Movies like Rambo III

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Rambo III (1988)
 5.8
 130K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, exciting, homoerotic, surprise ending, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, lone hero, freedom fighter, rambo, swat team, captivity, behind enemy lines, heroic mission, tough heroes, liberation, brutality, violence, torture, desert, revenge, gunfight, murder, loner, war, war hero, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr, russia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to Rambo III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about gunfight, gun, danger, blood, martial arts, tough guy and heroes mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rambo III: Rambo (2008), First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Commando (1985), Rambo: Last Blood (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, jungle, warrior, mercenary, sniper, boat, heroes, bomb, torture, soldier, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 246K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, ex military, manhunt, tough heroes, gunfight, lone wolves, vietnam veteran, police brutality, humiliation, loner, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, helicopter, heroes, torture, pow, soldier, weapons, vietnam veteran, rambo, swat team ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rambo: 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: tense, serious, emotional, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, human trafficking, final battle, death, violence, vigilante, justice, rescue, one man army, mexican american border ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, arizona, usa, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, one man army, jungle, heroes, rescue, military life, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, hotshot, battles, machismo, villain, fistfight, sniper, master warrior, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, europe, paris france, new orleans, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, rescue, terrorism, mission, rescue mission, hospital, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: new york, north america, usa, bucharest, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.1
 9K
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, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, soldier, adventure, one man army, state affairs, war, politics, rebellion, mission of murder, military, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 17K
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, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 15K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, military, heroes, master warrior, chase, one man army, confined, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, rivalry, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, swamp, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, fistfight, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 72K
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, resistance, tough heroes, prosecution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Strike Force team is back in this action-packed sequel to "The Hunt For Eagle One"! Terrorists have stolen a Ground Control Encoder...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, lieutenant, martial arts, terrorism, rescue, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping, behind enemy lines, terrorist attack, female fighter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, melbourne australia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, terrorism, one man army, revenge, armored car, heroes, rescue, vigilante, terrorist, one against many, battlefield, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 240K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.0
 4K
The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, black american, military, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, soldier, heroes, stewardess, hijacking, rescue mission, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, hostage, undercover, heroes, soldier, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, south america, miami, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 531
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, heroes, one man army, chase, martial arts, jungle, island, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Behind Enemy Lines (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, graphic violence, captivity, jungle, heroic mission, tough heroes, friends, buddies, lone wolves, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, terrorist, nuclear threat, one man army, heroes, terrorism, hijacking, u.s. air force, good versus evil, runaway train, uncontrollable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, heroes, one man army, military, soldier, burned alive, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, secret agents, heroes, government, kgb, one man army, scientist, undercover, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 128K
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: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%