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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heroes, confined, love triangle, hijacking, terrorism, save the world, good versus evil, track down, country, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, escapades, deadly, rivalry, undercover, daring rescue, race against time, battle zone, sex, dancing, motorcycle, female nudity, african american ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The Patriot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly and terrorism mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Patriot: Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), Submerged (2000), Bulletproof (1987), Con Express (2002), Terminal Rush (1996). 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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, adventure, escapades, crimes, chases and races, deadly, undercover, race against time, danger, heroes, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.0
 594
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, escapades, satellite, gang, rivalry, airplane, deadly, tough heroes, ocean or sea, hijacking, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, danger, adventure, crimes, one man army, heroes, daring rescue, deadly, rescue, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.2
 412
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: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, crimes, adventure, hostages, danger, one man army, terrorism, chases and races, state affairs, escapades, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 253
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, martial arts, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, haunted by the past, frame up, danger, vigilantism, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: terrorism, soldier, deadly, medical school, hostages, confined, crimes, undercover, danger, battles, weapon system, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 252
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, danger, partners against crime, partners, escapades, heroes, government agency, deadly, desert, daring rescue, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: satellite, martial arts, hijacking, submarine, heroes, chases and races, save the day, state affairs, adventure, tough heroes, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 219
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: serious, rough, stylized, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, heroic mission, danger, save the world, one man army, crimes, master warrior, daring rescue, master villain, treasure hunt, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 325
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, battles, ocean or sea, terrorism, underwater, rescue, military, rivalry, danger, hostages, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, realistic, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, tough heroes, secret agents, law enforcement, government agency, danger, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, danger, state affairs, daring rescue, one man army, save the day, chases and races, tough heroes, law enforcement, undercover agent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, janitor, hostage, confined, alcohol abuse, danger, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, hostages ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 1K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, mortal combat, danger, confined, prison, martial arts, master warrior, heroes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 290
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, deadly, law enforcement, race against time, danger, confined, save the day, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroic mission, hostages, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, danger, politics, government agency, special agents, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 396
First Shot (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No one knows why the army base was blown up until the President gets shot there during the memorial service for those killed, but he wasn't the only target.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: special agents, save the day, undercover, terrorism, law enforcement, rivalry, race against time, danger, gunfight, chases and races, assassination attempt, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 164
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: race against time, save the day, adventure, special agents, chases and races, confined, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 568
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, adventure, escapades, deadly, danger, save the day, heroes, crimes, rivalry, injustice, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, virus, contamination, deadly, danger, factory, rivalry, chases and races, heroes
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 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, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, chase, race against time, martial arts, one man army, nuclear bomb, cia, car chase, crimes, heroic mission, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 575
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, one man army, adventure, danger, rivalry, terrorism, government agency, deadly, hostages, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, vengeance, undercover, heroic mission, heroes, secret agents, save the day, crimes, losing-it hero, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, russia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, pilot, bomber, terrorist, confined, escapades, secret agents, daring rescue, gays and lesbians, heroic mission, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, pirate, kidnapping, police corruption, crimes, chases and races, heroes, confined, blind ambition, crime, undercover, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 234
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: serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, bodyguard, undercover, soldier, rivalry, friendship, dishonesty, disorder, government agency, deadly, on the run, plague ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 281
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, psychopath, terrorism, rivalry, chase, deadly, race against time, danger, chases and races, crimes, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.2
 591
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, arms dealing, special agents, save the day, track down, heroes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Don of the Dons (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The Don of Dons is a forced love story with murderous pulp action. Mr. Brown, a man that is pushed beyond his limits must find a mythical figure only known as the Mad Sam. If he fails, the gangsters that have kidnapped the love of his life will kill ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, gangsters, deadly, chases and races, danger, master criminal, kidnapping, race against time, track down, mysterious character, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, danger, tough heroes, motorcycle chase, on the run, rivalry, disorder, heroes, protagonist as suspect, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%