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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with race against time, chases and races, danger, mentor, dialogue, chase, destiny, catastrophe, storytelling and survival plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race against time: In Time (2011), Apollo 13 (1995), Stardust (2007), Drive Angry (2011), Back to the Future (1985), Daylight (1996), Source Code (2011), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Zero Hour (2013), 24 (2001).

List of race against time movies

In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, immortality, social differences, chase, love and romance, on the run, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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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, epic, stylized, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, pirate, escapades, love and romance, prince, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, road movie, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, kidnapping, rescue, violence, car chase, satanic cult, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, loss of daughter, tough heroes, crimes ...
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, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, time machine, teenage life, sent to the past, destiny, misfit partners, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, save the day, daring rescue, dog, courage, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, time loop, nuclear threat, imaginary, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, heroic mission, old west, race against time, rivalry, dishonesty, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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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, good versus evil, treasure, riddles and clues, danger, escapades, missing person, race against time, legends and myths, artifact, map, 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: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, one man army, treason, interrogation, undercover, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, isolation, danger, confined, desperation, fear, characters in danger, terrorism, buried alive, race against time, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, heroic mission, daring rescue, life is a bitch, tough heroes, danger, earthquake, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
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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, suspense, intense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, master criminal, danger, organized crime, crime, race against time, criminal heroes, thief, friends, partners, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, mind bending, suspenseful, surreal, clever ...
Plot: destiny, running, race against time, self sacrifice, heroine, money, choice, desperation, couple relations, hopes, couples, time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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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, police corruption, race against time, police, rescue, one man army, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, vengeance, alcohol abuse, amateur detective, poisoning, toxic ...
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, pandemic, race against time, plague, airport, rescue, deadly, danger, investigation, fighting the system, survival, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, california
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Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, torture, serial killer, captivity, mind game, survival, insanity, trapped, race against time, game of death, sadist, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: race against time, on the road, obsessive quest, escapades, master and servant, adventure, odd couple, bet, friends, chases and races, travel, family ...
Time: 19th century
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Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, stoner, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, encounter, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, austin texas, new york state, texas
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30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and advise him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...
Style: humorous, comic, suspense, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: race against time, buddies, crime, escapades, kidnapping, heist, danger, threat, pizzeria, pizza delivery, redemption, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, gladiator, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
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Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, race against time, friends, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, clock, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, race against time, escapades, master villain, danger, save the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, shark, survival, laboratory, shark attack, genetic engineering, alzheimer's disease, danger, race against time, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chile, latin america, mine, australia
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Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, tough heroes, soldier, danger, heroes, battle, rescue mission, battlefield, betrayal, renegades, chases and races, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, mine
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Detour (2013)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, race against time, trapped, against the odds, danger, isolation, running out of air, confined, mortality, confusion, fear, buried alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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