Movies like Red Dawn

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Red Dawn (2012)
 5.3
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Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious, bad ending, entertaining, futuristic, sad, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, fight, military, survival, gunfight, patriotism, battles, occupation, heroic mission, save the day, war, heroes, friends, escapades, against the odds, super weapon, adventure, revenge, violence, betrayal, graphic violence, small town, rescue, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, north korea, latin america, washington d.c., china, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Red Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and entertaining films with plots about catastrophe, danger, mentor, dialogue, chase, heroes and culture clash mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Dawn: Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), White House Down (2013), I Am Number Four (2011), The 5th Wave (2016), Olympus Has Fallen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: military, invasion, adventure, wartime life, teenager, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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93%
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Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: intense, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: invasion, survival, cold war, politics, adventure, visceral, save the day, against the odds, heroic mission, father son relationship, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, near future, future
Place: colorado, latin america, russia, ussr, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: secret service, white house, terrorism, conspiracy, president, save the day, treason, rescue, hostage, head of state, nuclear threat, siege ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, paris france, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, romantic, suspenseful, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: alien, supernatural romance, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, friendship, youth, super strength, young heroes, high school, teenage love, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, absurd, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, alien, post apocalypse, apocalypse, end of the world, survival, adventure, invasion, virus, distopia, obsessive quest, youth ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, white house, president, hostage, terrorist attack, secret agents, one man army, daring rescue, u.s. president, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, compassionate, intense, epic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, monkey, virus, revenge, gorilla, journey, future war, survival, tragedy, vengeance, brutality, slavery ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, suspense, bleak, serious, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, kids
Plot: distopia, teenager, survival, rebellion, female protagonist, strong female character, society, future dystopia, game, youth, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, terrorism, surveillance, secret agents, terrorist, spy, conspiracy, race against time, murder, political conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, new york, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, intense, splatter ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: violence, vigilantism, martial arts, machismo, revenge, vigilante, fight, spy, terrorism, lone hero, brutality, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspenseful, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, alien invasion, interspecies romance, evil alien, youth, self sacrifice, teenage love, true love, love and romance, apocalypse, power of love, resistance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
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, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, commando, partners, heroes, cia, mission, spy, violent, terrorism, rescue, battles, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s, year 2014
Place: new york, bucharest, usa, north america, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
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Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, fight, superhero, kung fu, vengeance, revenge, martial arts tournament, mentor, violence, distopia, brutality ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, absurd, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, love, magic, evil queen, sorceress, snow white, female warrior, good versus evil, runaway, witch, medieval, supernatural ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, terrorist, islamic terrorism, military, fbi, special agents, al qaeda, gunfight, bomb, deception, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, humorous, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, hostage, martial arts, terrorism, adventure, fight, terrorist, violence, aviation, rescue mission, patriotism, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: suspenseful, romantic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: post apocalypse, teenager, runaway teen, telekinesis, good versus evil, mind control, superhuman powers, love and romance, super powers, friendship, escape, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, intense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, vengeance, revenge, snake, investigation, heroes, race against time, crimes, special agents, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, entertaining, emotional, intense, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, space travel, distopia, alien planet, genetic engineering, soldier, future war, alien, apocalypse, survival, snake, terminator ...
Time: future, near future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 102K
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, inspirational, exciting, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, teenager, athlete and trainer, sport, youth, rivalry, teenage life, fight, power relations, boxing, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them.
Style: unusual plot structure, satirical, intense, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aerial combat, female bodybuilder, airplane, military, aviation, death, adventure, female fighter, world war two, fighter plane, violence, chase ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: austin texas, peru, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 6K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: suspense, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, brutality, betrayal, assassin, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, south america, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: meditative, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, kung fu, fight, kick-butt women, revenge, police corruption, betrayal, brutality, justice, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, espionage, sniper, politics, president, ambush, drug cartel, assassination, drugs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., latin america, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 16K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, earthquake, survival, catastrophe, chaos, national guard, love triangle, daring rescue, save the day, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, bomber, adventure, military, airplane, natural disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, revenge, destiny, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, europe, asia, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 417
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, humorous, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: spy, military, adventure, chase, espionage, weapons, manhunt, swamp, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, toxic, small town, environment, brutality, betrayal, investigation, environmentalism, good versus evil, snake, dishonesty, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 69K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: stylized, talky, ridiculous, entertaining, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, tornado, adventure, escapades, redemption, high school, weather, death, survival, happy ending, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%