Daring rescue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant daring rescue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, entertaining and stylized films and TV shows about / with daring rescue, danger, heroes, escapades, betrayal, catastrophe, chase, dialogue, mentor and death plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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daring rescue movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as daring rescue: 1/9/2001 (2018), Balto (1995), The Finest Hours (2016), Man on Fire (2004), The Patriot (2000), Ronal the Barbarian (2011), The Next Three Days (2010), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Taken (2008), The Transporter (2002).

List of daring rescue movies

 7.7
 19K
1/9/2001 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: 911, misadventure, ambulance, firemen, fire brigade, chore, firefighter, daring rescue, emergency, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, freak accident ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 39K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, dog, rivalry, adventure, danger, against the odds, daring rescue, goose, dog sled, lone wolves, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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 7.7
 323K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, daring rescue, adventurer, danger, disney, mythology, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.2
 249K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, battles, human spirit, american revolution, war, freedom, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ronal is a young barbarian with low self-esteem, the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village. He's a real wuss. However, as fate would have it, responsibility for the tribe's survival falls on Ronal's scrawny ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, good versus evil, daring rescue, friendship, heroes, imaginary, barbarian, loser, friends, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: ancient history
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The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, emotional, clever ...
Plot: false accusation, life turned upside down, family relations, daring rescue, evidence, injustice, confined, freedom, resourceful, determination, peril, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, canada, haiti, venezuela
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, president, secret service, white house, one man army, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, secret agents, save the day, danger, nuclear threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, north korea
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 7.8
 557K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, rescue, danger, ex cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris
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 6.8
 280K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, car chase, tough guy, chases and races, chase, fist fighting, danger, tough heroes, ex military, transportation, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, south of france, riviera ...
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Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the rich Tekken universe, Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, daring rescue, vengeance, superhuman powers, danger, ambition, mortal combat, master warrior, experiment, graphic violence, imaginary, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans ...
Style: exciting, romantic, entertaining, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, secret identity, adventure, love and romance, good versus evil, heroic mission, daring rescue, fall in love, romance, one against many, righting the wronged, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, hostage, chases and races, criminal heroes, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia, India, USA, Portugal, Brazil, Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The ice-cold Snow Queen wishes to turn the world into a frozen landscape, with no light, no joy, no happiness, and no free will. A young man, Kai, is rumored to be the son of a man who is the queen's only remaining threat. He is abducted and ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, daring rescue, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, folk tale, brother sister relationship ...
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 6.0
 206K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, natural disaster, earthquake, forces of nature, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, chaos, tsunami, rescue mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
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Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, adult animation ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, deadly, military, survival, daring rescue, space travel, creature, distant planet, danger, outer space, heroic mission, human versus alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, danger, missing child, haunted by the past, track down, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, duel, adventure, danger, political intrigue, buddies, partners, escapades, heroic mission, conspiracy, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, london, venice ...
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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, law enforcement, daring rescue, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, rivalry, deadly, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 7.1
 91K
The AristoCats (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, adventure, disney, animal protagonist, pets, social differences, friendship, getting home, butler, mischievous children, daring rescue, animal life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 5.7
 96K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, drowning, catastrophe, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 4.2
 1K
Ice Quake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As the permafrost melts in Alaska, underground rivers of volatile liquid methane form which sets off a series of devastating earthquakes. Forced apart by this violent occurrence, one family must find each other during the holidays and work to stop ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: winter, forces of nature, save the world, avalanche, survival, danger, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, deadly, family in danger, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.2
 29K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, heroes, top secret, daring rescue, heroic mission, military, teamwork, army, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, pakistan, afghanistan, africa, iraq ...
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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, minotaur, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, adventurer, battles, escapades, curses spells and rituals, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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 3.4
 181
Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: danger, disorder, family life, animal life, pets, heroic mission, rivalry, daring rescue, escapades, family, crimes, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.1
 2K
Silver Hawk (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michelle Yeoh plays Lulu Wong, a much-idolised rock star and philanthropist by day, and a super heroine, Silver Hawk, who fights injustice in skin-tight black leather outfit as her alter-ego. Richie Ren plays police detective Richman, who has an ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, crimes, daring rescue, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Thru the Moebius Strip (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, a young boy travels to an alien world to find his father and learn of his destiny.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, space wars, daring rescue, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary, wizards and magicians, benign alien, time travel, estrangement, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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 5.1
 124K
10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, pyramid, legends and myths, hunter, wilderness, redemption, danger, destiny, jungle ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: north africa, egypt
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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