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Code Name: Vengeance (1987)
 4.1
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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, secret agents, royal family, prison fight, massacre, explosion, sexploitation, secret agent, release from prison, rebel leader, abduction, betrayal, helicopter, murder, street shootout, sex scene, explosions, decapitation, decapitated head
Place: cape town south africa, south africa, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic and serious films with plots about gunfight, gun, explosion, murder, violence, mercenary and helicopter mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Code Name: Vengeance: Mission Kill (1986), Safe House (2012), The Revenger (1990), Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995), Lethal Woman (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 138
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, dictator, helicopter, murder, smuggler, jungle, exploding helicopter, gun, gunfight, ambush, explosion, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 204K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, interrogation, rogue agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 329
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, female nudity, prison, cabin, woman shot, corrupt cop, rape, m 16, chase, bare breasts, sex scene, police chase ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: hand to hand combat, helicopter, martial arts, motorcycle, machine gun, gunfight, fbi, sexploitation, fbi agent, street shootout
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 136
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: murder, sadism, rape, voyeurism, revenge, sexism, manhunt, fight, jungle, island, court martial, martial arts ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, rescue, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, rifle, violence, military, exploding helicopter, exploding body, mercenary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, rough, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, danger, confined, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: drug cartel, neo noir, gunfight, u.s. mexico border, cia, cartel, black ops, explosion, brutality, little girl, violence, rescue ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, mexico, sonora, texas, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 439
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, battles, naked woman, shot in the back, heroes, killed with a sword, cocaine, rescue, bar fight, schoolgirl, hand to hand combat, gunfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.7
 205
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, investigation, partner, prostitution, explosion, murder, police officer, female nudity, breast kissing, female in shower, gun, shower ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 364
Rage to Kill (1988)
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: explosion, guerilla warfare, rebellion, army, military coup, caribbean sea, missing brother, commando, one man army, freedom fighter, torture, medical school ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, undercover, chase, spy, betrayal, double agent, terrorist, embassy, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, virginia, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ 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, laser, scientist, kgb, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 11K
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, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, against the odds, political corruption, political unrest, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ 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, voyeurism, manhunt, agent, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 90K
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, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, race against time, chases and races, escapades, crimes, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.4
 337
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, tidal wave, survival, hostage, one against many, rescue mission, fight, terrorist group, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, frogman, 90s
Place: pentagon, san diego california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, antidote, partners, deadly, chases and races, daring rescue, race against time, danger, rivalry, terrorism, island, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 122
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: explosion, helicopter, mercenary, male in bathtub, man in swimsuit, violence, exploding car, murder, killer, fortune, car bomb, burned alive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 323K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, chase, partners, heroic mission, battles, cia, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 492K
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, intense, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: gem, mercenary, adventure, smuggling, treasure hunt, greed, rebel, journalism, black market, obsessive quest, smuggler, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, track down, tough heroes, gunfight, union ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ...
Plot: ex convict, motorcycle, set up, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, gunfight, splatter, murder, female nudity, bar, sex scene, explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, london, new york, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 790
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 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: realistic, serious, sexy, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, kidnapping, beauty pageant, swimming pool, terrorist plot, blood, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 45
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ranger, journalist, mercenary, confined, chases and races, crime, crimes, adventure, heroes, romance, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 1K
Sabotage (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: hostage, fbi, betrayal, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, violence, sniper, bodyguard, conspiracy, false accusation, action violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 83K
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: mercenary, spies, one woman army, fist fighting, betrayal, manhunt, chases and races, rivalry, danger, hitman, dishonesty, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, europe, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, disguise, mission, nurse, secret, double agent, spies, outsmarting, gunfight, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, frogman
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, italy, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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