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: military, squad, army, terrorism, veteran, heroes, family relations, soldier, lovers, couple relations, battles, career, heroic, african american, leader, parenthood, officer, team, housewife, top secret, marriage, sacrifice, self sacrifice, patriotism, couples ...
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, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV series with plots about military, soldier, danger, heroes, war, military life and battles mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Unit: Strike Back (2010), SEAL Team (2017), Act of Valor (2012), Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Over There (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 27K
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, mission, heroes, military, army, sergeant, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, top secret, terrorist, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, africa, iraq, england, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 12K
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, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, danger, war, gunfight, soldier, psychologist, firearm, team, terrorism, family relations, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 64K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, navy seal, terrorism, military, cia, squad, terrorist plot, bomb, military life, national security, battles, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, mexico, africa, costa rica, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, aviation, adventure, island, danger, marines, military life, mechanic, military base, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, battle zone, lost, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 250K
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, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, terrorism, military life, selflessness, navy seal, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ 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, crimes, adventure, danger, heroes, violence, twists & turns, dialogue, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: epic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, military life, battles, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, danger, military base, escapades, heroic mission, save the day, heroes, aerial combats, husband wife relationship, traitor, covert operation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, desert, danger, battles, military life, rivalry, mouse, adventure, war, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.6
 351
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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, escapades, criminal heroes, war, danger, battles, terrorism, military, rivalry, heroic mission, confined, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ 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, serious, emotional
Plot: soldier, army, military life, female soldier, self discovery, military, basic training, hopes, military base, power relations, officers and cadets, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, england, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: military, soldier, danger, survival, mercenary, terrorism, warning, deadly, bank, escapades, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, babies and infants, war, german, anti war, military life, battles, infantrymen, navy, d day ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, military life, family relations, war, military, battles, national guard, world war two, army, infantrymen, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s, 90s ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: military, politics, working the system, rebellion, gender, workplace intrigue, state affairs, workplace situations, workplace, fighting the system, terrorism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, u.s. marine corps, security, enemy, terrorism, military, moral dilemma, terrorist, terrorist group, soldier ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.5
 51K
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, save the world, survival, military, apocalypse, danger, plague, heroes, quarantine, shooting, ocean or sea, chaos ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, taliban, anti war, state affairs, wartime life, heroes, war, chases and races, heroic mission, life is a bitch, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, u.s. army, daring rescue, danger, rescue, army, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, war, save the day, battles, against the odds, military life, danger, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, escapades, wartime life, survival, against the odds, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, wartime life, escapades, espionage, battles, military life, basic training, anti war, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, airplane, soldier, military life, heroic mission, leadership, pilot, war, battles, danger, aerial combats, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 397K
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, military, soldier, army, marines, war, sniper, determination, peril, violence, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ 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, confined, heroic mission, military life, leadership, deadly, military, danger, wartime life ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insubordination, military life, heroic mission, military, adventure, danger, race against time, dishonesty, battle zone, chase, betrayal, military base ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, military life, couples, feminism, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, best friends, social relations, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, journalist, taliban, soldier, tough heroes, daring rescue, danger, confined, adventure, heroic mission, survival, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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