Movies about firefighters

List of the best movies about firefighters selected by visitors to our site: Only the Brave, Ladder 49, Fahrenheit 451, Divines, The Condemned 2, Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Dance of Reality, A Taste of Romance, Fire with Fire, Fireproof.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, family
CharactersFirefighters, Knights, Demons, Thieves, Horses, Wolves, Wizards
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages

The sequel to The Visitors reunites us with those lovable ruffians from the French Medieval ages who - through magic - are transported into the present, with often drastic consequences. Godefroy de Montmirail travels to today to recover the missing family jewels and a sacred relic, guarantor of his wife-to-be's fertility. The confrontation between Godefroy's repellent servant Jack the Crack and his descendent, the effete Jacquart, present-day owner of the chateau, further complicates the matter.

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.

Backdraft (1991)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Funeral
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

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.

The January Man (1989)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Firefighters, Cats, Bodyguards, Artists
PlotInvestigation, Dancing, Love
PlaceNew York
StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men, Smart

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.

The Towering Inferno (1974)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

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.

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.

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.