Movies like 12 Strong

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 6.6
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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, surprise ending
Plot: cia, taliban, cia agent, heroes, behind enemy lines, cnn reporter, al qaeda, night vision binoculars, machine gun nest, guerilla warfare, shepherd, terrorist attack, armored car, bunker, bilingualism, lieutenant colonel, sheep, helicopter pilot, anti aircraft gun, exploding tank, power struggle, sandstorm, sabotage, man kills a woman, armory ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east

Most similar movies to 12 Strong

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about death, violence, military, explosion, murder, soldier and battle mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like 12 Strong: 13 Hours (2016), American Sniper (2014), Fury (2014), The Monuments Men (2014), Soldier Boyz (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 96K
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, 2010s, year 2011
Place: libya, middle east, iraq, africa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   87%
 
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, military, race against time, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, renegades, car set on fire, e mail, timebomb, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, congo, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
 7.3
 384K
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:   61%
    User:   56%
 
 7.6
 364K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, 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:   59%
    User:   57%
 
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, realistic, touching, 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, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 4.4
 957
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, prison life, confined, prison, danger, crimes, adventure, deadly, soldier, heroes, gangsters, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
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, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
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:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, 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, washington d.c., saigon, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   42%
 
 7.5
 237K
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: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 6.5
 63K
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, serious, exciting, 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, africa, mexico, costa rica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
The Last Samurai
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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:   45%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
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: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
The Longest Day
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, d day, nazi, wartime, resistance, sacrifice, courage, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
 7.7
 328K
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, 1990s, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
Miracle at St. Anna
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, village, fascism, nazi, betrayal, prejudice, friendship, death, murder, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, 1940s, year 1984 ...
Place: europe, italy, iraq, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
Band of Brothers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, d day, drugs/alcohol, friendship, military life, battles, battle zone, military, hopes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany, austria, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
 6.0
 61K
Windtalkers
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: war, island, survival, native americans, friendship, code, brutality, violence, courage, soldier, gory, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
The Last American Soldier
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jungle action from the glorious period of Rambo ripoffs.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: soviet army, ham radio, russian army, watchtower, cassette player, rebel army, order, machine gun, palm tree, battle, jealousy, stabbed in the back ...
Place: soviet union, thailand, vietnam, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 5.6
 13K
5 Days of War
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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: military, journalism, love affair, war, political unrest, cameraman, wartime life, injustice, life is a bitch, evacuation, explosion, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Force 10 from Navarone
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, betrayal, war, survival, nazi, chase, spy, wartime, nazis, german, heroic mission, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, italy, yugoslavia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending
Plot: shark, rescue, sea, man with glasses, gambling, escape, african american, swimming, american flag, birthday, flashback, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: battleship, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 5.7
 9K
Occupation
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien invasion, pregnant woman, death of loved one, death of girlfriend, homeless man, baseball cap, behind enemy lines, resistance fighter, lightning, construction worker, crowbar ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, revenge, survival, prison, war, torture, violence, brutality, martial arts, soldier, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 7.2
 127K
Defiance
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: realistic, epic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, jewish, holocaust, camp, russian, german, nazis, nazi, genocide, revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 8.0
 423K
Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 5.8
 29K
Extinction
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.
Style: light, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: riot, evacuation, nightmare, tunnel, fistfight, scalpel, death of friend, fight, surgery, teddy bear, engineer, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
Enemy at the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: war, german, friendship, russian, nazi, propaganda, courage, sniper, betrayal, politics, violence, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, prison, torture, death, violence, daring rescue, wartime, camp, prison escape, love story, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, the philippines, japan, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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