Movies like The Defender 2004

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The Defender (2004)
 4.9
 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, danger, state affairs, daring rescue, one man army, chases and races, law enforcement, save the day, tough heroes, heroes, conspiracy, secret agents, undercover agent, crimes, special agents, hostages, hostage, confined, politics, soldier, kidnapping, destiny, graphic violence, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, gunfight, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, terrorism and machine gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Defender: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Peacekeeper (1997), Special Forces (2003), Black Dawn (2005), Storm Catcher (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, terrorist attack, white house, one man army, hostage, daring rescue, secret agents, save the day, danger, nuclear threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, danger, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 609
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 3K
Black Dawn (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, undercover, race against time, chase, secret agents, martial arts, nuclear bomb, car chase, confined, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, utah, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, confined, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, hostages, race against time, crimes, danger, rescue, save the day, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, undercover, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, terrorism, confined, chases and races, danger, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tactical Force (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, confined, gang, law enforcement, danger, tough law enforcer, mission gone awry, tough heroes, swat, crimes, male female relationship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 402
First Shot (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No one knows why the army base was blown up until the President gets shot there during the memorial service for those killed, but he wasn't the only target.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, save the day, undercover, terrorism, law enforcement, race against time, danger, rivalry, gunfight, head of state, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, espionage, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.4
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, deadly, rivalry, secret agents, intrigue, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, military, secret agents, heroes, spy, conspiracy, reporter, ambassador, cia, terrorist plot, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.0
 608
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, heroes, race against time, daring rescue, rivalry, gang, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.1
 497
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, undercover, adventure, save the day, confined, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, special agents, crimes, confined, deadly, danger, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, love interest, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 2.9
 387
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, soldier, one man army, danger, heroic mission, profanity, tough heroes, escapades, race against time, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorist, bar, one man army, battle, battles, son, espionage, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 1K
Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, politics, secret agents, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, asia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 2.8
 708
The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, save the day, heroes, daring rescue, rescue, crimes, dishonesty, secret agents, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.1
 4K
The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, black american, soldier, heroes, rescue, crimes, adventure, daring rescue, frame up, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, siege, confined, hostages, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, russian, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Belly of the Beast (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jake and Sunti go to meet Mongkol, the leader of the Abu Karaf. Mongkol confirms that ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Jantapan has worked to corner the narcotics and arms markets. Jake must engage in a battle that will put ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, rescue, martial arts, one man army, race against time, crimes, danger, lone wolves, government agency, wiretap, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, hawaii, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 681
Connors' War (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They'll never see him coming... It's Personal. It's War. A blinded ex special agent is given his sight back by a special serum in order for him to stop a nuke that's hidden somewhere in the city. Things are just starting to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, chases and races, manhunt, secret agents, terrorism, vengeance, danger, deadly, state affairs, government agency, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 480
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, race against time, undercover, danger, airplane, crimes, chases and races, heroes, good versus evil, special agents, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987, 80s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, utah, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, isolation, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, save the day, undercover, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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