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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with race against time, chases and races, danger, chase, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, pistol, murder and gun plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race against time: In Time (2011), Cellular (2004), Unstoppable (2010), Armageddon (1998), Saw (2004), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Final Destination (2000), 24 (2001), Apollo 13 (1995), Back to the Future (1985).

List of race against time movies

 6.7
 366K
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, society, race against time, fighting the system, class differences, social differences, time, on the run, love and romance, distopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 92K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, rescue, crimes, crime, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 183K
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, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, race against time, chase, save the day, determination, danger, partners, helicopter, chases and races, profanity, unstoppable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california
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 6.7
 392K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, nasa, space travel, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, new york, istanbul turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 374K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, plot twist, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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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, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, master criminal, race against time, danger, blackmail, organized crime, crime, car thief, partners, friends, car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, supernatural, twists & turns, life & death, survival, race against time, air disaster ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 8.3
 169K
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: stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, terrorist plot, race against time, revenge, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, interrogation, treason, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 264K
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, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas, pacific ocean ...
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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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 252K
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, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, imaginary, magical, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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 4.4
 23K
Getaway (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, hostage, daring rescue, mysterious character, escapades, danger, crimes, chases and races, on the run, damsel in distress, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 148K
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, captivity, confined, buried alive, danger, desperation, fear, terrorism, characters in danger, race against time, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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 5.4
 94K
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, road movie, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: satanic cult, race against time, car chase, kidnapping, rescue, violence, revenge, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, tough heroes, loss of daughter ...
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: serious, suspenseful, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, nuclear missile, heroic mission, danger, underwater, daring rescue, save the world ...
Time: future, frogman, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york
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 5.9
 66K
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, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 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, good versus evil, race against time, escapades, missing person, legends and myths, map, relic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 77K
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, suspense, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, wrong place wrong time, american abroad, revolution, chaos, u.s. embassy, political unrest, execution, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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 6.3
 39K
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, kidnapping, race against time, hostage, politics, accountant, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.5
 71K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, catastrophe, forces of nature, race against time, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger, tunnel, subway, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, beverly hills ...
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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, cult film ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, teenage hero, virtuality, teamwork, love, teenage boy ...
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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 4.8
 10K
Altitude (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: race against time, against the odds, airplane, danger, unlikely partners, cons and scams, chases and races, supernatural power, group of friends, supernatural, monster, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.9
 8K
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: zombie, race against time, deadly virus, infected, coping, drug, apocalypse, plague, couples, supernatural, lethal injection, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 3.9
 900
Coffin (2011)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Awakening from a deep sleep in the pitch black Sean Justice feels around him and realises that he is in a small wooden box and beside him lays his unconscious girlfriend. With only two hours of air time remaining a ransom demand is made of $500,000 ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: race against time, mysterious character, confined, survival, crimes, danger, trapped, coffin, save the day, on the run, mystery, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 2010s ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, big ben london, pennsylvania ...
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 6.6
 32K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, race against time, investigation, false accusation, journalism, lethal injection, death penalty, crime, crimes, uncover truth, journal, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
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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, rough, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, race against time, one man army, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, danger, life is a bitch, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
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 6.5
 44K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, undercover, secret agents, chase, espionage, covert operation, kgb, adventure, working undercover, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, washington d.c. ...
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 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, apocalypse, race against time, danger, adventure, government agency, heroic mission, save the planet, universe, car accident, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, pentagon, taj mahal, sydney australia ...
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 7.5
 479K
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, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, alternate reality, nuclear threat, precognition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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