Movies like American Sniper

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American Sniper (2014)
 7.3
 433K
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. 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: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual, emotional, intense, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, military, military life, navy seal, military training, courage, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, battle zone, tough heroes, american soldier, violence, friendship between men, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, mercilessness, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2001, year 2013
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas

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Most similar movies to American Sniper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about soldier, military, war, violence, sniper, weapons and battles mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like American Sniper: The Hurt Locker (2008), 13 Hours (2016), Lone Survivor (2013), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 416K
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, military, sniper, marines, terrorism, gulf war, war, bomb squad, peril, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: middle east, iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 116K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: based on true events, intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, gunfight, heroism, terrorism, cia, war, courage, american abroad, politics, tough guy, survival, machismo ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 263K
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: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, gunfight, terrorism, courage, military life, swat team, battles, war, selflessness, squad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 424K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, world war two, courage, u.s. army, violence, survival, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, physician ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ 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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, military, child in peril, battles, chaos, tough heroes, battle zone, innocence lost, military life, political unrest, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 360K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, warrior, courage, sniper, battles, tough heroes, u.s. military, chaos, helicopter, army, military, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 72K
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, fighting the system, strong female lead, basic training, military, army, navy, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 418K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, military, american soldier, battles, heroism, heroes, ambush, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, battles, terrorist, u.s. marine corps, enemy, security, terrorism, military, moral dilemma, terrorist group ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, elimination, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 66K
12 Strong (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, exciting, touching, rough ...
Plot: heroism, al qaeda, soldier, machismo, cia, taliban, murder, military, behind enemy lines, swat team, battle, deception ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, year 2001, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 174K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, iraq war, boot camp, anti war, u.s. military, american soldier, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, philadelphia ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, battle, ambush ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, military life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, battles, sniper, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, brutality, soldier, war crime, army, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ 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, bleak, epic, rough ...
Plot: military, war, army, battles, world war two, sniper, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, surprise ending
Plot: iraq war, post traumatic stress disorder, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, military, mission, flashback, heroism ...
Time: 2000s, year 1937, year 2004, 21st century
Place: texas, dallas texas, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 159K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, arizona, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, navy seal, terrorist plot, terrorism, military, cia, battles, squad, bomb, national security, military life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, costa rica, ukraine, san diego california, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, soldier, u.s. military, u.s. army, hopes, danger, right and wrong, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, battle zone, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 128K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, pow, swat team, army, patriotism, soldier, deception, investigation, uncover truth, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 376K
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, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, military, soldier, iraq war, haunted by the past, violence, married couple, rage, homecoming, screaming, sexy dress, car driving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 73K
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 ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, invasion, war, danger, patriotism, heroic mission, save the day, escapades, super weapon, graphic violence, brutality, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: iraq war, world war two, soldier, military life, military, war, family relations, battles, army, national guard, insurgent, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, usa, iraq, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 12K
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, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, bravery, desert, military, british army, minefield, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%