8 Best Abduction Movies on Amazon Prime (Feb 2024)

Crime movies explore the darkest facets of human nature and society. They allow us to explore the demons lurking under the garbs of civilization that humans tend to put on in society, and when this garb starts peeling off, the actual carnal self begins to pour out. Among such films, kidnapping flicks, in particular, are quite exciting. These movies may have simple storylines but are presented in a thrilling way, which makes for an entertaining experience. Amazon Prime, being one of the biggest streaming services right now, offers quite a collection of movies that are focused on or around the theme of abduction.

8. Creatures of Necessity (2022)

Directed by Christian Kazadi, ‘Creatures of Necessity’ is a crime thriller that centers on a group of kidnappers and their hostage. Isabella Contini (Mindy Gilkerson), a former actress, has been kidnapped by a group of three guys. As per their plan, this whole assignment is supposed to be a 2-day job after which they were to get their ransom but 13 days pass and nothing happens. However, the film isn’t about the guys or the ransom. It is about how the kidnapped lady psychologically manipulates each guy separately, trying to turn them on each other. By breaking the 4th wall, she also tells us about herself and what’s going on in her mind. Will she be able to bring her plan to fruition? To find out, you can stream ‘Creatures of Necessity’ here.

7. 10×10 (2018)

‘10×10’ is directed by Suzi Ewing and stars Kelly Reilly and Luke Evans in the lead roles. It revolves around a woman named Cathy (Reilly) who has been abducted and kept in a 10×10 by a man named Robert (Evans). All that he wants is her real name. So Cathy isn’t really Cathy? Also, Robert is looking into the Charleston Three case wherein three patients, of which one was his wife Alana, admitted at the All Angels Hospital in Charleston, died mysteriously. Is Alana’s death connected to Cathy, or whatever her name is, in any way? The truth, which is certainly shocking, shall set Robert free, but will it? A true-to-form thriller, ‘10×10,’ can be streamed right here.

6. Sound of Freedom (2023)

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Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, ‘Sound of Freedom’ is a fictional story inspired by real events. Jim Caviezel plays the role of Tim Ballard, who is the real-life founder and former CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), an anti-sex-trafficking non-profit organization. He claimed to have rescued thousands of sex-traffic victims, although apparently, he had no evidence to support his claim. The film follows Ballard, a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent in Colombia, who rescues a trafficked child named Miguel from the man who purchased him but comes to know that Miguel’s sister Rocio is missing. Ballard then puts all his skills to use to locate Rocio and get her back alive as soon as possible because, in such cases, the window closes fast. You can watch the film here.

5. Trunk: Locked In (2023)

Exactly as it sounds, this Marc Schießer directorial follows 20-year-old medical student Malina (Sina Martens), who wakes up all disoriented in the trunk of a moving car and is unable to remember how she got there. With only her phone at her disposal, she has to figure out how she ended up there and, more importantly, how to get out. There is also a mark cut on her wrist. Has it got anything to do with the person driving the car? Has her kidnapping got anything to do with one of her patients? As she breaks her head about all this, the struggle for survival continues. But for how long? To find out, you can stream ‘Trunk: Locked In’ here.

4. The Last House on the Left (1972)

A gruesome, dark, almost-horror movie underscored by a double abduction, ‘The Last House on the Left’ is directed by Wes Craven, one of the best-known filmmakers of the horror genre. The film shows two girls (played by Sandra Peabody and Lucy Grantham) who are kidnapped and brutally tortured, raped, and then killed by a family of psychopathic criminals. One of the girls’ parents, upon finding out that their daughter has been killed, seeks revenge. To see how they get it and ensure that their revenge is delivered in a justified manner, you can watch the film here.

3. Buffalo ’66 (1998)

Directed by Vincent Gallo, ‘Buffalo ’66’ looks at kidnapping from a different angle. The purpose of kidnapping isn’t sinister, but a kidnapping cannot be right, right? Well, it does seem like the only thing Convict Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) could do after getting out of prison. His parents don’t know about it, and to keep such stuff at bay, he kidnaps Layla (Christina Ricci), a tap dancer, and tells her to pretend to be his wife. However, Layla takes on her new role with much enthusiasm in front of not just Billy’s parents but everyone else as well. Did Billy make a mistake by kidnapping her? To find out, you can watch this crime comedy right here.

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2. Ugram (2023)

From director Vijay Kanakamedala, this Indian Telugu-language action thriller starring Allari Naresh and Mirna Menon. It centers on hardened police officer K. Shiva Kumar, whose job doesn’t allow him to spend much time with his wife Aparna and daughter Lucky. Then, when a tragedy strikes and Aparna and Lucky go missing from a hospital without anyone having any idea where they disappeared, Kumar, also badly wounded in the tragedy, decides to take the law into his own hands and find his family and bring those responsible to justice. When he finds out Aparna and Lucky have been kidnapped by the medical mafia, he realizes that it is only a matter of time before they disappear forever. How he finds them in what is a race against time is what the movie entails. You can stream ‘Ugram’ here.

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1. Breakdown (1997)

A Jonathan Mostow directorial, ‘Breakdown’ stars Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, and J.T. Walsh. It centers on Jeff (Russell), who, along with his wife Amy (Quinlan), is left stranded in the middle of nowhere after their car breaks down. Amy hitches a ride to the nearest diner to get help, courtesy of a truck driver named Red Barr (Walsh). However, when Amy doesn’t return for a long time, Jeff manages to repair the car, which seems to have been tampered with, by himself and arrives at the diner only to find out that no one has seen Amy. Even the truck driver who brought Amy to the diner says the same thing. What follows is a husband’s rage that drives him across the road not taken to find his wife, who is being held for ransom. This film shows Kurt Russell at his best; you can stream the film right here.

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