Movies like The Expendables

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The Expendables (2010)
 6.5
 321K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
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 to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, bloody, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film, nostalgic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, chase, partners, heroic mission, cia, battles, fist fighting, blood, arms dealer, henchman, army, corruption, machismo, bomb, island, church, tattoo, bridge, rescue, blade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia

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Most similar movies to The Expendables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about gun, explosion, machine gun, murder, gunfight, chase and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expendables: The A-Team (2010), Rambo (2008), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), Escape Plan (2013), The Losers (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 243K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, anti heroes, anti hero, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: frankfurt germany, florida, usa, iraq, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Bulgaria, China
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, asian woman, violence, village, henchman, mine, nuclear, beard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s
Place: albania, europe, new orleans, nepal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 215K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, boat, mercenary, warrior, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, rapist, military, master warrior, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Germany, Bulgaria
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, danger, arms dealer, battle, rescue mission, hospital, revolver, cia, rivalry, crimes, partners, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, 80s
Place: mexico, wyoming, moscow russia, romania, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer, hitman, criminal's revenge, chase, murder, mechanic, shooting, fight scenes, gunfight, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 224K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape, against the odds, escape plan, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, miami, new orleans, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 90K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: swat team, betrayal, cia, mercenary, escapades, revenge, teamwork, runaway, vengeance, robbery, black ops, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bolivia, latin america, dubai, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, street racing, chases and races, fbi, presumed dead, car theft, heist, teamwork, group of criminals, tough heroes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, spain, germany, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 105K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, single father, tough heroes, crime, crimes, ex law enforcer, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, father daughter relationship, small town, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 16K
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, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, save the day, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 66K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, navy, terrorist plot, terrorism, military, cia, battles, squad, bomb, national security, military life, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, mexico, africa, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, war, revenge, pow, helicopter, swat team, heroes, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, race against time, martial arts, soldier, on the run, danger, tough heroes, rescue mission, battle, stock broker, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ukraine, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 144K
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, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 84K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 120K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, military base, heroes, one man army, freedom fighter, profanity, swat team, heroic mission, captivity, political unrest, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, tense, buddy movie, psychotronic ...
Plot: tough guy, secret organization, martial arts, cia agent, cia, car chase, on the run, car, conspiracy, pursuit, government agent, corporation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, moscow russia, tower bridge london, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 200K
Fast 8 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: car chase, betrayal, technology, car, chase, racing, mysterious woman, cars, rescue mission, race, fight scenes, family ...
Time: 2010s
Place: havana cuba, new york, russia, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, danger, confined, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, washington d.c., france, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 189K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, chase, bodyguard, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, military, soldier, heroic mission, chaos, revenge, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, washington d.c., france, paris france, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 148K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, revenge, loner, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, mentor, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 3K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, gunfight, swamp, martial arts, exploding body, exploding helicopter, fistfight, mercenary, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, confined, partners, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, danger, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, espionage, murder, 007, cia, drug lord, gadget, undercover, secret agents, heroes, corruption, british secret service ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, caribbean, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, secret agents, espionage, undercover, femme fatale, escape, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 172K
xXx (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, secret agents, danger, double agent, tough heroes, mission, undercover, espionage, master villain, heroic mission, extreme sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: prague, colombia, prague czech republic, europe, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, emotional, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, lone hero, justice, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, death, violence, vigilante, one man army, blood, rescue, mexican american border ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, mexico, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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