Movies like American Sniper

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American Sniper (2014)
 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. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, intense, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, war, military life, battles, navy seal, danger, heroes, battle zone, iraq war, obsession, haunted by the past, tough heroes, deadly, violence, brutality, courage, torture, revenge, murder, assassin, death of child, racial slur, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas

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Most similar movies to American Sniper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, danger, death and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like American Sniper: Lone Survivor (2013), The Hurt Locker (2008), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014), 13 Hours (2016), Generation Kill (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, death, military life, squad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 378K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, military, marines, sniper, gulf war, bomb, army, explosion, iraq war, tough heroes, war, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, military, soldier, anti war, battle zone, war, military life, tough heroes, danger, heroes, against the odds, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: mercenary, cia agent, american abroad, heroism, explosion, assault rifle, death, war, terrorism, courage, survival, politics ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, year 2011
Place: libya, pentagon, washington d.c., langley virginia, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue, genocide, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, heroic mission, military life, battles, heroes, death, wartime life, battle, missile ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 364K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, battles, tank, nazi germany, heroism, heroes, gory, bravery, against the odds, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.0
 158K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, anti war, war, death, infidelity, basic training, boot camp, military, corpse, sniper, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1990, 1990s ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, anti war, desert, military, war, battles, escapades, heroes, captivity, military life, confined ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, israel, middle east, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, navy seal, national security, scuba diving, submarine, heroism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, san diego california, costa rica, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, tank, u.s. army, war, military life, boot camp, helicopter, army investigation, redemption, dead soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, daring rescue, war, race against time, survival, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, atrocity, behind enemy lines, sniper, navy, aircraft carrier, reconnaissance, escape, rescue, helicopter, fighter pilot, tank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, war, confined, military, adventure, against the odds, family life, hostages, soldier ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 328K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, helicopter, survival, sniper, chaos and mayhem, courage, military, rescue, warlord, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 10K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, british army, bravery, minefield, desert, rowboat, grenade, dam, morphine, helicopter, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.1
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, military life, war, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, farmhouse, helicopter, infantry ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: desert, iraq war, soldier, war, battles, military, battle zone, high school, survival, homecoming, heroes, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, military, prison, vietnam veteran, soldier, rescue, war, adventure, anti heroes, survival, master warrior ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 44K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, ira, violence, terrorism, explosion, riot, military, british, war, urban, street ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 67K
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, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, fighting the system, soldier, feminism, basic training, tough heroes, sexism, navy, officers and cadets, military life, sexual harassment, army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 4.9
 555
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, soldier, rescue, terrorism, kidnapping, military, good versus evil, hostages, one man army, war, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: attack, circumcision, marine, grenade, iraq war, realism, soldier, chaos and mayhem, war, battle zone, military, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, gloomy, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, violence, jungle, insanity, war hero, massacre, lieutenant, war, anti war, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
22%
 6.1
 9K
Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gulf war, military life, iraq war, soldier, terrorism, kidnapping, murder, rapist, journalism, war, battles, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, war, military life, warrior, friendship, human spirit, survival, sniper, expedition, shooting ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, soldier, danger, gory, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, pacific ocean, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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