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12 Strong (2018)
 6.6
 71K
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: based on true events, exciting, suspenseful, touching, rough, surprise ending
Plot: taliban, heroism, al qaeda, behind enemy lines, soldier, machismo, cia, swat team, military, murder, war in afghanistan, war on terror, heroes, battles, brutality, deception, battle, destruction, death, blood, bomb, rivalry, revenge, shepherd, cia agent ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa

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Most similar movies to 12 Strong

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about soldier, military, murder, death, combat, danger and explosion mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like 12 Strong: Lone Survivor (2013), American Sniper (2014), Shooter (2007), The Outpost (2019), Black Hawk Down (2001). 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: based on true events, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, war, courage, mercenary, gunfight, swat team, navy seal, cia, heroism, embassy, tough guy, u.s. marine ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, langley virginia, iraq, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.5
 272K
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: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, death, military life, war, squad, navy seal, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 450K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2001, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 316K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, one man army, corruption, fbi, frame up, sniper rifle, conspiracy, false accusation, cover up, patriotism, u.s. president, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, kentucky, tennessee, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 25K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, roadblock, army, combat, gunfight, death, battles, fight scenes, danger, fighting movie ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, year 2009, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 371K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, warrior, rescue mission, u.s. military, courage, battles, combat, gunfight, marine, chaos, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, east africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 67K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, rescue mission, navy, terrorist plot, swat team, terrorism, military, cia, battles, soldier, squad, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, san diego california, ukraine, costa rica, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 19K
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: based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, hostage situation, terrorism, danger, siege, violence, hostage, military, politics, police, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, espionage, swat team, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, helicopter, navy seal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, september 11 2001, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 72K
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: bleak, exciting, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, warship, naval battle, fighter plane, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, navy, fighter pilot, battleship, u.s. navy, submarine, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, japan, 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, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, war crime, army, jungle, rescue mission, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 259K
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, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, battles, vengeance, war, american revolution, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, soldier, patriotism, period piece, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 440K
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, battles, military, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 21K
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: terrorist, swat team, violence, military, soldier, heroes, danger, terrorism, leader, murder, death, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c., morocco, syria, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 21K
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, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, swat team, military life, human spirit, against the odds, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: war, world war two, art theft, nazi germany, military, rescue, painting, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 40s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, belgium, england, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, military life, tough heroes, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, war, terrorism, soldier, rescue, journalism, rescue mission, fish out of water, battles, interview, female journalist, disguise ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, year 2005, year 2003, year 2006 ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, new york, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, one man army, heroes, burned alive, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: world war two, british history, raf, aerial combat, soldier, danger, military, battles, fighter pilot, luftwaffe, war, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, berlin germany, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, stewardess, heroes, soldier, hijacking, gunfight, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 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, contemplative ...
Plot: military, death, soldier, news report, journalist, media, state affairs, politics, political unrest, war, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: battles, task force, colonel, battle, double agent, military, survival, adventure, war, danger, heroic mission, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: italy, former yugoslavia, england, yugoslavia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, desert, anti war, captivity, confined, heroes, escapades, war, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, syria, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
China Salesman (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yan Jian, a young Chinese IT engineer who volunteers to go to North Africa and help the company he works for to win a competition. The winner can own the right to control the communication between south and north. French spy Michael works for the ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: conspiracy, violence, manipulation, corrupt businessman, rivalry, military, murder, evil businessman, deception, attempted murder, brutality, on the run ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 10K
Occupation (2018)
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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: alien invasion, rebellion, human versus alien, military, heroism, destruction, alien, rescue, danger, alien technology, alien race, guerilla warfare ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: navy, one man army, warrior, murder, violence, revenge, black hero, mission, swat team, tough guy, gunfight, vengeance ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, atlanta georgia, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last American Soldier (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jungle action from the glorious period of Rambo ripoffs.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: shot to death, dying words, shot in the chest, threatened with a knife, shot through a door, shot in the stomach, martial artist, ambush, trap, hell, shotgun, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, southeast asia, soviet union, vietnam, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 34K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, war, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%