Movies and TV shows like The Unit

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The Unit (2006)
 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, army, veteran, marriage, sergeant, marital problem, lovers, african american, parenthood, team, sacrifice, patriotism, military life, terrorist, heroes, family relations, soldier, couple relations, battles, career, heroic, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Unit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films and TV series with plots about military, danger, soldier, heroes, military life, war and army mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Unit: Strike Back (2010), SEAL Team (2017), Act of Valor (2012), SIX (2017), Lone Survivor (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 28K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, soldier, mission, heroes, top secret, military, army, sergeant, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, africa, england, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
75%
 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%
 7.3
 10K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, veteran, terrorism, military, danger, adventure, crimes, violence, heroes, twists & turns, dialogue, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ...
Style: captivating, emotional, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, navy seal, selflessness, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, iraq war, right and wrong, danger, self sacrifice, hopes, sacrifice, lost, battle zone, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ 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 ⇓
30%
 3.6
 356
Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, military, danger, terrorism, military life, adventure, marine, soldier, profanity, strong sexual content, confined, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chechnya, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
Ultimate Force (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: UK
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Ultimate Force is a British television drama series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS. The programme started on 16 September 2002 and four series were produced.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: military, danger, covert operation, counter terrorism, survival, mercenary, terrorism, crimes, hostages, deadly, soldier, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, escapades, war, heroes, military life, rivalry, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, danger, desert, mouse ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 3K
Our Girl (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: soldier, army, military life, female soldier, self discovery, military, basic training, military base, power relations, hopes, strong female presence, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, sitcom
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, aviation, mechanic, heroes, escapades, adventure, island, danger, military base, marines ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, terrorist, u.s. marine corps, enemy, security, terrorism, military, moral dilemma, terrorist group, soldier ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 1K
E-Ring (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: E-Ring is an American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that premiered on NBC on September 21, 2005. The title of the show refers to the structure of The Pentagon, which ...
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: military, fighting the system, undercover, workplace, politics, danger, terrorism, rebellion, state affairs, working the system, workplace situations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, agent, investigation, danger, shooting, intelligence, mind game, chase, conspiracy, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, military training, dead soldier, courage, danger, army, wartime life, last stand, military life, killed in action, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 6K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, military base, couples, military life, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, social relations, love and romance, marital problem, best friends, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.0
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, exciting, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, military life, family relations, military, battles, national guard, world war two, army, infantrymen, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, iraq, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 2K
Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, heroes, squad, babies and infants, war, anti war, german, military life, navy, d day ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 4K
Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, heroic mission, undercover, secret agents, state affairs, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
 8.0
 31K
The Breath (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to step out of the state of depression due to his recent loss and so intimidates his soldiers into ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, anti war, danger, characters in danger, against the odds, military life, adventure, war, soldier, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: middle east, turkey, asia, kurdistan, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.5
 53K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, save the world, apocalypse, survival, military, danger, pandemic, quarantine, plague, ocean or sea, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, law enforcement, chases and races, heroes, state affairs, deadly, undercover, betrayal, terrorist group, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: invasion, heroes, evil alien, video game, space and aliens, behind enemy lines, power relations, basic training, military, soldier, escapades, sergeant ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, anti war, escapades, wartime life, battles, basic training, military life, espionage, against the odds, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, canada, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, assassination, convict, army, military life, confined, heroic mission, wartime life, danger, heroes, deadly, escapades ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 575
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret service, working undercover, spy, terrorist, nuclear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, military, vengeance, danger, rivalry, politics, fighting the system, espionage, allies, daring rescue, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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