Movies like American Sniper

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American Sniper (2014)
 7.3
 397K
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: sniper, soldier, military training, military, war, navy seal, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past, iraq war, battles, danger, deadly, tough heroes, battle zone, courage, violence, friendship between men, husband wife relationship, mercilessness, rescue, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, male protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2001
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, soldier, war, death, violence, culture clash and sniper mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like American Sniper: Lone Survivor (2013), The Hurt Locker (2008), Generation Kill (2008), 13 Hours (2016), 12 Strong (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 244K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, military life, terrorism, selflessness, battles, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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93%
 7.6
 388K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, sniper, iraq war, determination, peril, violence, tough heroes, rescue, terrorism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, battle zone, military life, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 104K
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, surprise ending, based on true events, bilingual, intense ...
Plot: heroism, cia, war, american abroad, assault rifle, siege, mercenary, courage, survival, politics, gunfight, explosion ...
Time: year 2012, year 2011, 2010s, 21st century
Place: libya, washington d.c., langley virginia, pentagon, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 51K
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, exciting, suspenseful, touching, rough ...
Plot: cia, destruction, heroism, machismo, soldier, behind enemy lines, september 11 2001, battle, military, heroes, deception, brutality ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, usa, 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: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, taliban, terrorism, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, battle zone, chases and races, heroic mission, chaos, genocide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 369K
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: touching, inspirational, based on true events, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, world war two, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 376K
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, nazi germany, heroism, battles, heroic mission, battle zone, rivalry, confined, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.7
 336K
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: tough heroes, courage, sniper, battles, war, helicopter, warrior, army, military, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, soldier, rescue, vietnam veteran, war, survival, adventure, military life, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 62K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, rough ...
Plot: code, behind enemy lines, war, survival, navajo, danger, military life, friendship, courage, top secret, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, rough, suspenseful, factual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, military, terrorism, cia, bomb, soldier, military life, national security, pistol, terrorist plot, scuba diving, heroism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, mexico, costa rica, ukraine, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, tough heroes, soldier, danger, heroes, battle, rescue mission, battlefield, betrayal, renegades, chases and races, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 68K
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, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, fighting the system, military, feminism, sexism, basic training, navy, tough heroes, military life, female soldier, officers and cadets, army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, escape attempt, massacre, rescue mission, soldier, war, escapades, human spirit, military life, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, sniper, war, battles, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, cowardice, bravery, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, kidnapping, soldier, one man army, terrorism, terrorist, hostage, vengeance, escapades, hostages, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, vietnam war, military, military life, jungle, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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33%
 6.5
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, military, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, sergeant, war, military life, sniper, boot camp, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, vengeance, kidnapping, against the odds, family life, deadly, crimes, adventure, confined, hostages ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, fighter pilot, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journalist, rescue, soldier, terrorism, journalism, rescue mission, fish out of water, interview, murder, disguise, battle, female journalist ...
Time: year 2003, year 2005, 2000s, year 2006, year 2004
Place: afghanistan, middle east, glasgow scotland, big ben london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: iraq war, desert, battles, war, battle zone, heroes, military, soldier, survival, homecoming, high school, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, soldier, partisan, behind enemy lines, war crime, racism, war, military, danger, battles, occupation, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, year 1983, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, bahamas, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: thanksgiving, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, high school, soldier, military, politics, danger, single parent, homecoming, anti war, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, military, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, anti war, against the odds, danger, military life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 152K
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, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, anti war, treasure, racial slur, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%