Race against time movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant race against time movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful, entertaining and intense films and TV shows about / with race against time, chase, catastrophe, chases and races, dialogue, mentor, danger, destiny, storytelling and gun plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race against time: In Time (2011), Cellular (2004), Source Code (2011), Unstoppable (2010), Armageddon (1998), Your Name (2016), Nick of Time (1995), Saw (2004), Buried (2010), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000).

List of race against time movies

 6.7
 376K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, class differences, fighting the system, on the run, social differences, love ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 95K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, psychopath, violence, telephone call, cell phone, confined, woman in danger, rescue, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 491K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, alternate reality, imaginary, train ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 6.8
 187K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, race against time, chase, save the day, train crash, helicopter, danger, determination, partners, heroic, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california
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 6.7
 400K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disaster movie, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, astronaut, natural disaster, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, outer space, race against time, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 8.4
 208K
Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, girl, supernatural, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.3
 40K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.6
 385K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, insanity, psychopath, master criminal, plot twist, game of death, fear, captivity, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.0
 152K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, captivity, buried alive, isolation, trapped, desperation, danger, fear, abduction, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: exciting, intense, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, car thief, master criminal, race against time, thief, danger, chase, car, blackmail, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, psychic, supernatural, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, group of friends, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 8.3
 174K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, special agents, terrorism, government agency, race against time, terrorist, secret service, revenge, against the rules, heroes, double agent, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 325K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, parents and children, uncover truth, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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 7.6
 275K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, catastrophe, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
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 6.4
 164K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: street racing, car race, car chase, car, betrayal, chases and races, frame up, rivalry, race against time, ex convict, justice, ford mustang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, san francisco, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, inventor, chases and races, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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 6.9
 253K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, air disaster, hijacking, false accusation, danger, save the day, special agents, hostage, heroes, race against time, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
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 7.6
 258K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, magical, imaginary, true love, magic, witches, pirate, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s ...
Place: england, europe
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, teenage boy, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, teamwork, virtuality, love, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 80K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
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 4.4
 23K
Getaway (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, hostage, daring rescue, mysterious character, escapades, danger, crimes, chases and races, damsel in distress, on the run, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.4
 95K
Drive Angry (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milton is a hardened felon who has broken out of Hell, intent on finding the vicious cult who brutally murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby. He joins forces with Piper, a sexy, tough-as-nails waitress with a 69 Charger, who's also ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, absurd, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, satanic cult, race against time, kidnapping, rescue, violence, vengeance, revenge, demon, supernatural, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: oklahoma, colorado, usa, louisiana, new orleans
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, underwater scene, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, danger, heroic mission, underwater, daring rescue, save the world ...
Time: future, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, vatican
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 6.5
 118K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tricky, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: game, teenage boy, internet, technology, computer cracker, party, rivalry, teenage girl, heroine, danger, hacker, faked death ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: seattle washington, new york, seattle
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 5.9
 68K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, greek mythology, best friends, heroes, monster, demi god, teenage life, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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 6.8
 107K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, rivalry, ambition, manipulations, confinement indoors, surveillance, psychology, mystery, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
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 6.5
 5K
Zero Hour (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and cracking conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila, is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ancient mystery, riddles and clues, treasure, conspiracy, danger, legends and myths, good versus evil, escapades, race against time, missing person, map, relic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, terrorist, courage, teamwork, top secret, frame up, save the day, outsmarting, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, moscow russia, san francisco ...
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 5.5
 73K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, catastrophe, forces of nature, race against time, disaster film, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger, geology, tunnel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, iceland ...
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