Movies like The Human Shield

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The Human Shield (1991)
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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, bleak, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, heroes, battles, confined, adventure, crimes, military, terrorism, deadly, state affairs, brother brother relationship, rescue mission, hostage, revenge, tough guy, one against many, war, vengeance, hostages, soldier, kidnapping, family life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan

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Most similar movies to The Human Shield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, gunfight, terrorism, soldier, machine gun and violence mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Human Shield: Special Forces (2003), Steel Sharks (1997), Death Before Dishonor (1987), Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006), Soldier Boyz (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, soldier, heroes, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
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95%
 4.2
 352
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
Plot: submarine, hostages, chases and races, rescue, confined, heroes, daring rescue, danger, underwater scene, ocean, terrorism, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, isolation, military life, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, master warrior, battles, ex soldier, deadly, danger, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, danger, military, vengeance, rivalry, politics, daring rescue, fighting the system, espionage, allies, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, rivalry, danger, battles, terrorism, kidnapping, survival, prison, escapades, serial killer, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, military, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined, heroes, undercover, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong saves an old friend from the clutches of "The Lion", an evil super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Style: serious, intense, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, one man army, heroes, soldier, mortal combat, rescue, deadly, danger, kidnapping, best friend, ninjitsu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, adventure, rescue, save the day, confined, one man army, danger, law enforcement, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, chases and races, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing, missing in action, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.9
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, drug dealing, military, rebelliousness, vengeance, heroes, buddies, gang, danger, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, save the day, leadership, heroic mission, race against time, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: military, heroes, soldier, marines, peaceful mission, tough heroes, rescue, daring rescue, deadly, danger, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the Vice President's plane goes down near a remote Pacific island, he is kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom. It is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, save the day, heroes, chases and races, hostage, tough heroes, strong female presence, conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, terrorism, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, danger, race against time, soldier, deadly, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, confined, danger, deadly, law enforcement, adventure, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, rescue, survival, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Sniper 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Berenger) is back - and this time he has teamed up with death row inmate B.J. Cole (Woodbine) on a suicide mission to the Balkans. Their target: a rogue general accused of running ethnic cleansing missions. But when Becket ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, manhunt, military, violence, soldier, assassination, duel, rescue mission, foot chase, betrayal, adventure, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Second in Command (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Armed insurgents attempt a coup d'etat in a troubled Eastern European country, and the president flees to the U.S. embassy for protection. When the U.S. ambassador is murdered by the ruthless and gun-happy rebels, it comes down to the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, political unrest, rescue, rebellion, danger, politics, military, adventure, heroic mission, revolution, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 3.5
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, danger, soldier, escapades, confined, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, heroes, soldier, stewardess, hijacking, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 18K
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: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, danger, confined, sniper, survival, woman in danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, military, soldier, desert, anti war, confined, heroes, escapades, danger, military life, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 379
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, heroes, deadly, starting over, soldier, danger, assassination, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, showdown, combat ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.3
 397
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, danger, escapades, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%