1/10
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43/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Dae-ho, an investigative journalist, seeks to track down the whereabouts of his son who was abducted three years ago. With the help of a detective and a psychiatrist friend, he will retrace his memory of the incident through the use of lucid dreaming techniques.

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

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26. Jonah

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5.3/10
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43/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Romance

What it's about: During Carnival in San Paulo, a young man and young woman who knew each other as children meet again after many years and social barriers have kept them apart. On the day of the festival, Jonah commits a crime and kidnaps Branca in order to keep them both safe from his boss. Hiding in the whale, the main float for this years Carnival, the two reconnect and must make choices that will affect their lives forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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27. Nightmare in Columbia County

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5.8/10
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41/100
Released: 1991
Drama, Cult

What it's about: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger sister.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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28. Chupan Chupai

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5.7/10
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40/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Inept kidnappers need both luck and logic to stay one step ahead of the determined cop who is hot on their trail, but are laughably lacking both.

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

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