Movies like Red Scorpion

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Red Scorpion (1988)
 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 rebels.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, ridiculous, touching, unusual plot structure, bloody, melancholic, satirical, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, gunfight, brutality, assassination, justice, gratuitous violence, soldier, mission of murder, war, politics, state affairs, crimes, undercover, fighting the system, military life, political unrest, torture, cold war, betrayal, russian, one man army, agent, lone hero, military ...
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, rough and realistic films with plots about heroes, danger, gunfight, rivalry, fistfight, martial arts and adventure mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Scorpion: Missing in Action (1984), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Guilty as Charged (2000), The Defender (2004), Rambo III (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, adventure, jungle, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, justice, fight scenes, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia, thailand, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: harsh, intense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, torture, prison, rambo, vietnam war, brutality, weapons, vietnam veteran, ex special forces, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, arizona, asia, russia, usa
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, military base, soldier, gang, secret agents, undercover, rivalry, military life, injustice, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
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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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, state affairs, tough heroes, law enforcement, save the day, undercover agent, one man army, spy, torture, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ...
Style: intense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, loner, desert, rambo, swat team, brutality, revenge, torture, violence, gunfight, war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, thailand, russia, pakistan, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.7
 7K
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, rough, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, military, justice, heroic mission, against the odds, tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, aviation, helicopter, one man army, airplane ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, secret agents, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, daring rescue, state affairs, government agency, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, terrorist, heroes, terrorism, state affairs, fighting crime, crimes, undercover, adventure, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, secret agents, save the day, heroes, espionage, rebelliousness, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
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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, intense, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, adventure, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, war, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, usa, pentagon, north america, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, government, kgb, one man army, scientist, undercover, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, heroic mission, terrorism ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, intense, tense, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, military, super soldier, chase, violence, fight, fight scenes, lone hero, superhuman, soldier, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 60s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force (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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, military, soldier, heroic mission, commando mission, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, master warrior, crimes, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, black american, soldier, sniper, military, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, escapades, race against time, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day, rescue, tough heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ 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: entertaining, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, adventure, conspiracy, fight, oil, environmental, one man army, revenge, brutality, justice, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
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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, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, mexican standoff, desert, helicopter, gunfight, military, race against time, escapades, crimes, rivalry, nuclear bomb ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, hong kong, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, fighter jet, fighter plane, chase, espionage, aviation, spy, pilot, heroes, runaway, kgb, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, vietnam, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia agent, oil, terrorist, kgb, terrorism, undercover, race against time, soldier, hijacking, state affairs, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, new york, ussr, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: splatter, suspense, buddy movie, unusual plot structure, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, rescue, kung fu, death, gunfight, soldier, hostage, jungle, car chase, colombian drug cartel, commando mission ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, the philippines, miami, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, rescue, desert, survival, war, heroes, confined, escapades, rivalry, politics, soldier, military ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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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: exciting, captivating, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, bounty hunter, adventurer, tough heroes, lone wolves, curses spells and rituals, gunfight, fistfight, martial arts, ex soldier, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: sexy, exciting, entertaining, saga, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, james bond, spy, espionage, shark, woman with a gun, 007, brutality, murder, cia, secret agents, drug lord ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, florida, mexico, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.7
 3K
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, rough, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, prison, female agent, female spy, female protagonist, female prisoner, mercenary, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, kazakhstan, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, terrorism, martial arts, lieutenant, rescue, terrorist attack, female fighter, behind enemy lines, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Behind Enemy Lines III: 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, hostage, military life, frame up, heroic mission, secret agents, manhunt, military, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 231K
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: brutal, bloody, realistic, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, violent, one man army, sniper, jungle, rambo, mercenary, military, strong violent content, torture, warrior, bomb ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bloody, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, soldier, terrorism, showdown, firing squad, karate, kickboxing, tough guy, execution, assassin, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%