Movies like Rules of Engagement 2000

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Rules of Engagement (2000)
 6.4
 48K
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, rough, serious, disturbing, tense, intense, captivating, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, marines, lawyer, court case, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom, investigation, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, war crime, husband wife relationship, military life, father daughter relationship, politics, mentor, conspiracy, betrayal, political corruption, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and dramatic films with plots about dialogue, corruption, vengeance, runaway, betrayal, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Rules of Engagement: A Few Good Men (1992), The Hurt Locker (2008), Battle for Haditha (2007), Tigerland (2000), Coriolanus (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 262K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, hotshot lawyer, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, suicide, court, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, washington d.c., usa
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50%
 7.5
 448K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, bomb squad, war, u.s. army, gulf war, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, desert, vengeance, society, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 41K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, military base, recruit, insubordination, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, exhaustion, target practice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 32K
Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, tragic hero, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, gulf war, politics, soldier, helicopter, boot camp, battles, military life, tank, army life, behind enemy lines, battlefield ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, iraq, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court martial, courtroom, army investigation, injustice, power relations, dedicated lawyer, politics, legal, rebellion, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 481K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, navy seal, battles, military, american soldier, military life, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, september 11 2001, year 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 142K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, intense, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, prison life, convict, power struggle, rebellion, confined, rebelliousness, sadism, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 410K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, battlefield, combat, jungle warfare, war crime, anti war, squad, military life, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, strangulation, military life, fighting the system, father daughter relationship, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 159K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, military life, suicide, anti war, sergeant, combat, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1973, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi, pow, soldier, frame up, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, court, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, militant, urban ghetto life, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crimes, post traumatic stress disorder, civil rights, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 63K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, military, murder, jungle, crimes, mind game, military base, military life, swat team, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 8K
Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, racism, justice, court case ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hungary, germany, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 8K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, family relations, righting the wronged, against the odds, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 13K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, legal, military life, soldier, politics, injustice, false accusation, war crime, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 26K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: combat, anti war, vietnam war, soldier, violence spree, insanity, jungle, massacre, lieutenant, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 72K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, custody battle, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch, misfit, losing-it hero, society, accident, social differences, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 126K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: marital infidelity, family problems, adultery, presumed dead, family relations, pow, suspicion, war in afghanistan, war, military, released from prison, american soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, harsh, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, marine, military, heroes, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, justice, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: caribbean, north carolina, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 9K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, crimes, soldier, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 24K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family problems, family relations, family life, terrorism, murder, taliban, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 130K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, globalization, capitalism, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, deal, political unrest, political conspiracy, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, interracial relations, state affairs, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%