Films about self-sacrifice

List of the best films about self-sacrifice, selected by visitors to our site: Stowaway, Logan, Euthanizer, Passengers, Beautiful Creatures, Mine, The Other Side of the Door, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Wazir, Wunderkinder.

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

Stowaway (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Logan (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersMutant, Superhero, Immortals, Defenders, Mentors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Road adventures, Travel, Martial Arts
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Incredible, Fascinating

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Euthanizer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersDogs, Animals, Fathers, Nurses
PlotFear, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Fascinating, Patriotic, Black humor, Gothic

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. The only innocent party in the drama that ensues is the dog itself.

Passengers (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
PlotLove, Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CharactersWitch, Teens
PlotLove, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Serious

Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.

Mine (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Italy
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Self-sacrifice
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

The Other Side of the Door (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
CharactersFamily, Shamans, Mothers
PlotDeath, Life after death, Ghosts, Self-sacrifice, Rites of passage
PlaceParallel worlds, India
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her daughter becomes the focus of terror. She must now protect against the evil that was once her beloved son.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Pokemon, Partners, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Travel, Investigation, Friendship, Pursuit
StyleFor children, Exciting, By games, Touching, For a group of friends

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

Wazir (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotChess, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Friendship, Chase
PlaceHospitals, India
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them.

Wunderkinder (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, music
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceRussia, Ukraine
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Three musically talented children look to the future, but their hopes crumble when Germany and Russia enter into war.

Alien Outpost (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa
CharactersSnipers, Aliens, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, UFO, Alien invasion, Saving the World, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, USA
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Lights Out (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
CharactersMonsters, Blonde girls, Orphans, Parents
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Depression, Ghosts, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Friends, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Martial Arts
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

11-11-11 (2011)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
PlotSupernatural, Religious, Computers, Fog, Self-sacrifice
PlaceLabyrinths, Beach, Cemetery, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.

The Aeronauts (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Scientists, Sisters, Old man
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Experiments, Expeditions, Snow
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

A Dark Song (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersDemons, Angels, Mothers
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious
PlaceLake, Mansions, Country houses
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersWarriors, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Death, Love triangle, Mystery, Competitions
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Pressure (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSubmarines, Sea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?

The Darkness (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Demons, Snake, Autistic
PlotSupernatural, Pursuit, Swimming, Bulimia, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCaves, Hospitals
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation with a supernatural presence in tow.

Marionette (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, detective
CountryNetherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
PlotDreams, Self-sacrifice

A therapist loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.