Movies like Desert Thunder

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Desert Thunder (1999)
 3.6
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Desert Thunder (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Terrorists threaten to launch a missile armed with deadly disease at Europe. A special unit is put together to stop them.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: military, terrorism, bar fight, adventure, heroes, graphic violence, danger, heroic mission, escapades, deadly, aerial combats, profanity, terrorist, pilot, misfit, bio weapon, aerial combat, air raid
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Desert Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, terrorism, deadly, rivalry, military and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Desert Thunder: Dead Men Can't Dance (1997), Warriors (1994), Steel Sharks (1997), Stealth Fighter (1999), Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To stamp out the threat of nuclear war, a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: chases and races, military, heroic mission, escapades, undercover, daring rescue, danger, heroes, graphic violence, adventure, sergeant, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 522
Warriors (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, awol, soldier, adventure, on the run, crimes, military, battles, rivalry, chase, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.2
 352
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostages, chases and races, rescue, confined, heroes, daring rescue, danger, underwater scene, ocean, terrorism, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Stealth Fighter (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, danger, save the day, profanity, graphic violence, aerial combats, military base, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, knife throwing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, latin america, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, rivalry, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: soldier, terrorism, crimes, heroes, military, escapades, danger, deadly, rescue, undercover, hostages, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
 791
Crash Dive (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, submarine, hijacking, military, race against time, danger, ocean or sea, tough heroes, ocean, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 362
Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, danger, soldier, escapades, confined, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Counter Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is assigned to a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine and threaten to fire its nuclear weapons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, terrorism, ambassador, u.s. navy, confined, chases and races, deadly, heroes, danger, race against time, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.0
 625
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, daring rescue, gang, race against time, heroes, rivalry, confined, save the day, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 508
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, adventure, confined, danger, military, escapades, daring rescue, soldier, heroes, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Action-drama set during the 1904 occupation of Korea (by Japan). An incident is sparked when the Japanese force the Korean soldiers to strip off their uniforms. Two of the Korean soldiers refuse and go on a rampage against the Japanese, forcing them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, confined, vengeance, military, against the odds, graphic violence, kung fu master ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Terrorists from all countries are to be reunited in order to join forces against their governments. The USA army notice it. A group of assassins, waiting in jail to be executed by firing squad get the chance to be exonerated if they participate in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, danger, military, tough heroes, heroic mission, terrorism, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, master warrior, battles, ex soldier, deadly, danger, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, terrorist plot, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
 1K
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, confined, save the day, hostages, danger, deadly, escapades, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ancient Warriors (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, death, escapades, danger, vengeance, save the day, imaginary, deadly, heroes, bio weapon, master warrior, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hurricane Smith (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: deadly, crime, gang, chases and races, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, missing person, kidnapping, vengeance, fish out of water, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 3.8
 371
Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, military, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined, heroes, undercover, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Search and Destroy (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1988) - Terrorists destroy a chemical factory. A virus is released that infects the people of the town with a strange psychosis. Stars Joe Ambrose, Tom Banks and Peter Drinco
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, virus, contamination, danger, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, heroes, factory
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 829
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, drug dealing, u.s. army, fistfight, hand to hand combat, chases and races, law enforcement, vigilantism, working undercover, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 20K
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, high school, rebelliousness, teenage life, danger, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, virginia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 597
Interceptor (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists whom are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, terrorism, airplane, danger, deadly, adventure, officers and cadets, escapades, chases and races, confined, injustice, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, isolation, military life, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.8
 716
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, rescue, crimes, daring rescue, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, terrorism, idealism, soldier, danger, daring rescue, military, state affairs, media, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.8
 503
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, aviation, secret mission, one man army, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 202
Dead Cold (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a carjacking leaves L.A. screenwriter Eric recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, wife Alicia nurses him back to health. Four months later, the two depart for a second honeymoon in an idyllic setting in the mountains. They are snuggly ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mountain, graphic violence, life turned upside down, danger, crimes, deadly, profanity, couple relations, neo noir, car theft, carjacking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, terrorism, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, danger, race against time, soldier, deadly, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%