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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, ridiculous, bloody, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, torture, martial arts, military, soldier, danger, one man army, burned alive, escape, revenge, prison, war, adventure, heroes, confined, prison life, captivity, human spirit, heroic mission, escapades, military life, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, machine gun, violence, gunfight, chase, death and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Missing in Action 2: The Beginning: Missing in Action (1984), Rambo (2008), Uncommon Valor (1983), Soldier Boyz (1995), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, missing in action, martial arts, one man army, military life, rescue, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, confined, army investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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 ...
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Time: 80s, year 1975
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, against the odds ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, rivalry, military, soldier, terrorism, danger, prison, heroes, prison life, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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