Movies like The Expendables

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The Expendables (2010)
 6.4
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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, rough, heroic, realistic, suspenseful, brutal, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, tough guy, sniper, gunfight, chase, unstoppable, fistfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, army, machismo, rescue, team, partners, heroic mission, tough heroes, heroes, military, leader, veteran, behind enemy lines, battles, escapades, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans

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Most similar movies to The Expendables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about gun, gunfight, machine gun, fight, chase, death and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expendables: The A-Team (2010), Rambo (2008), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Street Fighter (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, hotshot, battles, machismo, villain, fistfight, sniper, master warrior, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, europe, paris france, new orleans, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, rescue, terrorism, mission, rescue mission, hospital, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: new york, north america, usa, bucharest, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 257K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, ex military, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, gunfight, machismo, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: baghdad iraq, los angeles, germany, usa, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.0
 229K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, jungle, warrior, mercenary, sniper, boat, heroes, bomb, torture, soldier, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, tense, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, secret organization, chase, car race, cia agent, ex special forces, martial arts, car, car chase, on the run, corporation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, moscow russia, ukraine, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, agent, car chase, one man army, heroes, escape, bomb, tough cop, heroic mission, save the day, partners against crime, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: female spy, tough guy, terrorist, spy, fistfight, plutonium, race against time, countdown, cia agent, rogue agent, terrorist group, spy mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, paris france, london, rome italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 71K
Street Fighter (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, mixed martial arts, adventure, battles, master warrior, dictator, heroic mission, rescue mission, military, good versus evil, gang ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 100K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, cia, teamwork, swat team, escapades, vengeance, revenge, robbery, hospital, sniper, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, puerto rico, pentagon, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, car race, fbi, chase, master criminal, crimes, presumed dead, thief, car theft, heist, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, spain, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
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: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 299K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, one man army, car chase, ex military, tough heroes, fight scenes, one against many, escapades, car, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, nice france, south of france ...
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, helicopter, heroes, torture, pow, soldier, weapons, vietnam veteran, rambo, swat team ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 547
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 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, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, race against time, undercover, secret agents, airplane, crimes, daring rescue, good versus evil, government agency, save the day, one man army, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987, 80s
Place: europe, greece, washington d.c., utah, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 247K
Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, tough heroes, hitman, dark humor, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, race against time, crimes, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 17K
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, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, rivalry, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, one man army, lone hero, crimes, fistfight, tough heroes, gunfight, absurdism, hitman, back from the dead, gangsters, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, lone hero, chase, tough guy, fight scenes, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, assassin, crimes, murder, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 5K
Vanguard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer cracker, martial arts, undercover agent, fighter pilot, rescue mission, rescue, secret agents, heroes, mercenary, fight, murder, disguise ...
Time: 2020s
Place: london, tower bridge london, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 3K
Mercenaries (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.
Style: exciting, rough, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, prison, female agent, mercenary, female prisoner, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, confined, criminal heroes, undercover, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, kazakhstan, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 119K
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, father daughter relationship, single father, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, bully, chase, crimes, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, race against time, battles, soldier, on the run, martial arts, tough heroes, rescue mission, stock broker, revenge, murder, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ukraine, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 240K
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, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, swamp, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, fistfight, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 90K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, heroes, graphic violence, woman fights a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 179K
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: rough, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, secret agents, tough heroes, extreme sport, heroic mission, escapades, lone hero, mission, undercover, espionage, master villain, double agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: prague, colombia, europe, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%