Movies like Killer Instinct 1987

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Killer Instinct (1987)
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Killer Instinct (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For America, the Vietnam War is over. Johnny doesn't see it that way. This Special Forces soldier battles vicious Vietcong, a sadistic Russian advisor and his own peacenik girlfriend as he embarks on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Style: cult film
Plot: swat team, vietnam war, russian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mission, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about soldier, vietnam war veteran, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, military, battles and war mostly in Action, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Killer Instinct: Fist of Glory (1991), Field of Fire (1991), The Expendables (1988), The Devastator (1986), The No Mercy Man (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of Glory (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Vietnam. The last days of the war. A crack squad of Army special forces commandos led by Johnny Reynolds undertakes an unauthorized combat mission behind enemy lines with disasterous results.
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, swat team, vietnam war veteran, vietcong, behind enemy lines, vietnam war, friendship between men, drug lord, commando, grenade launcher, ak 47 ...
Place: vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Field of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Duncan takes his men behind enemy lines to recover a secret government fighter copter and its pilot, a secret weapon all his own. But once stationed in the dense jungle brush of Vietnam, their radio goes out all hope of contacting ...
Style: cult film
Plot: vietnam veteran, rescue, vietnam war veteran, veteran, soldier, military
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Expendables (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captain Baronski, assigned a squad of misfit soldiers, trains them into a fighting powerhouse "The Expendables." Breaking every rule, they must risk their lives crossing into Cambodia to save the American hostages.
Style: cult film
Plot: american, vietnam veteran, pow, soldier, army, vietnam war veteran, rebel, vietnamese
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Devastator (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.
Plot: small town, vietnam veteran, drug dealer, marijuana, widow, sheriff, fire, violence, revenge, corruption, drugs, car accident ...
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The No Mercy Man (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A decorated Vietnam Vet returns to his father's ranch in Arizona just as criminally minded carnies begin to cause trouble.
Plot: vietnam veteran, motorcyclist, murder, violence, small town, vietnam war veteran, soldier, teenager, biker, torment, gang, rage
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
There Is No 13 (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this wartime drama, a young soldier spends much of stint in Vietnam remembering his life and his 12 love affairs. The story ends before he can have a 13th.
Plot: vietnam war, memory, soldier, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 435
Nam's Angels (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Some bikers are hired by the CIA during the Vietnam War to rescue a captured agent from the clutches of the Red Chinese army. After a round of drinking, fighting, and whoring around, the cycle gang, led by Big Bill Smith, fix up their Yamahas with ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran, military police, fistfight, explosion, rescue mission, american soldier, child murder, pistol, beer, military, commando unit ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: southeast asia, vietnam, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Intrusion: Cambodia (1983)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag group is assembled for a secret mission into Cambodia, led by legendary special forces commando Richard Harrison.
Plot: swat team, vietnam war, american soldier, helicopter, shooting, soldier, jungle
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cambodia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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M.I.A. A Greater Evil (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American college students head to the jungles of Vietnam to search for lost gold. They become hopelessly lost, and they may not be alone.
Plot: vietnam war, pow, missing, conspiracy theory, vietnam war veteran, war veteran, missing in action, vietnam veteran, missing person
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 166
Final Mission (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his family are murdered Vietnam War veteran, Vince Deacon, tracks down the man responsible for the murders and to get his revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vigilantism, police station, one man army, jungle, vietnam war, murder, vengeance, vietnam veteran, revenge, military, small town life ...
Time: year 1972
Place: vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ride in a Pink Car (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man, thought to be dead, returns to his hometown in Florida. He finds his wife re-married and the town now ruled by corrupt forces.
Plot: vietnam veteran, awol, wife, return, corruption, stolen car, accidental killing, vietnam war veteran, native american
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 624
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, adventure, life is a bitch, battles, military, love, homecoming, reunion, filmmaking, war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 433
Death Force (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam War buddies, who cut his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese soldiers stranded ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: vietnam veteran, martial arts, revenge, fistfight, graphic violence, gangsters, rifle, gun, machine gun, sex in bed, gangster, mafia ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 49
New Moon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ahmad belongs to the Bangsamoro people. While many of his kind are bent on fighting, thinking that Mindanao is only for the Muslims, Ahmad prefers to live a simple and peaceful life. He works as a doctor in Manila while his wife, Fatima, and his ...
Plot: female director, doctors, soldier, military officer, rebel, muslim, lieutenant
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 208
Warbus (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot concerns a small group of people who are forced to flee from their base (which happens to be a Mission) in an old school bus when the VC launch a vicious assault upon it. Along the way they are joined by a group of three battle hardened ...
Plot: capture, swat team, jungle, missionary, vietnam war, behind enemy lines, school bus, epilepsy, combat, rambo, u.s. army, battle ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, military, soldier, drug dealing, heroes, vengeance, rebelliousness, gang, rivalry, danger, revolution, buddies ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, survival, danger, military life, military, soldier, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 274
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, vietnam veteran, violence, revenge, martial arts, karate, hitman, blood, gun, accident, fight, car ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, haunted by the past, friendship, war, politics, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, homecoming, state affairs ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 24K
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Plot: vietnam war, war veteran, gold, male friendship, minefield, friendship between men, vietnam veteran, gunfight, multiple time frames
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 155
Commando Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An American narcotics agent takes her squad to Mexico, where she must break up a drug-smuggling gang that has also kidnapped her boyfriend.
Style: cult film
Plot: drugs, sex, smuggling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping, female nudity, gang, commando
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 69
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, convent, escapades, war, state affairs, military, soldier, heroes, adventure, danger, political unrest, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Angkor: Cambodia Express (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Thailand, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a tale of drama and adventure, young journalist Andy Cameron (Robert Walker) has to get into Cambodia (it is assumed this is during the genocidal reign of Pol Pot). Cameron has to smuggle out his girlfriend Mieng (Nit Alisa) before she is killed ...
Plot: black american, rescue, american abroad, death of girlfriend, war veteran, vietnam war veteran, journalist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american, guide, american, vietnam vet ...
Place: cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Danger Close (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, macabre
Plot: war, vietnam war, danger, brutality, blood, deadly, murder, gunfight, fight, feud, hopes, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 21K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, world war two, war, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, military life, against the odds, human spirit, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, battles, escape, machine gun, swat team, helicopter, booby trap, bomb, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, hostage, life is a bitch, coping, anti war, homecoming, politics, buddies, military, danger, haunted by the past, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: exciting, bleak, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, confined, battles, danger, against the odds, surrender, vengeance, rivalry, military, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, military life, deadly, graphic violence, survival, society, danger, war, life is a bitch, soldier, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1977, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, southeast asia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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