Movies like The Patriot 1986

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The Patriot (1986)
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The Patriot (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent tries to track down terrorists who are intercepting government nuclear weapons.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: country, daring rescue, battle zone, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, save the world, track down, love triangle, heroic mission, confined, rivalry, undercover, dancing, female nudity, african american, labor union, navy ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, deadly and confined mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Patriot: Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), Submerged (2000), Bulletproof (1988), Terminal Rush (1996), Air Marshal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, adventure, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, race against time, heroic mission, hijacking, tough heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.6
 586
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, ocean or sea, airplane, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.0
 1K
Bulletproof (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, tough heroes, adventure, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, hijacking, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 251
Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, save the day, vigilantism, frame up, hijacking, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, hostages, battles, chases and races, confined, crimes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.7
 475
Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, one man army, save the day, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 1K
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, undercover, one man army, danger, save the day, state affairs, tough heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover agent, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 319
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, battles, underwater, adventure, confined, danger, ocean or sea, escapades, hostages, daring rescue, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The anti-terrorist team Delta Force destroys a billion dollar cocaine stash, to the extreme displeasure of drug cartel leader Umberto Salvatore. To retaliate, he hijacks a stealth submarine and threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, submarine, hijacking, satellite, government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, drug dealing, race against time, save the day, save the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, secret agents, assassination attempt, daring rescue, save the day, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 1K
Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, janitor, swimming pool, swimmer, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 407
Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hotheaded Alaskan customs agent (Sean Patrick Flannery) unwillingly teams up with a coldhearted but beautiful Soviet agent (Ursula Karven) to capture a rogue Russian general (Arnold Vosloo), selling a shipment of deadly nerve gas. Tensions and ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, fugitives, hostages, adventure, one man army, prison, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, espionage, manhunt, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 533
Interceptor (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists whom are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, daring rescue, save the day, adventure, hijacking, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Search and Destroy (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1988) - Terrorists destroy a chemical factory. A virus is released that infects the people of the town with a strange psychosis. Stars Joe Ambrose, Tom Banks and Peter Drinco
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: terrorism, contamination, virus, factory, danger, deadly, chases and races, heroes, rivalry
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 251
Border Lost (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Over five thousand people illegally cross the border each day. There are areas where crime is at its highest, where criminals prey upon these defenseless groups. An elite task force is put together with high expectations of solving this problem that ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, drugs/alcohol, gang, government agency, immigration, special agents, desert, daring rescue, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 215
The Sanctuary (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1897, the “Poisoned Knife” clan broke into the royal palace of Thailand to steal the Royal Antiques which the King intended to give to America as a reward for its help in negotiations that avoided Thai territorial cuts. The clan succeeded in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master villain, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, one man army, daring rescue, good versus evil, race against time, treasure hunt, heroic mission, righting the wronged, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, daring rescue, on the run, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, disorder, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 803
Snake Eater (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as a tough loner, he returns to find the band of backwoods ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, adventure, crimes, rivalry, good versus evil, soldier, chases and races, confined, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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New World Disorder (1999)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are staying late using company resources to develop their own ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, school, danger, law enforcement, pirate, crime, blind ambition, kidnapping, police corruption, computers and web, woman in danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 262
Getting Even (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chases and races, danger, adventure, deadly, heroes, hostages, chase, race against time, heroic mission, psychopath, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 163
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, hostages, one man army, secret agents, adventure, special agents, espionage, manhunt, race against time, save the day, terrorism, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Demolition High (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, school, hostages, terrorism, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.9
 3K
Black Dawn (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, one man army, nuclear bomb, cia, race against time, undercover, chase, hostages, secret agents, special agents, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.5
 227
The Protector (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago, so Conway goes undercover to infiltrate the doctor's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, antidote, government agency, master villain, secret agents, espionage, on the run, race against time, save the day, terrorism, track down, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, deadly, rivalry, master warrior, contests and competitions, vengeance, working undercover, ambition, danger, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 373
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, espionage, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 975
Extraction (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, prison, danger, heroes, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, confined, mortal combat
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
 579
Airborne (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the weapon but the team is setup. Bill knows a traitor is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, save the day, track down, uncover truth, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, arms dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
 567
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, hostages, adventure, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, tough heroes, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%