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, entertaining, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with daring rescue, danger, escapades, heroes, chase, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, lone hero and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as daring rescue: Balto (1995), The Next Three Days (2010), The Finest Hours (2016), Man on Fire (2004), The Patriot (2000), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Transporter (2002), 1/9/2001 (2018), Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011), The Mask of Zorro (1998).

List of daring rescue movies

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, exciting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, wolf, daring rescue, adventure, rivalry, danger, against the odds, dog sled, lone wolves, family, goose, heroic mission ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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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, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, false accusation, daring rescue, evidence, confined, injustice, resourceful, freedom, peril, determination, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venezuela, haiti, canada, pittsburgh
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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, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, ocean, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, daring rescue, coast guard, rescue mission, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, kidnapping, vigilante, justice, mercenary, vigilantism, daring rescue, friendship, bodyguard, cia, diary ...
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, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
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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
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, battles, american revolution, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, one man army, terrorist attack, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
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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
Plot: lone hero, car chase, one man army, chase, chases and races, tough guy, danger, transportation, delivery, ex military, fist fighting, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, saint tropez, riviera ...
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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: realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: 911, fire brigade, misadventure, ambulance, firemen, chore, daring rescue, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, emergency, injury, freak accident ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, vengeance, daring rescue, superhuman powers, danger, ambition, mortal combat, master warrior, experiment, dishonesty, imaginary, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Mexico
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, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: lone hero, adventure, secret identity, love and romance, good versus evil, daring rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, romance, righting the wronged, revenge, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1820s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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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, tough heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, hostage, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, good versus evil, daring rescue, friendship, imaginary, heroes, loser, barbarian, youth, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
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The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia
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: captivating, exciting, sincere, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, daring rescue, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, brother sister relationship, folk tale ...
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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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, forces of nature, natural disaster, danger, earthquake, survival, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
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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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, creature, military, survival, daring rescue, space travel, deadly, distant planet, danger, heroic mission, soldier, outer space ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, haunted by the past, missing child, danger, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: duel, musketeer, adventure, danger, political intrigue, buddies, partners, escapades, heroic mission, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, english channel, paris france
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, cat, pets, disney, animal protagonist, social differences, friendship, getting home, butler, daring rescue, mischievous children, animal life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, drowning, natural disaster, ocean, sea disaster, adventure, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, giant wave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, daring rescue, rescue, danger, woman in danger, abduction, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
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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, save the world, avalanche, winter, survival, danger, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, family in danger, deadly, geologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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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, good versus evil, sword and sorcery, minotaur, heroes, heroic mission, battles, adventurer, daring rescue, escapades, curses spells and rituals, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, pyramid, daring rescue, heroic mission, legends and myths, hunter, wilderness, redemption, danger, destiny, jungle ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, u.s. army, daring rescue, danger, rescue, army, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.
Style: touching, entertaining, sentimental, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, boy, mars, abduction, young heroes, daring rescue, parents and children, guilt, alien, stranded, martian, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, boarding school life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, secret place, magic, school, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
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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: one man army, race against time, earthquake, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, tough heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, life is a bitch, chases and races, danger, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, mars, alien, nasa, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, travel, missing person, foot chase, anthropologist, wilderness, escapades, tour guide ...
Time: 19th century, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, mine
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