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, race against time, undercover, daring rescue, battle zone, sex, dancing, motorcycle, female nudity, african american ...
Time: 80s
Place: mojave desert

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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 exciting films with plots about danger, chases and races, rivalry, heroes, deadly, terrorism and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Patriot: Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), Submerged (2000), Bulletproof (1987), Con Express (2002), The Peacekeeper (1997). 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, race against time, undercover, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission, danger, chases and races, escapades, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, gang, daring rescue, rivalry, danger, escapades, deadly, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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83%
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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, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, danger, hostages, crimes, adventure, deadly, rivalry, partners, terrorism, prison, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, terrorism, confined, escapades, hostages, military, undercover, rivalry, danger, chases and races, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, danger, law enforcement, hostages, daring rescue, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, confined, underwater, battles, ocean or sea, ocean, underwater scene, profanity, hostage, graphic violence, terrorism, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, satellite, hijacking, submarine, leadership, chases and races, escapades, crimes, one man army, save the day, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, partners, partners against crime, danger, heroes, government agency, escapades, immigrants, daring rescue, deadly, desert, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 228
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, save the world, heroic mission, criminal heroes, good versus evil, dishonesty, master villain, master warrior, crimes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 2K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, state affairs, danger, daring rescue, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, chases and races, law enforcement, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, martial arts, janitor, deadly, hostages, contests and competitions, crimes, danger, confined, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, contamination, virus, danger, heroes, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, factory
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 325
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, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, confined, danger, race against time, save the day, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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April Rain (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an eclectic group of terrorists plot to attack the United States from within, it's up to a quasi-military special investigative unit to identify, infiltrate and neutralize the threat.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, terrorism, undercover, secret agents, government agency, murder, crimes, track down, heroes, sex in bed
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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U.S. Seals II (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, military, master warrior, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, crimes, danger, soldier, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, protagonist as suspect, martial arts, rivalry, tough heroes, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, adventure, one man army, heroes, chases and races, confined, rivalry, deadly, espionage, undercover, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, terrorism, airplane, danger, deadly, adventure, officers and cadets, escapades, chases and races, confined, injustice, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Crazy Girls Undercover (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is about a group of Las Vegas sexy showgirls who are undercover agents working with a former C.I.A. agent (Robertson) to stop a terrorist attack.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, danger, race against time, rivalry, deadly, save the day, hunt down, murder, escapades, bomb, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, secret agents, martial arts, one man army, chase, race against time, undercover, spy, nuclear bomb, track down, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, amsterdam, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Raging Inferno (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fire breaks out in the Berlin Fernsehturm (Radio Tower) trapping several people in the restaurant and observation deck at the top. A team of firefighters, including a disgraced former member, rush to the rescue as chaos erupts among the trapped.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fire, survival, daring rescue, adventure, race against time, evacuation, heroes, danger, confined, restaurant, skyscraper, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, save the day, daring rescue, rivalry, deadly, hostage, danger, terrorism, adventure, government agency, hostages, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, heroes, blind ambition, deadly, partners, confined, pirate, crime, undercover, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, politics, heroes, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, russia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 714
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, save the day, law enforcement, partners, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, crimes, master criminal, disorder, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 405
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: gunfight, special agents, save the day, undercover, terrorism, danger, race against time, rivalry, law enforcement, renegade, violence, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, deadly, danger, master criminal, chases and races, track down, violence spree, race against time, kidnapping, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, bodyguard, undercover, escapades, soldier, secret agents, deadly, danger, on the run, state affairs, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%