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, dancing, motorcycle, female nudity, african american, labor union ...
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 heroes, danger, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, crimes and terrorism mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Patriot: Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), Submerged (2000), Bulletproof (1987), Terminal Rush (1996), Con Express (2002). 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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, deadly, undercover, hijacking, terrorism, tough heroes, race against time, danger, heroic mission, adventure, chases and races ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, danger, race against time, tough heroes, ocean or sea, satellite, gang, deadly, hijacking, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, danger, adventure, crimes, one man army, heroes, daring rescue, deadly, terrorist, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, martial arts, americana, confined, daring rescue, escapades, save the day, chases and races, heroes, crimes, hostages ...
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: terrorism, soldier, undercover, confined, heroes, hostages, escapades, crimes, chases and races, deadly, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, mummy, one man army, espionage, adventure, hostages, save the day, escapades, terrorism, good versus evil, partners, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, submarine, martial arts, hijacking, crimes, heroic mission, secret agents, chases and races, adventure, heroes, save the day, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, nuclear threat, race against time, chase, one man army, secret agents, tough heroes, state affairs, crimes, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, rescue, terrorism, battles, ocean or sea, military, rivalry, danger, confined, hostages, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, daring rescue, state affairs, one man army, save the day, chases and races, tough heroes, law enforcement, undercover agent, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroic mission, crimes, hostages, save the day, race against time, danger, politics, rescue, heroes, state affairs, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, janitor, crimes, chases and races, heroes, confined, hostages, contests and competitions, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, race against time, danger, deadly, law enforcement, save the day, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, heroes, crimes, save the day, undercover, manhunt, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, espionage, terrorism, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, save the day, danger, injustice, deadly, crimes, officers and cadets, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: terrorism, virus, contamination, deadly, chases and races, heroes, factory, rivalry, danger
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, chase, race against time, one man army, martial arts, cia, nuclear bomb, car chase, working undercover, confined, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, master villain, good versus evil, dishonesty, soldier, rivalry, save the world, treasure hunt, one man army, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, danger, vigilantism, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, confined, special agents, immigrants, partners against crime, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ 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: heroes, hostages, escapades, daring rescue, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, danger, tough heroes, crimes, adventure, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, bomber, pilot, terrorist, confined, crimes, heroic mission, escapades, chases and races, daring rescue, one man army, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, blind ambition, undercover, kidnapping, police corruption, pirate, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, school, police detective, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, escapades, heroes, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, daring rescue, crimes, on the run, disorder, motorcycle chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 361
Space Marines (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Space pirates, led by diabolical Colonel Fraser, take over a cargo ship carrying anti-matter explosive and an important official. Space marines, led by Captain Gray, must stop their evil plans.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, crimes, space and aliens, heroic mission, daring rescue, terrorism, danger, hostages, master villain, heroes, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, bodyguard, espionage, escapades, life is a bitch, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, chases and races, master villain, state affairs, terrorism, soldier ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: heroic mission, adventure, chase, rivalry, deadly, terrorism, race against time, danger, heroes, chases and races, confined, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, crimes, save the day, heroes, arms dealing, chases and races, uncover truth, special agents, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 831
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, escapades, adventure, heroes, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, good versus evil, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Operation Delta Force (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, terrorist group, virus, rescue, heroic mission, daring rescue, chaos, battles, tough heroes, hijacking, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa, pentagon, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, high school, teenage life, deadly, danger, confined, rescue, terrorism, soldier, rivalry, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%