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 interesting films and TV shows about / with self sacrifice, death, danger, survival, dialogue, storytelling, destiny, catastrophe, chase and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller 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), The Host (2013), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Every Day (2018), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Ruins (2008), Run Lola Run (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Seven Pounds (2008).

List of self sacrifice movies

 7.6
 284K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, monster, deafness, marriage, post apocalypse, pregnancy, chase, creature, creature feature, sign language, silence ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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 6.7
 367K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, outer space, self sacrifice, nasa, astronaut, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, end of the world, apocalypse, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, istanbul turkey, pentagon, shanghai ...
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 5.9
 105K
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
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, power of love, vestiges of humanity, true love, teenage love, self sacrifice, invasion, apocalypse, alien invasion, romance, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, giant animal, survival, expedition, adventure, gunfight, jungle, gorilla ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 12K
Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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: touching, romantic, sentimental, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: impossible love, transformation, self sacrifice, supernatural, love, mysterious character, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, happy ending, ghost, soul transference, romance ...
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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, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
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 5.9
 65K
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, ancient mystery, gory, friendship, mercy killing, self sacrifice, tourist, ruins, chase, vacation, ancient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.7
 178K
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, mind bending, suspenseful, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, race against time, self sacrifice, money, running, heroine, choice, desperation, time, postmodernism, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany, 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, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, battles, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, poland, germany ...
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 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, philosophical, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chosen one, man versus machine, cyberpunk, martial arts, warrior, philosophy, mission, freedom, self sacrifice, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
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 7.4
 495K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, organized crime, on the run, sent to the past, violence, self sacrifice, time loop, chase, surprising revelation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, midlife crisis, space opera, star trek, vengeance, outer space, cadet, radiation, space travel, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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: epic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, war, human spirit, friendship, behind enemy lines, self sacrifice, gory, sniper, patriotism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
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 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, save the world, spacecraft, danger, expedition, heroic mission, astronaut, sun, isolation, one last chance, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, superhero, secret identity, invulnerability, double life, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, master villain, save the world, world domination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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, tense, atmospheric, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, working undercover, german, hitler, violence, soldier, dynamite, heroic mission, sadism, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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 8.4
 425K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, fugitives, prison life, confined, chases and races, manhunt, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, brother, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 150K
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: suspenseful, serious, touching, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, end of the world, astronomer, natural disaster, comet, race against time, astronaut, tsunami, self sacrifice, save the world, evacuation, extinction ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., tucson arizona, langley virginia, manhattan new york city, paris france
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: suspense, scary, bad ending, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, morgue, supernatural horror, autopsy, witch, corpse, self sacrifice, mysterious death, witchcraft, severed tongue, mystery, plot twist ...
Place: london
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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, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, death, master warrior, gladiator, ancient rome, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 8.7
 182K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, time machine, adventurer, journey, good versus evil, alien encounter, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 5.6
 4K
Pressure (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, exciting, rough
Plot: underwater, survival, scuba diving, claustrophobia, self sacrifice, trapped, rescue, diver, friendship, submarine, storm
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 7.1
 176K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, suspenseful, tense, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, soldier, military life, friendship, courage, battle zone, survival, world war two, great patriotic war, battles, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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 6.7
 106K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, angel, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, fish out of water, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, heaven and hell, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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 8.3
 86K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, navy, marines, battle zone, gory, war, friends, behind enemy lines, squad, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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