Movies like American Sniper

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American Sniper (2014)
 7.3
 481K
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, emotional, factual, intense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, sad ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, navy seal, soldier, violence, american soldier, assassin, u.s. marine, battles, courage, military training, u.s. military, mercenary, husband wife relationship, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past, killer, infidelity, exploitation, racial slur, war zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2001, year 2013
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, 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, tense, suspense and realistic films with plots about soldier, military, war, sniper, death, violence and weapons mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like American Sniper: Lone Survivor (2013), The Hurt Locker (2008), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Wall (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 286K
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, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 448K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, war, soldier, sniper, marines, army, terrorism, gulf war, bomb squad, bomb, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
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: intense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, battlefield, embassy, cia agent ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.1
 512K
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, u.s. army, u.s. military, bible, american soldier, religion, pacifism, father son relationship, court martial ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 393K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, combat, military, gunfight, chaos, survival, helicopter, battles, rescue mission, warrior ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.2
 27K
The Wall (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Style: suspense, serious, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, iraq war, marines, american soldier, soldier, friend, deception, wounded soldier, taunting, desert, trapped, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 34K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, combat, taliban, war in afghanistan, death, roadblock, army, gunfight, battles, sniper ...
Time: 2000s, year 2009, year 2006, year 2008, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 81K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, touching, surprise ending
Plot: taliban, cia, heroism, behind enemy lines, us military, al qaeda, swat team, military, soldier, machismo, war on terror, war in afghanistan ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, year 2001, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ 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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, taliban, military, war, male nudity, battles, against the odds, wartime life, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 189K
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, brutal, factual, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, anti war, marines, iraq war, u.s. military, american soldier, military, boot camp, sniper, desert, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1989, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, california ...
⇓ 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, epic, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, sniper, army, battles, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, middle ages
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Kill Team (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war crime, behind enemy lines, military, american soldier, moral dilemma, soldier, murder, wartime life, military life, brutality, gunfight, deception ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 69K
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, talky, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, swat team, rescue mission, terrorism, terrorist plot, military, navy, cia, secret mission, army, torture, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, somalia, las vegas, ukraine, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 480K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, military, soldier, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, battlefield, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, war, soldier, army, wartime life, courage, friendship, death, battles, chaos, killed in action ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, marines, war, soldier, anti war, violence, courage, military life, battles, morality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, mission, terrorist, battles, terrorism, moral dilemma, military, terrorist group, gunfight, mercenary, soldier, battlefield ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, suicide, military life, anti war, violence, u.s. marine, infantry ...
Time: year 1968, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, american football, flashback, thanksgiving, military, soldier, cheerleader, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, heroism ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 21st century, year 1937
Place: texas, dallas texas, los angeles, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, sad ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, rage, violence, homecoming, navy seal, sex scene, war, married couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 19K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, war, sniper, war zone, swat team, kidnapping, journalist, chase, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 167K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, epic, inspirational, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, human spirit, prison, u.s. air force, military, soldier, sport, captivity, plane crash ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 26K
Mosul (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: isis, war on terror, pow, guerilla warfare, soldier, police officer, military, civil war, terrorist, battles, mission, urban decay ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, intellectual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. army, u.s. military, soldier, friendship, violence, army life, self sacrifice, right and wrong, hopes, lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 82K
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: suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, female soldier, military, army, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, sexism, feminism, female warrior, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, libya, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 171K
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: suspense, realistic, humorous, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, military, desert, heist, culture clash, anti war, gold, iraq war, war, rescue, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 137K
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: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, military, pow, spy, gulf war, deception, army, soldier, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%