Movies like Code Name: Vengeance

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Code Name: Vengeance (1987)
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Code Name: Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Soldier of fortune, Monroe Bieler, is sent to dole out some American-style justice when the wife and child of an African president are kidnapped by terrorists.
Style: low-budget
Plot: mercenary, gunfight, cia, kidnapping, massacre, secret agents, prison fight, royal family, sexploitation, released from prison, rebel leader, abduction, betrayal, murder, helicopter, sex scene, explosions, decapitation, explosion, street shootout, secret agent, release from prison, decapitated head
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, africa

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Most similar movies to Code Name: Vengeance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about gunfight, gun, explosion, violence, murder, helicopter and mercenary mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Code Name: Vengeance: Mission Kill (1986), The Revenger (1990), Safe House (2012), Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995), Lethal Woman (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mission Kill (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-Green Beret visits one of his army buddies, and finds himself involved in his friend's scheme to smuggle arms into a turbulent South American country.
Plot: mercenary, helicopter, murder, smuggler, prison, ambush, reporter, dictator, jungle, gunfight, exploding helicopter, explosion ...
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95%
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The Revenger (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When saxophonist Mike Teller's brother Mackie is killed before being able to deliver $500,000 to mob boss Jack Fisher, Mike is arrested as an accomplice and thrown into prison for five years. Upon his release, he finds Fisher has kidnapped his ...
Plot: sexploitation, deception, gunfight, chase, corrupt cop, vietnam veteran, kidnapping, jazz, rape, sex scene, nude painting, prison ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 221K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, cia agent, mercenary, on the run, secret agents, fistfight, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A computer chip turns an FBI agent into a lethal weapon.
Plot: fistfight, helicopter, martial arts, motorcycle, fbi, sexploitation, gunfight, fbi agent, machine gun, street shootout
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 167
Lethal Woman (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are told that they have won an "erotic vacation" at a fantasy island. In reality, they are being lured to the island by women they have wronged, and once there they are captured and set loose on the island to be hunted down.
Plot: island, murder, court martial, fight, manhunt, jungle, sexism, rape, sadism, voyeurism, revenge, sexploitation ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, one man army, hostage, prison, escapades, vengeance, adventure, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, swamp, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, fistfight, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Soldier's Fortune (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich young girl is kidnapped by masked terrorists. Her mother's ex-husband, a former mercenary, gathers some of his former comrades and goes off to rescue her.
Plot: kidnapping, raid, ransom, terrorist, mercenary, cheerleader, father daughter relationship, battles, heroes, showdown, combat, suicide ...
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.0
 409
Rage to Kill (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Race-car driver Blaine Striker grows concerned about his younger brother, a student at a medical school on the Caribbean island of St. Heron. General Turner has led a violent coup on this island and may be planning to blow up the school in order to ...
Plot: rebellion, military coup, army, caribbean sea, capture, captured, rambo, student, revenge, one man army, gunned down, missing brother ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
General Commander (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Philippines, Hungary, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: GRS operative Jake Alexander and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: cia, gang war, billionaire, gang leader, murder, mob boss, interrogation, flashback, arms dealer, assassin, assassination attempt, strip club ...
Place: hong kong, manila philippines, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, conspiracy, undercover, murder, family, threat, rescue, manhunt, voyeurism, agent, cia ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
 256
Hard Vice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vice cop and her partner investigate a string of murders apparently tied to high-priced Las Vegas call girls.
Plot: gunfight, police officer, prostitution, partner, investigation, call girl, murder, female nudity, sex scene, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), explosion ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, secret agents, heroes, government, kgb, one man army, scientist, undercover, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, mission, espionage, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, terrorist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, paris france, berlin germany, united kingdom, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Assault on Death Mountain (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: The Shadow Warriors hire on to reclaim the daughter of a woman whose ex-husband kidnapped the child after a custody battle. At the same time, they uncover a terrorist plot to attack Seattle.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, antidote, soldier, partners, race against time, daring rescue, adventure, rivalry, heroes, escapades, buddies, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.3
 387
Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: sinking ship, cruise ship, cruise, one against many, hostage, survival, kidnapping, terrorist group, betrayal, conspiracy, teenage girl, fight ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, pentagon, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.0
 543
Mercenary (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnapers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnapers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them.
Plot: commando, revenge, murder, violence, sword, dog, person on fire, sex scene, police officer, battles, massacre, damsel in distress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 536K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 159
Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ...
Style: cult film
Plot: helicopter, swashbuckler, fistfight, karate, burned alive, violence, murder, killer, car bomb, fortune, martial arts, mercenary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 2K
Sabotage (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, hostage, fbi, martial arts, gunfight, sniper, bodyguard, conspiracy, false accusation, bomb, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 158K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Presumed Guilty (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jessie Weston is an ex-con recently released from prison after serving two years for auto theft. He is welcomed back into his small California down by his best friend Dillion and his older brother, Paul. But Jessie is not warmly received by his old ...
Style: splatter
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), lake, sex scene, female nudity, murder, ex convict, motorcycle, runaway, gunfight, explosion, bar, set up
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: neo noir, suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: black ops, drug cartel, cartel, warrior, cia, u.s. mexico border, brutality, terrorist, top secret, mission, gunfight, cia agent ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: sonora, kansas city, somalia, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 87K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one woman army, mercenary, betrayal, rivalry, hitman, one man army, manhunt, dishonesty, rescue, secret agents, mission gone awry, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 59
Kill Slade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bounty hunter is hired to abduct a reporter who has uncovered a U.N. conspiracy plot.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, ranger, mercenary, conspiracy, graphic violence, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, state affairs, missing person, media, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 892
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, swat team, kidnapping, gunfight, daughter, heroine, beauty pageant, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 24K
Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, battles, vengeance, navy seal, secret agents, military, violence, heroes, soldier, murder, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: syria, usa, new york, washington d.c., algeria ...
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25%