Movies like Commando

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Commando (1985)
 6.7
 132K
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: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, father, vengeance, mercenary, danger, gunfight, commando, machismo, warrior, daring rescue, tough heroes, hostage, island, revenge, rescue, race against time, extortion, daughter, ex military, camp, adventure, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, twentieth century
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 exciting, suspenseful, rough and serious films with plots about violence, gunfight, revenge, pistol, machine gun, danger and tough guy mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Commando: Taken (2008), Cliffhanger (1993), Executive Decision (1996), The Expendables (2010), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 535K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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, dark hero, rescue, young woman, danger, daring rescue, human trafficking, car chase, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 110K
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mountain climbing, forces of nature, rescue, climbing, money, rocky mountains, save the day, one man army, crime gone awry, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, deception, ransom, bomb, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 305K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, escape, martial arts, gunfight, chase, partners, heroic mission, master warrior, cia, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, one man army, helicopter, soldier, vietnam veteran, vengeance, vietnam war, tough heroes, daring rescue, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, arizona, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 70K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, save the day, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, one man army, inuit, fight, wilderness, adventure, heroes, idealism, rivalry, tough heroes, righting the wronged, environmentalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 200K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, manhunt, soldier, lone wolves, tough heroes, small town, humiliation, ex military, danger, police brutality, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, hostage, daughter, escapades, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, loss of partner, wilderness, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 108K
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, one man army, freedom fighter, russian, captivity, heroes, political unrest, danger, tough heroes, military base, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 163K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain, UK, Germany
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, kidnapping, revenge, framed for murder, chase, crimes, protagonist as suspect, parents and children, family relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, europe, california, usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 77K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, lone hero, fire, protective parent, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, panic, heroism, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 27K
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, small town, fbi, vengeance, crime, law enforcement, against the odds, rebellion, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, deadly, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: rough, sexy, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, island, race against time, betrayal, kidnapping, hostage, chases and races, tough heroes, gang, escapades, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, mechanic, killer, shooting, revenge, gunfight, assassination, betrayal, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, bangkok thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, bomb, gold, explosion, deception, heist, gunfight, violence, danger, racial slur, race against time, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 15K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rescue, terrorism, race against time, soldier, adventure, redemption, daring rescue, heroic mission, save the day, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, seaport, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, gunfight, machismo, sniper, master warrior, violence, village, asian woman, beard, airplane, merciless, one on one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, mine, europe, nepal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.1
 310K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, lone hero, airport, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, femme fatale, martial arts, terrorism, espionage, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, microchip, danger, contests and competitions, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 85K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, gunfight, terrorism, military, betrayal, explosion, chases and races, crimes, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 342K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, jungle, deadly creature, invisibility, chase, alien, trap, warrior, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, mine, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, survival, chase, martial arts, exploding body, rapist, violence, swamp, gunfight, fistfight, exploding helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.2
 711K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, skyscraper, hostage, violence, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 299K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, trapped ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, undercover, soldier, drug cartel, vengeance, chases and races, hostages, confined, daring rescue, tough law enforcer, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 129K
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, massacre, against the odds, gadget, resistance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, mercenary, rescue, prison, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, miami, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, arms dealer, rescue mission, hospital, battle, revolver, cia, ex military, heroes, partners, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: mexico, moscow russia, bucharest, wyoming, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.0
 7K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, terrorism, rescue, train explosion, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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