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, humorous, visually appealing, entertaining, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with rescue, danger, chase, storytelling, mentor, destiny, adventure, catastrophe, dialogue and runaway plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: Schindler's List (1993), Chicago Fire (2012), Spirited Away (2001), Gods of Egypt (2016), X-Men (2000), Frequency (2000), The Rescuers (1977), Enchanted (2007), Ice Age (2002), Labyrinth (1986).

List of rescue movies

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, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.9
 33K
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: tense, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, paramedic, firemen, teamwork, life risking, friendship, danger, responsibility, fire brigade, chief, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.6
 611K
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, witch, ghost, adventure, rescue, dragon, imaginary, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.4
 101K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, ancient egypt, adventure, rescue, danger, legends and myths, afterlife, save the day, immortality, imaginary, desert ...
Place: egypt
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, supernatural, angel, good versus evil, werewolf, teenage love, chosen one, love and romance, legends and myths, adventure, danger, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 557K
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, comic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, good versus evil, rescue, supernatural, superhuman powers, superhero, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, danger, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2000s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, mississippi, canada, new york ...
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 7.3
 98K
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, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 56K
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: light, touching, feel good, semi serious, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, mole, on the run, talking animals, chase, disney, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 172K
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: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, prince, magical, good versus evil, rescue, imaginary kingdom, queen, disney, parallel world, witch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.5
 426K
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: touching, humorous, not serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, talking animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, caveman, ice, family, creature, life risking, bonding, odd couple ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
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 7.4
 119K
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, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, hopes, danger, beast, heroes, puppet, surrealism, friendship, maze ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 59K
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, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, survival, adventure, expedition, dog sled, pets, pilot, scientist, snow, wilderness, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand ...
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 8.5
 5K
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, rescue, investigation, reporter, hacker, false accusation, lost child, dating, masked hero, self sacrifice, journalism, journalist ...
Place: korea
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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, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, female agent, dishonesty, confined, state affairs, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, pentagon, kazakhstan
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 3K
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, medical drama
Plot: rescue, paramedic, doctor, hospital, partners, workplace situations, workplace, race against time, daring rescue, save the day, team, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 37K
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, youth, teenage life, rescue, fish out of water, true love, family relations, adolescence, small town, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 115K
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: suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, desert, deadly creature, rescue, survival, creature feature, human versus monster, danger, mutant, stranded, small town, tentacle ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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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, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: freedom, adventure, wild horse, animal life, friendship, family, reunion, getting home, rescue, cowboy, captivity, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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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, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, fox, animal life, adventure, rescue, best friends, reconciliation, friends, danger, wounded animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 174K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, adventure, survival, post apocalypse, ocean, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 353K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, island, lion, rescue, jungle, adventure, escape, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, kenya ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 86K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: storm, rescue, navy, teamwork, ocean, coast guard, friendship, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, rookie, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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 3.6
 4K
Maximum Ride (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: experiment, supernatural power, rescue, danger, leader, teenage boy, deception, chase, teenage girl, mutant, stalking, beating ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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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, scary, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, rescue, space travel, survival, danger, deadly, technology gone awry, a.i., imaginary, deadly creature, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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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, warrior, knight, chosen one, rescue, courage, prophecy, destiny, camelot, mentor, sword, throne ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 381K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany, Japan
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: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: expedition, monster, adventure, dinosaur, jungle, island, rescue, gorilla, human animal relationship, beast, woman in danger, giant ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, light, colourful, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, jungle, talking animals, friendship, determination, elephant, rescue, fantasy world, family, friends, goofy hero, save the day ...
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 6.4
 121K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, spy, mentor, hostage, violence, ex military, desert, revenge, secret society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 20K
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, danger, martial arts, family, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, youth, heroes, ninja, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
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