Movies like Red Dawn 1984

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Red Dawn (1984)
 6.3
 56K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, harsh, realistic, epic, psychotronic, political ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: invasion, survival, brutality, adventure, against the odds, save the day, heroic mission, heroes, youth, rivalry, small town, cold war, politics, war, battles, gas station, red army, visceral, fight, friends, graphic violence, cult, escapades, young heroes, revolt ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, ussr, latin america, russia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to Red Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about military, heroes, danger, battles, weapons, brutality and explosion mostly in Action, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Red Dawn: Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Tears of the Sun (2003), Iron Eagle (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, survival, heroic mission, patriotism, battles, occupation, adventure, save the day, war, against the odds, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, wartime life, adventure, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth, military ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, bosnian war, rescue, gunfight, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 14K
Iron Eagle (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: pilot, rescue, military, colonel, desert, air force, daring rescue, hotshot hero, captivity, parent child relationship, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, soldier, rivalry, rescue, surrender ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life, escapades, espionage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, canada, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 6.7
 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 111K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, battles, soldier, beast, war, anti war, military, vengeance, captivity, heroic mission, destiny, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Frontier (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, clever, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, attack, military, teenager, battlefield, combat, battles, war, soldier, rescue mission, army, lifesaver ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, adventure, battles, friendship, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
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Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, military, terrorism, survival, battles, prison, heroic mission, prison life, missing person, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 394
Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, soldier, graphic violence, battles, strong sexual content, heroic mission, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, military, behind enemy lines, battles, resistance, allies, war, save the day, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, death, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 136K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, army, soldier, deception, gulf war, investigation, patriotism, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ship, world war two, military, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 28K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, military, war, soldier, battles, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, behind enemy lines, battles, stoners, chaos, against the odds, anti war, apocalypse, heroes, military, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 71K
Road House (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bouncer, martial arts, small town, fish out of water, rivalry, murder, bar fight, embezzlement, bully, opposites attract, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: memphis, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%