Movies like Act of Valor

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Act of Valor (2012)
 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense, talky, visually appealing, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, swat team, rescue mission, terrorist plot, navy, terrorism, military, cia, battles, soldier, heroism, bomb, military life, submarine, secret mission, army, heroes, escapades, enemy, realism, race against time, heroic mission, officer, patriotism, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, africa, ukraine, las vegas, costa rica, san diego california, iraq ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about military, danger, gunfight, heroes, explosion, machine gun and battles mostly in Action, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Act of Valor: Lone Survivor (2013), Tears of the Sun (2003), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Unit (2006), London Has Fallen (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 282K
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: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, navy seal, war, death, military life, selflessness, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, navy seal, war, courage, gunfight, swat team, cia agent, cia, tough guy, embassy, heroism ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, iraq, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, navy seal, top secret, manhunt, military, heroic mission, once in a lifetime opportunity, wanted, mastermind, government agency, crimes, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: pakistan, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 22K
The Unit (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: squad, terrorism, top secret, military, veteran, army, terrorist, swat team, marital problem, sergeant, marriage, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, assassination, terrorist attack, head of state, president, conspiracy, secret agents, save the day, graphic violence, world politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, tokyo, washington d.c., europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 474K
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. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, navy seal, battles, military, american soldier, military life, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 1998, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 78K
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, heroism, al qaeda, behind enemy lines, soldier, machismo, cia, war in afghanistan, war on terror, swat team, military, murder ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 62K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, commando unit, race against time, aircraft carrier, ocean, russian army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.2
 31K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, top secret, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, military, army, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marines, peaceful mission, heroes, military, soldier, vengeance, daring rescue, rescue, tough heroes, track down, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, survival, mission gone awry, military life, nuclear missile, tough heroes, cliche, daring rescue, timebomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, battles, betrayal, rescue mission, battlefield, sexual content, graphic violence, renegade, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 4.8
 762
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 111K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 136K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, army, soldier, deception, gulf war, investigation, patriotism, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, heroic mission, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, military, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, hijacking, terrorism, undercover, race against time, soldier, oil, terrorist, against the odds, political conspiracy, state affairs, special agents ...
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Place: saudi arabia, middle east, big ben london, paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, rescue, military, battles, heroic mission, save the day, leadership, escapades, race against time, rivalry, first aid ...
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 1K
Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, military, terrorism, survival, battles, prison, heroic mission, prison life, missing person, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rogue gunman is assassinating high-ranking military officers one by one. When Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett is informed his father, legendary shooter Thomas Beckett has been killed, Brandon springs into action to take out the perpetrator. But when ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, chase, hitman, track down, leadership, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, tough heroes, military ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, president, terrorism, rescue, conspiracy, swat team, world domination, hidden identity, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 179K
xXx (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, secret agents, tough heroes, extreme sport, heroic mission, escapades, lone hero, mission, undercover, espionage, master villain, double agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: prague, colombia, europe, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, swat team, chaos, tough heroes, heroic mission, military life, escapades, adventure ...
Time: year 1991, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, helicopter, heroes, torture, pow, soldier, weapons, vietnam veteran, rambo, swat team ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, hostage, undercover, heroes, soldier, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, south america, miami, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%