Movies like The One That Got Away 1996

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The One That Got Away (1996)
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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 tasked to destroy these weapons. Three of the SAS troopers were killed and four captured: Only one escaped - Cpl. Chris Ryan.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, military, desert, soldier, battles, anti war, war, heroes, confined, captivity, danger, military life, escapades, survival, swat team, army, violence, death, hostage, mercenary, tough guy, warrior, kidnapping, car theft, taxi ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, syria, saudi arabia

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Most similar movies to The One That Got Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, soldier, battles, danger, violence, gun and explosion mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The One That Got Away: Bravo Two Zero (1999), The Human Shield (1991), Lone Survivor (2013), Green Zone (2010), Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, battles, swat team, survival, heroic mission, military life, chaos, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, deadly, crimes, military, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 276K
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, squad, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 135K
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, 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
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.6
 453K
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, military, nazi germany, battles, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 25K
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, suspenseful, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, anti war, combat, violence spree, insanity, jungle, massacre, lieutenant, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, hijacking, stewardess, heroes, soldier, gunfight, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, war crime, jungle, army, rescue mission, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, thought provoking, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, gulf war, politics, battles, boot camp, helicopter, soldier, military life, behind enemy lines, tank, army life, battlefield ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 10K
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, military life ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 702
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, heroes, soldier, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, military, rivalry, danger, terrorism, kidnapping, survival, prison, heroes, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, escapades, espionage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 436K
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, sniper, marines, military, terrorism, war, u.s. army, bomb squad, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, danger, heroes, tough heroes, battles, battle, betrayal, rescue mission, battlefield, renegade, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, explosion, escapades, wartime life, anti war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 54K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, military, riot, explosion, danger, irish republican army, war, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, battles, double agent, military, task force, survival, adventure, war, danger, heroic mission, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, italy, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 10K
Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, insubordination, heroic mission, adventure, battle zone, race against time, dishonesty, danger, chase, betrayal, military base, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 30K
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, top secret, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, behind enemy lines, war, heroes, against the odds, anti war, survival, apocalypse, gory, stoners, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, saigon, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, heroes, one man army, burned alive, soldier, military, danger ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, soldier, battles, war, military life, heroes, battlefield, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, war, danger, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, u.s. embassy, isolation, military life, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 810
Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military base, heroes, soldier, world war two, battles, weapon system, heroic mission, working undercover, graphic violence, war, undercover, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, nuclear missile, survival, danger, mission gone awry, military life, cliche, tough heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, rescue, escape, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.5
 450
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, danger, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%