Movies like Operation Sandman

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Operation Sandman (2000)
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Operation Sandman (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the heat of an American desert, Captain Jean Farrell arrives at a secret military installation, run by the enigmatic Doctor Harlan Jessup. Jessup is conducting 'Operation Sandman', an experiment involving a group of soldiers who have volunteered to be injected with 'the Juice', a drug which enables them to function without sleep. The team of soldiers, led by gruff and abusive 'Gunny' Riggins continually takes part in Virtual Reality scenarios whereby they face terrorists, kidnappers, guerrillas and a plethora of other situations that demand split-second timing, and undying obedience in the face of danger. They have continued for nearly three weeks without sleep, and their response times and reactions are better than ever. But there is a problem. As the test continues, the soldiers begin to see 'freaks', hallucinations that intrude on their consciousness and disturb their concentration. Jessup is on the point of getting government funding for the project and cannot afford hiccups, ...
Plot: soldier, experiment, doctor, hallucination, explosion, grenade, sleep deprivation, experimental drug

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and psychotronic films with plots about explosion, soldier, violence, danger, murder, blood and machine gun mostly in Action, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Operation Sandman: The Devil's Tomb (2009), The Absence of Light (2006), Soldier (1998), Time Under Fire (1997), The Clones (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Tomb (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Mack leads an elite military unit on a search for a missing scientist, and comes face-to-face with an an ancient evil lying beneath the Middle Eastern desert. Evil that is not of this world. Evil that should never be unearthed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, deadly creature, deadly, daring rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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The Absence of Light (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: splatter
Plot: gunfight, hotel, death, murder, gore, explosion, vampire, doctor, blood
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Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, genetic engineering, space travel, alien planet, future war, fight, one man army, rescue, heroes, presumed dead, battles ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time Under Fire (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.
Plot: time travel, soldier, submarine, female soldier, rebel, bermuda triangle, androids, rape
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The Clones (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.
Style: cult film, psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: clones, carnival ride, roller coaster, death, escape, experiment, girlfriend, shot to death, nuclear reactor, scientist, evil scientist, explosion ...
Time: 70s
Place: southern california, california
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88%
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The Loners (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful but desperate girl Stein will get involved in a robbery and ...
Plot: police, robbery, explosion, motorcycle, biker, car accident, false accusation, on the run, native american
Time: 70s
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Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, plague, virus, fbi, terrorism, save the day, race against time, danger, one man army, deadly, government agency, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Paradox (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of scientists are experimenting with time travel, and they manage to send one of their group ahead in time one hour. But when he comes back, he tells them that they’ll all be dead within the next hour unless they shut the machine down.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
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Time: year 2007
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, fighting the system, distopia, politics, outer space, class conflict, dystopic future, society, utopia ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ...
Style: cult film
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Cyclone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rick has developed the ultimate motorcycle, the Cyclone. It is a $5 million bike equipped with rocket launchers and laser guns. Rick meets his fate and it is up to his girlfriend Teri to keep the Cyclone from falling into the wrong hands. Teri can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 647
Seven (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A government agent discovers a plot by a cartel of seven gangsters to take over the state of Hawaii. He hires a team of seven hitmen to stop them.
Plot: assassin, grenade, neck breaking, bodybuilder, jungle, skateboarder, dead woman, gangster, silencer, female nudity, crime boss, swordsman ...
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Angel of Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman newly arrived in a small town comes up against a crazed group of survivalists who have killed a party of motorcyclists in the desert. They capture and rape her, but she escapes and makes plans to take her vengeance on them.
Plot: rape, revenge, chopping wood, shot in the head, rattlesnake, police car, camouflage, grenade, sunglasses, violence, rape and revenge, jeans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Fire! (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sheer terror and unearthly beauty of a raging forest fire is breathlessly captured in this compelling Irwin Allen production boasting a big-name cast and enough blazing special effects to turn night into day. Involved are a lumber mill owner ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: forest fire, helicopter crash, escape, fire, helicopter, arson, explosion, husband wife relationship, prisoner, firefighting, school trip, firefighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A.P.E.X. (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists,into a plague ravaged alternate time-line whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant ...
Style: serious, futuristic
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City on Fire (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
Style: disaster movie, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
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Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspense, captivating, rough ...
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Killzone (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
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Story: After war breaks out between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries decide to settle the conflict by putting its two best warriors into an arena in a fight to the death.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A high school science teacher must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe the US ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense, apocalyptic ...
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Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: world war two, soldier, behind enemy lines, knife, battle, house, violence, ambush, chase, judo, italian woman, doctor ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
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