American movies about firefighters

List of the best American movies about firefighters, selected by visitors to our site: Only the Brave, Ladder 49, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Backdraft, The Fireman, World Trade Center, Hellfighters, The Towering Inferno, Playing with Fire, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Water, Fires
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Party, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, To cry, Tense

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Heroes, Friends
PlotFriendship, Funeral, Fires
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Touching, Serious

Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersFirefighters, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Fires
PlaceForest, USA
StyleWomens in main roles

A young boy finds himself pursued by two assassins in the Montana wilderness, with a survival expert determined to protect him, and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Belgium
Duration02:17
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Funeral
PlaceChicago, Office
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:36
CharactersFirefighters

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, family, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersFirefighters, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Fires
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Oil
StyleTo cry

The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure
PlaceHelicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFirefighters, Scientists, Tough guys
PlotWedding, Friendship, Birthday, Internet, Parenting
PlaceForest
StyleCute, Fascinating

A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGay, Firefighters, Friends
PlotWedding, Investigation, Friendship

Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things get dicey when a bureaucrat comes calling, and the boys are forced to present a picture of domestic bliss.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:33
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Disabled people, FBI, Fathers
PlotRobbery, Conspiracies, Fires
PlaceChina, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersFirefighters
PlotFires
StyleInspirational, Touching, Serious

In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to make them love each other again.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:51
CharactersDogs, Firefighters
PlotAdventure, Fires

Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersManiacs, Snipers, Firefighters, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Gambling, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceCourt, Deserts

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Aviation, Death
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleLight

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Investigators
PlotInvestigation
PlaceCalifornia
StyleDisturbing

An arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersFirefighters
PlotFires

Documentary short following one family and the residents of Ventura County, CA through a journey of devastation, repair and survival after one of the largest wildfires in state history—the 2017 California Wildfires—destroys their beloved community.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersFirefighters, Special Forces, Criminals, Warriors, Veterans
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Bank robbery, Fight, Money
PlaceGhetto
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, For men

When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages through dispatch for all police and fire units to scatter to remote locations throughout the city where they are met with chaos. Not knowing who or why, the one thing they do know is if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another - they will be solely responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city's history. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives - save the city - or save their daughter.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersFirefighters, Disabled people, Losers, Poor
PlotMoney, Death, Political, Uprising
StyleSmart

Sicko is a Michael Moore documentary about the corrupt health care system in The United States who's main goal is to make profit even if it means losing peoples lives. "The more people you deny health insurance the more money we make" is the business model for health care providers in America.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31
CharactersFirefighters, Thieves, Scammers, FBI, Miners
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Money, Investigation, Birthday
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFirefighters, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy, Touching

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gods, Firefighters, Sisters
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Wedding, Money
PlaceParty, Beach, Hotels
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching

Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Firefighters, Special Forces, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Investigation, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Parents
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Death, Cold
PlaceHospitals, Lake, USA
TimeWinter
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Tragedy strikes when a woman named Joyce's son falls through the ice on a frozen lake and is trapped underwater for over 15 minutes. After being rushed to the hospital, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFirefighters, Serial killers, Artists, Bodyguards, Cats
PlotLove, Dancing, Investigation, Ballet
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Tense, For men, Disturbing

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersFirefighters, Birds, Partners
PlotMeaning of life
PlaceBeach, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, Action, By books, Philosophical

In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersFirefighters, Students, Models, Sisters, Cats
PlotLove, Birthday, Holidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, By books, For single girls

With Christmas approaching, a handsome fireman afraid of commitment adopts a stray cat and meets a beautiful veterinary student who challenges his decision to remain a confirmed bachelor.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:50
CharactersAliens, Firefighters, Military, FBI, Fathers
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Skirmishes, Abduction, Superpowers
PlaceHelicopters, USA
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFirefighters
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

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Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:30
CharactersFirefighters, Blonde girls
PlotLove triangle, Radio
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute

When radio love guru Dr Emma Lloyd convinces Patrick Sullivan's fiancée to dump him the week before their wedding. He sets about teaching her a lesson for interfering in other peoples lives that she knows nothing about. Things take a turn when he finds himself falling for the very person who ruined his life and everyone is going to have to learn a few lessons about 'Real Love'





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