Characters in danger movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant characters in danger movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with characters in danger, danger, supernatural, murder, death, graphic violence, escapades, monster, heroes and rivalry plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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characters in danger movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as characters in danger: Teen Wolf (2011), Supernatural (2005), The Lost Room (2006), Warm Bodies (2013), Sleepy Hollow (2013), Grimm (2011), Terra Nova (2011), Knight and Day (2010), The Thing (1982), Divergent (2014).

List of characters in danger movies

 7.7
 148K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, high school life, peril, team, lycanthropy, friends, life turned upside down, characters in danger, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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 8.4
 444K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, paranormal, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, demon hunter, paranormal phenomena, peril, killings, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 8.1
 32K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: characters in danger, supernatural, riddles and clues, alternate dimension, peril, escapades, lost, crimes, heroic mission, obsessive quest, mistrust, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 6.8
 233K
Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: light, romantic, humorous, apocalyptic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, post apocalypse, teenager, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, young woman, supernatural romance, fall in love, young man, characters in danger, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 61K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, bloody ...
Plot: supernatural, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, ghost, characters in danger, investigator, victim, determination, fate of humanity, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 120K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, monster, legends and myths, creature, supernatural ability, police detective, partners against crime, good versus evil, peril, police investigation, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
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 6.7
 84K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, post apocalypse, survival, human existence, extinction, adventure, changing the past or future, characters in danger, experiment, dangerous animal, fate of humanity ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
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 6.3
 197K
Knight and Day (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately ...
Style: exciting, romantic, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: spy, chase, cia, couples, secret agents, characters in danger, partners, espionage, fbi, gunfight, love and romance, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, austria, kansas, boston, europe ...
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 8.2
 424K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, paranoia, snow, supernatural, creature, scientist, fear, suspicion, body horror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 6.6
 461K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, heroine, chosen one, choice, society, youth, teenage life, training, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 11K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: russian mafia, organized crime, russian, crime boss, mob boss, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, mafia, characters in danger, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.0
 162K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, buried alive, terrorist, captivity, claustrophobia, isolation, confined, deathtrap, characters in danger, threat, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 9.1
 923K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, murder mystery, private detective, friendship, partners, british, riddles and clues, mind game, intelligence, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, scotland yard, europe
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 8.7
 12K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, political thriller ...
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover agent, terrorism, secret service, investigation, characters in danger, twists and turns, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: syria, paris france, israel, france, russia ...
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, scenic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, sword fight, fantasy world, adventure, ancient, wizards, creature, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, elf ...
Time: future, 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, clever, heroic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, surveillance, computer system, hi-tech, partners against crime, crimes, mysterious character, privacy invasion, hacker, fighting crime, computer genius, secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 263K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, memory loss, investigation, uncover truth, conspiracy, chase, amnesia, mysterious character, lone hero, disorder, crimes, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 6.9
 503K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, robot, androids and robots, creature, chaos and mayhem, destruction, battles, survival, save the world, heroic mission, giant robots ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s, 21st century, near future ...
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, hong kong, asia, sydney australia ...
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 8.0
 249K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, unlikely partners, master criminal, special agents, intrigue, partners, law enforcement, secret, mind game, crimes, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 18K
Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the United States. Based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, it is the second series based ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, mercenary, hidden identity, fistfight, characters in danger, teamwork, heroes, mixed martial arts, vigilante, ex-cop, undercover, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.3
 46K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, missing person, time travel, supernatural, special agents, murderer, investigation, foreknowledge, cure, psychic, ufo, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
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 8.3
 111K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, killings, strong female character, female protagonist, uncover truth, family relations, lesbianism, heroine, suicide, supernatural, lesbian relationship, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
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 7.1
 271K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, crimes, sniper, mind game, trapped, hopes, dishonesty, murder, sin, terrorist, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 182K
[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, zombie, quarantine, infection, trapped, videotaping, virus, epidemic, monster, plague, characters in danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
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 8.3
 552K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, human nature, air disaster, lost, island, mysterious place, adventure, desert island, destiny, death, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, pandemic, supernatural, virus, zombie apocalypse, graphic violence, apocalypse, plague, death, walking dead ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, america, atlanta, georgia
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I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, romantic, suspenseful, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: alien, supernatural romance, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, friendship, youth, super strength, young heroes, high school, teenage love, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, epic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, star trek, space and aliens, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, heroic mission, team, alien, teamwork, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, london
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 8.6
 70K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, multiple suspects, police investigation, murder, police detective, twists and turns, mind game, crimes, murder investigation, partners against crime, riddles and clues, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
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 8.3
 342K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, political ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, terrorist, investigation, surveillance, bipolar disorder, government agency, treason, counter terrorism, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, america, iraq ...
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