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 suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful, exciting and interesting films and TV shows about / with self sacrifice, death, danger, dialogue, catastrophe, violence, storytelling, chase, mentor and heroes plots mostly in Drama, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self sacrifice: A Quiet Place (2018), Titanic (1997), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Ruins (2008), The Iron Giant (1999), Armageddon (1998), Sunshine (2007), Black and White Love (2017), The Host (2013), Every Day (2018).

List of self sacrifice movies

 7.5
 506K
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, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, sign language, monster, survival, survival horror, self sacrifice, creature feature, silence, creature, child in peril, deafness, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: new york state
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 7.9
 1.1M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, love, ship, romance, fall in love, love story, titanic, disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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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, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, life philosophy, world war two, jewish, nazi, self sacrifice, survival, pretense, optimism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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 5.9
 75K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, ruins, ancient mystery, friendship, self sacrifice, tourist, survival, death, mercy killing, chase, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, talking animals, heroes, family, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
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 8.0
 187K
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, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prejudice, benign alien, giant robots, androids and robots, self sacrifice, friendship, small town, giant, space and aliens, cold war, adventure, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: usa, maine, iceland
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 6.7
 419K
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, suspense, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, save the world, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, self sacrifice, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, france, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.2
 247K
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, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
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, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, fake marriage, abduction, power of love, opposites attract, strong female character, love, love story, jealousy, rescue, self sacrifice, marriage ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 5.8
 114K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
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, romance, teenage love, interspecies romance, love and romance, apocalypse, youth, true love, resistance, power of love, vestiges of humanity, invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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 6.4
 21K
Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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, captivating, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: body swapping, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, impossible love, self sacrifice, love, love and romance, soul transference, supernatural, transformation, happy ending, ghost, mysterious character ...
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 7.6
 208K
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, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival horror, pandemic, zombie attack, survival, train, quarantine, living dead, train crash, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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 8.3
 517K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
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, biblical, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, self sacrifice, idealism, roman empire, apostle, resurrection, back from the dead, religion, god or devil, faith, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: atmospheric, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, vengeance, war, nazism, working undercover, nazi, world war two, self sacrifice, soldier, fascist, sadism, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, mission, self sacrifice, good versus evil, heroic mission, team, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
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 7.9
 1.0M
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, heroes, adventure, prodigy, intelligence, millionaire, self sacrifice, weapon system, assistant, good versus evil, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, malibu california, middle east, afghanistan ...
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 7.4
 566K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, mind bending, thought provoking, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, sent to the past, tragedy, escape, on the run, assassin, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, death, youth, heroes, rivalry, game of death, society, against the odds, heroine ...
Time: future
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 6.5
 226K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
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: monster, supernatural, survival, evil, revenge, insanity, demon, ghost town, mysterious place, missing child, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.6
 300K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, life changing experience, self sacrifice, fall in love, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, sniper, battles, courage, heroic mission, warrior, self sacrifice, bravery, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 7.0
 647K
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: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, scientist, plague, epidemic, deadly virus, virus, infected, asthma ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, paris france ...
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, teleportation, space opera, midlife crisis, revenge, warp speed, scientist, space station, mind control, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 8.5
 8K
Healer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, reporter, investigation, masked hero, hacker, false accusation, rescue, dating, self sacrifice, romance, tragic event, corruption ...
Place: korea, seoul
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, chosen one, freedom, virtual reality, man versus machine, warrior, distopia, mission, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
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 6.8
 108K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, inspirational, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, disney, adventure, family, animals, hunting, self sacrifice, transformation, animal life, unlikely friendships, brother brother relationship ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, woman in danger, self sacrifice, prison life, fugitives, escape, against the odds, resourceful, confined, daring rescue, race against time, freedom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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 5.6
 37K
The Ice Road (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: truck driver, cold, trapped, mine, avalanche, rescue, truck, mission, snow, self sacrifice, life risking, ice ...
Time: 2020s
Place: canada, north dakota
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, honor, loyalty, emperor, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
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