Movies like Red Scorpion

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Red Scorpion (1988)
 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 rebels.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, cult film, surprise ending, bloody, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, assassination, soldier, agent, adventure, one man army, politics, state affairs, rebellion, military, mission of murder, crimes, fighting the system, danger, political unrest, military life, deadly, undercover, betrayal, brutality, gunfight, russian, cold war, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia

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Most similar movies to Red Scorpion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, danger, gunfight, rivalry, gun, martial arts and escapades mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Scorpion: The Hunt for Red October (1990), Guilty as Charged (2000), Rambo III (1988), The Defender (2004), Missing in Action (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, navy, warship, underwater, nuclear threat, politics, defection, desertion, cia, mutiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., soviet union, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
82%
 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 ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, military base, heroes, one man army, freedom fighter, swat team, daring rescue, confined, danger, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
79%
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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 ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
71%
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, danger, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
68%
 3.5
 668
Asker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When deadly anthrax missiles are stolen by a militia, ATF agent Ethan Carter (Dean Cain) must go undercover and join the group to save the country from disaster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, hostage, secret agents, heroes, espionage, save the day, rebelliousness, working undercover, state affairs, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
64%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorist, bar, one man army, battle, son, battles, tough heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, laser, scientist, kgb, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, black american, soldier, heroes, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, crimes, frame up, heroic mission, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
57%
 6.8
 11K
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, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, against the odds, political corruption, political unrest, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super soldier, nuclear threat, military, one man army, race against time, soldier, heroes, cyborgs, massacre, hostage, super strength, dynamite ...
Time: 60s, 2000s, 1960s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.3
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, kgb, undercover, terrorist, oil, government agency, escapades, law enforcement, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, big ben london, east berlin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 90K
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, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, race against time, chases and races, escapades, crimes, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 25K
Firefox (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, kgb, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, aerial combats, cold war, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, asia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
 4.1
 2K
Diamond Dogs (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Diamond Dogs" is the story of a group of American fortune hunters, who come to China looking for a long-lost-treasure. During the Soviet crack-down on religion in the 1930's, a priceless Buddhist artifact, a Tangka was taken across ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, bounty hunter, treasure hunt, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes, curses spells and rituals, one man army, heroes, ex soldier, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tuareg: The Desert Warrior (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a desolate section of the Sahara once ruled by the French, two thirsty men stumble into the camp of a Tuareg warrior where they're given water and shelter. Soldiers from the new Arab government now arrive by Jeep and demand the two men be ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, desert, battles, vengeance, soldier, military, danger, rivalry, adventure, survival, escapades, politics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
50%
The Living Daylights (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
Style: exciting, witty, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, museum, gadget, sniper, faked death, laser, boat, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, vienna, czechoslovakia, afghanistan, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, espionage, murder, 007, cia, drug lord, gadget, undercover, secret agents, heroes, florida keys, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, caribbean, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, soldier, skyscraper, terrorism, working undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, chase, government agency, chases and races, assassination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
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