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 entertaining, exciting, serious, intense, interesting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with rescue, danger, mentor, chase, dialogue, storytelling, transformation, destiny, catastrophe and adventure plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rescue: The Guardian (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Aquamarine (2006), Frequency (2000), Ice Age (2002), Gods of Egypt (2016), Finding Nemo (2003), Apollo 13 (1995), Madagascar (2005), Django Unchained (2012).

List of rescue movies

 6.9
 81K
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, ocean or sea, friendship, ocean, death, coast guard, haunted by the past, navy, mentor, rookie, 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, serious, sexy, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, angel, rescue, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage love, supernatural romance, werewolf, danger, youth, adventure, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
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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, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, confined, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 5.3
 34K
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, teenage life, fish out of water, small town, youth, true love, friends, best friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 7.4
 92K
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: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, rescue, radio, murder, sent to the past, baseball, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, firefighter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 379K
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, sweet, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, family, friendship, ice, odd couple, squirrel, life risking, bonding, creature, ice age, on the road ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
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 5.4
 90K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
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, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, afterlife, desert, legends and myths, redemption ...
Place: egypt
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 8.1
 827K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, missing child, shark, rescue, odd couple, family, underwater, courage, fish, anthropomorphism, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, seaport, australia, sydney australia
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 7.6
 236K
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, spacecraft, survival, race against time, rescue, nasa, space program, astronaut, moon, courage, against the odds, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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 6.9
 313K
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, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, adventure, danger, animal life, giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus, lion, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, rescue, vengeance, friendship, one against many, odd couple, gory, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 7.4
 160K
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, ocean, supernatural power, rescue, underwater, warrior, atlantis, army, superhuman powers, sword fight, father son relationship, demi god ...
Time: year 1985, 2010s, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, italy
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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: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dinosaur, island, fantasy world, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, jungle, heroes, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
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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: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, elephant, friendship, family, fantasy world, determination, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
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 7.2
 355K
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: exciting, sentimental, stylized, epic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: expedition, monster, jungle, dinosaur, rescue, adventure, island, exotic island, danger, gorilla, giant insect, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.6
 523K
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, offbeat, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, family, magic, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.2
 104K
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, survival, monster, desert, rescue, creature feature, small town, danger, gory, stranded, mutant, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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 7.3
 55K
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, pets, survival, dog, rescue, adventure, scientist, wilderness, pilot, research, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand, oregon ...
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 7.9
 28K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, danger, life risking, responsibility, teamwork, characters in danger, workplace problem, crime investigation, chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.4
 516K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, adventure, master villain, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 2000s, near future ...
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, poland, manhattan new york city, mississippi ...
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 5.2
 22K
Baywatch (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled after its first season on NBC, but survived and later ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, rescue, workplace situations, adventure, workplace, workplace romance, swimming, ocean, heroism, friendship between women, friendship, lifeguard ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, hawaii, southern california ...
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 6.3
 153K
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: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: chase, courage, island, peril, missing person, jungle, survival, rescue, female fighter, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, secret ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 6.5
 115K
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, rescue, secret service, hostage, secret society, violence, desert, assassination, mercenary, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
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 5.9
 27K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, rescue, female protagonist, car chase, danger, single mother, determination, track down, perseverance, anger, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 160K
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, date night, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: princess, true love, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, prince, witch, parallel world, love and romance, rescue, destiny, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: tense, scary, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, rescue, sole survivor, gory, rescue team, deadly creature, missing person, confined, monster, isolation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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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, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, hostages, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, rescue, ship captain, terrorism, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
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 6.1
 75K
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, not serious, funny, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, buddies, rescue, animal life, danger, partners, deer, hunter, bear, wilderness, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 31K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, 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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rescue, motorcycle, singer, fan, motorcycle gang, kidnapping, rock, urban, social decay, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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