Rescue mission movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rescue mission movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with rescue mission, danger, explosion, survival, rescue, violence, escapades, gun, military and race against time plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue mission: Argo (2012), 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Extraction (2020), The Great Raid (2005), Black Hawk Down (2001), Dunkirk (2017), Act of Valor (2012), The Finest Hours (2016), Rescue Under Fire (2017), Tears of the Sun (2003).

List of rescue mission movies

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, navy seal, war, courage, gunfight, swat team, cia agent, cia, tough guy, embassy, heroism ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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 7.7
 605K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, secret agents, revolution, daring rescue, american abroad, behind enemy lines, escapades, race against time, government agency, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, tehran iran ...
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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, counter terrorism, politics, violence, hostage situation, terrorist group, culture clash, military police ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: uganda, israel, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
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 6.7
 191K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, one against many, ex special forces, swat team, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, kidnapping, death threat, machismo, stranded ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, military, war, pow, world war two, escape attempt, massacre, swat team, against the odds, military life, human spirit, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
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 7.7
 389K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, courage, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, battles, mission, combat, american soldier, helicopter, marine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, east africa ...
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 7.8
 631K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, atmospheric, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, rescue mission, warship, evacuation, british history, war, survival, british army, nazi occupied france, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, dunkirk, france, united kingdom, english channel ...
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 6.4
 69K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, swat team, rescue mission, terrorist plot, navy, terrorism, military, cia, battles, soldier, heroism, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, africa, san diego california, ukraine ...
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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Rescue Under Fire (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of a medical helicopter suffers an accident when helping a joint force of USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command division in Afghanistan. The Spanish army has only one night to organize the rescue of the crew and injured, but ...
Style: suspense, brutal, stylized, intense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, battles, squad, war, battle zone, chaos and mayhem, camaraderie, violent, warrior, lost, u.s. military, army ...
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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 9.4
 686K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
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 5.1
 6K
Sniper 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Berenger) is back - and this time he has teamed up with death row inmate B.J. Cole (Woodbine) on a suicide mission to the Balkans. Their target: a rogue general accused of running ethnic cleansing missions. But when Becket ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, sniper, manhunt, duel, military, soldier, assassination, betrayal, adventure, death row, political conspiracy, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
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In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the Vice President's plane goes down near a remote Pacific island, he is kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom. It is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, hostage, heroes, save the day, daring rescue, escapades, secret agents, state affairs, one man army, military, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
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The Himalayas (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on true events, renowned mountaineer UM Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber's body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, scenic
Plot: rescue mission, climbing, snow, survival, forces of nature, hiking, mountain climbing, expedition, friendship, survivor, human spirit, adventure ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal
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 8.2
 6K
Take Off (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A group of Malayali nurses stranded in Iraq, must survive their capture by the extremists and reach out to the rescue team headed by the Indian government.
Style: rough, suspense, bleak
Plot: rescue mission, nurse, terrorist attack, hospital, terrorist, chaos, escape, civil war, rescue, trapped, woman, isis ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iraq
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 7.2
 4K
W.I.T.C.H. (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: W.I.T.C.H. is a European animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name created by Gary Tomlin and Elisabetta Gnone. The series was produced by SIP Animation in association with and participation from ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural ability, heroes, teenage life, magical girl, friends, youth, team, adventure, superhuman powers, freedom fighter, betrayal ...
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 5.1
 936
Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, soldier, rescue mission, village, survival, military, supernatural, isolation, supernatural ability, escapades, confined, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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 7.1
 383K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, car, street racing, race, chase, rescue mission, crimes, vengeance, friends, revenge, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tokyo, azerbaijan ...
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Several years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar. Claire Dearing, the former park manager and founder of the Dinosaur Protection Group, recruits Owen Grady to help ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: prehistoric creature, predator, tyrannosaurus rex, natural disaster, genetic engineering, dinosaur, sea creature, wild animal, reptile, volcanic eruption, survival, monster ...
Time: 2010s
Place: las vegas
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 7.7
 238K
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure ...
Style: road movie, exciting, humorous, sincere, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: toys, friendship, travel, toy comes to life, on the road, cowboy, rescue mission, friends, heroes, astronaut, sheriff, mission ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
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 7.9
 598K
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, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, space opera, adventure, teamwork, teleportation, star trek, time paradox, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
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 3.9
 3K
Redcon-1 (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.
Style: brutal, suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie outbreak, zombie survival, soldier, zombie, fictional war, zombie apocalypse, rescue mission, military, scientist, gang, virus, swat team ...
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 5.9
 818
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission gone awry, adventure, daring rescue, demotion, lone wolves, escapades, partners, rescue mission, navy, terrorism, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After Air Force One goes down during a storm over the Bermuda Triangle, the United States Navy is dispatched to find the escape pod holding the President. A giant monster beneath the ocean awakens and attacks the fleet.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, bermuda triangle, military, daring rescue, escapades, deadly creature, battles, ocean, alien, rescue mission, alien attack, tentacle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Against the Dark (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When most of the population of Earth is infected by a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters lead by Tao and his sword chase the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, martial arts, zombie, survival, leadership, race against time, adventure, apocalypse, hospital, chaos, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, near future
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 6.9
 619K
Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: scenic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, amusement park, island, cloning, creature, genetics, survival, genetic engineering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: costa rica
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 6.0
 232K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, happy ending, daring rescue, child in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
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 6.0
 98K
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, heroic mission, hotshot hero, lone hero, hostage, prison, convict, secret service, group of criminals, space battle, maximum security prison ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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 5.3
 14K
Infini (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Style: suspense, futuristic, intense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, survival, space travel, plague, mind control, insanity, rescue mission, death, sole survivor, mutation, characters killed one by one, military ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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