Movies like Escape from Afghanistan

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Escape from Afghanistan (2002)
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Escape from Afghanistan (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: American journalist Charlie Palmer gets permission to meet Russian soldiers in a camp controlled by Tali-ban. While the Russian soldiers take over the camp Charlie films it all.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: journalist, pow, american, confined, brutality, captivity, danger, behind enemy lines
Place: afghanistan

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Most similar movies to Escape from Afghanistan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about danger, heroes, military, confined, escapades, soldier and heroic mission mostly in Action, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Escape from Afghanistan: Special Forces (2011), Marines (2003), Sector 4: Extraction (2014), Leaving Afghanistan (2019), The Hunt for Eagle One (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, danger, swat team, sniper, adventure, military, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, rivalry, adventure, danger, military, military life, soldier, escapades, war, confined, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
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Sector 4: Extraction (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action - When an elite band of private mercenaries known as Black Knight gets caught behind enemy lines in a Middle East combat zone, their only hope for survival lies with the team leader, who has escaped but vows to return. - Salman Bokhari, ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, confined, captivity, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, war, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, wartime, hostage, war, danger, brotherhood, conflict, robbery, gun, murderer, mud, soviet army ...
Time: 1880s, 80s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military, rescue, battles, heroic mission, save the day, leadership, race against time, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Place: the philippines, asia
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62%
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, assassination, convict, army, confined, military life, heroic mission, escapades, leadership, danger, heroes ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Covert Action (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Inside the stately Senate Hearing Room, Frank White, professional soldier, Vietnam vet and CIA operative, is fighting the toughest battle of his life: he's on trial for the assassination of Miguel Rivera, a Central American diplomat. Only two ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mercenary, trial, court, soldier, rivalry, danger, crimes, espionage, heroes, assassination, courtroom, battles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rogue Warfare (2019)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pow, brutality, chase, military, swat team, crimes, lifestyle, friendship, heroic mission, life is a bitch, swat, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, escape, world war two, prison, behind enemy lines, pow, war, adventure, confined, fugitives, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: switzerland, italy, germany, europe, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, rescue, danger, war, heroic mission, military, heroes, anti heroes, anti hero, monastery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, kidnapping, war, soldier, confined, danger, escapades, battles, military, heroes, pow, captive ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Misfire (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WKBA kickboxing champion and hard-action star Gary Daniels (The Expendables) takes to the screen in a border-crossing, barrier smashing all-action explosion that pits his will to live against the merciless murder machine of a Mexican drug cartel. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: danger, confined, crimes, journalism, rivalry, police, search, abduction, rescue, organized crime, drug cartel, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. He holds explosive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, student film
Plot: espionage, kgb, confined, law enforcement, danger, track down, escapades, chase, undercover, politics, cold war, vietnam war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rivalry, race against time, undercover, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission, danger, chases and races, escapades, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A small group of Russian soldiers with mixed skills are assembled to go on a covert mission to map out the area of Hitler's new HQ in the Ukraine known as Wehrwolf. But it's not until they get to their destination that the squads leader ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, rivalry, deadly, danger, escapades, heroes, heroism, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, reconnaissance, nazis ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The year is 1974. A young Hong Kong Chinese, Mark (Chow Yun-Fat), travels to Saigon to make his fortune. There, he encounters a mysterious femme fatale, the lovely Kit. As he becomes more involved in her various underworld deals, a tragic romance ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, gang, rivalry, daring rescue, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, friendship, master criminal, danger, love triangle, male bonding ...
Place: hong kong, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Essential Killing (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Poland, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Taliban soldier struggles to survive after he escapes his captors and flees into the Polish countryside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: breast feeding, survival, manhunt, on the run, chase, danger, military, desert, politics, fugitives, track down, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, wartime life, save the day, danger, world war two, super weapon, heroic mission, race against time, against the odds, soldier, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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Rogue Warfare: The Hunt (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The next installment of the Rogue Warfare Trilogy. Daniel has been captured and it is up to the TEAM to find him before it is to late.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: gunfight, special agents, save the day, undercover, terrorism, danger, race against time, rivalry, law enforcement, renegade, confined, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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39%
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, battles, jungle warfare, prisoner of war camp, helicopter, booby trap, swat team, machine gun, bomb, soldier, rescue ...
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39%
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Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, gang, daring rescue, rivalry, danger, escapades, deadly, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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
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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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, battles, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, danger, soldier, war, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Kill Zone (1993)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An American colonel will pay any price to defeat the Viet Cong. When his unauthorized fighting force in Cambodia is discovered, he becomes a one man army, fighting a war of his own for a cause he knows is just.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jungle, corporal punishment, world war two, captivity, pow, war crime, soldier, military, escape, hopes, war, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, scotland, asia, india, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jarhead: Law of Return (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Major Ronan Jackson (Devon Sawa), an accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces and son of a U.S. Senator (Robert Patrick), is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the crash, Jackson is taken ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, disturbing
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Extraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, danger, confined, mortal combat, martial arts, prison, escape, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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