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, serious, suspenseful, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with rescue, mentor, danger, chase, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, transformation, storytelling and adventure plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, Australia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: The Guardian (2006), Aquamarine (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Frequency (2000), Ice Age (2002), Gods of Egypt (2016), Madagascar (2005), Aquaman (2018), Savages (2012), Mercenaries (2014).

List of rescue movies

 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, training, team, rookie ...
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: good versus evil, angel, supernatural, teenage love, love and romance, adventure, danger, chosen one, legends and myths, supernatural romance, werewolf, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
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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: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, rescue, fish out of water, teenage life, small town, youth, true love, friends, best friends, couples ...
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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, emotional, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, radio, investigation, rescue, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, nurse, police detective, serial killer ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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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, entertaining, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, family, friendship, ice, life risking, bonding, odd couple, journey, squirrel, creature, iceberg ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, prehistoric
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 5.4
 93K
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: mythology, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, chaos and mayhem, danger, immortality, legends and myths, save the day, desert, afterlife, redemption ...
Place: egypt
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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, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, danger, adventure, wilderness, journey, escape, animal life, giraffe, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.2
 233K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, ocean, rescue, atlantis, underwater, shark, warrior, army, superhuman powers, teenage boy, princess ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, sicily, italy
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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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, kidnapping, rescue, drug dealing, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, american abroad, filmed killing, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, afghanistan ...
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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, disturbing, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, state affairs, crimes, confined, dishonesty, battles, danger, undercover, criminal heroes, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, pentagon, kazakhstan
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 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, semi serious, feel good, light, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, mouse, rescue, friendship, mole, chase, adventure, family, rescue mission, on the run, heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans
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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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, survival, race against time, spacecraft, nasa, rescue, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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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, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, missing child, family, rescue, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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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: princess, rescue, cowboy, martial arts, old west, travel, chinese, adventure, disorder, partners, society, odd couple ...
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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, rescue, island, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, fantasy world, 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, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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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, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, friendship, elephant, family, determination, fantasy world, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, military, colonel, pilot, desert, captivity, tough heroes, hotshot hero, daring rescue, parent child relationship, save the day, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, deception, ransom, bomb, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 363K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, monster, jungle, rescue, island, actress, beast, adventure, human animal relationship, danger, giant ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
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 7.4
 528K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, adventure, danger, heroes, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, near future, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, canada, mississippi ...
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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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, ocean or sea, water, ocean, danger, chaos, global warming ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 164K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, stylized, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: princess, imaginary kingdom, true love, good versus evil, prince, witch, rescue, parallel world, love and romance, queen, danger, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.2
 107K
Tremors (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, monster, survival, desert, rescue, small town, danger, creature feature, tentacle, gory, siege, stranded ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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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: expedition, dog, pets, survival, rescue, pilot, adventure, scientist, wilderness, research, snow, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, new zealand, washington d.c., pasadena california ...
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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: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, witch, adventure, imaginary, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, rescue, friendship, dragon, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, avalanche, snow, snowmobile, ski resort, ambulance, survival, danger, winter, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
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 6.0
 68K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, danger, future dystopia, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
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