Movies like Tears of the Sun

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Tears of the Sun (2003)
 6.6
 113K
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 conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense, factual, compassionate, intense, brutal, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, war, jungle, navy seal, brutality, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma, rebel, danger, escapades, daring rescue, border, massacre, refugee, evacuation, rescue mission, child soldier, rescue, village, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii

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Most similar movies to Tears of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about military, soldier, violence, battles, gun, gunfight and brutality mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Tears of the Sun: Rambo (2008), Saving Private Ryan (1998), 13 Hours (2016), Lone Survivor (2013), Act of Valor (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 219K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, lone hero, rapist, explosion, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: military, army, war, world war two, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 120K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: based on true events, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, gunfight, heroism, cia, swat team, mercenary, courage, war, terrorism, u.s. marine, battlefield, u.s. embassy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, pentagon, langley virginia, iraq, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 267K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, military life, squad, battles, selflessness, swat team, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.5
 67K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, navy seal, terrorist plot, terrorism, rescue mission, military, cia, battles, soldier, swat team, squad, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, mexico, las vegas, san diego california, costa rica ...
⇓ 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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, danger, captivity, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1977, 70s, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, war, military life, heroes, battlefield, wartime life, u.s. army, army, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 24K
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: vietnam war, soldier, combat, anti war, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 441K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, navy seal, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, battles, behind enemy lines, swat team, military life, heroic mission, survival, chaos, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 73K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, strong female lead, fighting the system, basic training, military, army, navy, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, danger, heroes, tough heroes, battles, battle, betrayal, rescue mission, battlefield, chases and races, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, soldier, marines, peaceful mission, tough heroes, rescue, daring rescue, deadly, danger, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 255K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, american revolution, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, heroes, patriotism, freedom, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
Sniper (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tough guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soldier, sniper rifle, jungle, sniper, military uniform, manhunt, military, helicopter, marine, surrounded, dog tag, surrender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: panama, latin america, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 365K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, war, warrior, courage, battles, u.s. military, gunfight, marine, chaos, survival, helicopter, army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 51K
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, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, pow, frame up, army investigation, court martial, escape, racism, trial, prison, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, terrorism, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, danger, race against time, soldier, deadly, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: christianity, child in peril, gunfight, atrocity, heroic, orphan, civil war, heroes, danger, life is a bitch, rebel, character change ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 429K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, heroism, military, american soldier, battles, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 66K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, code, military life, u.s. marine corps, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, native americans, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 139K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, holocaust, survival, wartime life, jewish, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 627
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, soldier, heroes, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, jungle, survival, torture, military, one man army, heroes, burned alive, danger, soldier, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 383K
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: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, combat, military life, jungle, squad, character change ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 423K
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, u.s. army, gulf war, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%