Movies like 12 Strong

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 6.6
 33K
12 Strong
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Style: based on true events
Plot: cia, taliban, cia agent, heroes, behind enemy lines, male vomiting, rpg, newscast, summary execution, wedding ring, military base, archival footage, night vision goggles, ak 47, sniper, hand grenade, aerial shot, severed finger, ambush, binoculars, stolen goods, man and woman in bed, heavy breathing, dead horse, french kiss ...
Time: year 2001
Place: afghanistan
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Band of Brothers
Action, Drama, History, War
USA, UK
594 min.
 9.5
Letters from Iwo Jima
Drama, History, War
USA
141 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about explosion, violence, death, murder, pistol, machine gun and danger mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like 12 Strong: 13 Hours (2016), Lone Survivor (2013), Uncommon Valor (1983), Act of Valor (2012), American Sniper (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 95K
13 Hours
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: suspense, intense, factual, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: war, courage, survival, politics, cia, gunfight, surveillance, brutality, violence, arms dealer, military, islam ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s
Place: libya, middle east, iraq, africa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   98%
 
 7.5
 235K
Lone Survivor
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, war, courage, sacrifice, gunfight, terrorism, death, soldier, violence, realism, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   72%
 
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Braddock: Missing in Action III
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, daring rescue, kung fu, death, brutality, violence, martial arts, vietnam war, tough heroes, betrayal, redemption ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, cambodia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   84%
 
Uncommon Valor
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, prison, survival, courage, anti heroes, weapons, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, california, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   57%
 
 6.5
 62K
Act of Valor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, cia, torture, soldier, navy, gunfight, realism, jungle, car chase, heroic mission, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, iraq, costa rica, ukraine, san diego california ...
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    User:   65%
 
 7.3
 381K
American Sniper
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, iraq war, violence, brutality, courage, soldier, torture, revenge, murder, islam, propaganda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, military, race against time, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, renegades, rebel army, uranium, kicking in a door, drone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, congo, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
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Letters from Iwo Jima
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, sacrifice, courage, suicide, brutality, violence, island, death, friendship, wartime, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
 7.6
 360K
Fury
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, battles, tank, military, nazi germany, battle zone, against the odds, heroism, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 7.6
 375K
The Hurt Locker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, violence, gulf war, death, desert, soldier, courage, gunfight, sniper, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
 7.6
 295K
Sicario
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, violence, brutality, organized crime, corruption, revenge, hitman, kidnapping, assassination, dark hero, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
 4.4
 950
Soldier Boyz
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, prison life, confined, danger, prison, crimes, adventure, deadly, soldier, heroes, gangsters, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 5.7
 2K
Malone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, hitman, danger, deadly, dishonesty, cia, assassin, heroes, special agents, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
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The Monuments Men
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: war, treasure hunt, military, art, nazis, wartime, german, nazi, courage, soldier, betrayal, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, mine, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: cartel, cia, violence, escalation, night vision binoculars, black ops, innocent person killed, border guard, drug cartel, human trafficking, drone, armored car ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, somalia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
 326K
Black Hawk Down
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, survival, military, courage, sacrifice, violence, civil war, genocide, gunfight, politics, rescue, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, year 1992, 1990s
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: dramatic, absurd, funny, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, journalism, military, culture clash, betrayal, wartime, politics, iraq war, runaway, weapons, ethnic conflict, journalist ...
Time: year 2005, year 2003, year 2004, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan, glasgow scotland, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battle zone, war, anti war, military, military life, taliban, tough heroes, danger, heroes, against the odds, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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 7.1
 192K
Body of Lies
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, espionage, cia, torture, mentor, betrayal, secret service, sacrifice, chase, danger, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, iraq, dubai, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 5.8
 104K
Rambo III
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, russian, brutality, violence, torture, revenge, master warrior, cold war, arms dealer, explosions, one man army, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, russia, thailand, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Heartbreak Ridge
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: war, military, idealism, redemption, revenge, military base, island, lone wolves, culture clash, violence, betrayal, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: vietnam, medical school, north carolina, caribbean, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, military, cia, obsession, assassination, torture, violence, surveillance, investigation, 9/11, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2003, year 2009 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 6.3
 37K
Spectral
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, military, survival, science, technology, chase, save the world, violence, weapons, paranoia, cyberpunk, storytelling ...
Time: future, near future
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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We Were Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 7.2
 107K
American Made
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Plot: pilot, cia, illegal drugs, bare ass, fireworks, telephone conversation, fbi, cocaine, exploding car, trial, death of protagonist, sex scene ...
Time: year 1978, year 1980, year 1984, year 1982, year 1985
Place: latin america, colombia, central america, usa, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Clear and Present Danger
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, cia, assassination, spy, espionage, president, vengeance, violence, politics, chase, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
 3.9
 3K
Black Dawn
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, race against time, espionage, nuclear bomb, cia, save the day, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
The Human Shield
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, confined, war, danger, adventure, military, against the odds, family life, rescue, hostages, soldier, special agents ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 

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The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, head of state, urban, idealism, urban ghetto, social decay, revolution, workplace intrigue, politics, cia, tough heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
Command Performance
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, rock, one man army, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, terrorism, rivalry, ghost, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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