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, humorous and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with daring rescue, danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, catastrophe, mentor, chase, betrayal and rescue plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as daring rescue: 9-1-1 (2018), Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020), Man on Fire (2004), Balto (1995), 10,000 BC (2008), The Finest Hours (2016), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Next Three Days (2010), Ronal the Barbarian (2011), Taken (2008).

List of daring rescue movies

9-1-1 (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, realistic, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: 911, firefighter, misadventure, ambulance, fire brigade, medicine, daring rescue, chore, emergency, police officer, saving a life, teamwork ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, funny, humorous, entertaining, fairy tale
Plot: spirit, school, boy, romance, friendship, adventure, girl, mystery, daring rescue, supernatural ability, creature, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vengeance, vigilantism, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, cia, child abduction, bodyguard, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, adventure, dog sled, rivalry, goose, daring rescue, family, against the odds, courage, disney, alienation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: alaska, usa
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, daring rescue, mammoth, lone hero, legends and myths, heroic mission, animal attack, jungle, chase, cave, hunter ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: egypt, north africa
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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, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, storm at sea, forces of nature, courage, adventure, coast guard, sinking ship, shipwreck, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, white house, president, hostage, terrorist attack, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, u.s. president, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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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: suspense, suspenseful, romantic, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, prison escape, false accusation, confined, injustice, family relations, crimes, husband wife relationship, daring rescue, love, innocent, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela, pennsylvania, usa, canada, haiti ...
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Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, loser, friendship, escapades, heroes, barbarian, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, ancient history, friends ...
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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, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, vigilantism, human trafficking, one man army, revenge, chase, dark hero, father daughter relationship, lone hero, secret service, abduction, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, north america
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: suspense, serious, brutal, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, one man army, crimes, lone hero, kidnapping, gang, vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, assassin, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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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, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, car chase, car, one man army, escapades, tough heroes, ex military, fight scenes, one against many, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, nice france, hong kong, europe, provence ...
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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: romantic, sexy, exciting, entertaining, breathtaking ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, lone hero, superhero, love and romance, revenge, secret identity, zorro, heroic mission, good versus evil, vengeance, romance, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1820s
Place: california, mexico, egypt, las vegas, usa
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, adventure, mythology, sinbad, treasure hunt, arabian nights, chase, treasure, swashbuckler, heroes, good versus evil, adventurer ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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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, talky, suspenseful, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: black magic, demon, curses spells and rituals, love, daring rescue, dark humor, couples, moral dilemma, hell, supernatural, book of magic, save the lady ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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, suspense, absurd, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, adventure, earthquake, tsunami, happy ending, father daughter relationship, daring rescue, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, 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: adult animation, sexy, futuristic, stylized, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: creature, space wars, military, alien, outer space, insect, human versus alien, distant planet, future war, heroes, mad scientist, giant insect ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, kidnapping, daring rescue, rescue, vengeance, crimes, confined, lone wolves, heroes, track down, missing child, haunted by the past ...
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, stylized, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, love and romance, escapades, heroic mission, duel, political intrigue, partners, steampunk, daring rescue, romance, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, 50s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, english channel ...
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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, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, basic training, gunfight, heroes, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles
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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, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, shipwreck, ship, catastrophe, ocean, drowning, forces of nature, trapped, cruise ship, ocean liner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Jungle Shuffle (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: Mexico, South Korea, Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this turbulent jungle adventure an outcast coati male has to team up with a quirky spider monkey to save a coati princess from the hands of a human poacher and his mysterious client.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, adventure, friendship, daring rescue, friends, family, animal life, captivity, escapades, rivalry, confined, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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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, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, avalanche, forces of nature, winter, disaster, save the world, survival, heroes, daring rescue, race against time, family in danger, geologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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: heroic, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, top secret, mission, terrorist, military, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, army, air force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, 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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: horse, friendship, wild horse, adventure, freedom, family, beautiful scenery, native americans, animal life, native american, getting home, talking animals ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
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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, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, daring rescue, crimes, undercover, superhero, martial arts, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, disguise, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, dog, family, golden retriever, pets, friendship, partners, adventure, buddies, disorder, heroic mission, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
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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, parody, funny, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: farce, wizards, giant, dragon, adventure, save the princess, silly humor, family relations, partners, escapades, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, 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: suspense, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, mysterious planet, space station, adventure, alien, outer space, escapades, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
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, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, heroic mission, daring rescue, prehistoric animal, travel, lost world, anthropologist, wilderness, missing person, tour guide, escapades ...
Time: prehistoric times, 19th century
Place: san francisco, alaska
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