Movies like The Rescue 1988

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The Rescue (1988)
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The Rescue (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team of Navy Seals are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the "wrong" hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. Government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their teenage children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles.
Style: bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, survival, adventure, prison, heroes, military, hostage, soldier, captivity, prison life, teenage life, escapades, confined, race against time, against the odds, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, submarine, rescue attempt, father son relationship, covert operation, chases and races, danger, hostages
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea

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Most similar movies to The Rescue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, rescue, chases and races and race against time mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Rescue: The Aviator (1985), Tides of War (2005), Fire Birds (1990), White Ghost (1988), Combustion (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, catastrophe, disaster, heroic mission, airplane, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades, adventure, air disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
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The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, rescue, survival, human spirit, adventure, against the odds, forces of nature, isolation, save the day, daring rescue, opposites attract, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, rivalry, military, government agency, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.7
 7K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, one man army, flying, justice, anti war, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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White Ghost (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: July '72. Vietnam. Lt. Steve Shepard missing in action. Presumed dead...15 years later he's still there.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, ghost, military, adventure, soldier, daring rescue, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, espionage, heroes, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.7
 184
Combustion (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: USA
Story: Millwood City engineer Scott Daniels, moved from Houston, investigates a series of mysterious fires. Scott's and Lourie Harper's only son Jesse, who hated the move or dad's youth home, fakes a fever and invites his new girlfriend ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, forces of nature, heroic mission, government agency, save the day, dishonesty, undercover, adventure, small town, mayor, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, adventurer, survival, crimes, bounty hunter, chase, mountain, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, adventure, rescue, captivity, prison life, disguise, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, confined, save the day, adventure, survival, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, rescue, adventure, missing person, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
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Cabin Pressure (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fully automated commercial jetliner is prepared to make its maiden voyage. Without an on-flight pilot, the craft relies on satellite linking for its course. But when the plane suddenly deviates from its determined route and establishes a circular ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, plane crash, co pilot, save the day, escapades, race against time, rescue, adventure, satellite, hacker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, ocean, catastrophe, heroes, race against time, rescue, escapades, adventure, save the day, military, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, rescue, evacuation, priest, volcano, adventurer, survival, rivalry, confined, daring rescue, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To stamp out the threat of nuclear war, a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: escapades, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes, adventure, undercover, military, graphic violence, black ops, soldier, torture, capture ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, avalanche, survival, rescue, save the day, race against time, adventure, mountain, forces of nature, plague, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.1
 690
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Russian space station Avma is disintegrating, and an international team of scientists is sent to the dying station to salvage valuable technology left on board. But fate has other plans, and when a rogue meteor collides with the station, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, outer space, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, undercover, race against time, government agency, space station, nasa, disaster ...
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, survival, soldier, military, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
 421
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, battles, adventure, military, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, confined, escapades, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, rescue, military, soldier, terrorism, hijacking, tough heroes, heroes, escapades, adventure, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, paris france, africa, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dam, race against time, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, survival, forces of nature, escapades, adventure, mentally unstable, architect, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, disaster, rescue, ski, ski resort, snow, survival, winter, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: apocalypse, survival, save the day, forces of nature, family relations, adventure, race against time, rescue, parents and children, small town, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Romania, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rescue goes terribly wrong for a sheriff when trying to save four dirt bikers when they are trapped by growing forest fires. Desperate, they seek shelter in an abandoned mine, never realizing they are headed straight for evil from the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: race against time, rivalry, adventure, heroes, crimes, catastrophe, confined, wilderness, escapades, rescue, forces of nature, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
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Getting Even (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, race against time, heroes, crimes, confined, rivalry, terrorism, escapades, heroic mission, psychopath, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After discovering who the guilty parties are -- an accomplished Chinese martial artist named Wang Kang and his ...
Style: serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, yakuza, escapades, rivalry, adventure, lone wolves, master warrior, clergy, track down, rescue ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, chase, one man army, battles, son, escapades, race against time, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 597
Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, desert, heroes, rescue, tough heroes, missing person, vengeance, heroic mission, confined, rivalry, intrigue, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ship, world war two, military, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%