Movies like Mercenary 1996

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Mercenary (1996)
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Mercenary (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnapers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnapers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them.
Plot: commando, dog, revenge, terrorist, police officer, heroes, violence, mercenary, female nudity, kidnapping, sex scene, betrayal, warrior, murder, battles, terrorism, sword, sword fight, cocaine, gunfight, rescue, helicopter, massacre, schoolgirl, rocket ...

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Most similar movies to Mercenary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films with plots about fistfight, violence, gun, gunfight, machine gun, explosion and blood splatter mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mercenary: Soldier's Fortune (1991), Running Red (1999), Deadly Heroes (1993), Avenging Force (1986), Men of War (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Soldier's Fortune (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich young girl is kidnapped by masked terrorists. Her mother's ex-husband, a former mercenary, gathers some of his former comrades and goes off to rescue her.
Plot: kidnapping, raid, ransom, terrorist, mercenary, cheerleader, father daughter relationship, battles, heroes, showdown, combat, suicide ...
Place: central america
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95%
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mercenary Captain "Hawk" is in Acion again to save a hostage. But he and his team are betrayed. Nothing is as it seems...
Plot: flashback, rescue attempt, spy, ruse, commando mission, commando unit, combat, battles, ak 47, commando, native tribe, fistfight ...
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one against many, terrorist, gunfight, behind enemy lines, crimes, rivalry, assassination, starting over, soldier, redhead ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Deadly Heroes (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ex-Navy SEAL Brad Cartowski is injured during an attack at Athens airport by terrorists who kidnap his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided by another ex-SEAL, Cody Grant. Cartowski soon finds the ...
Style: cult film
Plot: attack, airport, rocket, machismo, muscleman, navy, family in danger, ak 47, submarine, island, behind enemy lines, commando ...
Place: athens greece, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, one man army, race against time, save the day, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, village, island, jungle, battles, heroes, heroic mission, betrayal, injustice, cons and scams, moral dilemma, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, swamp, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, fistfight, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
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Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, battles, vengeance, navy seal, secret agents, military, violence, heroes, soldier, murder, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: syria, usa, new york, washington d.c., algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, one man army, hostage, prison, escapades, vengeance, adventure, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex soldier, high school, hostage, survival, corrupt cop, confined, one man army, youth, dedicated educator, master warrior, teachers and students, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stealth Fighter (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, fighter jet, graphic violence, aerial combats, heroic mission, military base, escapades, heroes, save the day, arm wrestling, secret headquarters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, computer cracker, terrorism, heroes, one man army, graphic violence, tough heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, special agents, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, confined, siege, crimes, tough heroes, heroes, government agent, russian, american abroad, one man army, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, race against time, heroes, graphic violence, chaos, chaos and mayhem, save the world, crimes, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., haiti, pentagon, idaho, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
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Blood Warriors (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An ex-Marine finds out a old buddy is leading a private army of mercenaries. When an ex-Marine refuses to join an old friendship's personal army of mercenaries a deadly violent battle erupts between the two men! And this is not good.
Style: cult film
Plot: heroes, battles, frame up, tough guy, terrorism, murder, brawl, ak 47, warrior, violence, gunfight, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, frame up, russian, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, military, terrorism, survival, battles, prison, heroic mission, prison life, missing person, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 12K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: one against many, terrorism, unlikely hero, haunted by the past, survival, dark past, disguise, russian, hostage, courage, fake identity, rescue attempt ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, year 1999
Place: tower bridge london, london, england, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Mechanik (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, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, one man army, gang, tough heroes, prostitute, kidnapping, death, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, undercover, save the day, rivalry, escapades, secret mission, aviation, race against time, terrorism, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tough and Deadly (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A private eye helps an amnesiac CIA agent elude mobsters who don't want him to regain his memory of their drug operation.
Style: buddy movie, neo noir, cult film
Plot: amnesia, cia, flashback, truck, police, drugs, bar fight, knife fight, two man army, assassin, sniper, fistfight ...
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, good versus evil, murder, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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See the Man Run (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.
Plot: kidnapping, police chase, troubled marriage, greed, disguise, ransom, rescue, scheme, actor's life, victim, actor, scam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 2K
A Day to Die (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgraced parole officer is indebted to a local gang leader and forced to pull off a series of dangerous drug heists within twelve hours in order to pay the $2 million dollars he owes, rescue his kidnapped pregnant wife, and settle a score with ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: mercilessness, ethnic slur, warrior, masked man, cell phone, tough guy, elevator, police interrogation, kidnapping, commando raid, police corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2020s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 6K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, tough heroes, fighting crime, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, airplane, race against time, terrorism, law enforcement, disaster, tough heroes, catastrophe, crimes, secret agents, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 6K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, marine, terrorism, heroes, resort, sniper, one man army, tough heroes, spouse in danger, crimes, save the day, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%