Movies like Commando

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Commando (1985)
 6.7
 128K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough, psychotronic, surprise ending, ridiculous, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, daring rescue, island, heroes, tough heroes, race against time, vengeance, adventure, daughter, rescue mission, father, chases and races, danger, escapades, rivalry, confined, crimes, violence, chase, assassination, forced into action, presumed dead, dictatorship, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california

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Most similar movies to Commando

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, rough and realistic films with plots about gunfight, chase, tough guy, heroes, violence, machine gun and pistol mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Commando: Executive Decision (1996), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Taken (2008), Taken 3 (2014), Rambo III (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, stewardess, hostage, surveillance, bomb, explosion, hand to hand combat, covert operation, nerve gas ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, helicopter, master warrior, vengeance, forest, u.s. army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 158K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, revenge, framed for murder, kidnapping, chase, protagonist as suspect, parent child relationship, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 104K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, one man army, freedom fighter, kidnapping, russian, master warrior, liberation, submachine gun, military base, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, thailand, pakistan, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, inuit, fight, good versus evil, wilderness, adventure, save the day, company, heroic mission, righting the wronged, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 68K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, ship, mercenary, one man army, cook, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, navy, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 299K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, chase, martial arts, heroic mission, gunfight, escape, master warrior, partners, battles, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 107K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, rescue, mountain climbing, heroes, forces of nature, money, one man army, air disaster, suitcase, snow, hijacking, mountain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, race against time, kidnapping, island, danger, betrayal, hostages, daring rescue, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 26K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, special agents, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, kidnapping, one man army, most dangerous game, military, violence, machine gun, rifle, psychopath, fistfight, exploding helicopter, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, microchip, cia, terrorist, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, femme fatale, strong sexual content, government agency, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 14K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, race against time, rescue, terrorism, adventure, daring rescue, war, save the day, redemption, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, seaport, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.7
 458
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, chase, jungle, most dangerous game, manhunt, survival, one man army, boat chase, master warrior, contests and competitions, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 12K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, soldier, one man army, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, heroes, military base, sword fight, fight scenes, sword ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug cartel, rescue, undercover, soldier, gory, good versus evil, vengeance, police investigation, secret mission, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, lone wolves, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger, chaos, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, life is a bitch, earthquake ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 689K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, skyscraper, confined, fbi, hostage, tough law enforcer, violence, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, terrorist, terrorism, kidnapping, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, heroes, military, hostages, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, violence, vigilante, one man army, rescue, christmas, invasion, cold war, martial arts, vigilantism, armored car, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, gold, bomb, explosion, deception, tough law enforcer, violence, gunfight, police, robbery, subway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 465
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, pilot, race against time, terrorism, military, adventure, secret agents, daring rescue, save the day, officers and cadets, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, daughter, kidnapping, tough heroes, chases and races, in the woods, wilderness, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 126K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, resistance, massacre, gadget ...
Time: future, near future, twentieth century, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, heroes, arms dealer, rivalry, crimes, escapades, partners, ex military, battle, rescue mission, revolver, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: moscow russia, mexico, wyoming, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 160
Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repo man tries to deliver a repossessed Jaguar. He's captured by a bizarre family, straight out of the backwoods, who force him to fight in an illegal, bare-fist tournament run by an insane sheriff.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, chase, murder, adventure, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, rivalry, athlete's life, lone wolves, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, master warrior, gunfight, sniper, machismo, tough heroes, danger, violence, escapades, heroes, battles, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: mine, albania, europe, paris france, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 285K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, terrorism, crimes, fbi, marines, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, race against time, rescue, island, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%