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, suspense, bleak, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, terrorism, heroes, battles, confined, adventure, military, crimes, state affairs, brother brother relationship, rescue mission, revenge, martial arts, hostage, tough guy, one against many, war, kidnapping, soldier, family life, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, 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, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, terrorism, gunfight, confined, rivalry and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Human Shield: Special Forces (2003), Steel Sharks (1997), Death Before Dishonor (1987), Soldier Boyz (1995), Born to Defense (1986). 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, military, war on terror, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, daring rescue, military life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
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95%
 4.1
 421
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, battles, adventure, military, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, confined, escapades, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
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: clever, ridiculous, unusual plot structure, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, hostage, u.s. embassy, fight, torture, revenge, terrorist, lone hero, island, life philosophy, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.3
 1K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, vietnam war, battles, soldier, rivalry, military, survival, kidnapping, prison, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, ex soldier, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, battles, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death, jujitsu, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Born to Defense (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, world war two, war, kung fu, kickboxer, master warrior, battles, prostitute, heroes, military life, forbidden love, homecoming ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, military, vengeance, politics, espionage, fighting the system, rivalry, daring rescue, allies, intelligence, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.7
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer cracker, disaster, military, race against time, terrorism, graphic violence, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, confined, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 2.7
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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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: intense, serious, buddy movie, humorous, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, fight scenes, genetics, one man army, heroes, soldier, mortal combat, rescue, kidnapping, best friend, one against many ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, adventure, jungle, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, justice, fight scenes, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia, thailand, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.7
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Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, aviation, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, escapades, rivalry, secret mission, invisibility, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, battles, betrayal, rescue mission, u.s. navy, woman with a gun, battlefield, renegade, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, rescue, military, battles, save the day, leadership, heroic mission, escapades, race against time, rivalry, first aid ...
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, lesbian, heroine, female protagonist, heroes, save the day, sniper, tough heroes, daring rescue, escapades, secret agents, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ 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, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, marines, peaceful mission, heroes, military, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, vengeance, tough heroes, track down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, rescue mission, adventure, military, manhunt, betrayal, duel, soldier, assassination, hitman, undercover, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.3
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, race against time, save the day, vengeance, one man army, tough heroes, mardi gras ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, taliban, military, war, male nudity, battles, against the odds, wartime life, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, rescue, political unrest, revolution, politics, military, adventure, rebellion, heroic mission, terrorist plot, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 3.6
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marine, terrorism, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, soldier, strong sexual content, heroic mission, battles, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.5
 458
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, escapades, save the day, isolation, soldier, basic training, confined, tough heroes, u.s. navy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.9
 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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping, adventure, crimes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, terrorist, love interest, rescue, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, saddam hussein, battles, soldier, military, desert, anti war, war, heroes, confined, escapades, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.3
 2K
Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, janitor, heroes, martial arts, swimmer, psychopath, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, confined, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%