Heroic mission movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant heroic mission movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, stylized, serious, intense, suspenseful and futuristic films and TV shows about / with heroic mission, heroes, danger, dialogue, destiny, adventure, mentor, good versus evil, transformation and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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heroic mission movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as heroic mission: Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), Interstellar (2014), The Fifth Element (1997), The Avengers (2012), Star Trek (2009), X-Men (2000), Beowulf (2007), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Bleach (2004).

List of heroic mission movies

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, chosen one, supernatural ability, heroic mission, journey, good versus evil, adventure, magical, forces of nature, imaginary kingdom, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, wormhole, time paradox, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, future dystopia, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, supernatural ability, love, taxi, heroes ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.0
 1.2M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, monster, heroic mission, imaginary, giant, costumed hero, alien invasion, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, battleship, berlin germany ...
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 7.9
 560K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, teleportation, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, teamwork, time travel, space opera, alternate universe, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
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 7.4
 543K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, supernatural, heroes, rescue, adventure, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, poland, mississippi, canada ...
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 6.2
 156K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, monster, dragon, legends and myths, sin, heroic mission, good versus evil, weakness, ancient, adventurer, vengeance, queen ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, mythology, friendship, imaginary, save the world, creature, heroic mission, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: mine, new zealand
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 7.7
 272K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, heroic mission, old west, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, owl, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, heroes, in the woods, birds, talking animals, animal life, imaginary ...
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, archaeology, heroic mission, fantasy world, good versus evil, adventure, solar eclipse, archaeologist, female protagonist, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, cambodia, egypt
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 8.1
 40K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: comic, exciting, stylized, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, martial arts, evil force, danger, teenage life, death, imaginary, ghost, destiny, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 6.2
 121K
Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, deadly creature, survival, heroic mission, danger, heroes, deadly, castle, apocalypse, fire breathing dragon, demolished city, chaos ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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 6.9
 447K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, save the world, danger, monster, creature, heroic mission, heroes, evil alien, destruction, androids and robots, giant, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: semi serious, epic, exciting, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, evil empire, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, intergalactic, good versus evil, attack, rebel, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 222K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, bomb, earth, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 7.7
 698K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, harsh, scenic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, battles, ancient, courage, historical character, heroic mission, human spirit, master warrior, war, army ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, princess, adventure, mythology, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, demon, prince, wilderness ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.1
 118K
Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, danger, legends and myths, fantasy world, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary, good versus evil ...
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 6.1
 90K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, heroic mission, group of criminals, prison, convict, usa president, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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 5.8
 95K
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, island, good versus evil, tournament, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, warrior, sorcerer, world domination, imaginary, mortal combat ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
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 5.2
 94K
Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, angel, good versus evil, demons, save the world, desert, survival, pregnancy, supernatural, heroic mission, chaos, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, destiny, chosen one, heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, danger, martial arts, imaginary, save the world ...
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 4.8
 183K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, heroic mission, spacecraft, adventure, apocalypse, parents and children, isolation, young heroes, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
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 7.5
 220K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, psychic, villain, heroic mission, family relations, danger, stopped time, secret, teleportation, politician ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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 8.3
 67K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, spacecraft, heroic mission, benign alien, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, space wars, intergalactic ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 7.9
 434K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, apocalypse, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, faith, dying, human existence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, danger, sergeant, marines, alien encounter, save the world, ufo, soldier, deadly weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, america, san diego california, united states ...
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K.C. Undercover (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and karate black-belt, learns that her parents are spies when they recruit her to join them in the secret government agency, The Organization. While she now has the latest spy gadgets at her disposal, K.C. has a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, working undercover, secret identity, child spy, espionage, youth, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, danger, young heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 41K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, supernatural, village, dealing with death, knight, medieval, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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