Movies and TV shows like The Unit

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The Unit (2006)
 8.1
 20K
The Unit (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: squad, terrorism, top secret, military, army, veteran, marriage, sergeant, marital problem, lovers, african american, parenthood, team, sacrifice, patriotism, military life, terrorist, swat team, heroes, family relations, soldier, couple relations, battles, career, heroic ...
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 danger, military, soldier, terrorism, heroes, swat team and military life mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Unit: Strike Back (2010), SEAL Team (2017), SIX (2017), Act of Valor (2012), Lone Survivor (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, mission, soldier, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, army, teamwork, military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
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81%
 7.5
 16K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, u.s. military, terrorism, soldier, team, friendship, investigation, firearm, strategy, war ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 11K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, swat team, adventure, crimes, danger, twists & turns, heroes, violence, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 67K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, navy seal, terrorist plot, terrorism, rescue mission, military, cia, battles, soldier, swat team, squad, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, mexico, las vegas, san diego california, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 267K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, military life, squad, battles, selflessness, swat team, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 1K
E-Ring (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: military, undercover, fighting the system, state affairs, danger, politics, rebellion, workplace, terrorism, chain of command, swat team, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, military, navy seal, manhunt, heroic mission, top secret, wanted, once in a lifetime opportunity, mastermind, deadly, government agency, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
Place: pakistan, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 612
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, state affairs, deadly, government agency, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 32K
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, rough, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, war, adventure, danger, anti war, against the odds, military life, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, asia, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stealth Fighter (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, danger, save the day, profanity, graphic violence, aerial combats, military base, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, knife throwing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, latin america, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, military, world war two, rivalry, heroes, war, adventure, danger, escapades, swat team, mouse, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, terrorism, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, danger, race against time, soldier, deadly, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, soldier, marines, peaceful mission, tough heroes, rescue, daring rescue, deadly, danger, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, battles, terrorist, u.s. marine corps, enemy, security, terrorism, military, terrorist group, moral dilemma ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, sitcom
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, aviation, american soldier, danger, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military life, military base ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 423K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, u.s. army, gulf war, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 7K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military life, family relations, family life, best friends, couples, lifestyle, soldier, love and romance, infidelity, social relations, marital problem, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 4K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, army, military life, military, self discovery, basic training, doctor, hopes, officers and cadets, power relations, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Eve of Destruction (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Two scientists attempt to discover a new unlimited energy resource, but their experiment is sabotaged by eco-terrorists. A black hole is then formed and could destroy the world ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, save the world, escapades, experiment gone awry, chaos, heroes, danger, black hole, science runs amok, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, nuclear missile, survival, danger, mission gone awry, military life, cliche, tough heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.3
 893
Serbian Scars (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dramatic action film follows a soldier who ventures to America in search of his long lost brother, unaware that his brother may hold the key to a devastating weapon their father developed years ago and that a terrorist now wants to possess.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, tough heroes, family relations, terrorism, deadly, heroes, race against time, chases and races, danger, mafia, martial arts, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kosovo, serbia, chicago illinois, belgrade, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, state affairs, deadly, heroes, betrayal, professor, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.8
 130K
Green Zone (2010)
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, pow, swat team, army, soldier, gulf war, patriotism, deception, military, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, dead soldier, danger, army, courage, wartime life, military, last stand, military life, killed in action, war ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, intelligence, outsmarting, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 4K
Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, heroic mission, politics, undercover, state affairs, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent, daughter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 2K
Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, world war two, soldier, u.s. army, american soldier, infantrymen, battles, squad, war, babies and infants, heroes, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 54K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, apocalypse, chaos, save the world, military, pandemic, deadly virus, life is a bitch, danger, survival, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, state affairs, society, danger, dishonesty, corporate crimes, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%