Search and rescue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant search and rescue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, realistic and tense films and TV shows about / with search and rescue, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, danger, rescue, murder, death, abduction and police officer plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Russia, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as search and rescue: 9-1-1 (2018), Searching (2018), The Guard (2008), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Lost Girls (2020), Cliffhanger (1993), While the Fern Flowers (2012), Candle in the Tomb (2016), Undercurrent (2010), Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010).

List of search and rescue movies

9-1-1 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: firefighter, 911, medicine, misadventure, ambulance, fire brigade, daring rescue, saving a life, life risking, teamwork, search and rescue, chore ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, father daughter relationship, social media, missing person, missing child, disappearance, mysterious disappearance, search and rescue, internet, instagram, facebook, missing daughter ...
Time: future, year 2017, 21st century, year 1971, year 2015 ...
Place: california, pittsburgh
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The Guard (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Guard is a Canadian drama television series portraying the life of the Canadian Coast Guard along the British Columbia Coast. Filming takes place in Squamish, British Columbia with Howe Sound standing in for the fictional Port Hallet and a real ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: coast guard, rescue team, workplace, heroic mission, drowning, workplace romance, search and rescue, friendship, rescue, lifeboat, beach, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: futuristic, entertaining, exciting, humorous, light ...
Plot: star trek, space opera, alien, space travel, teleportation, alien race, good versus evil, space battle, alien planet, stranded, chase, female humanoid alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as a American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sex with a minor, female psychopath, coming of age, teenage boy, teenage sexuality, kidnapping, obsession, sheriff, search and rescue, fall in love, isolation, stockholm syndrome ...
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Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Idaho, an estranged couple are trapped in a blizzard while on vacation just before Christmas.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: christmas, survival, wilderness, stranded, husband wife relationship, escapades, hopes, couple relations, estrangement, forces of nature, search and rescue, search party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: idaho
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Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, emotional, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, investigation, prostitute, depression, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, search and rescue, missing woman, police, parents and children, missing man ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
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Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: heist, climbing, rocky mountains, mountain climbing, snow, mountain, rescue, hostage, rock climbing, wilderness, survival, villain ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado
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While the Fern Flowers (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kirill Andreyev lives in Moscow with his sister and works for a tabloid newspaper "Secret Truth". His life changes one day when a colleague gifts him a magic amulet. The amulet transports Kirill to Altai mountains where folklore and magic ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, tense, funny, ambiguous ending
Plot: paranormal phenomena, relocation, evil force, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, final battle, showdown, brother sister relationship, amulet, search and rescue, car accident, journalist ...
Place: russia
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Candle in the Tomb (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: When archaeologist Shirley Yang learns of her father's disappearance, she returns to China and enlists the help of tomb raiders to track him down.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: tomb, grave robber, teamwork, escapades, treasure, search and rescue, archaeologist, hidden treasure, adventure, search for father, tombs and skeletons, adventuress ...
Place: china
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, ocean, workplace, power relations, isolation, human nature, confined, search and rescue, sailing, under the surface, funeral, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: military, invasion, adventure, wartime life, teenager, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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Rescued by Ruby (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chasing his dream to join an elite K-9 unit, a state trooper partners with a fellow underdog: clever but naughty shelter pup Ruby. Based on a true story.
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, state trooper, dog training, puppy, dream, search and rescue, police dog, police officer, owner dog relationship, animal human communication, human animal relationship ...
Place: rhode island
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Away and Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Peterson, a widowed father of three young children, encounters Ginny Newsom, a wildlife biologist, whose mission is tracking trumpeter swans, a family of which settle in a pond on the Peterson farm. Could that be romance in the air?
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, sincere
Plot: bird, widower, swan, saving a life, strong female character, strong female lead, farm, single parent, marriage, search and rescue, ornithologist, kids and family ...
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, animals, destiny, greed, hopes, friendship, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
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The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the King and Queen are poisoned, brothers Per and Pål get arrested, suspected of being behind it. Younger brother Espen "Ash Lad" and Princess Kristin set out on a quest to find the mythical Soria Moria castle, which is said to be ...
Style: fairy tale, funny, exciting, romantic, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, castle, magical creature, norse mythology, kingdom, royal family, bravery, search and rescue, love and romance, heroes, social differences, villainess ...
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Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, search and rescue, abduction, friendship, friends, human animal relationship, escape, villain, violent man, animal human communication, mountain, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: alps
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.
Style: funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, sea voyage, talking animals, snail, search and rescue, journey, adventure, friends, abduction, deception, unlikely friendships, kindness ...
Time: 2020s
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Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Style: humorous, funny, fairy tale, sweet, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, investigation, disguise, disappearance, search and rescue, crimes, villain, gnome, shakespeare, female protagonist, doll ...
Place: england, tower bridge london, london
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A Mother on the Edge (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mother is forced to question her sanity when her daughter disappears and she's told that she's been dead for over an year, igniting a chase for the truth in order to save her little girl's life before it's too late.
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: faked death, married couple, psychiatrist, female protagonist, salvation, search and rescue, uncover truth, mysterious disappearance, mother and daughter, kids and family, family, investigation ...
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Crocodile (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Divina is preparing for her daughter Rowena’s 13th birthday when she hears shocking news: her daughter has been attacked by a crocodile, her body still missing. As Divina searches for the body of her daughter in the marshlands of Agusan del Sur, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: crocodile, death of daughter, animal attack, missing person, tragedy, mother and daughter, girl, search and rescue, swamp, accident, egg, boat ...
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Dive Club (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: On the shores of Cape Mercy, a skillful group of teen divers investigate a series of secrets and signs after one of their own mysteriously goes missing.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, friend, small town, women, diver, diving, island, sea, search and rescue, scuba diving, female protagonist, teenage girl ...
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Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Jan and profiler Louise constantly move around in the thrilling periphery of a murderer's view as they link a series of killings.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, homicide detective, investigation, crime investigation, unsolved crime, police, abduction, violence, murder, serial murder, murder investigation ...
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Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue! (2019)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: It’s the Adventure Bay 500! The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero, The Whoosh! But when the legendary racer is unable to drive in the championship race, he calls on his biggest fan-pup ...
Style: colourful, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, save the day, rescue, animal life, heroes, partners, rescue team, puppy, search and rescue, cartoon dog, talking dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: entertaining, intense, emotional, suspense, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, superheroine, wonder woman character, woman fights a man, female fighter, super strength, female warrior, superhuman powers, amazon, warrior, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: egypt, washington d.c., russia, london, new york ...
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The Collective (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica (Wynn Everett) travels to New York City to help her sister but she is nowhere to be found. As she delves into a world of darkness and lies surrounding a spiritually depraved community calling itself 'The Collective' with her friend ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, realistic, serious
Plot: cult, cult leader, stalking, sister sister relationship, escape, deception, ritual, murder, investigation, missing sister, mystery, search and rescue ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Villain (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Raavan story is about a Raavan (Vikram) who is waiting for a chance to take revenge on a police officer Ram (Prithviraj) who was responsible for the death of his sister. At the same time Ram gets married to his love Janaki (Aishwarya Rai).But on the ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: revenge, rebel, good versus evil, myth, abduction, search and rescue, adventure, husband wife relationship, hindu mythology, kidnapping, dancer, forest ...
Place: india
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The Big Trip (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A goofy stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to the wrong door. A bear, a moose, a tiger and a rabbit set on an arduous but fun-filled adventure through the wilderness to return the panda to its rightful home.
Style: captivating, sweet, light, touching, funny
Audience: kids, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: bear, anthropomorphism, panda, disorder, animal life, friendship, animal that acts human, search and rescue, python, raft, hare, pelican ...
Time: 2010s, year 2019
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and ...
Style: colourful, captivating, enigmatic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: lost city, jungle girl, jungle, friend, monkey, teenager, adventure, friends, escapades, mystery, riddles and clues, friendship ...
Place: peru
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Christmas Twister (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a small Texas town during the holiday season, Ethan Walker, a meteorologist and part-time professor working at the local university studying tornadoes, is woken in the middle of the night for a call about a tornado that has just hit. His team is ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, christmas, natural disaster, tornado, christmas spirit, hidden truth, forces of nature, hurricane, weatherman, child in peril, search and rescue, family in danger ...
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