Movies like Lone Survivor

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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
Action, Drama, War
USA
169 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and rough films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, military, culture clash, survival, war and sacrifice 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, serious, rough ...
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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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, cia, torture, soldier, navy, gunfight, realism, jungle, car chase, heroic mission, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, violence, gulf war, death, desert, soldier, courage, gunfight, sniper, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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System:   81%
    User:   100%
 
Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Action, 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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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
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Tears of the Sun
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Drama, History, 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.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2003, year 2009 ...
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    User:   38%
 
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, prison, survival, courage, anti heroes, weapons, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, california, bangkok thailand
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, brutal ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
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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, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   39%
 
300: Rise of an Empire
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
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Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
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Courage Under Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
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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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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, serious, rough, 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, southeast asia, mine
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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 ...
Plot: war, courage, survival, politics, cia, gunfight, surveillance, brutality, violence, arms dealer, military, islam ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s
Place: libya, middle east, iraq, africa, pentagon ...
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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, mediterranean sea, pacific ocean, alabama
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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, gory, soldier, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
Olympus Has Fallen
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, white house, hostage, chase, torture, secret agents, lone hero, kidnapping, betrayal, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, north korea, south korea
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Body of Lies
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
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: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, espionage, cia, torture, mentor, betrayal, secret service, sacrifice, chase, danger, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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'71
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
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.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, survival, british, soldier, war, brutality, terrorism, ira, chase, irish, politics, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england
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System:   28%
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Defiance
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, war, jewish, holocaust, camp, russian, german, nazis, nazi, genocide, revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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, serious, rough ...
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:   27%
    User:   100%
 
The Beast of War
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, survival, vengeance, military, revenge, soldier, islam, russian, weapons, village, brutality, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, afghanistan, russia, iraq ...
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System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
Flags of Our Fathers
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: war, military, island, survival, torture, guilt, propaganda, violence, prejudice, death, friendship, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa, iraq, pacific ocean ...
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System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, revenge, survival, prison, war, torture, violence, brutality, martial arts, soldier, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 

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