Movies like Special Forces

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Special Forces (2011)
 6.4
 18K
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, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, danger, daring rescue, swat team, survival, sniper, adventure, military, heroes, confined, heroic mission, deadly, woman in danger, rescue, war zone, battles, escapades, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, courage, saving a life, french soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 rough films with plots about danger, soldier, heroes, military, war, escapades and battles mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Special Forces: Lone Survivor (2013), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014), Strike Back (2010), Kajaki (2014), Raid on Rommel (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 274K
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, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, navy seal, war, death, military life, squad, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 30K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 13K
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, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, minefield, bravery, desert, military, british army, heroic mission, danger, battle zone, military life, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, desert, world war two, escapades, rescue, prostitute, confined, war, military, adventure, danger, daring 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: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: heroic mission, heroes, danger, adventure, military, chases and races, daring rescue, escapades, undercover, graphic violence, fight, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 455K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 754
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: journalism, war correspondent, military, anti war, buddies, idealism, danger, media, graphic violence, friends, war, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, isolation, military life, british army, chaos, desert, confined, danger, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, heroes, military, soldier, marines, peaceful mission, vengeance, rescue, daring rescue, danger, deadly, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 5.0
 303
Raging Inferno (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fire breaks out in the Berlin Fernsehturm (Radio Tower) trapping several people in the restaurant and observation deck at the top. A team of firefighters, including a disgraced former member, rush to the rescue as chaos erupts among the trapped.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fire, daring rescue, adventure, race against time, survival, evacuation, heroes, danger, confined, restaurant, skyscraper, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
27%
 6.8
 27K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, roadblock, army, combat, battles, death, taliban, gunfight, danger, fight scenes ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, year 2009, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, heroic mission, danger, tunnel, chaos, escapades, military life, vietnam war, jungle, blood, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, escapades, espionage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, norway, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, village, battles, war, anti war, military, survival, vengeance, danger, escapades, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: dramatic, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, ambush, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, russia, ussr, soviet union, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, explosion, escapades, wartime life, anti war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, race against time, isolation, leadership, danger, military, survival, rebelliousness, soldier, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 10K
Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, insubordination, heroic mission, adventure, battle zone, race against time, dishonesty, danger, chase, betrayal, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 4K
War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, rescue, gang, ransom, heroes, life is a bitch, military, ransom demand, violence, military officer, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chechnya, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, danger, heroes, tough heroes, battles, battle, betrayal, rescue mission, battlefield, military, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, military, terrorism, officers and cadets, good versus evil, state affairs, confined, soldier, escapades, heroes, danger ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, rescue, escape, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%