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, realistic, serious, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with daring rescue, danger, escapades, chase, catastrophe, heroes, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and betrayal plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as daring rescue: Balto (1995), The Next Three Days (2010), Man on Fire (2004), The Finest Hours (2016), The Patriot (2000), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Man from Nowhere (2010), The Mask of Zorro (1998), 7 Seconds (2005), Ronal the Barbarian (2011).

List of daring rescue movies

 7.1
 36K
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, exciting, feel good, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: wolf, daring rescue, dog, adventure, rivalry, against the odds, danger, dog sled, goose, lone wolves, family, save the day ...
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, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, daring rescue, false accusation, evidence, injustice, confined, freedom, resourceful, determination, peril, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, venezuela, haiti, pittsburgh
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 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, daring rescue, vigilante, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, cia, diary, danger, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, daring rescue, ocean, coast guard, courage, sinking ship, adventure, natural disaster, rescue mission, escapades, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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: pirate, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.2
 235K
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: rough, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, british, 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, hostages, daring rescue, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, north korea
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, martial arts, kidnapping, drug lord, gang, missing child, fist fighting, daring rescue, crimes, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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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: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, lone hero, secret identity, love and romance, good versus evil, heroic mission, daring rescue, 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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 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, kidnapping, daring rescue, hostage, heist, one man army ...
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, barbarian, heroes, world domination, youth, danger, loser ...
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: exciting, captivating, sweet, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, daring rescue, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, folk tale, brother sister relationship ...
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 6.1
 194K
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: forces of nature, danger, catastrophe, survival, earthquake, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, adventure, lone hero, 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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 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, confined, crimes, missing child, track down, heroes, haunted by the past, danger ...
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, adventure, danger, political intrigue, buddies, partners, heroic mission, escapades, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry, musketeer, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, english channel
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 7.1
 81K
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: pets, animal protagonist, social differences, getting home, friendship, cat, butler, daring rescue, mischievous children, danger, animal life, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 5.6
 91K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, catastrophe, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 7.8
 535K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, daring rescue, rescue, young woman, danger, human trafficking, abduction, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
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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, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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: boy, mars, abduction, young heroes, adventure, parents and children, daring rescue, guilt, alien, evil alien, stranded, martian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
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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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, life is a bitch, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger, earthquake, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
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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: adventurer, danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, travel, foot chase, anthropologist, missing person, wilderness, tour guide, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, mine
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 7.6
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Plot: airplane, daring rescue, couple relations, heroic mission, danger, forces of nature, natural disaster, pilot, co pilot, airplane stewardess, airplane accident, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.7
 530K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, secret agents, escapades, race against time, government agency, life risking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 2001, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, langley virginia, middle east, iran, tehran iran ...
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 7.9
 554K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, witty, surprise ending, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, princess, opposites attract, reluctant partners, swamp, friendship, save the princess, love and romance, ogre, adventure, odd couple, daring rescue ...
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 6.8
 267K
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: car chase, lone hero, chases and races, chase, one man army, danger, tough guy, smuggling, delivery, ex military, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, saint tropez ...
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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 7.3
 175K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, feel good, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, monster, small town, deadly creature, human animal relationship, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, daring rescue, escapades, pets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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Bloody Mallory (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mallory is the head of an elite government-run strike force dedicated to combating the supernatural. Her team includes the drag queen Vena Cava, an explosives expert; a mute, pre-teen telepath capable of possessing others named Talking Tina; and an ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, vampire, femme fatale, obsessive quest, clergy, rivalry, daring rescue, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, dangerous animal, death, snake, daring rescue, confined, one man army, antidote, passenger, stewardess, danger, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, los angeles
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