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, fairy tale, touching, serious and clever films and TV shows about / with rescue, danger, adventure, mentor, storytelling, chase, destiny, dialogue, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: Frequency (2000), Schindler's List (1993), The Rescuers (1977), Ice Age (2002), Labyrinth (1986), The Guardian (2006), Aquamarine (2006), Waterworld (1995), Gods of Egypt (2016), Healer (2014).

List of rescue movies

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, supernatural romance, angel, supernatural, werewolf, teenage love, chosen one, love and romance, adventure, danger, vampire, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
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 7.3
 95K
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, sentimental, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, rescue, sent to the past, murder, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, firefighter, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 1960s, 2000s
Place: new york, 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, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, survival, war, anti semitism, wartime, world war two, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 6.9
 54K
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, light, semi serious, 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: usa, new york, new orleans
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 7.5
 409K
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, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, friendship, ice, family, creature, caveman, bonding, life risking, odd couple, squirrel, iceberg ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
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 7.4
 115K
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, maze, rescue, knight, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary, friendship, beast, adventure, youth ...
Time: 80s
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 6.9
 84K
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, ocean, friendship, storm, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, team, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
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 5.3
 36K
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, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, fish out of water, rescue, true love, small town, youth, friends, best friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 6.2
 169K
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, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, ocean, ocean or sea, future dystopia, post apocalypse, water, danger, global warming ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 97K
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, adventure, rescue, ancient egypt, danger, immortality, afterlife, legends and myths, save the day, desert, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: egypt
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 8.5
 4K
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, romantic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, investigation, reporter, hacker, rescue, false accusation, dating, lost child, political intrigue, self sacrifice, romance, journalist ...
Place: korea
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: freedom, friendship, animal life, reunion, getting home, wildlife, adventure, rivalry, family, old west, wild horse, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
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 7.3
 57K
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, rescue, pets, expedition, survival, pilot, adventure, scientist, snow, wilderness, research, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, new zealand, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
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 8.6
 569K
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, offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, supernatural, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: friendship, adventure, determination, elephant, rescue, jungle, family, friends, fantasy world, save the day, goofy hero, heroic ...
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 5.0
 4K
Guyver (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: FBI agent Max Reed witnesses Dr. Tetsu Segawa - a researcher for the mysterious Chronos Corporation - being murdered. Dr. Segawa had stolen an alien device known as "The Guyver" from Chronos. College student Sean Barker, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, rescue, superhuman powers, supernatural, space and aliens, androids and robots, mad scientist, race against time, genetic engineering, good versus evil, super strength, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 1990s
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 338K
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, adventure, jungle, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, lion ...
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, dog, fox, best friends, rescue, reconciliation, animal life, friends, adventure, wounded animal, danger, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hijacking, rescue, navy, hostages, kidnapping, terrorism, confined, team, ship captain, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
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 7.7
 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, hospital, doctor, workplace, workplace situations, partners, responsibility, danger, race against time, coworker, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 80K
Open Season (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, funny, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, animal life, rescue, adventure, buddies, partners, danger, bear, wilderness, fish out of water, deer, hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 117K
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 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, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, dishonesty, danger, crimes, state affairs, confined, undercover, adventure, criminal heroes, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, pentagon, kazakhstan
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 7.6
 250K
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: boys' night, family outing
Plot: nasa, astronaut, survival, space travel, race against time, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, stylized, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, prophecy, warrior, courage, chosen one, rescue, mentor, one against many, throne, destiny, camelot ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, dungeon
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 31K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, paramedic, rescue, danger, life risking, teamwork, responsibility, fire department, crime investigation, friendship, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 881K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, missing child, rescue, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, shark, courage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, singer, fan, lone hero, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 113K
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, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, cowboy, princess, chinese, martial arts, travel, adventure, old west, save the day, friends, odd couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, magic, spacecraft, good versus evil, bravery, save the world, battles, family, imaginary kingdom, adventure, kidnapping ...
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