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, rough and humorous films and TV shows about / with daring rescue, danger, heroes, escapades, betrayal, chase, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue and explosion 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: Man on Fire (2004), 1/9/2001 (2018), Balto (1995), The Finest Hours (2016), The Next Three Days (2010), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Ronal the Barbarian (2011), The Transporter (2002), The Mask of Zorro (1998), 7 Seconds (2005).

List of daring rescue movies

 7.7
 334K
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, bodyguard, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.7
 23K
1/9/2001 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, suspense, realistic
Plot: 911, firefighter, misadventure, ambulance, chore, firemen, fire brigade, daring rescue, workplace situations, emergency, medicine, family relations ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 40K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: feel good, sentimental, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, rivalry, dog sled, adventure, danger, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, courage, save the day, family ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1990s, year 1995 ...
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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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, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, family relations, life turned upside down, injustice, confined, danger, daring rescue, husband wife relationship, crimes, escape, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, haiti, canada, 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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, danger, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
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Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, Belgium
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, parody, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, danger, loser, friends, imaginary kingdom, heroes, friendship, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history
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 6.8
 288K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, chase, tough guy, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, smuggling, one against many, fight scenes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, riviera ...
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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, epic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret identity, adventure, lone hero, love and romance, good versus evil, heroic mission, daring rescue, superhero, fall in love, romance, one against many, vigilantism ...
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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, funny, humorous, fairy tale
Plot: spirit, school, romance, toilet, mystery, boy, friendship, creature, girl, student, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.7
 3K
Lo (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Love presents many challenges to couples...but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April...
Style: tense, humorous, suspenseful, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, black magic, daring rescue, moral dilemma, supernatural, demon, love, couples, book of magic, danger, dark humor, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 217K
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: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, disaster film, forces of nature, earthquake, survival, tsunami, danger, happy ending, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue ...
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, adult animation, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, survival, outer space, deadly, military, soldier, distant planet, mad scientist, creature, future war, insect, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, missing child, haunted by the past, danger, heroes ...
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, political intrigue, heroic mission, partners, love and romance, escapades, danger, daring rescue, buddies, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, law enforcement, daring rescue, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 5.7
 100K
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, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, drowning, shipwreck, ocean, forces of nature, adventure, giant wave, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem ...
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, avalanche, winter, earthquake, save the world, disaster film, survival, danger, daring rescue, heroes, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.2
 30K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, swat team, mission, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, wild horse, family, animal life, friendship, freedom, reunion, adventure, disney, rescue, getting home, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, daring rescue, undercover, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: asia, hong kong
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 5.5
 98K
Your Highness (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
Style: absurd, not serious, humorous, exciting, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wizards, farce, dragon, giant, knight, kidnapping, save the princess, escapades, family relations, daring rescue, partners, rivalry ...
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 5.1
 127K
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, daring rescue, heroic mission, pyramid, wilderness, cave, danger, redemption, legends and myths, mammoth, destiny ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: north africa, egypt
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 7.8
 571K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, protagonist as suspect, martial arts, rivalry, tough heroes, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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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, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, war crime, army, jungle, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, future dystopia, one man army, race against time, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, life is a bitch, chases and races, daring rescue, danger, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, astronaut, outer space, escapades, alien, trapped in space, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.5
 729
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
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