Movies like Top Gun: Maverick

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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
 8.6
 262K
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, inspirational, intellectual, epic, exciting, weird
Plot: u.s. navy, warplane, sniper, fighter jet, fighter pilot, aircraft carrier, aviator, fighter plane, aviation, rivalry, military, airplane, master warrior, final battle, monster, competition, contests and competitions, championship, skill, nuclear, ambition, reward, pilot, combat, air disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, san diego california

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Most similar movies to Top Gun: Maverick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about danger, heroes, military, explosion, soldier, rivalry and rescue mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Top Gun: Maverick: Top Gun (1986), R2B: Return to Base (2012), Midway (2019), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Red Dawn (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 401K
Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: u.s. navy, pilot, fighter pilot, airplane, military, officers and cadets, fighter jet, warplane, aviator, aviation, u.s. military, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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94%
R2B: Return to Base (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit where he immediately comes into conflict with ace pilot ...
Style: exciting, emotional, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fighter pilot, aerial combats, rivalry, daring rescue, fall in love, heroic mission, against the rules, military, friendship, airplane, ego clash, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, north korea
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100%
 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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 5.3
 77K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, heroic mission, adventure, fight, military, survival, gunfight, patriotism, battles, occupation, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, latin america, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 69K
Only the Brave (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, dramatic, emotional, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, tragedy, rescue, friends, fire, partners, bravery, loss of loved one, fire department ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 442
Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer cracker, disaster, military, race against time, terrorism, graphic violence, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, confined, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 577
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, aviation, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, escapades, rivalry, secret mission, invisibility, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, war, warrior, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, self discovery, battles, sword fight, katana, loyalty, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 4K
The Reunion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Cleary brothers, Sam (John Cena), Leo (Ethan Embry) and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook) took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: death of father, siblings relations, rivalry, escapades, estranged brother, tough heroes, desert, ransom, released from prison, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, intense, inspirational, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, car race, car, race, rivalry, hotshot hero, car chase, nascar, friends, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, texas, alabama, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.5
 284
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching, exciting ...
Plot: forest, police investigation, rescue, heroes, save the day, evacuation, family relations, escapades, race against time, law enforcement, parents and children, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, nato, world war three, apocalypse, terrorism, nuclear war, nuclear threat, disaster, aviation, fighter jet, panic, escalation ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, usa, nebraska, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, war, military, airplane, battles, soldier, friendship, heroic mission, u.s. air force, bomb, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, australia, germany, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Iron Eagle IV (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While Chappy Sinclair is saddled with a bunch of misfits and delinquents for his flight school, he turns to his protégé Doug Masters to assist him in rounding them into shape for an important competition. During their training, they stumble upon a ...
Style: sexy, intense, unusual plot structure, suspense, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, biological warfare, aerial combat, fighter plane, airplane, chase, computer cracker, colonel, training, u.s. air force, terrorist, weapons ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 93K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ocean, coast guard, rescue, lifeguard, death, navy, teamwork, friendship, military, training, mentor, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.5
 458
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, save the day, isolation, soldier, basic training, confined, tough heroes, u.s. navy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, dark, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, good versus evil, secret identity, double life, chaos and mayhem, terrorist, vengeance, police detective, villainess, female villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.7
 5K
Sky Fighters (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, aviation, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, race against time, undercover, save the day, rescue, military, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them.
Style: unusual plot structure, satirical, intense, surreal, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aerial combat, female bodybuilder, airplane, military, aviation, death, adventure, world war two, female fighter, fighter plane, chase, violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: austin texas, peru, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stealth Fighter (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fighter jet, submarine, military, hijacking, u.s. president, exploding airplane, mercenary, missile, traitor, mansion, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: latin america, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 13K
Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: entertaining, intense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, motorcycle race, biker, gang, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, rise to the top, parent child relationship, family relations, rebellion, sport, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
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: race against time, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, battles, betrayal, rescue mission, u.s. navy, woman with a gun, battlefield, renegade, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, aviation, bomber, adventure, military, airplane, pilot, chase, first contact, happy ending, adaptation ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.8
 699
Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, mixed martial arts, streetfighting, competition, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 323
Speed & Angels (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by the passion of two young Navy officers, director Peyton Wilson captures Jay and Meagan as they pursue their childhood dream of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat. Shot in epic Hi Definition, the aerial footage and stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: military life, heroes, ambition, follow your dream, soldier, military, officers and cadets, battles, desert, aerial combat, aviation, aerial combats ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.8
 9K
The 2nd (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Secret-service agent Vic Davis is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Sean, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. His son's friend Erin Walton, the daughter of Supreme Court ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: computer cracker, cia agent, secret agents, secret service, human trafficking, cia, kidnapping, fight, chase, rescue, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 481K
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 ⇓
24%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, sniper, cia, espionage, drug cartel, ambush, politics, president, mercenary, assassination, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%