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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
 7.3
 141K
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, suspenseful, harsh, tense, suspense, factual, political, entertaining, dramatic ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, embassy, battlefield, cia agent, heroism, u.s. embassy, commando, american abroad, survival, siege, mission, u.s. marine, politics, military, brutality, tough guy, soldier ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia, washington d.c., middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about brutality, violence, murder, death, machine gun, survival and gun mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi: Lone Survivor (2013), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Outpost (2019), 12 Strong (2018), Zero Dark Thirty (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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.
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The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
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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, cia, heroism, behind enemy lines, us military, al qaeda, swat team, military, soldier, machismo, war on terror, war in afghanistan ...
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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: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
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Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, suspense, intense, exciting ...
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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, emotional, factual, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
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93%
 7.5
 448K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: neo noir, suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing ...
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 6.7
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
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Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Mile 22 (2018)
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 128 min.
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Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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Style: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2017, 2010s
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Duration: 133 min.
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
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Style: realistic, suspense, tense, factual, political ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: suspense, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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Style: suspense, exciting, dramatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, allies, german, resistance, d day, visceral, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, factual, epic ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, guilt, survival, propaganda, imperial japan, fame, political intrigue, wartime, loss of friend, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean, iraq, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: intense, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, jungle, survival, war, adventure, rescue, soldier, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
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