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, entertaining, serious, suspenseful, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with race against time, suspense, danger, chase, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, chases and races and survival plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race against time: Need for Speed (2014), In Time (2011), Nick of Time (1995), Interstellar (2014), Cellular (2004), 2012 (2009), Volcano (1997), Unstoppable (2010), Source Code (2011), The Bone Collector (1999).

List of race against time movies

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, humorous, realistic, road movie, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car, car chase, street racing, car race, race against time, race, frame up, rivalry, justice, race car, police chase, driver ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, manhattan new york city, usa, detroit, new york ...
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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, philosophical, serious, stylized, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time, distopia, immortality, fighting the system, survival, love, dystopic future, future dystopia, social differences, class differences, race against time, wealth ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, canada, usa
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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, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, race against time, twists and turns, kidnapping, conspiracy theory, accountant, hostage, murder, politics, terrorism, suspense ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: space, time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, scientist, space station, end of the world, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, colorado
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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, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, cell phone, home invasion, hostage, psychopath, police corruption, conspiracy, murder, twists and turns, lone hero, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, race against time, tsunami, forces of nature, humanity in peril, destruction, human existence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 2000s, year 2009 ...
Place: los angeles, las vegas, mount everest, british columbia, london ...
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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, intense, suspenseful, apocalyptic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, survival, volcano, catastrophe, race against time, firefighter, forces of nature, suspense, lava, fire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, hawaii, antarctica, san francisco ...
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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, serious, intense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, train crash, race against time, chase, disaster, save the day, suspense, train engineer, train wreck, determination, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, pittsburgh, california
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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, clever, mind bending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: time travel, time loop, suspense, train, twists and turns, alternate reality, bomb, destiny, save the day, memory, parallel universe, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois, illinois
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The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, suspense, psychopath, investigation, twists and turns, police investigation, race against time, mind game, policewoman, murder, paraplegic, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, psychedelic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, race against time, coma, psychiatrist, virtual reality, psychopath, macabre, mind game, fbi, suspense, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, road movie, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, delivery, organized crime, police corruption, on the run, bicycle, chinese immigrant, suspense, twists and turns, justice, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
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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, romantic, tricky, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenager, suspense, game, internet, rivalry, hacker, technology, heroine, hacking, moral dilemma, race against time, teenage boy ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, seattle
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political conspiracy, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, race against time, secret service, president, assassination of president, mission, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
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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: intense, exciting, entertaining, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, chase, car, race against time, car thief, master criminal, suspense, blackmail, betrayal, car theft, caper ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, suspense, twists and turns, race against time, death, urban legend, investigation, life is a bitch, macabre, female protagonist, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle, fictional island
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Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
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, surprise ending, depressing ...
Plot: survival, trapped, suspense, confined, buried alive, isolation, terrorist, captivity, claustrophobia, deathtrap, twists and turns, characters in danger ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 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: surreal, exciting, clever, stylized, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: destiny, race against time, time loop, time, alternate reality, time travel, repeated event, self sacrifice, suspense, running, multiple perspectives, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ancient mystery, relic, treasure, race against time, artifact, conspiracy, legends and myths, riddles and clues, journal, good versus evil, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, love, virtuality, teenage hero, distopia, teenage boy, evil corporation, computer, friendship, quest ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, jurassic, 80s ...
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, nasa, space, race against time, disaster, space travel, rescue, space exploration, moon, space program, trapped in space ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1970, future ...
Place: houston texas, usa, pacific ocean, texas, florida ...
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1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: tense, entertaining, sad, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british soldier, british army, soldier, military, battlefield, british military, death, survival, dangerous mission ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, captivating, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: con artists, adaptation, deception, master criminal, fbi, creativity, prodigy, race against time, rise and fall, impostor, justice, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: new york, new orleans, los angeles, san francisco, boston ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, breathtaking, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: sword fight, magic, battles, friendship, courage, good versus evil, magical, monster, army, sword and sorcery, warrior, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, apocalyptic, rough ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, escape, race against time, future dystopia, loner, rescue, gunfight, hostage, tough guy ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california ...
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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, sentimental, entertaining, apocalyptic, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, catastrophe, nasa, astronaut, space travel, space, save the world, race against time, suspense ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, france ...
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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, slasher, tense, sinister ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, supernatural, teenager, death, life & death, survival, destiny, characters killed one by one, air disaster, disaster, freak accident, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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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, breathtaking, captivating, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, espionage, gunfight, secret agents, courage, frame up, cia, race against time, female spy, tough guy, save the day ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington state, hungary, russia, san francisco, budapest ...
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: entertaining, suspenseful, intense, buddy movie, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police officer, heist, terrorism, police, bomb, twists and turns, lone hero, race against time, car chase, revenge, suspense ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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, funny, light, parody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: cold war, spy, race against time, kgb, espionage, buddies, farce, chase, mistaken identity, secret agents, secret service, nuclear war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, russia, pakistan, asia ...
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