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1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Writers: Michael Goldenberg, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

2. Mission to Mars (2000)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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34 Metascore

When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.

Writers: Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Graham Yost | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen

3. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the "Italia" airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The "ghosts" of people involved in ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard DeLong Adams, Ennio De Concini | Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Krüger

4. Marooned (1969)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Writers: Mayo Simon, Martin Caidin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus

5. The Rescue (1988)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Christine Harnos, Edward Albert, Ellen Barber

6. Attack Force Z (1982)

84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.5
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Writer: Roger Marshall | Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

7. Toy Soldiers (1984)

R | 91 min | Drama, Action

5.2
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While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.

Writers: David Fisher, Walter Fox | Director: David Fisher | Stars: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda, Terri Garber

8. NYC: Tornado Terror (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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What appears to be harmless little whirlwinds and dust devils turns out to be a precursor to something a lot more deadlier and ends up threatening New York City's very existence.

Writer: T.S. Cook | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Sebastian Spence, Jerry Wasserman, Winston Rekert

9. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006 TV Movie)

169 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Writer: John Lafia | Director: John Lafia | Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

10. The Hunt for Eagle One (2006 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, War

3.8
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A group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons.

Writer: Michael Henry Carter | Director: Brian Clyde | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Theresa Randle, Rutger Hauer, Joe Suba

11. Hamilton (2001 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Action, Thriller

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Stars: Peter Stormare, Lena Olin, Mark Hamill, Mats Långbacka

12. Primal Force (1999 TV Movie)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Rescuers try to reach plane crash victims that are trapped on an isolated Mexican island populated by mutant baboons. Ron Perlman stars as a troubled guide hired to lead the mission.

Writer: Michael Thoma | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Ron Perlman, Mark Kiely, Roxana Zal, Kimberlee Peterson

13. Burke & Wills (1985)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.

Writer: Michael Thomas | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Nigel Havers, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Fargher

14. The Mission

Action, Drama, Thriller | Announced

An action thriller about the 2008 rescue of 15 hostages from the guerrilla group in the Colombian jungle.

Writer: Peter Landesman | Director: David Mackenzie

15. The Lifeboat (1994– )

50 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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The lives and missions of the crew of a Welsh rescue boat.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Richard Lynch, Neil Royston, Tim Wylton

16. High Ice (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a high elevation ledge of a mountain in Washington state.

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Eugene S. Jones, Natalie R. Jones, Jack Turley | Director: Eugene S. Jones | Stars: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Madge Sinclair, Gretchen Corbett

17. Ultimax Force (1987)

90 min | Action

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Writer: Joe Mari Avellana | Director: Willy Milan | Stars: Brad Cassini, Vivian Cheung, Sauro Cotoco, Vincent Giffin

18. Flight to Holocaust (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Action

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A team of troubleshooters is called to a skyscraper where a plane has crashed into the 20th floor and is stuck in the side of the building.

Writers: Robert Heverly, Anthony Lawrence, A.C. Lyles | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Fawne Harriman, Desi Arnaz Jr.

19. Recall

Thriller | Announced

An NSA agent attempts to recall the events that led up to a failed hostage rescue.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Harold Becker

20. Hansel & Gretel (1997 Video)

50 min | Animation

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Writers: Roz Phillips, Roddy Lee, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Leonard Lee | Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Caz Adams, Paul Johnstone, Joanna Moore

21. Blood Hostage

Action | Announced

A brother is out to rescue and avenge his younger brother caught in Lebanon by terrorists.

Writers: William Chartoff, Robert Csetri | Star: Shirly Brener

22. Terrorist Hunter (2005)

Action

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Director: Val Iglesias | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Derek Dee, Dennis Roldan, Maricar De Mesa

23. Raiders of the Doomed Kingdom (1985)

87 min | War, Action

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Writer: Godfrey Ho | Director: Sumat Saichur | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Manny Aswatep, Peter Ramwa, Payak Ramnate

24. Rescue at Dawn: The Los Banos Raid (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

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25. Praybeyt Benjamin (2011)

Comedy

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Writers: Wenn V. Deramas, Keiko Aquino | Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Vice Ganda, Eddie Garcia, Derek Ramsay, Jimmy Santos

26. War Spin (2003 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Stars: Dusty Dukatz, Bertram van Munster

27. Björgunarafrekið við Látrabjarg (1949)

Documentary

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Director: Óskar Gíslason

28. Water Rats (1996–2001)
Episode: A Day to Remember (Break Your Heart) (2000)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Creators: John Hugginson, Hal McElroy, Tony Morphett | Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Steve Bisley, Dee Smart, Aaron Pedersen, Brett Partridge

29. Police Rescue (1989–1996)
Episode: Double Jeopardy (1995)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Writer: Philip Cornford | Director: Paul Faint | Stars: Gary Sweet, Sonia Todd, Steve Bastoni, John Clayton

30. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Hide and Q (1987)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The Enterprise encounters Q again, and he tempts Riker by endowing him with the powers of the Q.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

31. Excel Saga (1999–2001)
Episode: Legend of the End of the Century Conqueror (2000)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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When F City falls into ruin due to the events of the previous episode, law and order cease to exist and powerful gangs rule the barren wastelands. It is up to Excel to restore order back ... See full summary »

Writer: Hideyuki Kurata | Directors: Masaru Kurenai, Shin'ichi Watanabe | Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Jason Douglas, Omi Minami, Kotono Mitsuishi

32. Police Rescue (1989–1996)
Episode: Off the Track (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Writer: Debra Oswald | Director: Geoffrey Nottage | Stars: Gary Sweet, Sonia Todd, Steve Bastoni, Steve Bisley