Rescue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rescue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, entertaining, light, serious, clever and fairy tale films and TV shows about / with rescue, danger, mentor, chase, destiny, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, adventure and storytelling plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: The Rescuers (1977), The Guardian (2006), Frequency (2000), Aquamarine (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Ice Age (2002), Labyrinth (1986), Waterworld (1995), Gods of Egypt (2016), Eight Below (2006).

List of rescue movies

 6.9
 50K
The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, light, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, adventure, mole, rescue mission, on the run, chase, danger, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
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 6.9
 83K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, rookie, team, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, sexy, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: angel, good versus evil, supernatural, teenage love, supernatural romance, chosen one, werewolf, adventure, danger, supernatural ability, love and romance, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
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 7.4
 94K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, radio, investigation, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, serial killer, police detective, nurse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.4
 35K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, rescue, teenage life, fish out of water, small town, youth, true love, friends, couples, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.5
 395K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, friendship, ice, family, caveman, life risking, bonding, odd couple, squirrel, creature, iceberg ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
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 7.4
 112K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, stylized, offbeat, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, maze, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary, friendship, youth, knight, adventure, surrealism ...
Time: 80s
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 6.2
 165K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, rescue, adventure, post apocalyptic, ocean or sea, future dystopia, water, ocean, danger, global warming, sailing ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 95K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, rescue, adventure, danger, ancient egypt, immortality, legends and myths, save the day, chaos and mayhem, desert, afterlife ...
Place: egypt
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 7.3
 56K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, expedition, rescue, pets, survival, pilot, adventure, scientist, wilderness, research, snow, loyalty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand ...
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 8.6
 546K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, ghost, supernatural, fantasy world, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, colourful, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, friendship, adventure, elephant, rescue, determination, family, friends, fantasy world, goofy hero, save the day, heroic ...
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 6.9
 326K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, danger, adventure, wilderness, journey, animal life, giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, best friends, reconciliation, animal life, friends, adventure, dog, wounded animal, danger, hunting, fox ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada
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 8.5
 3K
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, semi serious, romantic, humorous, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, hacker, investigation, reporter, rescue, false accusation, dating, political intrigue, romance, self sacrifice, lost child, journalist ...
Place: korea
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 7.8
 2K
Trauma (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city's Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: rescue, paramedic, doctor, hospital, partners, workplace, workplace situations, danger, race against time, coworker, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.5
 115K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, american abroad, filmed killing, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
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 3.7
 2K
Mercenaries (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, female prisoner, dishonesty, state affairs, confined, crimes, danger, adventure, criminal heroes, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, kazakhstan, pentagon
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 7.6
 243K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
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 8.1
 855K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, shark, missing child, rescue, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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Streets of Fire (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, fan, singer, lone hero, rivalry, crimes, woman in danger, danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 6.6
 111K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, cowboy, princess, old west, martial arts, travel, chinese, adventure, society, odd couple, danger, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, rescue, fantasy world, island, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, survival, pterodactyl, dangerous animal, danger, jungle, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, african american, vengeance, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 6.7
 142K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: squirrel, rescue, turtle, adventure, animal life, heroic mission, resourceful, environmentalism, cons and scams, fight back, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
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 5.6
 9K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, rescue, airport, survival, airplane, underwater, danger, race against time, bermuda triangle, art thief, painting, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 5.4
 12K
Iron Eagle (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, military, desert, colonel, pilot, daring rescue, hotshot hero, captivity, tough heroes, parent child relationship, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: firefighter, skyscraper, rescue, survival, race against time, trapped, fire, explosion, negligence, catastrophe, escape attempt, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
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 5.3
 19K
3 Ninjas (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, rescue, family, rivalry, youth, danger, heroic mission, martial arts, ninja, escapades, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
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