For all your mystery-kidnapping-styled movie lovers, this article is for you. We all love crime-based movies and the escape sequence that amazes us. If you know what I’m talking about, you’d also know the incredible Liam Neeson’s infamous ‘I will track you down, I will find you, and I will kill you’ dialogue. This is a special category, and you get to enjoy it on Netflix.
This article will feature the best of kidnapping and mystery movies to watch on Netflix. Each has an intense take on escape and struggle. Let’s get started with the best kidnapping movies on Netflix to stream:
Alpha Dog (2006)
Our first pick is from the blockbuster era, and it is a crime, drama feature. In the movie Alpha Dog, a drug deal goes haywire between two gangsters, and they attempt to kidnap his 15-year-old younger brother.
During the kidnapping, the kid gets comfortable with the new place, meanwhile, the investigation heats up to a point that one of the members is paid to kill the boy. The raids start happening in search of the boy who’s found himself in a new place.
The cast features Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Anton Yelchin, Emile Hirsch, and many more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.9/10 and bagged 7 nominations and 3 wins.
Kidnapping Stella (2019)
This next pick is a remake of the 2009 ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’. It is a great example of minimalistic production like Saw 1. This movie Kidnapping Stella is a German Thriller that revolves around three characters: two kidnappers and Stella, the kidnapped lady.
She uses very limited resources to uncover her masked kidnappers and foil their plans of escape. It will be relatively new to viewers who have not seen the original and would enjoy the plot twists of the movie.
The cast features Max Von Der Groeben, Jella Haase, Clemens Schick, and Jarrod Pistilli. It received a nomination for sound design.
Everybody knows (2018)
If you’re looking for a foreign flick with a suspenseful sequence and thrilling kidnapping, this is the one to go for. The movie revolves around a couple who visit their hometown Madrid to visit the family for a wedding occasion.
On the night of an event, an abrupt turn of events leads to the kidnapping of one of the ladies. As the family nears closer to the kidnapping, the worst of secrets unveil the hidden truth.
The cast features Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Ricardo Darin, Eduard Fernandez, and many more. The movie has an impressive IMDb rating of 6.9/10 with 33 nominations and 5 wins.
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
This next pick is a twisted psycho-thriller and an unexpected story of kidnapping. The story revolves around miss Lisa, a kindergarten teacher, who becomes obsessed with a student of her class who she believes to be a true prodigy.
Her obsession turns into a silent escape with the kid where she plans to nurture his talent and let him grow in free space. The chilling sequences of the movie will leave you speechless, as it did with the viewers from The Guardian.
The cast features Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ato-Blankson Wood, Libya Pough, and many others. It has a strong IMDb rating of 6.7/10 and received over 12 nominations with 3 wins.
The Frozen Ground (2013)
This next pick is not much of a kidnapping movie, as it is a hunt for a kidnapper. The intense thriller The Frozen Ground features an Alaskan State Trooper who identifies a pattern of women kidnapping in the area.
He is fortunate enough to come across a survivor of the attack who partners with him to take down the kidnapper. The movie has an investigative vibe, followed by a crime thriller theme.
The cast features Nicholas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris, and many more. The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10.
This pick takes a twist at the kidnapping genre and is a gruesome horror flick. Apostle revolves around the effort of a drifter in efforts to rescue his kidnapped sister. When he sails towards the island, he is found face-to-face with a religious cult that brainwashes the mainlanders.
The cult harbors their wicked forms of punishment and traits, and it is an escape for freedom for the drifter and his sister. A seemingly impossible escape from the grips of the gruesome cult followers makes this flick a perfect horror feature.
The cast features Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner, and many more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.3/10 and 8 nominations with a win.
With that, we have our final picks for the best kidnapping movies to watch. Although there were many to opt from, we chose these six as beginners. After this list, you can watch some more movies like Hush (2016), Tallulah (2016), Forgotten (2017), Fargo (1996), and many more.
We should label a disclaimer that such movies are not recommended for the faint-hearted. But since this is your cup of tea, enjoy the weekend streaming the best kidnapping movies Netflix has to offer.