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1. Only the Brave (2017)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 51,238 | Gross: $18.34M

2. The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods

Votes: 40,929 | Gross: $51.76M

3. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,550

4. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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69 Metascore

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

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 37,001 | Gross: $116.00M

5. Rescue Me (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Comedy

8.3
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth

Votes: 24,362

6. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 129,732 | Gross: $91.46M

7. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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38 Metascore

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 68,219 | Gross: $77.87M

8. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 42,595 | Gross: $12.23M

9. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve New York City as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 8,618

10. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 26,747 | Gross: $43.86M

11. Roxanne (1987)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 38,888 | Gross: $40.05M

12. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 97,064 | Gross: $45.01M

13. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

Votes: 53,625 | Gross: $74.54M

14. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 587

15. Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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55 Metascore

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

Votes: 69,358 | Gross: $49.32M

16. Ride Your Wave (2019)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Ryôta Katayose, Rina Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto, Kentarô Itô

Votes: 417

17. Hellfighters (1968)

G | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles

Votes: 4,933

18. Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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48 Metascore

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Director: Roberts Gannaway | Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,789 | Gross: $59.17M

19. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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Two years after being forced out of NYPD, quirky Nick is rehired by the mayor to catch a serial killer after the 11th murder of a woman.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 6,002 | Gross: $4.61M

20. The North Star (1943)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,169

21. Turk 182 (1985)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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23 Metascore

Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp

Votes: 3,484 | Gross: $3.59M

22. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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French version of the German movie The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). Both movies were directed simultaneously by Fritz Lang in Germany.

Directors: Fritz Lang, René Sti | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Thomy Bourdelle, Gustav Diessl

Votes: 10,806

23. The Egg and I (I) (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 2,189

24. Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 4,983

25. Task Force (1949)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, War

6.7
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan

Votes: 846

26. Tulsa (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 963

27. Code Red (1981–1982)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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The adventures of a Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief's family and crew.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Andrew Stevens, Julie Adams, Sam J. Jones

Votes: 118

28. Rescue Heroes (1999–2013)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

6.7
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An elite team of rescue personnel respond to emergencies around the world.

Stars: Kent Sheridan, Chris Earle, Paul Essiembre, Adrian Hough

Votes: 227

29. Flowers and Trees (1932)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Esther Campbell, Marion Darlington

Votes: 2,095

30. Backfire! (1995)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

2.7
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Just as Jeremy Jackson attempts to become the first male firewoman in New York, fires begin mysteriously erupting from toilets all over the City and Fire Marshal Marc Marshall is called in ... See full summary »

Director: A. Dean Bell | Stars: Josh Mosby, Robert Mitchum, Kathy Ireland, Telly Savalas

Votes: 244

31. Ablaze (2001)

R | 97 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

3.2
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An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: John Bradley, Tom Arnold, Ice-T, Amanda Pays

Votes: 552

32. London's Burning (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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The close knit members of Blue Watch, at Blackwell Fire Station, adjust to having a female firefighter join their ranks. The pilot movie for the long-running ITV series.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Gary McDonald, Mark Arden, James Hazeldine, James Marcus

Votes: 69

33. NileCity 105.6 (1995)

180 min | Comedy

8.5
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Percy Nilegård has gotten in to the commercial radio business. The radio station rents premises of the fire station and its chief, the self willed Greger who's in charge of six well built ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Jonas Inde, Andres Lokko, Johan Rheborg

Votes: 3,053

34. Super Bomberos (2019)

Comedy

6.9
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A ragtag group with no skills is chosen to form an elite firefighting squad.

Director: Francis "Indio" Disla Ferreira | Stars: Valentina Chacín, Chimbala, Aquiles Correa, Andrew Dasz

Votes: 8

35. Fire (1995– )

50 min | Drama

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Georgie Parker, Peter Phelps, Andy Anderson and Aaron Jeffery head up the cast in this series about a group of 'firies' in Queensland. A new female recruit battles sexism in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Anderson, Wayne Pygram, Tayler Kane, Liddy Clark

Votes: 46

36. Fireball (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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Inspector Ava Williams investigates a prison fire to its source, a prisoner seeking revenge against those who put him behind bars.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Ian Somerhalder, Lexa Doig, Aleks Paunovic, Aaron Pearl

Votes: 427

37. Firehouse (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.

Directors: John McNaughton, Alan Smithee | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Lillo Brancato, Morris Chestnut, Edie Falco

Votes: 123

38. Swedish Playgirls (1973)

80 min | Comedy

4.3
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The owner of a failing Munich strip club sends his manager to an area of the country considered backwards to recruit new talent for his club.

Director: Walter Boos | Stars: Gerd Arnau, Bert Block, Alexandra Bogojevic, Elke Boltenhagen

Votes: 66

39. The Forest Rangers (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Ranger Don Stuart, pursuing a forest arsonist, finds time to romance a socialite.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Lynne Overman

Votes: 222

40. Burn (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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82 Metascore

A documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.

Directors: Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez | Stars: Donald Austin, Brendan Doogie Milewski, Craig Dougherty, Terrell Hardaway

Votes: 675

41. The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: David Dukes, Tovah Feldshuh, Lauren Friedman, Janet Margolin

Votes: 123

42. Emergency +4 (1973–1976)

30 min | Animation, Adventure

7.4
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LACFD Paramedics Gage and DeSoto are assisted by a team of kids and their pets.

Stars: Donald Fullilove, Peter Haas, David Jolliffe, Sarah Kennedy

Votes: 42

43. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

6.4
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A fireman rushes into a carriage to rescue a woman from a house fire. Breaks the window glasses and he goes down with the woman. After dangerous and uncertain moments, the fireman save the woman' s son, too.

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Edwin S. Porter, Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White

Votes: 1,945

44. Fires of Kuwait (1992)

36 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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After Saddam Hussein had the Kuwait Oil wells lit up, teams from all over the world fought those fires for months. They had to save the oil resources, as well as reduce air pollution. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Douglas | Star: Rip Torn

Votes: 369

45. Woman on Fire (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A character-driven documentary, the film follows Brooke as she sets out to challenge ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Sokolow | Stars: James L. Baker, Brooke Guinan, George Guinan

Votes: 31

46. The Firemen (2017)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Bénédicte Meursault, a female firefighter, has just been transferred to a small fire brigade in the South of France. She is welcomed by Philippe, 45, the wise captain of the brigade. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Émilie Dequenne, Michaël Abiteboul, Grégoire Isvarine

Votes: 329

47. Where's That Fire? (1939)

73 min | Comedy

6.9
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A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 309

48. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

Votes: 624

49. Uncommon Valor (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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A mentally disturbed man sets fire to a Utah hospital, endangering the lives of staff, patients and a team of firefighters

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Spencer Alston, Jay Bernard, Nancy Borgenicht, Brendan Burns

Votes: 45

50. Fire (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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A convict starts a fire in a forest to cover his escape, but the fire goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke, Alex Cord

Votes: 220



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