Movies like Lone Survivor

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Lone Survivor (2013)
 7.5
 257K
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 reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.
Style: captivating, emotional, tense, exciting, rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, navy seal, selflessness, squad, enemy, death, battles, war, army, patriotism, loss of friend, peril, commander, self sacrifice, survivor, deadly, daring rescue, navy, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel

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Most similar movies to Lone Survivor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about soldier, military, war, heroes, danger, courage and survival mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Lone Survivor: The Hurt Locker (2008), Black Hawk Down (2001), 13 Hours (2016), American Sniper (2014), Act of Valor (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 407K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, army, military, sniper, terrorism, marines, gulf war, war, peril, determination, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 352K
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, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, warrior, war, battles, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 111K
13 Hours (2016)
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, suspense, realistic, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue mission, heroism, gunfight, courage, politics, survival, machismo, war, mercenary, american abroad, cia ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, washington d.c., pentagon, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 420K
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, soldier, iraq war, military training, navy seal, military, battles, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 65K
Act of Valor (2012)
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, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, navy, terrorism, military, cia, squad, terrorist plot, bomb, military life, national security, race against time, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, mexico, costa rica, ukraine, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 17K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, journalist, soldier, taliban, danger, daring rescue, tough heroes, heroic mission, military, woman in danger, survival, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 11K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, bravery, military, desert, british army, minefield, danger, heroic mission, military life, deadly, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, assassination, navy seal, espionage, track down, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, war, sniper, army, battles, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Generation Kill (2008)
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military life, military, heroes, wartime life, death, battles, ambush, battle, explosion, war ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 59K
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, suspenseful, exciting, touching, rough ...
Plot: heroism, cia, machismo, soldier, september 11 2001, taliban, al qaeda, murder, military, behind enemy lines, battle, heroes ...
Time: year 2001, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 19K
9th Company (2005)
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, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, basic training, officers and cadets, battles, ambush, friendship, military life, wartime life, boot camp, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, army, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 71K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, strong female character, female soldier, fighting the system, basic training, navy, military, army, sexism, strong female lead, feminism, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 405K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 713K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, army, battles, courage, ancient, heroic mission, human spirit, master warrior, against the odds, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 26K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomber, soldier, battles, one last job, mission, military, behind enemy lines, war, friendship, airplane, rescue, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, taliban, life is a bitch, state affairs, war, deadly, woman in danger, terrorism, race against time, danger, battles, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, military life, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 401K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, world war two, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 13K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, gunfight, terrorism, war, danger, soldier, team, friendship, strategy, investigation, firearm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, heroes, danger, battles, world war two, friendship, pow, courage, brutality, adaptation, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 82K
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, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, survival, military life, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, soldier, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 23K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, lieutenant, massacre, combat, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 19K
The Unit (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, squad, military, top secret, veteran, army, sergeant, marriage, marital problem, african american, military life, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: survival, military, battles, war, japanese history, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, imperial japan, violence, suicide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, against the odds, escapades, anti war, danger, heroic mission, battles, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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