Self sacrifice movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant self sacrifice movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, exciting and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with self sacrifice, death, danger, storytelling, chase, violence, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe and destiny plots mostly in Action, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self sacrifice: A Quiet Place (2018), Armageddon (1998), Sunshine (2007), Black and White Love (2017), The Ruins (2008), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Train to Busan (2016), Every Day (2018), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Host (2013).

List of self sacrifice movies

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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 7.5
 392K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, sign language, deafness, monster, self sacrifice, silence, survival horror, creature feature, pregnancy, child in peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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 6.7
 390K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, nasa, space travel, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, shanghai, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
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 7.2
 230K
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: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, expedition, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, light, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, abduction, opposites attract, fake marriage, strong female character, jealousy, self sacrifice, rescue, marriage, doctor, deception ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 5.8
 69K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, gory, ruins, ancient mystery, self sacrifice, friendship, survival, death, mercy killing, tourist, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, miraculous event, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.6
 152K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, train, apocalypse, pandemic, quarantine, survival horror, survival, violence, self sacrifice, brutality, zombie attack ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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 6.4
 17K
Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: impossible love, body swapping, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, self sacrifice, transformation, love and romance, love, ghost, soul transference, mysterious character, happy ending ...
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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 5.9
 110K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: evil alien, teenage love, power of love, romance, love and romance, youth, true love, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, invasion, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, tense, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, working undercover, fascist, nazism, sadism, self sacrifice, jewish, world war two, hitler, german, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap ...
Time: future
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 6.5
 211K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, monster, insanity, evil, mysterious place, revenge, parallel world, suffering, ghost town, sadism, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.8
 1.0M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, romance, opposites attract, tragic love, love story, fall in love, ship, titanic, drowning, iceberg, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 8.3
 462K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, escape, fugitives, confined, scheme, chases and races, fbi, self sacrifice, fighting the system, manhunt, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.5
 5K
Healer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kim Moon Ho is a successful reporter at a mainstream news station, but when he stumbles upon a 10-year-old mystery, he's forced to dive into a subversive underground news agency. On his journey to break open the case, Moon Ho teams up with Chae ...
Style: exciting, romantic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, reporter, investigation, rescue, hacker, false accusation, lost child, dating, self sacrifice, masked hero, romance, political intrigue ...
Place: korea
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 7.4
 526K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, tense, thought provoking, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run, neo noir, organized crime, sent to the past, time paradox, mafia, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai, kansas, shanghai china
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 6.2
 161K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, nasa, astronaut, catastrophe, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tucson arizona, washington d.c., new york, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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 7.0
 590K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, plague, deadly virus, end of the world, infected, asthma, chaos, un ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, israel, moscow russia, north korea ...
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 8.0
 168K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, semi serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, friendship, small town, prejudice, giant robots, self sacrifice, giant, cold war, adventure, giant robot, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: saga, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, space opera, midlife crisis, good versus evil, teleportation, mind control, scientist, space station, warp speed, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 7.6
 186K
Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, non-linear ...
Plot: destiny, running, alternate reality, race against time, self sacrifice, desperation, choice, heroine, hopes, couple relations, couples, time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
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 7.9
 921K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, heroes, prodigy, weapon system, self sacrifice, good versus evil, terrorism, millionaire, androids and robots, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, las vegas ...
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, freedom, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, warrior, save the world, heroes, fighting the system, precognition ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
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 7.4
 22K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, morocco ...
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the ...
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, adventure, world domination, invulnerability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, sniper, battles, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
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