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

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

7.5
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 359,440 | Gross: $292.00M

2. Mission to Mars (2000)

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

5.6
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34 Metascore

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

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 60,790 | Gross: $60.87M

3. Marooned (1969)

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

5.8
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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?

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus

Votes: 3,539 | Gross: $4.35M

4. The Rescue (1988)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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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 »

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Christine Harnos, Edward Albert, Ellen Barber

Votes: 831 | Gross: $5.86M

5. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 1,320

6. Attack Force Z (1981)

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.

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

Votes: 1,641

7. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006 TV Mini-Series)

169 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,024

8. Hamilton (2001 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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Stars: Peter Stormare, Lena Olin, Mark Hamill, Mats Långbacka

Votes: 645

9. Praybeyt Benjamin (2011)

Comedy

4.9
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A gay that wants to prove himself on being brave by joining the Military. Then he met his friends and they're all not passed the training. But they became a hero from saving their leaders

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

Votes: 139

10. The Hunt for Eagle One (2006 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, War

3.9
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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.

Director: Brian Clyde | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Theresa Randle, Rutger Hauer, Joe Suba

Votes: 1,340

11. 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.

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

Votes: 426

12. The Mission (I)

Action, Drama, Thriller | Announced

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

Director: David Mackenzie

13. Soldier Boyz (1997 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

6.9
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FMV game adaptation of the movie Soldier Boyz (1995). Billionaire hires a Vietnam vet and his team of desperate convicts sentenced to life in prison to save his daughter, who was kidnapped in Vietnam by a terrorist group.

Directors: Jed Weintrob, Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, David Barry Gray, Nicole Hansen, Demetrius Navarro

Votes: 24

14. Primal Force (1999 TV Movie)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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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.

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

Votes: 648

15. NYC: Tornado Terror (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.7
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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.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Sebastian Spence, Jerry Wasserman, Winston Rekert

Votes: 930

16. 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.

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

Votes: 172

17. Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1999 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action

3.7
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Mercenary Captain "Hawk" is in Acion again to save a hostage. But he and his team are betrayed. Nothing is as it seems...

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Robert Townsend, Olivier Gruner, Nicholas Turturro, Claudia Christian

Votes: 158

18. High Ice (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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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.

Director: Eugene S. Jones | Stars: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Madge Sinclair, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 86

19. The Lifeboat (1994– )

50 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The lives and missions of the crew of a Welsh rescue boat.

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Richard Lynch, Neil Royston, Tim Wylton

Votes: 7

20. Flight to Holocaust (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Action

5.5
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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.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Fawne Harriman, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 46

21. Hansel & Gretel (1997 Video)

50 min | Animation, Fantasy

5.2
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Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Caz Adams, Paul Johnstone, Joanna Moore

Votes: 9

22. Recall

Thriller | Announced

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

Director: Harold Becker

23. Ultimax Force (1987)

90 min | Action

5.3
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Several of Michael Dudikofs mates with swords and guns. American Ninja meets Missing in Action. Fank u

Director: Willy Milan | Stars: Brad Cassini, Vivian Cheung, Joe Collins, Sauro Cotoco

Votes: 48

24. Raiders of the Doomed Kingdom (1985)

87 min | War, Action

6.2
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After the fall of Saigon, a Vietnamese officer named Cobra receives orders from the CIA to rescue General Chu, who has fallen into the hands of the Viet Cong along with some secret microfilm.

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

Votes: 25

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

Documentary

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Votes: 9

26. Terrorist Hunter (2005)

Action

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

27. Björgunarafrekið við Látrabjarg (1949)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Óskar Gíslason

28. Blood Hostage

Action | Announced

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

Star: Shirly Brener

29. Midnight Raiders (1994 Video Game)

Action

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You get orders to execute a top secret mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist. There's only one problem: the CIA wants no survivors.

Director: Sam Nicholson | Stars: Mychelle Charters, David L. Crowley, Michael Gregory, Todd Jensen

30. Little Matryoshka (2014)

8 min | Animation, Short

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A matryoshka family, led by an over-protective mother, find themselves on a desk full of playful wooden toys. Wary of strangers, Mother Matryoshka distances her family from the other toys. ... See full summary »

Directors: Serin Inan, Tolga Yildiz

31. War Spin (2003 TV Short)

44 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.2
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Star: Bertram van Munster

Votes: 8

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

Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Steve Bisley, Dee Smart, Aaron Pedersen, Brett Partridge

33. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: City of Fire (1966)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The world's largest skyscraper "Thompson Tower" is opened amid great fan fare and excitement. Two miles high and containing 12 hotels, it has space for 10,000 cars. A fire breaking out in ... See full summary »

Director: David Elliott | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 47

34. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Danger at Ocean Deep (1966)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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A new tanker, the Ocean Pioneer is lost under mysterious circumstances. The team at International Rescue work to understand the reasons behind the loss. They discover the tragic truth ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 38

35. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Day of Disaster (1965)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Brains and Lady Penelope find themselves involved in a rescue mission when the Arlington Bridge collapses, trapping the Mars Probe rocket in the river bed.

Director: David Elliott | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 47

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

Action, Crime, Drama

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A gas explosion leaves people trapped in the basement of a building. The rescue squad attempt gets even more difficult and dangerous with poisonous fumes and the risk of another explosion.

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

37. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Edge of Impact (1965)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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The Hood has been paid by General Bron to destroy Red Arrow - a new British Fighter plane. However, two men are placed in deadly danger when the second prototype crashes into a television relay tower.

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 47

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

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.0
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The Enterprise encounters Q again, and he tempts Riker by endowing him with the powers of the Q.

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

Votes: 1,311

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

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 10

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

Action, Crime, Drama

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When a car and commuter train collide, it's an emotionally and physically draining shift for the entire squad.

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

41. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)
Episode: Second Chance (1989)

Drama

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A truck gets stuck in the river and Emma is asked to pull it out. She tries together with Paula, but the truck is too heavy and Emma gets stuck underneath. While the water is rising, Geoff ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Grubb, Lenore Smith, Vikki Blanche, Brett Climo

42. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: The Perils of Penelope (1965)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Lady Penelope is taken hostage by the evil Dr. Godber while helping Sir Jeremy Hodge investigate the disappearance of Professor Borender, who has developed a means of making rocket fuel out of water.

Directors: Alan Pattillo, Desmond Saunders | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 61

43. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: The Sinking of the Andrea Doria (2006)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.5
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The sinking of the Italian liner Andrea Doria is explored.

Director: Fabio Toncelli | Star: Liev Schreiber

Votes: 15

44. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Trapped in the Sky (1965)

TV-G | 52 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The Hood plants a bomb aboard the Fireflash. Can International Rescue bring the airliner down without using its landing gear?

Director: Alan Pattillo | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 98