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The crime genre has been receiving a lot of attention. Often it feels like a vicious cycle, whether crime thrillers are leading to extreme crimes and increasing numbers, or are the crime thrillers based on the existing crimes?
Kidnapping, being held hostage, and abduction movies bring out the inner Sherlocks in us. Here are the 8 best Kidnapping movies on Netflix
1. The Beast (2020)
The beast is about the protagonist Leonida Riva, an ex-special forces captain who develops PTSD due to his prior experience as a combat personnel. The way Riva lives effectively isolates him from his separated wife and kids and gives the impression that he is a completely private person. He makes a lot of effort to stay on good terms with his kids, but his son loathes him and his daughter is rather appreciative. But when his daughter Teresa is abducted from a local café, chaos ensues. To save his children and Teresa, Riva confronts his PTSD symptoms, reactivates his military skills, and risks his life in a one-man rescue mission. The journey in “The Beast,” which was influenced by movies like “Taken,” is hectic, adventurous, and thrilling.
2. 365 Days (2020)
One of the potentially bizarre films to ever be available on Netflix is 365 Days. The cause is? It chronicles the journey of a gorgeous sales director named Laura to Sicily in an effort to save her relationship. She is abducted by Massimo, a Sicilian mafia member, instead of going about as planned. In an attempt to woo her, he makes the decision to confine her for a full year. Some would argue that this film presents the most extreme instance of Stockholm syndrome. You can watch the trailer here.
3. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
One of the best Netflix original movies of 2018 is The Kindergarten Teacher, which tells the tale of Lisa Spinelli, a teacher who falls in love with one of her young students after he exhibits a remarkable talent for writing poetry. Although Lisa is married, she does not get along well with either her husband or her kids. She only finds relief from her routine existence in her poetry class. Despite her best efforts to write something unique, the teacher describes the majority of her work as “derivative.” At this point, Lisa recognizes Jimmy’s lyrical talent and informs his father of his tremendous potential. On the other side, Jimmy’s father doesn’t care about his son’s poetry.
4. Hush (2016)
In this invasion thriller, Maddie, a deaf and mute stay-at-home writer who lives in a rural area, is the main character. She’s used to it, having been deaf and quiet for over half her life. Her friend Sarah pays occasional visits to her home to keep a close watch on her. One wonderful day, Sarah comes home, running and knocking on the door, but we see a thoughtless Maddie cooking her dinner and going about her chores while Sarah is murdered. When Maddie doesn’t answer the door upon the killer knocking, he becomes smitten with her and takes her cell phone, snaps a photo of her, and gives it back.
5. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Almost everyone is aware of Ted Bundy’s dreadful life at this point. He was a horrifyingly cunning serial killer who targeted young ladies by exploiting their feminine instincts. The movie’s leading actors are Lily Collins and Zac Efron, with the latter portraying Ted Bundy. In the 1970s, across numerous states, Bundy abducted and killed at least 36 women over the course of his life.
Despite the fact that he never admitted to such a huge and terrible figure, experts now believe that he actually murdered closer to 100 young women or more. Over the years, a number of Ted Bundy films have been released, but not all of them have offered viewers such a genuine viewpoint, from the woman who was intimately involved with Bundy.
6. Taken (2008)
Given that it inspired two sequels and solidified Liam Neeson’s late-career run as the go-to vengeful action star, Taken must be included on the list of best kidnap thrillers.
Former CIA agent Brian Mills (Neeson) embarks on a violent revenge tour across Europe, where he displays the unique set of skills he acquired while serving the agency when his estranged teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) shows up.
7. Lucid Dreams (2017)
Lucid Dreams follows Journalist Dae-ho who is searching for information about his son’s whereabouts ever since his kidnapping three years ago. Despite the fact that the investigation is over, Dae-ho has found a way to use lucid dreaming to revisit the day his child was taken. Lucid Dream will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The plot twists and turns as the real-world investigations and the dreams are connected in unexpected ways. It’s a clever South Korean adaptation of “Inception”.
8. Don’t Breathe (2016)
Don’t Breathe by Fede Alvarez is a gripping kidnapping thriller since the first half of the film doesn’t give anything away. What begins as a home invasion robbery movie quickly turns into a horrible kidnapping story.
A group of young thieves in Detroit decides to rob a blind war veteran of his money. What they don’t know is how skilled the veteran is. Even worse, they discover the man has been holding a young lady captive in a cruel scheme to seek vengeance for his own daughter’s passing, which he accuses the kidnapped woman of causing.