Movies like Men of War

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Men of War (1994)
 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into giving up their rights to its valuable mineral resources. Nick loathes the thought of another mission, but this seemingly easy job will earn him enough money to get back with his estranged family. He recruits some of his former mercenary buddies to help him with the job. The island people refuse to give up their land and Nick decides to help them fight the greedy corporation that hired him. As greed and treachery begin to unravel, Nick's band of mercenaries choose sides.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, heroes, battles, betrayal, heroic mission, lone wolves, injustice, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, rivalry, rescue, cons and scams, fistfight, village, bar fight, foot chase, mixed martial arts, vengeance, one man army, tough guy, adventure, military ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia

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Most similar movies to Men of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about danger, pistol, gun, heroes, gunfight, machine gun and showdown mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Men of War: Rambo (2008), The Russian Specialist (2005), Behind Enemy Lines (1997), Mercenary for Justice (2006), Special Ops (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, rapist, doctor, explosion, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
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100%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Behind Enemy Lines (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, profanity, jungle, captivity, heroic mission, confined, buddies, lone wolves, soldier, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, rescue, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, danger, heroic mission, profanity, tough heroes, military, escapades, dishonesty, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bar, chase, one man army, battles, battle, son, tough heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, rescue, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, confined, crimes, special agents, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, hostages, confined, one man army, teachers and students, danger, dedicated educator, youth, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, apocalypse, adventure, battles, battle ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, soldier, heroes, skyscraper, terrorism, working undercover, chase, chases and races, adventure, deadly, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.8
 504
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, danger, save the day, undercover, rivalry, escapades, aviation, secret mission, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, modern western, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, deadly, crimes, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, false accusation, political conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, danger, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, one man army, graphic violence, tough heroes, danger, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, secret agents, manhunt, military, war, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heroes, martial arts, deadly, starting over, soldier, danger, assassination, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, showdown, gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bridge of Dragons (1999)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by marrying Princess Halo. But Halo discovers that Ruechang ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, military, soldier, general, mercenary, master warrior, danger, good versus evil, coldhearted, adoption, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, military, state affairs, adventure, deadly, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, 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 ⇓
34%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, siege, confined, hostages, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, government agent, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 3K
U.S. Seals (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as leader, sending them to destroy the pirates' base, namely ...
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, pirate, battles, ship, undercover, soldier, daring rescue, danger, adventure, crimes, military life, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, albania, french riviera, san francisco, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
32%
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, crimes, danger, state affairs, law enforcement, save the day, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 5K
The Marine 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebels seize control of the hotel where a Marine sniper and his wife are staying. Can he save the day?
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, marine, terrorism, one man army, heroes, resort, sniper, save the day, crimes, danger, spouse in danger, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, danger, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, save the day, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, toxic, investigation, environmentalism, danger, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, deadly, dishonesty, brutality, environment, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 703
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%