Movies like The Dogs of War

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The Dogs of War (1980)
 6.3
 9K
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: suspense, harsh, intense, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, war, revolution, adventure, gunfight, torture, military, espionage, soldier, undercover, political intrigue, commando, combat, covert operation, politics, violence, death, betrayal, murder, president, corruption, dictator, catastrophe, demon, distopia ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, paris france, london, central america

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Most similar movies to The Dogs of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about military, soldier, battles, gun, murder, violence and gunfight mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Dogs of War: The Wild Geese (1978), Blood Diamond (2006), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Guns of Navarone (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 543K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, mercenary, gem, treasure hunt, greed, smuggling, civil war, brutality, escapades, journalism, rebel, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999, 2000s
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: intense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, battlefield, embassy, cia agent ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the ...
Style: exciting, tense, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, squad, military, war, redemption, soldier, commando, nazi, mission, military base, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe, brittany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, mountain, espionage, nazi, war, spy, castle, two man army, commando, military, winter, female spy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, bavaria, austria, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, island, german, adventure, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 1K
Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, zeppelin, war, aviation, airplane, fighter plane, undercover, escapades, military, heroes, espionage, adventurer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, commando, squad, soldier, military, battles, behind enemy lines, heroic mission, military life, escapades, adventure ...
Time: year 1991, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, adventure, nazi, task force, battles, military, double agent, heroic mission, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, military, adventure, wartime life, teenager, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
Sniper 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Berenger) is back - and this time he has teamed up with death row inmate B.J. Cole (Woodbine) on a suicide mission to the Balkans. Their target: a rogue general accused of running ethnic cleansing missions. But when Becket ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, rescue mission, adventure, military, manhunt, betrayal, duel, soldier, assassination, hitman, undercover, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, battles, betrayal, rescue mission, u.s. navy, woman with a gun, battlefield, renegade, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, nazi, nazi germany, soldier, runaway, rescue, insubordination, spy, leadership, secret agents ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
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5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: death, military, journalist, news report, state affairs, media, politics, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 410K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, battlefield, battles, combat, jungle warfare, jungle, squad, war, anti war, war crime ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 286K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, coup d'etat, revolution, gang ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 393K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, combat, military, gunfight, chaos, survival, helicopter, battles, rescue mission, warrior ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, military, islam, colonialism, slavery, redemption, british empire, desert, adventure, imperialism, soldier, cavalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, africa, sudan, middle east, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, jungle, survival, war, adventure, rescue, soldier, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, texas, bangkok thailand, california, laos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, cult film, tragic ...
Plot: mercenary, commando, world war two, chainsaw, heist, battles, train, betrayal, storage unit, tough heroes, against the odds, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, 60s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sniper: Legacy (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rogue gunman is assassinating high-ranking military officers one by one. When Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett is informed his father, legendary shooter Thomas Beckett has been killed, Brandon springs into action to take out the perpetrator. But when ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, assassination, hitman, chase, vengeance, track down, leadership, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, greece, syria, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, adventure, jungle, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, justice, fight scenes, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia, thailand, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 480K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, military, soldier, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, battlefield, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Drop (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, gold, battles, heroic mission, military life, adventure, military, against humanity, espionage, confined, survival, resistance ...
Place: holland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%