Movies like Special Forces

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Special Forces (2011)
 6.3
 19K
Special Forces (2011)
Original name: Forces spéciales
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 begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, military, war, swat team, war zone, journalist, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, chase, rescue, survival, heroes, confined, woman in danger, heroic mission, battles, escapades, behind enemy lines, saving a life, sniper, spy, world war two, iraq war, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, pakistan

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Most similar movies to Special Forces

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about military, danger, soldier, war, heroes, battles and heroic mission mostly in War, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Special Forces: Lone Survivor (2013), Strike Back (2010), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014), Kajaki (2014), Raid on Rommel (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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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: rough, tense, brutal, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, terrorism, soldier, war, gunfight, courage, military life, selflessness, squad, swat team, army ...
Time: 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 32K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission, swat team, soldier, military, top secret, terrorist, heroes, one man army, undercover, ex military, daring rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, taliban, military, war, male nudity, battles, wartime life, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 14K
Kajaki (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: war, minefield, soldier, military, bravery, british army, war in afghanistan, desert, heroic mission, tough heroes, daring rescue, battle zone ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, nazi, commando, battles, desert, british soldier, survival, prostitute, military, rescue ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: undercover, heroes, military, daring rescue, escapades, heroic mission, graphic violence, mission, soldier, sergeant, black ops, female soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 497K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, emotional, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, soldier, violence, navy seal, battles, american soldier, assassin, courage, u.s. marine ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013, year 2001, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 2.4
 945
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, save the day, leadership, race against time, isolation, heroic mission, military, island, soldier, war, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 790
Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalism, anti war, military, buddies, idealism, media, journalist, graphic violence, friends, soldier, war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 70K
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, talky, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, swat team, military, terrorist plot, rescue mission, navy seal, cia, army, soldier, navy, torture, war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: somalia, iraq, las vegas, costa rica, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Plot: sniper, mission, military, battles, terrorist, terrorism, moral dilemma, terrorist group, battlefield, gunfight, mercenary, soldier ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sniper: Special Ops (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Special Ops military Force, led by expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler, are sent to a remote Afghan village to extract an American congressman being held by the Taliban.
Style: suspenseful, tense, entertaining, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, violence, courage, heroism, battles, heroes, heroic mission, war, gunfight, world war two, military, wrestler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, perverse ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, military, marines, terrorism, heroes, soldier, behind enemy lines, rescue, vengeance, daring rescue, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, terrorism, special agents, heroes, battles, confined, military, state affairs, brother brother relationship, rescue mission, revenge, suspense ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 5K
Tunnel Rats (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, controversial, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, soldier, heroic mission, chaos, escapades, military life, war, suspense, iraq war, jungle, vietcong ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.6
 398
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, rivalry, military, soldier, battles, heroic mission, war, escapades, heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, christian film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, battles, heroes, mormon, friendship, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: france, europe, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 1K
The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, soldier, survival, british army, isolation, military life, desert, chaos, confined, army, anti war ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.2
 2K
The Border (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their posts at checkpoint 83 in North Värmland, Sweden and make their way through the ice cold winter night towards the Nazi-occupied Norwegian border. Sweden stands on the brink of invasion and they want to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, confined, undercover, against the odds, missing person, military, escapades, battles, world war two, secret mission, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s
Place: sweden, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, confined, captivity, rivalry, tough heroes, war, heroes, escapades, suspense, heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, war, battles, survival, confined, escapades, heroes, soldier, state affairs, good versus evil, wartime life ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, military, save the day, wartime life, war, race against time, heroes, obsessive quest, against the odds, super weapon, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, tank, military, war, racism, soldier, military life, save the day, against the odds, battles, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 504K
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: serious, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, soldier, military, battles, heroism, american soldier, nazi germany, nazi, ambush, battlefield ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 1.4
 295
Rocket Hunter (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In one of the most dangerous missions of the war, an American B-17 pilot volunteers to fly a surrendered Messerschmitt 109 on a daring flight through the heart of Germany to try to prevent the people of London from being terrorized by the V-2 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, mission, military, fight, heroic mission, war, dangerous mission, friendship, survival, soldier, life & death, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 886
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, battle zone, heroic mission, infantrymen, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, usa, france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, military, survival, against the odds, mission gone awry, escapades, infantrymen, world war two, graphic violence, soldier, hapless soldier, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, siege, sergeant, battles, survival, war, escapades, soldier, military base, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, realistic, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, anti war, war, survival, military, destiny, suspense, british army, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, military, trench warfare, survival, military life, u.s. military, american abroad, u.s. army, pigeon, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%