Movies about firefighters

List of the best movies about firefighters selected by visitors to our site: A Mermaid in Paris, The King of Staten Island, Fire, Fire Will Come, Fahrenheit 451, Wildlife, The Christmas Chronicles, Only the Brave, Logan Lucky, Divines
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersCats, Mermaids, Firefighters, Neighbors

A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.

The King of Staten Island (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersFirefighters, Widows
PlaceNew York

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.

Fire (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Heroes
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A heroic story about firefighters and rescuers. What we call an act of bravery is just a usual routine for them, if only one can get used to mortal danger and extreme risk. When people in distress seem to have nobody who may help them, rescuers come to fight against merciless forces of nature.

Fire Will Come (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountrySpain, France, Luxembourg
CharactersDogs, Firefighters
PlaceMountains, Village, Forest

When Amador Coro gets out of prison for having provoked a fire, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his elder mother, Benedicta, and three cows. Life goes on calmly, following the rhythm of the nature. Until the night when a fire devastates the region.

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersPartners, Firefighters, Birds
StyleDystopian, By books, Action, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Philosophical

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

Wildlife (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
CharactersPhotographers, Firefighters
PlotLove, Dancing
StyleSoulful, Disturbing, Makes me think

14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job (and his sense of purpose) he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersChildrens, Single mothers, Brothers, Firefighters
PlotHolidays, Travel
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix, Soulful, Light, Atmospheric, Fascinating, To cry

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.

Only the Brave (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography
CharactersFirefighters, Friends, Partners
PlotDrug addict, On real events
PlaceParty, Mountains, Aircraft
StyleFor men, Exciting, Action, Tense, To cry, Unexpected ending

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

Logan Lucky (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersScammers, Firefighters, Bartenders, Miners, FBI
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Money, Robbery
StyleTense, Action, Exciting, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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.

Divines (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Qatar
CharactersFirefighters, Poor, Criminals
PlotSuccess, Money, Power, Dancing, Weapon, Seduction
PlaceGhetto, France, Paris, Night Clubs

In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.

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Patriots Day (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersPolice, Dogs, Snipers, Firefighters, FBI, Terrorists, Special Forces
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Death, Motorcycles, Chase, On real events
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Unexpected ending

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.

Anthropoid (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersSoldier, Military, Dogs, Strong women, Teachers, Musicians, Firefighters
PlotLove, Death, Uprising, On real events
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Shin Godzilla (2016)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, drama, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Dinosaurs, Giants, Reporters, Firefighters
PlaceJapan, Sea
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending

From the mind behind Evangelion comes a hit larger than life. When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side - the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Snipers, Firefighters, Bodyguards, Tough guys, Warriors, Sheriffs, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Money, Death, Skirmishes, Chase, Cheating, Fear, Gambling, Pads

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.

Operator (2015)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersWarriors, Veterans, Firefighters, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Rivalry, Death, Money, Computers, Bank robbery, Robbery
StyleTense, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending

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.

Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersLesbians, Dogs, Sisters, Firefighters
PlotWedding, Dancing, Money, Computers, Mystery, Fear, Happiness
PlaceHotels, Party, Beach

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.

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Firefighters, Heroes, Orphans, Family
PlotAdventure, Weapon, Death, Love, Chase
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleLight, Disney

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.

As the Light Goes Out (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, drama
CountryHong Kong
CharactersHeroes, Partners, Firefighters
PlotPolitical, Death
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Disturbing

The bond of brotherhood is always stronger when you can be pitched into a life and death situation at any time and the only thing that gets you through the inferno is the trust that your brother will have your back. The firefighters of Hong Kong’s Pillar Point division who are expecting a quiet night to see off their retiring chief find their faith in each other stretched to the limits when a small fire at a liquor warehouse threatens to plunge the whole of Hong kong into darkness if it spreads to a nearby power plant supplying natural gas. Politics, rivalry, and suspicion all come into play when dubious decisions are made, warnings are ignored and colleagues start to fall. Can the Pillar Point brotherhood survive the night, if not the fire, with their trust in each other intact?

The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersCats, Sisters, Students, Firefighters
TimeNew Year
StyleFor 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.

The Dance of Reality (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Chile
CharactersFirefighters, Losers
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy

“Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there where he discovered the fundamentals of reality, as he underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family.

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersLawyers, Family, Firefighters
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

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.

The Flu (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
CountrySouth Korea
PlotViruses, Survival
PlaceKorea, Asia
StyleDisturbing, Action, Depressive, Tense

A case of the flu quickly morphs into a pandemic. As the death toll mounts and the living panic, the government plans extreme measures to contain it.

Be My Valentine (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
StyleFascinating, To cry, Cute, Romantic

Dan Farrell, a single father and firefighter unexpectedly falls for local florist Kate just two weeks before his stations’ annual Valentine’s Day fundraising ball. But Kate’s recent ex returns to town to win her back with a marriage proposal. Will Dan suit up to fight for love, or let the flame with Kate burn out?

A Taste of Romance (2012)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, family
CharactersFirefighters, Family
PlotRivalry, Dancing
StyleTo cry

Uptight French chef, Sara Westbrook, gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan and his friend Danny, The Five Alarm Grill is soon a big success while Sara and Patsy, her pastry chef, struggle to bring in customers. Sara suddenly softens when she meets Gill's ten-year-old daughter Hannah. Ignoring the obvious tension between her dad and Sara, Hannah is soon playing matchmaker. Can Gill and Sara's burgeoning romance survive the temptation to compete with each other, or will the heat of competition drive them apart?

Fire with Fire (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Justice, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, For men

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.

The Tower (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival, Love
PlaceHelicopters, Korea, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Action, For men

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones?

Arena (2011)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersTough guys, Serial killers, Firefighters
PlotFights without rules, Survival, Rivalry, Martial Arts
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Exciting, For men

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.

Lost Christmas (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersParents, Friends, Dogs, Orphans, Family, Thieves, Firefighters
PlotSupernatural, Snow, Lost memory, Superpowers
PlaceEngland, Prison
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.

This Must Be the Place (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryItaly, France, Republic of Ireland
PlaceNew York, Ireland
StyleTouching, Fancy, Gloomy

A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.

Restrepo (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, military
CharactersSoldier, Military, Firefighters
PlotRadio, War, Skirmishes, Fear
StyleHeavy, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

[REC]² (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.5)
CharactersHeroes, Zombie, Firefighters, Reporters
PlotSupernatural, Chase, Viruses
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

The action continues from [REC], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

Fireproof (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
StyleTouching, Inspirational

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.

Quarantine (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CharactersZombie, Firefighters
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Disturbing, Atmospheric, Heavy

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

The Accidental Husband (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
PlotLove triangle, Radio
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, 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'

Sicko (2007)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary
CharactersFirefighters, Losers, Disabled people, Poor
PlotDeath, Political, Money, Uprising

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.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFirefighters, Friends
PlotWedding, Investigation

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.

Out of the Blue (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryNew Zealand
CharactersDogs, Firefighters
PlotMental disorders, Survival, Pursuit, Money, On real events
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating, By books

Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13–14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside town, in the form of a lone gunman with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle. As he stalked his victims the terrified and confused residents were trapped for 24 hours while a handful of under-resourced and under-armed local policemen risked their lives trying to find him and save the survivors. Based on true events.

World Trade Center (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, drama, history
CharactersHeroes, Terrorists, Firefighters
PlotSurvival, On real events
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, 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.

Ladder 49 (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Friends
StyleTouching, Soulful, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

Off Beat (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove at first sight
StyleTouching, Gloomy

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I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersBusinessmen, Celebrities, Firefighters
PlotJealousy, Meaning of life, Investigation, Divorce, Rivalry, Success
StyleFancy, Smart

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Foolproof (2003)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CharactersFriends, Partners, Thieves, Hackers, Firefighters
PlotWeapon, Blackmail, Revenge, Chess, Robbery
StyleDisturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

Kevin, Sam and Rob have an unusual hobby: planning foolproof heists, without intending to actually perform them. The game goes wrong when their latest plan is stolen and carried out. Things get even worse when a mysterious man approaches them with an offer: plan a heist for him, or go to jail. As the clock ticks, they find that the risk might be higher than just their freedom.

11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.9)
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes
PlotPolitical, Survival
StyleExciting, Depressive

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.

The Guru (2002)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersLosers, Firefighters
PlaceIndia, New York, USA
StyleTouching, Romantic

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.

Collateral Damage (2002)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersHeroes, FBI, Terrorists, Special agents, Firefighters
PlotRevenge, Investigation
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.

Evolution (2001)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CharactersDragons, Firefighters
PlotAlien invasion, Adventure
StyleExciting, Light, For men

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Frequency (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Firefighters, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Radio, Investigation
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Disturbing, To cry

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time.

Asteroid (1997)
Mark3 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersAstronomers, Firefighters, Heroes, Single mothers, Presidential
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and reactions of several characters: an astronomer, her father, her son, two firefighters from Kansas, two young doctors in Dallas and the heads of the government agency in charge of the situation.

Ride Your Wave (2019)

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

Sudden Death (1995)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersHeroes, Firefighters, Terrorists
PlotRivalry, Martial Arts, Hostage
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

When a man's daughter is suddenly taken during a championship hockey game – with the captors demanding a billion dollars by game's end – he frantically sets a plan in motion to rescue her and abort an impending explosion before the final buzzer.