Movies like Uncommon Valor

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Uncommon Valor (1983)
 6.4
 8K
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, realistic, intense, entertaining, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, military, prison, vietnam veteran, soldier, rescue, war, adventure, anti heroes, survival, master warrior, concentration camp, daring rescue, heroic mission, military life, prison life, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, buddies, gang, captivity, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california

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Most similar movies to Uncommon Valor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, brutality, soldier, betrayal, vengeance, violence and death mostly in War, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Uncommon Valor: Missing in Action (1984), Soldier Boyz (1995), Bat*21 (1988), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Behind Enemy Lines (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, revenge, torture, survival, soldier, martial arts, escape, military, one man army, danger, burned alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, martial arts, one man army, adventure, master warrior, war, prison, soldier, army investigation, daring rescue, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.4
 957
Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, soldier, survival, terrorism, kidnapping, military, rivalry, missing person, prison life, confined, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 7K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, golf, rescue, war, soldier, daring rescue, adventure, anti war, heroic mission ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, helicopter, master warrior, vengeance, forest, u.s. army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphanage, rescue mission, vietnam veteran, danger, military, daring rescue, tough heroes, vengeance, escapades, war, heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, washington d.c., bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, atrocity, behind enemy lines, sniper, navy, reconnaissance, aircraft carrier, escape, rescue, gunfight, fighter pilot, tank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, propaganda film, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, soldier, green beret, military life, orphan, kidnapping, survival, adventure, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 21K
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, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, jungle, insanity, massacre, war hero, lieutenant, war, anti war, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, jungle, army, rebel, genocide, rescue, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, soldier, daring rescue, military, rescue, vengeance ...
Place: vietnam, asia, china, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 196K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, boat, jungle, rapist, master warrior, sniper, bomb, lone wolves, missionary, one man army, pastor, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, southeast asia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: heist, vietnam war, redemption, african american, money, armored truck, loss of virginity, mercy killing, urban ghetto life, crime, soldier, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 237K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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: captivating, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, soldier, war, battles, courage, terrorism, gunfight, selflessness, navy seal, death, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 63K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, military, soldier, terrorism, pistol, military life, terrorist plot, national security, navy seal, submarine, scuba diving, heroism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, costa rica, san diego california, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, terrorist, military, airplane, hijacking, adventure, stewardess, hostages, covert operation, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 384K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, 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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, war, navy seal, military life, battles, danger, heroes, battle zone, night vision binoculars, iraq war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 1K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, rebellion, drug dealing, crimes, revenge, mercenary, coup d'etat, danger, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: year 1973
Place: asia, vietnam, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, betrayal, friendship, vengeance, survival, war, buddies, innocence lost, danger, deadly, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 10K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, mercenary, kidnapping, soldier, military, adventure, rescue, war, aging, racism, head of state, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 98K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
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: suspense, bilingual, based on true events, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: heroism, war, american abroad, assault rifle, mercenary, courage, survival, politics, cia agent, explosion, death, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, year 2011
Place: libya, pentagon, washington d.c., langley virginia, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, british army, anti war, war, adventure, survival, soldier, rescue, infantry, pacific island, destiny, military ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, behind enemy lines, violence, gory, danger, military, war, vietcong, adventure, rescue, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rescue mission, soldier, war, escape attempt, sniper, massacre, daring rescue, heroic mission, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 339K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, jungle, battles, innocence lost, military, village, battle, anti war, war, war crime, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilantism, murder, vietnam veteran, vengeance, homecoming, small town, vietnam war, crime, repayment, crimes, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: task force, betrayal, colonel, bridge, sergeant, traitor, partisan, battle, adventure, military, war, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, england, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battle, martial arts, soldier, race against time, save the day, convict, jungle, mission, crazy, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 21K
Sniper (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Peru
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, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, soldier, manhunt, military, sniper rifle, dog tag, surrounded, marine, military uniform, fistfight, waterfall, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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