Movies like Lone Survivor

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 7.5
 237K
Lone Survivor
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, 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 reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, intense, dramatic, rough, factual, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, war, courage, sacrifice, gunfight, terrorism, death, soldier, violence, realism, revenge, chase, blood, gory, friendship, weapons, brutality, propaganda, navy seal, battles, catastrophe, mentor, danger, visceral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, usa, israel
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The Hurt Locker
Drama, History, Thriller, War
USA
131 min.
 7.6
Saving Private Ryan
Drama, War
USA
169 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Lone Survivor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, intense, serious and dramatic films with plots about military, dialogue, culture clash, brutality, catastrophe, war and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Lone Survivor: American Sniper (2014), Act of Valor (2012), The Hurt Locker (2008), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Sniper
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, 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: realistic, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, iraq war, violence, brutality, courage, soldier, torture, revenge, murder, islam, propaganda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
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 6.5
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Act of Valor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, cia, torture, soldier, navy, gunfight, realism, jungle, car chase, heroic mission, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, iraq, africa, mexico, san diego california ...
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 7.6
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The Hurt Locker
Genre: Drama, History, 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: iraq, middle east
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    User:   100%
 
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Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: war, military, gory, courage, sacrifice, violence, friendship, army, d day, destiny, obsessive quest, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, normandy, poland ...
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 7.7
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Black Hawk Down
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, survival, military, courage, sacrifice, violence, civil war, genocide, gunfight, politics, rescue, tragedy ...
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13 Hours
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: suspense, intense, factual, dramatic, realistic ...
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Tears of the Sun
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   50%
 
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Behind Enemy Lines
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: realistic, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   37%
 
 6.8
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Green Zone
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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Kingdom
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, chase, culture clash, fbi, torture, assassination, islam, violence, revenge, oil, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, washington d.c., usa
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 21K
Hamburger Hill
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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    User:   100%
 
Uncommon Valor
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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'71
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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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.
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Audience: boys' night
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Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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.
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Courage Under Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
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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 ...
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    User:   37%
 
We Were Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
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Crimson Tide
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, underwater, cold war, nuclear, russian, rebellion, radio, against the rules, weapons, nuclear war, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, alabama, pacific ocean, mediterranean sea
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: war, gory, civil war, survival, violence, death, soldier, betrayal, wartime, archaeologist, brutality, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
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Rambo
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, war, boat, torture, rape, military, violence, brutality, blood, gore, chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: burma, asia, thailand, mine, southeast asia
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 7.1
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9th Company
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, dramatic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, death, dead soldier, killed in action, last stand, military, officers and cadets, army, battles, basic training, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, middle east, russia
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Generation Kill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, morality, courage, violence, soldier, anti war, dialogue, politics, political, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
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Patriots Day
Genre: 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: suspense, intense, dramatic, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, surveillance, gunfight, courage, islam, tragedy, police, chase, investigation, fbi, brutality, hostage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, california, usa
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Shooter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, military, chase, conspiracy, assassination, fbi, revenge, betrayal, murder, car chase, sniper, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, boston, iraq, kentucky ...
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System:   27%
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Flight of the Intruder
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, war, adventure, military, vengeance, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, book, adaptation, bomber ...
Place: asia, china, vietnam, europe, france
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System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
Rules of Engagement
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, rough, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, courtroom drama, lawyer, war, betrayal, courtroom, political corruption, court, vietnam war, surveillance, investigation, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, middle east, iraq, vietnam, battleship ...
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
 7.1
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Three Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: gulf war, war, treasure hunt, military, desert, culture clash, torture, violence, politics, death, oil, gold ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
 6.4
 20K
Good Kill
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, war, moral dilemma, moral ambiguity, terrorism, islam, video game, propaganda, mentor, corruption, politics, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, middle east, las vegas, iraq
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 6.0
 61K
Windtalkers
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: war, island, survival, native americans, friendship, code, brutality, violence, courage, soldier, gory, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: realistic, epic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
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