Movies like The Challenge 1970

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The Challenge (1970)
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The Challenge (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: All-out war between the United States and an Asian country is averted when the two sides agree to settle their differences by each choosing a single soldier as champion and having the two men fight to the death on an isolated island.
Plot: fight to the death, survival, jungle, island, military, mercenary, soldier, battles, american soldier, politician, deception, world war three, cheating, communist, duel, general, vietnam vet, satellite, world domination, combat, vietnam war veteran, cynicism, battle, tommy gun

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Most similar movies to The Challenge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about soldier, military, battles, danger, survival, war and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Challenge: Hamburger Hill (1987), Uncommon Valor (1983), Men of War (1994), Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016), The Wall (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 24K
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, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, combat, anti war, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, danger, captivity, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1977, 70s, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, heroes, battles, heroic mission, lone wolves, betrayal, moral dilemma, cons and scams, injustice, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, suspense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, battles, terrorist, u.s. marine corps, enemy, security, terrorism, military, moral dilemma, terrorist group ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, jungle, survival, torture, military, one man army, heroes, burned alive, danger, soldier, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 24K
The Wall (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Style: serious, suspense, tense, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, marines, american soldier, iraq war, ambush, trapped, desert, murder, duel, deception, bad guy wins, rifle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 452
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, death, gangster, swat team, battles, gangsters, commando unit, drug use, battle, escape, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, war crime, soldier, brutality, jungle, war, army, moral dilemma, daring rescue, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.3
 1K
Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, military, rivalry, danger, terrorism, kidnapping, survival, prison, escapades, serial killer, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 383
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, tense, serious, exciting, dark humor ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, survival, military, murder, soldier, betrayal, friendship, pursuit, prisoner, escape, chase, violence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: normandy, germany, vietnam, congo, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rivalry, rescue, soldier ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, bosnian war, rescue, escape, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspense, tense, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, life is a bitch, danger, graphic violence, survival, interracial relations, military life, deadly, war, soldier, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 424K
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, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, nazi germany, american soldier, heroism, battles, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, boot camp, helicopter, military life, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, danger, war, heroism, battlefield, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, soldier, military, battles, deserter, war, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, usa, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, wartime life, danger, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
71: Into the Fire (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: battles, war, youth, student, military life, fight to the death, survival, against the odds, military, patriotism, ambition, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: north korea, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, military, ocean, danger, soldier, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, china, europe, france, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 721
Opposing Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, island, isolation, military, soldier, bondage, psychopath, sexual abuse, war, escapades, captivity, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tragic, controversial
Plot: battles, train, betrayal, mercenary, chainsaw, heist, military, dishonesty, obsessive quest, intrigue, soldier, treasure hunt ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 60s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 129K
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, army, swat team, soldier, gulf war, patriotism, deception, military, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing, missing in action, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, nuclear missile, survival, mission gone awry, danger, military life, daring rescue, tough heroes, cliche ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.3
 845
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, danger, isolation, race against time, leadership, military, island, survival, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, world war two, holocaust, ship, mutiny, military, daring rescue, survival, heroic mission, wartime life, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, american soldier, u.s. army, family relations, courage, pow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, behind enemy lines, stoners, chaos, gory, heroes, escapades, adventure, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, saigon, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%