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: chase, assassination, soldier, agent, adventure, one man army, war, 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, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, gunfight, fistfight, escapades and martial arts mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Scorpion: Rambo III (1988), Guilty as Charged (2000), The Defender (2004), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Missing in Action (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, freedom fighter, rambo, captivity, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, military life, terrorism, rivalry, gang, secret agents, undercover, heroic mission, working undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, 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 ⇓
87%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, chase, heroes, one man army, pow, vietnam veteran, soldier, rambo, swat team, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, martial arts, jungle, one man army, heroes, rescue, heroic mission, military life, adventure, soldier, confined, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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 ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
78%
 3.5
 670
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, rebelliousness, working undercover, save the day, espionage, secret agents, heroes, state affairs, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, gunfight, martial arts, terrorist, fighting crime, rescue, escapades, one man army, state affairs, save the day, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, soldier, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, war, save the day, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: middle east, beirut lebanon, lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, military, black american, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 776
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 ⇓
73%
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, serious, tense, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, heroes, military, one man army, soldier, superhuman, super soldier, tough heroes, battles, danger, superhuman powers, super strength ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 60s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: terrorist, bar, one man army, chase, battles, battle, son, vengeance, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, espionage, undercover, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, danger, save the day, rivalry, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, hijacking, stewardess, heroes, soldier, patriotism, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 12K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Switzerland
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, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, heroes, danger, dishonesty, against the odds, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.0
 92K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, kgb, soldier, terrorist, oil, escapades, chases and races, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, east berlin east germany, big ben london, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 26K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, kgb, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, aerial combats, behind enemy lines, heroic mission, cold war, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, asia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, soldier, undercover, heroes, hostage, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america, rio de janeiro, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, adventurer, treasure hunt, lone wolves, danger, tough heroes, curses spells and rituals, one man army, heroes, ex soldier, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, desert, battles, vengeance, danger, state affairs, politics, adventure, war, survival, military, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, prison, female agent, mercenary, danger, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, confined, female prisoner, adventure, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, kazakhstan, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, stylized, witty, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, boat, museum, laser, sniper, faked death, gadget, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, england, vienna, czechoslovakia, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, terrorism, rescue, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, terrorist attack, behind enemy lines, female fighter, colonel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, secret agents, manhunt, military, war, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, terrorism, one man army, violence, revenge, armored car, heroes, rescue, profanity, vigilante, showdown, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, military life, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%