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, visually appealing, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with heroic mission, heroes, destiny, danger, dialogue, mentor, escapades, transformation, adventure and catastrophe plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as heroic mission: Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), Interstellar (2014), Bleach (2004), The Fifth Element (1997), Battle Los Angeles (2011), X-Men (2000), The Avengers (2012), Beowulf (2007), Pacific Rim (2013), 3:10 to Yuma (2007).

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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, supernatural ability, friendship, magical, good versus evil, journey, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, forces of nature, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, expedition, wormhole, parallel world, heroic mission, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 8.1
 41K
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: exciting, comic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, danger, youth, evil force, martial arts, teenage life, death, ghost, monster, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, future dystopia, save the world, space travel, dystopic future, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, end of the world, love, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
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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, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, save the world, danger, sergeant, resistance, alien encounter, marines, alien invasion, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, america, united states ...
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 7.4
 554K
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, superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, supernatural, adventure, heroes, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, poland, canada ...
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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, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, save the world, imaginary, heroic mission, giant, costumed hero, alien invasion, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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 6.2
 158K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, dragon, monster, sin, heroic mission, tragic hero, good versus evil, vikings, weakness, ancient, adventurer ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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 6.9
 455K
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, save the world, destruction, creature, heroes, heroic mission, danger, giant, evil alien, survival, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, warrior, friendship, mythology, save the world, medieval ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 7.7
 279K
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, old west, heroic mission, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, morality, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, tucson arizona
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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, atmospheric, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: owl, talking animals, good versus evil, adventure, family, heroic mission, heroes, in the woods, imaginary, birds, imaginary kingdom, animal life ...
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 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, good versus evil, save the world, princess, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, school, supernatural, superhuman powers ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, adventure, leadership, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, france
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, artifact, treasure, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, archaeologist, good versus evil, female protagonist, tomb, solar eclipse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: siberia, iceland, cambodia, egypt
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 7.9
 567K
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: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, adventure, teleportation, heroic mission, teamwork, imaginary, time travel, alternate reality, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, save the world, friendship, good versus evil, heroic mission, obsessive quest, adventurer, escapades, danger, university, friends ...
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 5.1
 120K
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, fantasy world, legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, imaginary, chosen one, heroic mission, danger, elf ...
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 5.8
 97K
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, tournament, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, warrior, sorcerer, island, mortal combat, monster, ninja, save the world ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
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 6.2
 123K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, deadly creature, survival, heroic mission, danger, heroes, deadly, apocalypse, castle, fire breathing dragon, demolished city, chaos ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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 7.2
 226K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, expedition, earth ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 5.2
 96K
Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, good versus evil, demons, save the world, survival, desert, pregnancy, supernatural, heroic mission, religion, god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 713K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
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, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, army, battles, courage, ancient, heroic mission, human spirit, master warrior, against the odds, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, war, sniper, army, battles, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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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: humorous, exciting, sitcom, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, working undercover, secret identity, espionage, state affairs, youth, child spy, family relations, high school, heroic mission, parents and children, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 28K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, riddles and clues, imaginary, alternate dimension, characters in danger, supernatural, lost, investigator, peril, teleportation, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, emotional, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, princess, danger, heroic mission, demon, curses spells and rituals, master warrior, in the woods, wilderness, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.4
 43K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, danger, obsessive quest, village, dealing with death, clergy, knight, heroic mission, good versus evil, inquisition ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 4.4
 78K
Ultraviolet (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, infected, heroic mission, one woman army, rescue, infection, tough heroes, vampire, superhuman powers, antidote, danger, biological warfare ...
Time: future, near future
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 91K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, convict, group of criminals, prison, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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