The BEST episodes of Captive

Every episode of Captive ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Captive!

Documentary series reconstructing history's most complex, high-stakes hostage negotiations as kidnapping victims recount their terrifying ordeals.

Last Updated: 10/19/2023Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
The Peacemakers, Iraq
25 votes

#1 - The Peacemakers, Iraq

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/9/2016

In the violent aftermath of the Iraq War, four human rights activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams are taken hostage by insurgents in Baghdad.

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Prison Riot, U.S.A.
157 votes

#2 - Prison Riot, U.S.A.

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/9/2016

The story of a 10-day standoff between prisoners and guards inside a maximum-security prison.

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Taken at Sea, Somalia
56 votes

#3 - Taken at Sea, Somalia

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/9/2016

A British couple are captured by pirates while navigating the Indian Ocean on their yacht.

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Al Qaeda Hostages, Yemen
24 votes

#4 - Al Qaeda Hostages, Yemen

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/9/2016

Pierre and Yolanda Korkie relocate from South Africa to Yemen to perform charitable work, but tragedy follows when they are kidnapped by Al Aaeda.

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American Missionaries, Philippines
50 votes

#5 - American Missionaries, Philippines

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/9/2016

The protracted confinement of two American missionaries by a terrorist group in the Philippines.

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Bethlehem Siege, Palestine
25 votes

#6 - Bethlehem Siege, Palestine

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/9/2016

A lengthy standoff between Palestinians seeking safety inside the Church of the Nativity and invading Israeli troops.

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Cola Kidnap, Brazil
74 votes

#7 - Cola Kidnap, Brazil

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/9/2016

The plight of a Coca-Cola executive who was abducted and held for ransom in Brazil.

British Aid Workers, Chechnya
34 votes

#8 - British Aid Workers, Chechnya

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2016

The story of British aid workers who were abducted in Chechnya while constructing a rehab center.

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