Movies like Skeleton Coast

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Skeleton Coast (1988)
 4.6
 457
Skeleton Coast (1988)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired Army colonel attempts to rescue his imprisoned son in this action packed thriller. To save his CIA operative son from terrorists, Col. Smith (Ernest Borgnine) and a group of mercenaries head to war-torn Angola's Skeleton Coast, where they must infiltrate an armed compound run by a sadistic East German officer before Smith's son is tortured to death. Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed and Herbert Lom costar.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, soldier, kidnapping, adventure, crimes, military, heroes, hostages, confined, graphic violence, against the odds, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, military life, iron curtain, escapades, criminal heroes, rivalry, golden years, daring rescue, tough heroes, airplane, civil war, desert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, cuba, angola

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Most similar movies to Skeleton Coast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about heroes, escapades, danger, military, soldier, adventure and confined mostly in Action, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Skeleton Coast: Marines (2003), The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985), Sector 4: Extraction (2014), Bulletproof (1987), Submerged (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.5
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Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, danger, soldier, escapades, confined, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, assassination, convict, army, confined, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, escapades, heroes, military ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, danger, war, rescue, heroic mission, military, heroes, anti heroes, anti hero, monastery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Sector 4: Extraction (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action - When an elite band of private mercenaries known as Black Knight gets caught behind enemy lines in a Middle East combat zone, their only hope for survival lies with the team leader, who has escaped but vows to return. - Salman Bokhari, ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, confined, danger, rivalry, captivity, war, heroes, escapades, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.0
 625
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, daring rescue, gang, race against time, heroes, rivalry, confined, save the day, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 627
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, soldier, heroes, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A renegade team of World War II soldiers. This time, one of the 12 is a woman and, with a Nazi spy within their midst, they're up against German wartime geniuses out to establish a Fourth Reich.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, adventure, good versus evil, danger, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes, world war two, suicide, suicide mission ...
Place: denmark, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, marine, military, rescue, battles, save the day, leadership, heroic mission, race against time, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, rivalry, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 62
Pursuit (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mercenary is hired to hunt down a group of rebel soldiers in Africa.
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, soldier, renegade, state affairs, hostages, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, politics, lone wolves, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Human Shield (1991)
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.2
 352
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostages, chases and races, rescue, confined, heroes, daring rescue, danger, underwater scene, ocean, terrorism, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: save the day, danger, military, wartime life, world war two, soldier, against the odds, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
 458
Active Stealth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Crime, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After Captain Murphy lost some of his men on his last mission to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and bad dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go back to Mexico to help Mexican people slaving for Salvatore, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aircraft carrier, pilot, navy, drug lord, crimes, soldier, hostages, save the day, heroes, war, chases and races, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 508
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, adventure, confined, danger, military, escapades, daring rescue, soldier, heroes, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: soldier, terrorism, crimes, heroes, military, escapades, danger, deadly, rescue, undercover, hostages, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.2
 150
Kill Zone (1993)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An American colonel will pay any price to defeat the Viet Cong. When his unauthorized fighting force in Cambodia is discovered, he becomes a one man army, fighting a war of his own for a cause he knows is just.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, one man army, rivalry, military, heroes, battles, disability, tough heroes, graphic violence, war, escapades, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, save the day, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 18K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, danger, confined, sniper, survival, woman in danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Covert Action (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Inside the stately Senate Hearing Room, Frank White, professional soldier, Vietnam vet and CIA operative, is fighting the toughest battle of his life: he's on trial for the assassination of Miguel Rivera, a Central American diplomat. Only two ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: trial, mercenary, military, heroes, rebellion, deadly, undercover, soldier, assassination, adventure, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Casablanca Express (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is 1942 and the conflict between the U.S. and Germany is getting heated, U.S. Intelligence soon discovers that the Natzis are planning to capture Winston Churchill. In order to protect him they send commando Al Cooper to guard Churchill who is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, kidnapping, train, hostage, world war two, secret agents, espionage, tough heroes, rivalry, clergy, hostages, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airport, hostage, confined, heroes, escapades, deadly, save the day, chases and races, race against time, hostages ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, military, rescue, soldier, hijacking, terrorism, airplane, danger, escapades, save the day, heroes, hostages ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, france, middle east, africa, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.2
 818
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, battles, danger, heroes, tank, platoon, battle zone, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, buddy movie
Plot: battles, soldier, airplane, adventurer, military, adventure, rescue, rivalry, crimes, buddies, farce, heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
 603
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: airplane, daring rescue, save the day, hostage, rivalry, government agency, deadly, hostages, danger, terrorism, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, battles, seaport, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, undercover, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, portugal, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, military, wartime life, battles, good versus evil, state affairs, confined, soldier, escapades, heroes, danger ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%