Movies like 13 Hours

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13 Hours (2016)
 7.3
 112K
13 Hours (2016)
Original name: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
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: based on true events, intense, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, tense, factual, surprise ending, bilingual, controversial ...
Plot: rescue mission, heroism, terrorism, gunfight, american abroad, courage, politics, survival, machismo, war, mercenary, cia, surveillance, brutality, violence, swat team, u.s. embassy, tough guy, husband wife relationship, siege, foot chase, assault rifle, death, mission, embassy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, washington d.c., pentagon, middle east, iraq, africa

Most similar movies to 13 Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about violence, machine gun, murder, gun, shot to death, death and shot in the chest mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like 13 Hours: Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Black Hawk Down (2001), 12 Strong (2018), Lone Survivor (2013), American Sniper (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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, assassination, navy seal, al qaeda, espionage, 9/11, terrorist, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2003, september 11 2001 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 354K
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: courage, sniper, warrior, battles, war, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 62K
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: heroism, cia, soldier, machismo, taliban, al qaeda, murder, military, swat team, behind enemy lines, battle, brutality ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 259K
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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, swat team, navy seal, selflessness, battles, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 424K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, military training, military life, navy seal, military, obsession, heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2013, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, u.s. mexico border, cia, neo noir, gunfight, explosion, brutality, little girl, violence, corruption, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, sonora, mexico, somalia
⇓ 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, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 410K
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, military, sniper, terrorism, marines, gulf war, bomb squad, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
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, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, assassination, terrorist attack, danger, save the day, terrorist, graphic violence, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard, nevada, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 126K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, pow, iraq war, swat team, cia, patriotism, soldier, deception, uncover truth, investigation, army, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, bosnian war, gunfight, escape, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 65K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, navy, terrorism, military, cia, battles, squad, terrorist plot, bomb, national security, military life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, mexico, ukraine, costa rica, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 60K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, top secret, martial arts, secret agent, terrorist, political corruption, danger, black ops, machismo, terrorist group, surveillance, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: asia, indonesia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 75K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, wrong place wrong time, american abroad, revolution, chaos, u.s. embassy, political unrest, execution, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 76K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, drone, top secret, surveillance, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, terrorist plot, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: hawaii, kenya, london, singapore, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 84K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, suspense, tense, factual, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, chief of police, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 206K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, vengeance, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 46K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, hotel, courage, religious fanatic, shooting, survival, survivor, siege, reporter ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, bombay india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 115K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, special agents, chase, gunfight, prince, hunt down, team, torture, explosions, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 208K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, danger, off the grid, torture, bomb, beating, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 517K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, war, british army, evacuation, rescue mission, survival, warship, soldier, rescue, surrounded ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, one man army, corruption, race against time, explosive, innocent person killed, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: violence, vendetta, political prisoner, tragic hero, conspiracy, chase, husband wife relationship, brutality, secret service agent, husband wife estrangement, murder, prison ...
Time: 2000s
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 9K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, one against many, unlikely hero, survival, haunted by the past, hostage, courage, dark past, disguise, murder, race against time, foot chase ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1999, 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, russia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 34K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, bomb, cia, surveillance, espionage, investigation, thief, criminal, rogue agent, gunfight, on the run ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, rough, based on true events, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, death threat, hostage situation, terrorism, politics, danger, gun, pistol, violence, palestinian ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, frankfurt germany, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, factual, intense ...
Plot: war, conflict, civil war, mercenary, courage, betrayal, irish, politics, survival, political, fight scenes, propaganda ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: congo, africa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, survival, prison, danger, terrorism, rivalry, military, soldier, kidnapping, heroic mission, serial killer, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, terrorism, conspiracy, president, save the day, security guard, nuclear threat, hostage, head of state, treason, siege, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, paris france, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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