American movies about firefighters

List of the best American movies about firefighters, selected by visitors to our site: Those Who Wish Me Dead, Only the Brave, Playing with Fire, Skyscraper, Fireproof, World Trade Center, Ladder 49, Firehouse Dog, A.C.O.D., The Nine Lives of Christmas.

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

Country
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA

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.

Only the Brave (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

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

Playing with Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA

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

Skyscraper (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:33

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

Fireproof (2008)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

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.

World Trade Center (2006)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, family, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Ladder 49 (2004)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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.

Firehouse Dog (2007)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:51

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.

A.C.O.D. (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.

The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

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.

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Breakthrough (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

The Florida Project (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

The Guru (2002)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:14

Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, comes for visit, and brags about driving a Mercedes and living in a penthouse.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:40

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Fire with Fire (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against—after being held up at a local convenience store—threatens him.

Fire Twister (2015)
Markimdb: 2.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:02

When a mysterious orb of light strikes a deep water oil rig, the massive explosion erupts into a ball of flames creating a swirling mass of clouds and fire. As the twister begins to move ...

Fourteen Hours (1951)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.

'Tis the Season for Love (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Canada

An out-of-work New York City actress returns home to the quaint small town she escaped 10 years before and finds a place far different than the hamlet she left. She suddenly finds performing possibilities and even romance that kind of blow her away.

Midnight Special (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:50

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

A Film Johnnie (1914)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA

The Tramp, a film Johnnie (someone who loiters near theaters or studios to meet stars or get a job), attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there.

Smoke Screen (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA

Sandra Brown’s “Smoke Screen” follows newswoman Britt Shelley (Jaime Pressly), who shockingly wakes up in bed next to the dead body of Detective Jay Burgess and is suspected of foul play. Five years prior, Jay’s lifelong friend Raley Gannon (Currie Graham) also woke up next to a dead body. After learning of Britt’s scandal and the similarities between their two cases, he realizes she might be his only chance for vindication. As the two unravel their mysterious cases together, they find themselves caught in a dangerous political cover-up involving arson and murder.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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.

A Second Chance (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple's infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Nick Malloy portrays an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the paramedic's past. With little time to spare and his wife's life hanging in the balance, the EMT must figure out why he's been chosen to be the pawn in this maniac's game before it's too late.

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

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.

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

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

Arena (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Heaven is for Real (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.

The King of Staten Island (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys — Oscar, Igor and Richie — and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

Backdraft 2 (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Belgium
Duration00:41

Years after the original Backdraft, Sean, son of the late Steve "Bull" McCaffrey, is assigned to investigate a deadly fire only to realize it is something much more sinister.




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