Movies with Stockholm Syndrome theme

by adilah47 | created - 10 Jun 2014 | updated - 24 Jul 2018 | Public

Stockholm Syndrome, Lima Syndrome, Capture-Bonding.

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1. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 43,852 | Gross: $2.38M

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 973,306 | Gross: $70.51M

3. Highway (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Durgesh Kumar, Pradeep Nagar

Votes: 24,146 | Gross: $0.53M

4. Labor Day (2013)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg

Votes: 40,117 | Gross: $13.36M

5. Sweet Hostage (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Linda Blair, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Cooper, Lee de Broux

Votes: 621

6. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 43,998 | Gross: $41.51M

7. Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson

Votes: 12,212 | Gross: $14.33M

8. The Chase (1994)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Escaped convict Jack Hammond takes a woman hostage and sets off for the Mexican border with the police hot on his tail.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Henry Rollins, Josh Mostel

Votes: 16,479 | Gross: $8.01M

9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 243,551 | Gross: $128.08M

10. G@me (2003)

112 min | Crime, Thriller

Kidnapping and deceit abound in this thriller. From romance to mild-action, this movie has it all.

Director: Satoshi Isaka | Stars: Naohito Fujiki, Yukie Nakama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Izam

Votes: 396

11. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

35 Metascore

Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 33,279 | Gross: $4.27M

12. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 49,037 | Gross: $26.71M

13. Raavan (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda, Vikram

Votes: 3,902 | Gross: $0.71M

14. Kill Me Later (2001)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

34 Metascore

Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Lustig | Stars: Selma Blair, Max Beesley, O'Neal Compton, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 2,169

15. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 352,273 | Gross: $37.52M

16. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 63,129 | Gross: $41.58M

17. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 81,124 | Gross: $37.56M

18. Mayaavi (2005)

Comedy, Drama

A famous actress, after being kidnapped by a fan of her's, starts liking him.

Director: Singampuli | Stars: Jyotika, Roja, Sathyan, Himani Shivpuri

Votes: 342

19. Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991 TV Movie)

M | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: David Morse, Megan Follows, Dion Anderson, Tom Atkins

Votes: 308

20. Twisted Seduction (2010)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Genius British guy kidnaps a woman and is convinced that by following certain psychological steps and well planned charm, her brain will have no choice but to trigger feelings of love towards him.

Director: Dominique Adams | Stars: Tom Broadwell, Caroline Brassard, Mikaela Davies, Jacques Adam

Votes: 272

21. The Grissom Gang (1971)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing

Votes: 1,077

22. Kidnap (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A kidnapper has to settle a personal score with an influential businessman whose daughter he has kidnapped.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba, Vidya Malvade

Votes: 2,163

23. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 22,398 | Gross: $4.09M

24. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 399,053 | Gross: $218.97M

25. Beauty and the Beast (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

39 Metascore

An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 18,528

26. Alex Pandian (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action

A Chief Minister's daughter is kidnapped for a price. They do not need money , but their demand is worse.

Director: Suraj | Stars: Karthi, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam, Nikita Thukral

Votes: 772

27. Guna (1991)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Romance

A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Roshini, Rekha, Varalakshmi S.

Votes: 2,288

28. Hero (II) (1983)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Romance

After the death of his parents; Kishan is taken in by notorious criminal, Pasha, who teaches him to further their ends. Years later Pasha gets arrested as a result of the testimony of ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri

Votes: 701

29. Something Wild (1961)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.

Director: Jack Garfein | Stars: Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock, Jean Stapleton

Votes: 1,154

30. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 373,919 | Gross: $218.08M

31. Last Day of Summer (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss. Finally on the last day of summer, Joe ... See full summary »

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: DJ Qualls, Nikki Reed, William Sadler, Chris Bashinelli

Votes: 776 | Gross: $0.05M

32. The Hussy (1979)

90 min | Drama

Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Claude Hébert, Madeleine Desdevises, Paulette Lahaye, Juliette Le Cauchoix

Votes: 366

33. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 15,449

34. Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young woman, kidnapped when she was a child, returns home to the family she barely remembers and struggles to feel at home.

Director: Nikole Beckwith | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky

Votes: 1,856

35. Kept Woman (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 83 min | Thriller

A woman and her fiancé move to the suburbs, after being robbed. She becomes friendly with the mysterious man next door, who she begins to suspect is hiding a dangerous secret.

Director: Michel Poulette | Stars: Courtney Ford, Shaun Benson, Andrew W. Walker, Rachel Wilson

Votes: 1,615

37. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,252 | Gross: $1.22M

38. Catchfire (1990)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price

Votes: 3,086

39. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 2,331

40. Could We Maybe (1976)

98 min | Drama, Romance

A bored 15-year-old boy is taken hostage by bank robbers, along with a girl he is attracted to.

Directors: Lasse Nielsen, Morten Arnfred | Stars: Marie-Louise Coninck, Ole Ernst, Morten Hovman, Beth Lendorf

Votes: 245

41. Harem (1985)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Joffé | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Goldson, Michel Robin

Votes: 590

42. Abduction (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped by left wing terrorists.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Judith-Marie Bergan, David Pendleton, Gregory Rozakis, Catherine Lacy

Votes: 183

43. Stockholm Volume III (2009)

21 min | Short, Thriller

A Classic Love Story - Boy Meets Girl; Boy Kidnaps Girl and Holds her in his basement until she falls in love with him. Then things go bad.

Director: Michael McKay | Stars: Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Michael McKay, Amanda Cook, Liz Forde

Votes: 10

44. The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

A kidnapping leads to a love affair and complicates meaning for a young woman, a kidnapper, and a police detective in pursuit.

Director: Corynn Egreczky | Stars: James Duval, Rachel Jane Conn, Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principe

Votes: 353

45. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 249,459 | Gross: $504.01M

46. Rosy (2018)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller