Movies like Essential Killing

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Essential Killing (2010)
 6.1
 7K
Essential Killing (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Poland, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Taliban soldier struggles to survive after he escapes his captors and flees into the Polish countryside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, captivating, offbeat, realistic, dark humor, suspense, allegory
Plot: breast feeding, survival, on the run, manhunt, military, chase, danger, desert, taliban, politics, track down, fugitives, captivity, state affairs, hidden identity, behind enemy lines, pursuit, in the woods, chases and races, escapades, escape attempt, dog, horse, fight, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, europe, poland

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Most similar movies to Essential Killing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, chase, chases and races, gunfight, gun, violence and escapades mostly in Action, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Essential Killing: Heatstroke (2013), Paintball (2009), Hunt to Kill (2010), Sniper: Legacy (2014), Special Forces (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heatstroke (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, pursuit, woman in danger, desert, wilderness, deadly, on the run, murder, manhunt, death of father, stranded in the desert, poacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.8
 2K
Paintball (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Eight strangers engaged in an intense game of experts-only paintball find their friendly game taking a terrifying turn when one member of the team begins playing by a different set of rules. It started as a remote raw battle of wits and wiles set ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, survival, danger, escapades, wilderness, manhunt, sniper, chase, rivalry, chases and races, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sniper: Legacy (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rogue gunman is assassinating high-ranking military officers one by one. When Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett is informed his father, legendary shooter Thomas Beckett has been killed, Brandon springs into action to take out the perpetrator. But when ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, chase, hitman, vengeance, track down, leadership, rivalry, danger, deadly, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, syria, greece, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 18K
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: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, danger, confined, sniper, survival, woman in danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. He holds explosive ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, student film
Plot: espionage, kgb, confined, law enforcement, danger, track down, escapades, chase, undercover, vietnam war, political thriller, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: soviet union, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 23K
Sniper (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tough guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soldier, sniper rifle, jungle, sniper, military uniform, manhunt, military, helicopter, marine, surrounded, dog tag, surrender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: panama, latin america, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, graphic violence, parents and children, small town, in the woods, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 3K
Red Sands (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ancient mystery, soldier, desert, race against time, ghost, escapades, military, deadly creature, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 79K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, southeast asia, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 30K
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, vengeance, civil war, chase, on the run, union soldier, colonel, obsessive quest, danger, deadly, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Second in Command (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Armed insurgents attempt a coup d'etat in a troubled Eastern European country, and the president flees to the U.S. embassy for protection. When the U.S. ambassador is murdered by the ruthless and gun-happy rebels, it comes down to the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, political unrest, rescue, rebellion, danger, politics, military, adventure, heroic mission, revolution, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 6K
Most Wanted (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, manhunt, on the run, chase, political conspiracy, assassination, false accusation, death row, top secret, crimes, betrayal, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 1K
Persecuted (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: frame up, on the run, politics, manhunt, crimes, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, danger, clergy, religions or cults, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.7
 181
Venom (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a car breaks down in an isolated desert, a mother and young daughter are relentlessly pursued by a deadly snake
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, chase, danger, dangerous animal, off the road, on the run, deadly, snake, child in peril, crash, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 13K
Iron Eagle (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: rescue, pilot, military, colonel, desert, captivity, daring rescue, hotshot hero, parent child relationship, heroic mission, military life, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 2K
I Am Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: I Am Soldier follows Mickey Tomlinson (Tom Hughes), a military chef, who attempts the most dangerous military selection known to man: The Special Air Service (S.A.S.) selection. The S.A.S. Is the United Kingdom's most renowned Special Forces ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, brutality, heroism, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, danger, courage, battles, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, race against time, soldier, on the run, danger, martial arts, tough heroes, battle, rescue mission, stock broker, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ukraine, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 3K
Collision (2013)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set around a wife and husband on vacation in Morocco with the wife plotting to murder her husband with help from her lover. The plan goes terribly wrong when her lover and husband get into a terrible car accident on a remote desert road. They escape ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, car accident, murder, survival, chase, danger, disorder, betrayal, crimes, honeymoon, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, danger, on the run, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Southern Comfort (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, exciting, serious ...
Plot: swamp, wilderness, survival, soldier, murder, violence, on the run, joke, killing an animal, gore, cajun, trap ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy, Manhattanite brothers Dylan, Logan and a group of their friends head to Brooklyn for a concert when they meet notorious gangster, Simon and make an ill-advised deal with him. Soon, things go wrong and now the group is desperately running ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, danger, isolation, disorder, drug dealing, escapades, chase, survival, drugs/alcohol, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, secret agents, chase, martial arts, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, danger, deadly, espionage, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, poland, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, military, soldier, desert, anti war, confined, heroes, escapades, danger, military life, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 481
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, heroes, one man army, chase, jungle, island, martial arts, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, swamp, psychopath, rifle, violence, military, gunfight, exploding body, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: one man army, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, track down, danger, life is a bitch, dishonesty, violence, hand to hand combat, fistfight, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 4K
Art of War 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, heroes, betrayal, on the run, murder, conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, political conspiracy, protagonist as suspect, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%