Movies like The Final Option

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The Final Option (1982)
 6.4
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The Final Option (1982)
Original name: Who Dares Wins
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But Skellen's dismissal is a front to enable him to get close to the terrorist group. Can he get close enough to stop the Lobby from creating an international incident?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, political, suspense, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, undercover, hostage, adventure, isolation, state affairs, politics, anti war, nuclear holocaust, rivalry, working undercover, distopia, heroes, escapades, espionage, spy, swat team, fight, terrorist, police, violence, mercenary, german, assassin ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london

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Most similar movies to The Final Option

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, gun, machine gun, gunfight, heroes and soldier mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Final Option: 6 Days (2017), Blast (2004), Detonator (1993), Submerged (2005), Wild Geese II (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, counter terrorism, rescue, violence, hostage, siege, politics, death, police, hostage situation, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, isolation, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, save the day, undercover, adventure, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.2
 4K
Detonator (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Croatia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a renegade Russian general sends a nuclear bomb hurtling toward the Middle East aboard a hijacked train, special agents are dispatched to disarm the deadly device. Ten tons of steel and one ounce of hot plutonium are now riding roughshod ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hijacking, railway, spy, general, gulf war, scientist, mercenary, hostage, heroes, terrorism, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, ussr, middle east, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, martial arts, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, good versus evil, working undercover, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, world war two, rescue mission, nazi, rescue, heroes, prison, behind enemy lines, training, mission, tough guy, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, east germany, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.8
 5K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, spy, laboratory, terrorist plot, military, investigation, rescue, bomb, soldier, evacuation, deception, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, big ben london, ukraine, iran, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: terrorism, terrorist, oil, exploitation, kgb, undercover, race against time, soldier, hijacking, cia agent, state affairs, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, ussr, new york, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.8
 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, state affairs, tough heroes, law enforcement, save the day, undercover agent, spy, judiciary, empire, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Behind Enemy Lines III: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, hostage, heroic mission, military life, frame up, secret agents, manhunt, military, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 113K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, assassination, terrorist, cia, ira, revenge, hitman, secret agents, irish republican army, espionage, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, london, washington d.c., north africa, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.0
 260
Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, race against time, heroes, computer cracker, save the world, crimes, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, confined, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, idaho, haiti, switzerland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, espionage, tough heroes, crimes, gang, rivalry, escapades, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Operation Delta Force (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.
Style: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist group, rescue, daring rescue, chaos, heroic mission, adventure, crimes, undercover, race against time, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, johannesburg south africa, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, politics, spy, betrayal, chase, conspiracy, nuclear bomb, race against time, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, london, europe, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, heroes, battles, military life, mission gone awry, daring rescue, cliche, tough heroes, timebomb, nuclear threat, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.1
 1K
He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, military, soldier, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, confined, police, psychopath, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
 3K
U.S. Seals (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as leader, sending them to destroy the pirates' base, namely ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, pirate, ship, undercover, soldier, military life, adventure, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, ocean ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, french riviera, san francisco, turkey, albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, espionage, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, master criminal, terrorism, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art theft, investigation, undercover, espionage, spy, partners, crimes, adventure, escapades, famous painting, heist, forgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: amsterdam, asia, europe, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether ...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, surprise ending
Plot: swat team, hostage, underground, hostile takeover, terrorism, hostage situation, female sociopath, bravery, ends with a wedding, red herring, commando mission, eavesdropping ...
Time: 2020s
Place: london, georgia, english channel, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 932
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, military, rescue, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, war on terror, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.9
 446
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, heroic mission, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, military, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.1
 5K
The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, black american, military, soldier, sniper, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, frame up, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, world war two, terrorism, inventions and discoveries, crimes, law enforcement, assassination attempt, heroes, state affairs, tough heroes, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, england, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, chase, wrestling, terrorist, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: british columbia, usa, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, intense, serious, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret service, president, conspiracy, secret agents, surveillance, terrorist attack, save the day, graphic violence, assassination, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, egypt, scotland, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 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, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, reporter, conspiracy, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, heroes, military, secret agents, journalist, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, israel, los angeles, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, dishonesty, state affairs, false accusation, political conspiracy, crimes, confined, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%