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12 Strong (2018)
 6.5
 81K
12 Strong (2018)
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, touching, surprise ending, based on true events
Plot: taliban, cia, heroism, behind enemy lines, us military, al qaeda, swat team, military, soldier, machismo, war on terror, war in afghanistan, heroes, navy seal, bravery, murder, cia agent, war, killer, battles, deception, brutality, destruction, revenge, death ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about military, soldier, war, death, murder, danger and explosion mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like 12 Strong: Lone Survivor (2013), The Outpost (2019), Act of Valor (2012), American Sniper (2014), Shooter (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
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: intense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, battlefield, embassy, cia agent ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 7.5
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.8
 34K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, combat, taliban, war in afghanistan, death, roadblock, army, gunfight, battles, sniper ...
Time: 2000s, year 2009, year 2006, year 2008, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 69K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, talky, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, swat team, rescue mission, terrorism, terrorist plot, military, navy, cia, secret mission, army, torture, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, somalia, las vegas, ukraine, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
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American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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: tense, emotional, factual, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, navy seal, soldier, violence, american soldier, assassin, u.s. marine, battles, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 332K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, fbi, conspiracy, corruption, one man army, swat team, false accusation, frame up, military, u.s. president, cover up, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, philadelphia, iraq, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 393K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, combat, military, gunfight, chaos, survival, helicopter, battles, rescue mission, warrior ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, manhunt, terrorist, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, spy, torture, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 22K
6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, embassy, counter terrorism, rescue, siege, hostage, violence, hostage situation, police, death, politics ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 84K
Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, scary, sad ...
Plot: naval battle, sea battle, warship, aerial combat, world war two, aircraft carrier, fighter plane, u.s. navy, fighter pilot, air battle, navy, battleship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1941, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 273K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, epic, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, revolution, vengeance, battles, human spirit, rebellion, freedom, heroic mission, military, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 565K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british army, british soldier, death, military, soldier, survival, battlefield, dangerous mission, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 480K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, military, soldier, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, battlefield, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 26K
Mosul (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: isis, war on terror, pow, guerilla warfare, soldier, police officer, military, civil war, terrorist, battles, mission, urban decay ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
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: emotional, touching, realistic, melancholic, social ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: war, journalism, journalist, mentor, soldier, rescue, survival, kidnapping, rescue mission, battles, disguise, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, year 2004, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, new york, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, aerial combat, aviation, luftwaffe, war, raf, fighter plane, fighter pilot, nazi, air battle, british history, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, 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: intense, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, art theft, military, art, nazi germany, treasure hunt, painting, stolen gold, architect, redemption, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1977, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, paris france, france, poland, europe ...
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26%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: clever, ridiculous, unusual plot structure, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, hostage, u.s. embassy, fight, torture, revenge, terrorist, lone hero, island, life philosophy, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: unusual plot structure, tear jerker, feel good, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, prison, torture, survival, jungle, war, adventure, martial arts, vietcong, rat, fight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, saddam hussein, battles, soldier, military, desert, anti war, war, heroes, confined, escapades, military life ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, factual, epic ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, guilt, survival, propaganda, imperial japan, fame, political intrigue, wartime, loss of friend, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean, iraq, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, exciting, dramatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, survival, bosnian war, war, behind enemy lines, adventure, navy, reconnaissance, atrocity, u.s. navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: balkan, iraq, bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 14K
5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: death, military, journalist, news report, state affairs, media, politics, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, army, allies, courage, paratrooper, u.s. army, plan gone wrong, military, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, germany, berlin germany, poland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 36K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, aerial combats, war, airplane, interracial relations, aviation, military life, discrimination, military, military base, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, commando, squad, soldier, military, battles, behind enemy lines, heroic mission, military life, escapades, adventure ...
Time: year 1991, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%