* In ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', Alex and his droogs improvise ball gags out of rubber super balls and cellophane tape when they break into Frank Alexander's house. Works real horrorshow, too.
* Ball-gags are used in ''Film/PulpFiction'' in the scene where Butch and Marsellus are captured by Zed and Maynard.
* The first half of the film ''Film/TheTransporter'' (starring Jason Statham) featured Shu Qi's character exclusively in this state.
* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'', Frodo and Sam are BoundAndGagged by Faramir's lot when he finds out they have the One Ring.
* The ExploitationFilm ''TheCandySnatchers'' is all about the kidnapping of a Catholic schoolgirl. There's a lot of emphasis on what the victim is going through, and she is shown tied up and gagged onscreen a lot. She is never freed, at all, in any point during the movie. [[spoiler:In fact, the movie ends with her having no hope of rescue, tied, gagged and blindfolded in a box buried in the ground, trying to cry for help through her gag.]]
* Not surprisingly, this happens to both of the female leads in ''{{Bound}}''.
* In the climax to ''Film/VivaMaria'', this happens to Creator/BrigitteBardot and Jeanne Moreau's charcters (who are both named Maria).
* Taken to a level of hilarity in the movie ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.
* CameronDiaz has a number of tie-ups to her credit, including:
** In ''HeadAboveWater'' she gets tied to a chair with a ton of rope and gagged, tied up and gagged and carried over a shoulder, and later even tied up with her feet in cement. A comedy with tie-ups galore on one of the cutest women out there, Cameron Diaz.
** In ''Film/ALifeLessOrdinary'', she is tied to a chair as part of a somewhat faked kidnapping, then later seen tied up and gagged at a table while trying to play a card game, before she is blindfolded.
** In ''Film/TheMask'' she is tied to a post.
** She's tied and gagged and locked in a cage in ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich''.
* In the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movie, Drew Barrymore's character is tied to a chair by some creep and gagged with a wide strip of duct tape with red lips drawn on it.
* A not-so-common, non-villainous example occurs in the exorcism scene from ''TheExorcismOfEmilyRose''. The title character allows herself to be tied to her bed posts at one point to keep the demon possessing her from hurting herself or anybody else in the room. It doesn't work.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' - villain Shepard Wong has the hero and his two girl assistants bound up. Several henchman walk out of the room as Wong mutters "Everyone shows up when we have girls to tie up!"
* Parodied in ''Film/TonganNinja'', with the [[DistressedDamsel constantly kidnapped]] Miss Lee:
-->"I'd like to see you escape now you've got ''tape on your mouth'' Miss Lee!
* In ''Who's Harry Crumb?'', [[BigBad Elliott]] winds up tied to a chair, gagged with duct tape, and then suspended in mid-air so that all he can do is get the chair to swinging. The lipstick mark left on the duct tape right over his mouth adds a bit more humor to the situation.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Loki is chained and wears a metal muzzle, most likely to prevent him from using his silver tongue to try and talk his way out, as [[spoiler: Thor escorts him back to Asgard to face trial for his crimes on Earth.]]
* The kidnapping victim in ''ThatDarnCat''. In the remake, the main character ends up like this as well.
* It happens enough in {{Red}} that it borders on {{Fetish Fuel}}. The filmakers clearly had a thing for using duct tape as well. There are numerous shots of men and women bound and gagged, with a seeming emphisis on wide, silver, tape gags.
* Frank Hart, the "sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot" boss of ''Film/NineToFive'', gets this treatment from the three leading lady secretaries (Violet Newstead, Doarlee Rhodes, and Judy Bernley) that work for him. Judy's ex-husband Dick sees her with Frank in the bedroom with chains, collars, and restraints and thinks that she's SleepingWithTheBoss [[CasualKink and into BDSM]].
* Several characters go through this in ''[[{{Film/Bingo}} Bingo]]'', which includes an entire family [[spoiler: as well as the main human protagonist at the climax]].
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