Movies like Machine Gun Preacher

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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
 6.8
 63K
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: christianity, child in peril, gunfight, atrocity, heroic, orphan, civil war, heroes, life is a bitch, rebel, danger, wartime life, character change, crimes, army, graphic violence, massacre, protector, priest, rescue, belief, religions or cults, war crime, tragic event, against humanity ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, mentor, storytelling, murder, justice, runaway and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Machine Gun Preacher: Hotel Rwanda (2004), American Sniper (2014), Tears of the Sun (2003), Lone Survivor (2013), The Book of Eli (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 333K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, war, massacre, atrocity, corpse, refugee, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 437K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, navy seal, military, military life, american soldier, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war crime, soldier, brutality, jungle, war, army, moral dilemma, daring rescue, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 265K
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, gunfight, terrorism, courage, military life, squad, battles, selflessness, swat team, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 292K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, biblical, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 8K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto, violence, hip hop, life philosophy, character study, life, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 27K
The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: captivating, rough, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, refugee camp, self sacrifice, survival, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: sudan, usa, kenya, kansas, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 45K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 91K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, suspense, tense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police chief, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, terrorist, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, exciting, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, vigilantism, fighting the system, justice, murder, prison, perfect crime, mind game, injustice, intelligence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 117K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, journalism, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, violence, profanity, heroes, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gunfight, gang violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, atrocity, rape, revenge, crimes, military, gang rape, military life, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 70K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, family relations, crime family, psychopath, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 103K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, gunfight, confined, thief, prison escape, gang, corruption, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, group of criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, rescue, anti semitism, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.6
 227K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, policewoman, gang war, gunfight, street gang, friendship, fighting crime, police sergeant, rookie, police officer, shooting, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 70s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 328K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilante, cia, bodyguard, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 68K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, child in peril, secret service, fbi, gunfight, danger, chases and races, code, adult child friendship, assassin, twists & turns, murderer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, fighting the system, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rebelliousness, apartheid, violence spree, dishonesty, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police investigation, veteran, police officer, ex convict, millionaire, policewoman, vengeance, revenge, corruption, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: rough, sentimental, touching, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle change, teenage life, idealism, gang violence, social relations, life is a bitch, racial tension, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, mob boss, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, labor union, crime, crimes, power struggle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 20K
Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, husband wife relationship, crimes, crime, danger, life turned upside down, partners in crime, mafia, witnessing a crime, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, michigan, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 55K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 5K
Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, sheriff, danger, vengeance, small town, police corruption, corruption, revenge, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%