Movies About Protecting Someone

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Movies About Protecting Someone

Dozens of creators have explored Movies About Protecting Someone. We wrote about 25 of the best ones.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Rated R

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 science fiction action film directed and co-written by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Edward Furlong as John Connor. The movie follows the events of the first Terminator film in which a cyborg assassin is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of a future leader of the human resistance against machines. In this sequel, another Terminator, this one with a more advanced CPU and mimetic polyalloy endoskeleton, is sent back to protect John Connor, who is targeted by a new, more advanced Terminator. The film follows Sarah and the T-800 model as they battle the new Terminator model- the T-1000- in order to protect John and prepare him for the future war against machines. This movie was the highest grossing film of 1991 and was very well received by critics. It won several awards, including four Academy Awards for Best Makeup, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Editing.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is a science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron and released in 1986. It follows Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) as she returns to the moon where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. After a confrontation with the Alien queen, Ripley manages to destroy the nest and escape in the colonial vessel, the Sulaco. Alien is widely regarded as one of the best sequels ever made and won many awards, including a Special Achievement Academy Award for visual effects. The film is praised for its intense action sequences, atmospheric setting, and groundbreaking special effects.

Logan (2017)

Logan
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Mangold, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook
Rated R

Logan is a 2017 superhero film directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman. Set in the near future, Logan follows the aging Wolverine, a mutant whose powers include accelerated healing, who must protect an ailing Professor X, as well as a young mutant girl, Laura, from a dangerous organization led by Donald Pierce. With the help of a nurse, Caliban, Logan embarks on a road trip across the United States to save the young mutant and protect Professor X from Pierce’s forces. Along the way, Logan clashes with Pierce and his deadly Reavers, while trying to protect Laura from harm. With the fate of mutants hanging in the balance, Logan must summon all of his strength to protect the ones he loves.

Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine
Rated R

Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film is set in 2027, when humans have become infertile and the world is in chaos. A former activist, Theo Faron (Clive Owen), is coerced into helping a refugee, Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), escape the country. Along the way, they are aided by a group of rebels who are fighting to protect Kee, who is pregnant and believed to be the world’s last hope. As they move through a chaotic and dangerous world, they must also avoid the oppressive government forces that are determined to stop them at all costs. In the end, Theo and Kee must join forces to find a way to save humanity before it is too late.

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Deadpool 2
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Leitch, starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison
Rated R

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 action-comedy film directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. The film follows Wade Wilson (Reynolds), a.k.a. Deadpool, as he forms a team of mutant outcasts called the X-Force to protect a young mutant from the time-traveling soldier Cable (Brolin). Along the way, Deadpool must also contend with a host of enemies, including the super-powered Russell (Dennison), and his own personal demons. With the help of his newfound allies, Deadpool is able to come to terms with his past and face the obstacles ahead of him.

Shane (1953)

Shane
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Stevens, starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde
Rated Not Rated

Shane is a Western classic set in Wyoming during the late 1800s. It tells the story of Shane, a mysterious gunslinger who arrives in a small rural town and is taken in by a local family. The town is being terrorized by the oppressive cattle baron, Ryker, and his henchmen, who are trying to force the homesteaders off the land. Shane takes it upon himself to protect the homesteaders from Ryker and his men. He takes up residence with the Starret family and soon befriends Joe, the young son of the family. As Shane bonds with the family, he finds himself getting more and more involved in the struggles of the homesteaders. He ultimately has to fight a duel with Ryker in order to protect the homesteaders and restore peace to the town.

X-Men (2000)

X-Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Bryan Singer, starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen
Rated PG-13

Doctor Sleep (2019)

Doctor Sleep
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Mike Flanagan, starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis
Rated R

The Road (2009)

The Road
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Hillcoat, starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall
Rated R

Gloria (1980)

Gloria
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich
Rated PG

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Peter Sohn, starring Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple
Rated PG

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench
Rated PG-13

Commando (1985)

Commando
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mark L. Lester, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells
Rated R

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
Rated PG

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

The Girl with All the Gifts
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Colm McCarthy, starring Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine
Rated R

Midnight Special (2016)

Midnight Special
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jeff Nichols, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver
Rated PG-13

Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance
Rated PG-13

Kate (2021)

Kate
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau, Tadanobu Asano
Rated R

Mercury Rising (1998)

Mercury Rising
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Harold Becker, starring Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride
Rated R

Firestarter (1984)

Firestarter
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Mark L. Lester, starring Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear
Rated R

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

Gunpowder Milkshake
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Navot Papushado, starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh
Rated R

Birds of Prey (2020)

Birds of Prey
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Cathy Yan, starring Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett
Rated R

Over the Top (1987)

Over the Top
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Menahem Golan, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt
Rated PG

Cooties (2014)

Cooties
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion, starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer
Rated R

Nowhere to Run (1993)

Nowhere to Run
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Robert Harmon, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine
Rated R

 



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