Rescue attempt movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rescue attempt movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with rescue attempt, survival, danger, death, rescue, cell phone, escape, gun, helicopter and catastrophe plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
rescue attempt
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rescue attempt movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue attempt: Burke & Wills (1985), San Andreas (2015), Black Hawk Down (2001), District B13 (2004), Kursk (2018), Beware the Gorilla (2019), Greenland (2020), 47 Meters Down (2017), Crawl (2019), Final Score (2018).

List of rescue attempt movies

 6.2
 262
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: rough, epic, bleak, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: desert, rescue attempt, countdown, maze, sandstorm, journey, outback, aborigine, australian history, tragedy, journalist, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
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6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....
Style: disturbing, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, snow, wilderness, snowboard, snowboarding, rescue attempt, lost, drug addiction, hockey player, police officer, ice hockey, winter ...
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 6.0
 232K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, happy ending, daring rescue, child in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
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 7.7
 389K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, courage, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, battles, mission, combat, american soldier, helicopter, marine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, east africa ...
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 7.1
 70K
District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, parkour, bomb, martial arts, ghetto, bully, race against time, tough guy, undercover cop, fight, betrayal, fistfight ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong
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 6.6
 19K
Kursk (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, fire, death, rescue attempt, death of father, death of husband, survival, politics, friendship, government, struggle for survival ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s
Place: eastern europe, russia
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Beware the Gorilla (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a lawyer who files a lawsuit against the zoo of his town but after winning it he has to take home a gorilla.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, feel good
Plot: gorilla, wild animal, rescue, husband wife relationship, rivalry, love triangle, family relations, rescue attempt, bossy wife, dysfunctional family, court, disguise ...
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 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
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 5.6
 54K
47 Meters Down (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, survival horror, diving, diver, great white shark, killer shark, panic, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, man versus nature ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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 6.1
 82K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending, awful
Plot: alligator, animal attack, flood, trapped, survival, hurricane, disaster, survival horror, predator, tsunami, chase, natural disaster ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 5.7
 12K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: one against many, terrorism, unlikely hero, haunted by the past, survival, dark past, disguise, russian, hostage, courage, fake identity, rescue attempt ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, year 1999
Place: tower bridge london, london, england, russia
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 3.7
 2K
Compulsion (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sadie, a young female novelist, and an enigmatic woman named Francesca, are enticed by an ex-lover to join him at his Italian villa for a weekend celebration being held to honor the release of Sadie's latest book. Once there, Sadie begins to ...
Style: surreal, sexy, gothic horror, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: sex orgy, debauchery, lesbian lover, love triangle, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, drugs, surrealism, rescue attempt, castle, lesbian interest, symbolism, lesbian relationship ...
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 8.8
 58K
Steins;Gate (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, research, parallel world, time loop, scientist, sent to the past, experiment, hopes, student, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.8
 9K
Tunnel (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: survival, trapped, rescue team, tunnel, faith, rescue, endurance, tragedy, rescue attempt, buried alive, husband wife relationship, little girl ...
Place: south korea, korea
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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: absurd, scenic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, animal attack, gorilla, slavery, tough guy, revenge, survival, betrayal, brutality, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: africa, london, united kingdom, congo
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 5.7
 14K
Kill Command (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, intense, clever, surprise ending ...
Plot: man versus machine, robot, computer program, technology, cyberpunk, killer robot, cyborgs, violence, battles, rescue, distopia, laboratory ...
Time: near future, future
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: human versus alien, end of the world, alien civilization, alien, alien invasion, ufo, space battle, outer space, survival, military, technology, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., tower bridge london, africa ...
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 4.9
 50K
Fantasy Island (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: jungle, torture, reality vs fantasy, wish come true, island, adaptation, rescue, escape attempt, paranoia, bully comeuppance, deception, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
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 6.9
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disaster, survival, leadership, heroes, zeppelin, rescue attempt, wilderness, isolation, forces of nature, disgraced, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
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 6.3
 57K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, kidnapping, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, mercenary, insurance, ransom, daring rescue, confined, gain trust ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, london, south america, africa
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Covert Operation (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bounty hunter trapped in Asia, is promised his freedom in return for a rescue mission. On his search for the missing British secret service agent, he travels between the border of China and North Korea, where the mission takes a turn for the worst.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, soldier, rivalry, undercover, crimes, rescue attempt, escapades, behind enemy lines, plan, military base, bounty hunter, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.0
 3K
In Syria (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, France, Lebanon
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, heartbreaking, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: self sacrifice, hiding, strong female character, lawlessness, strong female lead, mother, wartime life, life is a bitch, rescue attempt, overprotective mother, coping, desperation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria
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 8.0
 72K
Good Omens (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 328 min.
TV show
Story: In 2019 the world is on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find ...
Style: witty, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, demon, devil, heaven and hell, fallen angel, armageddon, prophecy, end of the world, antichrist, foe turned friend, good versus evil, satan ...
Place: england, london, usa, africa
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 6.0
 54K
Captive State (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, alien race, distopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, attack, brutality, fight, urban setting, alien technology, alien, rescue attempt ...
Time: future, year 2019, near future, 2020s
Place: chicago illinois, north america, new york, london, moscow russia ...
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 6.7
 231
Under Fire (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
TV show
Story: A tight-knit and headstrong group of firefighters gets shook up by an abrupt change of leadership. After a fatal error during an intervention they come under scrutiny and have to fight for the survival of their beloved fire station "Post ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: fire brigade, fire department, firefighting, rescue team, life risking, firefighter, fire, rescue attempt, risk, workplace, intelligence agency, forest fire ...
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 3.3
 20K
Hard Kill (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The work of billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers is so valuable that he hires mercenaries to protect it, and a terrorist group kidnaps his daughter just to get it.
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorist group, terrorist, rise to the top, billionaire, save the day, father daughter relationship, blackmail, advanced technology, terrorist attack, rescue attempt, fate of humanity, corporation ...
Time: 2020s
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The Last Minister (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A well-meaning but hapless functionary in grips of mid-life crisis is appointed to run Russia's Ministry of Long-term planning - a small, underfunded, understaffed and generally ignored state agency. With a team consisting of sycophants and ...
Plot: government, loser, prime minister, corrupt politician, political corruption, rescue attempt, corruption, financial crisis, corrupt, workplace situations, failed attempt, hapless ...
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 1.9
 519
Xuxa Requebra (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Nena, a journalist and ex-student of a dance academy, tries to prevent her former school from being sold to a group of drug dealers. She trains a group to win a dance contest that would give them the necessary money to carry their plans.
Plot: drug dealer, journalist, extortion, rescue attempt, gang, strong female character, blind girl, motorcyclist, marriage proposal, dancing, radio, ballerina ...
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 5.3
 2K
The End? (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claudio Verona is a young and cynical businessman. One day he gets locked in his Roman office elevator before an important meeting with a client. Soon this annoying obstacle will turn into a nightmare. For outside that metal cage, a deadly virus has ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, disturbing, bloody, scary ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, infection, virus, trapped in an elevator, zombie outbreak, epidemic, struggle for survival, survival, trapped in a building, rescue attempt, human monster ...
Place: rome italy
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No Escape Room (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A father and daughter check out a small town escape room and discover there is something sinister about the place.
Style: suspense, disturbing, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: quest, ghost, father daughter relationship, fear, spirit, supernatural, supernatural power, supernatural horror, rescue attempt, father and daughter, mysticism, group of strangers ...
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