Movies like The Expendables 2

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The Expendables 2 (2012)
 6.6
 288K
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Bulgaria, China
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film, humorous, nostalgic, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, asian woman, violence, henchman, village, mine, nuclear, sarcasm, beard, sniper, master warrior, tough heroes, heroes, partners, villain, leader, one on one, danger, veteran, enemy, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, europe, paris france, new orleans, nepal

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Most similar movies to The Expendables 2

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and entertaining films with plots about machine gun, gunfight, violence, gun, pistol, chase and danger mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expendables 2: Rambo (2008), The A-Team (2010), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), The Losers (2010), Hardcore Henry (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 321K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, chase, partners, heroic mission, battles, cia, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 215K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, boat, mercenary, warrior, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, rapist, military, master warrior, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 243K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, anti heroes, anti hero, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: frankfurt germany, florida, usa, iraq, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, danger, arms dealer, battle, rescue mission, hospital, revolver, cia, rivalry, crimes, partners, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, 80s
Place: mexico, wyoming, moscow russia, romania, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, street racing, chases and races, fbi, presumed dead, car theft, heist, teamwork, group of criminals, tough heroes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, spain, germany, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 90K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: swat team, betrayal, cia, mercenary, escapades, revenge, teamwork, runaway, vengeance, robbery, black ops, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bolivia, latin america, dubai, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 85K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, twists and turns, bloody ...
Plot: stylized violence, cyborgs, murder, car chase, chase, violence, runaway, gunfight, fight scenes, mad scientist, gore, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, military, soldier, heroic mission, chaos, revenge, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, washington d.c., france, paris france, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, swat team, military, world domination, president, terrorism, conspiracy, rescue, nuclear threat, hidden identity, heroic mission, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, himalaya, tokyo, north korea, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 354K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chases and races, car race, car, danger, chase, crimes, friends, revenge, race, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tokyo, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 224K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape, against the odds, escape plan, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, miami, new orleans, los angeles ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, war, revenge, pow, helicopter, swat team, heroes, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 120K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, military base, heroes, one man army, freedom fighter, profanity, swat team, heroic mission, captivity, political unrest, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, nuclear threat, heroes, bomb, one man army, save the day, danger, partners against crime, heroic mission, car chase, tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, new york, moscow russia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, danger, confined, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, washington d.c., france, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer, hitman, criminal's revenge, chase, murder, mechanic, shooting, fight scenes, gunfight, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, gunfight, swamp, martial arts, exploding body, exploding helicopter, fistfight, mercenary, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, confined, partners, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, danger, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 144K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 89K
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, desert, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, race against time, chases and races, escapades, crimes, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 118K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mountain climbing, heist, climbing, mountain, forces of nature, rescue, money, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, save the day, terrorist, graphic violence, secret agents, heroes, president, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, pakistan, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, save the day, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 66K
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 seal, navy, terrorist plot, terrorism, military, cia, battles, squad, bomb, national security, military life, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, mexico, africa, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, emotional, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, lone hero, justice, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, death, violence, vigilante, one man army, blood, rescue, mexican american border ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, mexico, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Austria, UK, Morocco
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, conspiracy, heroic mission, villain, escapades, spies, heroes, terrorist plot, cia agent, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, soldier, rescue, heroes, undercover, gunfight, drug cartel, babies and infants, drug dealing, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, miami, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 66K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%