Movies like Rambo III

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Rambo III (1988)
 5.8
 120K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending, homoerotic, ridiculous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heroes, kidnapping, one man army, military base, freedom fighter, swat team, confined, captivity, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, strong violent content, political unrest, escapades, rivalry, behind enemy lines, state affairs, daring rescue, tough heroes, profanity, soviet army, competition, submachine gun, liberation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union, russia

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Most similar movies to Rambo III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about danger, heroes, gunfight, machine gun, violence, martial arts and rivalry mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rambo III: Rambo (2008), First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019), Cliffhanger (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 216K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, boat, mercenary, warrior, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, rapist, military, master warrior, stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 223K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, gunfight, police brutality, humiliation, ex military, loner, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, war, revenge, pow, helicopter, heroes, one man army, soldier, vietnam veteran, swat team, vietnam war, master warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, emotional, tense, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: lone hero, human trafficking, final battle, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, death, violence, vigilante, one man army, justice, rescue, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 118K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mountain climbing, heist, climbing, mountain, rescue, money, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, escapades, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 8K
Red Scorpion (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa, Namibia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, assassination, soldier, agent, adventure, one man army, state affairs, politics, rebellion, military, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, danger, cia, rescue mission, hospital, revolver, battle, partners, heroes, escapades, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: wyoming, mexico, romania, moscow russia, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 14K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, heroes, master warrior, military base, heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, sword fight, kidnapping, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 144K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Bulgaria, China
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, violence, henchman, mine, village, nuclear, beard, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s
Place: albania, europe, new orleans, nepal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 323K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, chase, partners, heroic mission, battles, cia, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 16K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, save the day, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, jungle, kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, danger, obsessive quest, graphic violence, vengeance, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, hostage, hijacking, heroic mission, tough heroes, nightmare comes true, chases and races, hostages, deadly, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, save the day, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing in action, missing, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, hijacking, tough heroes, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, heroes, soldier, hijacking, stewardess, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, fight, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, save the day, deadly, righting the wronged, environmentalism, tough heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.7
 2K
Mercenaries (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, female agent, female spy, danger, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, confined, adventure, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, kazakhstan, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Guilty as Charged (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, military life, terrorism, rivalry, gang, undercover, secret agents, missing person, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 67K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, soldier, rescue, heroes, undercover, gunfight, drug cartel, one man army, daring rescue, babies and infants, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, miami, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, rifle, violence, military, exploding helicopter, exploding body, mercenary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, danger, confined, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, danger, heroes, vietnam veteran, rescue mission, vengeance, orphanage, clergy, confined, tough heroes, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, cambodia, saigon, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, track down, tough heroes, gunfight, union ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 767
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, island, save the day, deadly, crimes, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, soldier, military, battles, forced into action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.0
 65K
Street Fighter (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, hostage, mixed martial arts, dictator, adventure, hostages, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, rescue mission, battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 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, daring rescue, danger, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, save the day, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%