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Missing in Action (1984)
 5.4
 15K
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 camp, Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, suspense, psychotronic, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, one man army, jungle, heroes, rescue, military life, heroic mission, adventure, military, investigation, soldier, crimes, terrorism, master warrior, law enforcement, confined, army investigation, daring rescue, tough heroes, battles, male female relationship, male protagonist, vietnam veteran, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, saigon

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Most similar movies to Missing in Action

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, escapades, gunfight, machine gun, gun and battles mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Missing in Action: First Blood (1982), Red Scorpion (1988), Tears of the Sun (2003), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), We Were Soldiers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, heroes, one man army, military, soldier, burned alive, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 246K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, ex military, manhunt, tough heroes, gunfight, lone wolves, vietnam veteran, police brutality, humiliation, loner, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 9K
Red Scorpion (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa, Namibia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, soldier, adventure, one man army, state affairs, war, politics, rebellion, mission of murder, military, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
⇓ 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, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, bosnian war, rescue, gunfight, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, martial arts, vietnam war, patriotism, rescue mission, vietnam veteran, vengeance, orphanage, against the odds, confined, war ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, wartime life, heroic mission, ambush, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 17K
Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, rescue, gangsters, heroic mission, one against many, martial arts, righting the wronged, adventure, obsessive quest, crimes, buddies, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 130K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, lone hero, freedom fighter, rambo, swat team, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fight, martial arts, soldier, heroes, stewardess, hijacking, rescue mission, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 15K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, military, heroes, master warrior, chase, one man army, confined, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, helicopter, heroes, torture, pow, soldier, weapons, vietnam veteran, rambo, swat team ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 574
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 ⇓
100%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, hostage, undercover, heroes, soldier, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, south america, miami, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 762
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, battles, bomb, helicopter, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, swat team, nudity (full frontal - brief), captivity, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, crimes, terrorism, adventure, rescue mission, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.8
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, adventure, battles, friendship, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg. Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, serious, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, psychopath, battles, heroes, soldier, jungle, cult, graphic violence, tough heroes, religions or cults, abduction, mutant ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, bombing, u.s. navy, war, adventure, military, against the odds, heroic mission, anti war, military life ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, terrorism, one man army, revenge, armored car, heroes, rescue, vigilante, terrorist, one against many, battlefield, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, war, military life, heroic mission, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, jungle, soldier, martial arts, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, heroes, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, good versus evil, secret agents, crimes, one man army, confined, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., afghanistan, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 613
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, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
 4.0
 4K
The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, black american, military, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%