This weekend, another movie will be added to the long list of films with time-sensitive plots when "Getaway" hits theaters. Like so many who have come before him, the movie's main character, Brent (Ethan Hawke), is in a race against time to save his wife, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious baddie.

The plot line is very familiar. After all, filmmakers love giving characters a definitive time frame to accomplish their goals, whether its saving the planet from a giant asteroid or traveling to the past to prevent a murder.

So, in honor of one of Hollywood's favorite themes, let's take a look back at these 11 "oops" moments from some classic race-against-the-clock movies.

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Getaway- Trailer No. 1
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A former race-car driver and his young passenger embark on a high-speed mission to save his wife. Read More

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