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 suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, serious, realistic and tense films and TV shows about / with rescue, danger, suspense, death, chase, survival, catastrophe, mentor, violence and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
rescue movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: Captain Phillips (2013), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Chicago Fire (2012), The Guardian (2006), Trauma (2009), Mercenaries (2014), Apollo 13 (1995), Executive Decision (1996), Eight Below (2006), Black and White Love (2017).

List of rescue movies

Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, hostage, suspense, terrorism, survival, kidnapping, rescue, pirate, u.s. navy, ocean, ship captain, ransom ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, inspirational, tense, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, courage, sea, oil rig, oil, trapped, rescue, heroism, fire ...
Time: 70s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: california, boston, usa, louisiana
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Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire brigade, rescue, fire department, paramedic, friendship, responsibility, life risking, lifesaver, emergency, chief, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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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: inspirational, emotional, sentimental, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ocean, coast guard, rescue, lifeguard, mentor, military, death, survival, training, friendship, daring rescue, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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Trauma (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, medical drama
Plot: rescue, paramedic, hospital, doctor, partners, workplace, workplace situations, save the day, daring rescue, race against time, coworker, determination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: rescue, prison, female spy, mercenary, female agent, female protagonist, dishonesty, confined, state affairs, criminal heroes, undercover, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pentagon, europe, kazakhstan
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, nasa, space, race against time, disaster, space travel, rescue, space exploration, moon, space program, trapped in space ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1970, future ...
Place: houston texas, usa, pacific ocean, texas, florida ...
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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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, rescue, suspense, surveillance, hijacking, bomb, twists and turns, terrorist, ransom, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., athens greece, london, los angeles
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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: touching, sentimental, breathtaking, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, dog, expedition, rescue, wilderness, dog sled, animals, snow, husky dog, disney, pets, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: antarctica, british columbia, canada, new zealand, oregon ...
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: touching, emotional, fairy tale, disturbing, light ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, opposites attract, rescue, fake marriage, jealousy, love story, love, marriage, strong female character, self sacrifice, doctor ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, german, sinking ship, war, pow, ship, military, ocean, boat, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Screamers: The Hunting (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers." Once the squad arrives, they find a group ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, space horror, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, rescue, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, space travel, apocalypse, suspense, distant planet, man versus machine, a.i., deadly creature, survival ...
Time: future
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Only the Brave (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, emotional, dramatic, tense, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, rescue, tragedy, friends, partners, fire, disaster, fire department, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, year 2013, 2010s, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: survival, mars, isolation, nasa, science, stranded, space travel, astronaut, scientist, space, left for dead, food shortage ...
Time: 2030s, future, 21st century
Place: china, london, usa, houston texas, beijing china ...
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, rescue, treasure hunt, jungle, peril, tough girl, chase, female fighter, father daughter relationship, legend, heroine ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, britain, asia, england, united kingdom ...
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, 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, scenic, emotional, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, date night ...
Plot: king kong, dinosaur, jungle, monster, creature, beast, gorilla, rescue, giant animal, survival, human animal relationship, island ...
Time: 1930s, prehistoric times, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: scary, brutal, bleak, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wilderness, violent, rescue, native american, brutality, cannibalism, survival, suspense, violence, cannibal, murder, macabre ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: california
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain, Japan, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: spy, chase, assassin, espionage, rogue agent, black ops, cia, revenge, betrayal, assassination, cia agent, rescue ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, london, washington d.c., berlin germany, rome italy ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: touching, biting, romantic, fairy tale, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sign language, love story, creature, interspecies romance, rescue, female protagonist, supernatural, cold war, laboratory, loneliness, interspecies sex, scientist ...
Time: year 1962, future, 60s
Place: maryland, los angeles, baltimore, ussr, usa ...
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Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and ...
Style: humorous, intense, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: disney, airplane, rescue, aviation, firefighter, firefighting, love, friends, fire, anthropomorphic vehicle, friendship, escapades ...
Place: new jersey, usa, san francisco
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Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 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, apocalyptic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, ocean, sailing, boat, distopia, water, rescue, dystopic future, sea, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: romantic, humorous, light, funny, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, post apocalypse, teenager, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, young woman, supernatural romance, fall in love, survival, characters in danger, rescue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, nanotechnology, regeneration, rescue, superhuman powers, back from the dead, supernatural power, one man army, superhuman, memory, super soldier, revenge ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, hungary, budapest, england, italy
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Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, time loop, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, rescue, suspense, trapped, youth, murder, coming of age, uncover truth ...
Time: year 1953, 80s, year 1983, year 1985, 21st century
Place: california, usa, canada
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Akame ga Kill! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Tatsumi travels to the capital of the Empire in order to earn money for his starving people and encounters a world of unimaginable depravity, dominated by the ruthless Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor. Tatsumi is recruited by ...
Style: anime, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, suspense, supernatural ability, good versus evil, intrigue, undercover, heroes, rivalry, heroic mission, supernatural, master warrior, assassination ...
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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: epic, realistic, breathtaking, captivating, rough ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, battles, nazi, sniper, army, self sacrifice, d day, friendship, tank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, middle ages, 20th century
Place: normandy, poland, germany, france, europe ...
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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: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, singer, abduction, motorcycle, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, mercenary, rock and roll, gang, guilty pleasure, music, fan ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: heroic, psychological, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: rescue, alcohol abuse, divorce, firefighter, heroes, life is a bitch, workplace, desperation, struggle, loss, team, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: space, time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, scientist, space station, end of the world, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, colorado
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, suspense, alone, nature, adventurer, rescue, wilderness, hallucination, river, raft ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, year 1981
Place: south america, bolivia, andes mountains
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