Movies and TV shows like The Afghan Ghost

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The Afghan Ghost (2008)
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The Afghan Ghost (2008)
Original name: Afganskiy prizrak
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Andrei Potyomkin, frontier guard cadet, learns that his MIA father who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war is accused of treason. He is trying to find out the truth about his father's death, and together with a young promising journalist Alyona Nikitina, exposes a criminal group of servicemen who trade missiles to mojaheddin and terrorists. They are not ready to let their profitable business go easily...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: army, military, soldier, betrayal, father son relationship, female journalist, investigative journalism, war crime, expose, investigative reporter, war in afghanistan, criminal, journalism, anti war, organized crime, uncover truth, accusation, assassination attempt, russian soldier, flashback, investigative journalist

Most similar movies to The Afghan Ghost

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and disturbing films and TV series with plots about soldier, military, military life, war, danger, crimes and criminal mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like The Afghan Ghost: Bangkok Breaking (2021), The Border (2014), SEAL Team (2017), Wild District (2018), 1971 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bangkok Breaking (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The six-episode series is centered around the wild world of Bangkok's road rescue services and Wanchai who is newly arrived in Bangkok and must unravel a city-wide conspiracy alongside a young, upstart journalist.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigative reporter, investigative journalism, investigation, crime investigation, journalism, uncover truth, crime solving, cold case, evil plot, police investigation, female journalist ...
Place: bangkok thailand
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 7.7
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The Border (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 41 min.
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Story: The series "Wataha" starts from the bombing, which killed one of the officers of border guard units in the Bieszczady Mountains. Only one of them will survive. SG captain Victor Rebrov (Leszek Lichota) as a result of the coup loses not ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: border guard, bombing, border patrol, traitor, murder investigation, human trafficking, revenge, soldier, adaptation, investigation, friendship, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: poland
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SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, u.s. military, soldier, terrorism, gunfight, friendship, team, strategy, investigation, psychologist, wound ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Wild District (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After surrendering to Bogotá police, an ex-guerrilla avoids prison by working undercover to investigate a ruthless enforcer of government corruption.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government corruption, undercover, runaway, haunted by the past, fight for supremacy, confronting the past, partisan, power struggle, life is a bitch, soldier, mercenary, secret mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: escape, pow, military, army, freedom, courage, soldier, prisoner of war camp, death, sacrifice, honor, glory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, army, terrorist attack, military, revenge, murder, violence, friendship, crimes, human, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2015, year 2016
Place: india, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Valley of the Wolves (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Kurtlar Vadisi was a Turkish television drama which broadcast mainly on Show TV and then transferred to Kanal D, then atv for its last season. It was mostly about an agent named Polat Alemdar who leaked into the mafia after his plastic surgery. The ...
Style: tense, suspense, brutal, captivating
Plot: mafia, crime boss, crime family, brutality, death, honor, mercilessness, killings, mob hit, corruption, gang war, mob boss ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
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Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: sniper, assassination, soldier, conspiracy, shooter, betrayal, agent, military, police, family, fbi, wanted ...
Place: afghanistan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fog (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Present time. A squad of young soldiers of the Russian army during the march-throw splits from the main group. In order to save time, they decide to cut the path, but get into the strange fog, which transfers them to the past, right into the World ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: russian soldier, fog, time loop, wartime, sent to the past, back in time, war, time travel, heroism, great patriotic war, time traveler, military ...
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54%
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The Veil (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
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Story: Han Ji-hyuk, an NIS agent gone MIA, returns after one year to join a new team as he searches for his lost past.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: betrayal, agent, investigation, espionage, special agents, crime solving, secret agents, reconnaissance, sleuth, crime investigation, spy, government agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Selena's Secret (1987)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The series explores from a different point of view what happened on the day Selena died and what was behind it--a secret that Yolanda Saldívar kept.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: secret, mystery, murder mystery, who done it, criminal, crimes, historical character, organized crime, murder, uncover truth, mysterious villain, puzzle
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.8
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Halka (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Two different young men coming together from different places stand side by side and fight against a conspiracy. They go after a past that doesn't leave behind. They bring to account of old notebooks, dirty cases, big and small lies. ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, cynical, captivating
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48%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, behind enemy lines, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cross the Yalu River (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: TV mini-series telling the PRC's official narrative of its involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953). It's one of several films produced in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) (founded in July 1921).
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
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Valley of Tears (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
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Charlie Golf One (2016)
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A series taking place in an army medical center located in a remote military base and following the bizarre characters and occurrences in the center.
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, disturbing, suspense ...
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Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, american soldier, squad, german, navy, battles, infantrymen, d day, military life, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Children of the Street (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 40 min.
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Story: The Children of the Street tells the story of young people who have to achieve their own justice in a world where law is inadequate. "What is justice?", "How does a teenager survive on the street?" will answer questions like.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, captivating, bleak, tense
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, wartime life, military life, struggle for survival, british military ...
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Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
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Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
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Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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42%
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The Paper (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
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41%
 8.5
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: british army, military police, army, military, soldier, marriage, military officer, husband wife relationship, wartime life, military life, counter terrorism, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, veteran, terrorism, military, swat team, crimes, adventure, heroes, violence, friendship, betrayal, multiple storylines ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, military, british army, army, military life, self discovery, basic training, doctor, military base, strong female presence, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Renegaded Archangel (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
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Story: Mikhael is a sergeant in charge of BOPE, always on dangerous missions in Rio de Janeiro. But after getting involved in a controversial operation that culminated to a slaughter, he is transferred to a police unit at the state countryside.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: flashback, murder, choice, police sergeant, police, demotion, new job, ex military, heroic mission, legal, murderer, male protagonist ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Battle Scars (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every Marine has a story, some they're proud of, other they'd rather forget. After coming home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, Luke Stephens wants nothing more than to forget. What happens when our soldiers come ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: soldier, marine, post traumatic stress disorder, military, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, military life, post traumatic stress, war veteran, criminal underworld, ex soldier, military officer ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lupin (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, father son relationship, revenge, thief, missing person, police, theft, escapades, dishonesty, vengeance, vigilantism, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%