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 serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with race against time, chases and races, danger, chase, vengeance, death, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and rescue plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race against time: In Time (2011), Cellular (2004), Apollo 13 (1995), Saw (2004), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Drive Angry (2011), Back to the Future (1985), Stardust (2007), Daylight (1996), Zero Hour (2013).

List of race against time movies

In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, time, fighting the system, social differences, society, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, rescue, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: nasa, astronaut, survival, space travel, space program, race against time, spacecraft, rescue, moon, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
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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, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, mind game, race against time, survival, insanity, violent, gory, master criminal, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, suspense, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, master criminal, heist, race against time, danger, blackmail, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, friends, partners, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Drive Angry (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, road movie, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satanic cult, race against time, kidnapping, rescue, violence, car chase, revenge, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, loss of daughter, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, colorado, 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, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, religious fanatic, nuclear missile, heroic mission, danger, underwater, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 1950s
Place: mine
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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, humorous, exciting, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, chases and races, small town, teenage life, sent to the past, destiny, fish out of water, misfit partners ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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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: feel good, romantic, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, adventure, true love, fall in love, supernatural ability, pirate, chase, magical, prince, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1870s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt, flood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
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Zero Hour (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ancient mystery, riddles and clues, danger, treasure, good versus evil, race against time, escapades, missing person, legends and myths, map, artifact, relic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, revenge, government agency, against the rules, secret service, treason, undercover, interrogation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, save the day, runaway train, race against time, determination, danger, partners, chases and races, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, isolation, danger, desperation, fear, buried alive, characters in danger, terrorism, race against time, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Returned (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, race against time, coping, deadly virus, couples, supernatural, plague, apocalypse, infected, lethal injection, drug, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, master warrior, kidnapping, rescue, werewolf, race against time, monster, bounty hunter, gory, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, one man army, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, life is a bitch, heroic mission, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, post apocalyptic, earthquake ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
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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: surprise ending, exciting, tense, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: experiment, teenage boy, chase, teenage girl, stalking, mutant, super strength, rescue, supernatural power, danger, leader, deception ...
Time: 2010s
Place: utah
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: destiny, running, race against time, self sacrifice, heroine, money, desperation, choice, couples, couple relations, hopes, time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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The Slender Thread (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
Style: tense, sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: race against time, overdose, drug abuse, rescue, suicide attempt, student, telephone, college, addiction, clinic, life is a bitch, marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, vengeance, poisoning, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
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Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The outbreak of a strange, deadly virus aboard a passenger plane sends Los Angeles into a panic in this terrifying TV movie. As the virus spreads across the city and the death toll rises, Dr. Kayla Martina (Tiffani Thiessen, FASTLANE) fights to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, plague, pandemic, race against time, airport, rescue, deadly, confined, save the day, danger, investigation, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, california
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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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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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: touching, romantic, captivating, scenic, emotional ...
Plot: school, body swapping, time travel, memory loss, destiny, race against time, death, romance, star crossed lovers, supernatural, schoolgirl, evacuation ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, woman in danger, unlikely partners, confined, wanted, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, tokyo
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Around the World with Willy Fog (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Around the World with Willy Fog is a cartoon adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. The cartoon was produced by Spanish studio BRB Internacional with animation by Japanese studio Nippon Animation. In the same vein as ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, on the road, race against time, obsessive quest, escapades, master and servant, anthropomorphic animal, bet, odd couple, friends, chases and races, travel ...
Time: 19th century
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Miracle Mile (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, race against time, nuclear holocaust, danger, panic, one night, love affair, fall in love, survival, helicopter, riot ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: antarctica, los angeles
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Deathsport (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1000 years into the future, after the Great Neutron Wars, the world is divided into desert wastelands and isolated city-states. Notorious "Desert Ranger" Kaz is forced to fight in the DeathSport, dueling on futuristic motorcycle ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, survival, chase, against the odds, leadership, deadly, battles, rivalry, vengeance, chaos, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, texas
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The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, espionage, assassination, undercover, assassination attempt, vengeance, crimes, working undercover, save the day, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, zurich switzerland, tel aviv israel ...
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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: race against time, college, christmas, on the road, desert, adventure, youth, family, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, nebraska, iowa ...
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