Guerilla warfare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant guerilla warfare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting and harsh films and TV shows about / with guerilla warfare, military, violence, soldier, gunfight, murder, battles, heroes, brutality and danger plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as guerilla warfare: Red Dawn (2012), Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), The Patriot (2000), Outlaw King (2018), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Outside the Law (2010), Occupation (2018), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Over There (2005), Bandit Queen (1994).

List of guerilla warfare movies

 5.4
 73K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, patriotism, battles, resistance, occupation, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, wartime life, adventure, heroes, danger, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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 7.2
 255K
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, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, american revolution, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, heroes, patriotism, freedom, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 6.9
 61K
Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, factual, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, siege, battle, castle, rebellion, guerilla warfare, catapult, conspiracy, aristocrat ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, chase, heroes, one man army, pow, vietnam veteran, soldier, rambo, swat team, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, military, society, soldier, politics, eviction, battles, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, europe, africa, north africa
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 4.8
 11K
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, alien, heroism, destruction, danger, rescue, military, alien race, alien technology, chaos ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, intense, compassionate, tense ...
Plot: gorilla, future war, post apocalypse, monkey, militant, animal attack, obsession, survival, vengeance, virus, tragedy, anthropomorphism ...
Time: contemporary, near future
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 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, soldier, u.s. military, u.s. army, danger, hopes, self sacrifice, right and wrong, life is a bitch, battle zone, lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.6
 4K
Bandit Queen (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, kidnapping, vengeance, poverty, sexism, militant, bandit, guerilla warfare, village life, crimes, rape, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1983 ...
Place: india, asia
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 7.8
 373K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, survival, deadly creature, hunting, jungle, warrior, trap, evil alien, danger, creature, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
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 4.1
 367
Rage to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Race-car driver Blaine Striker grows concerned about his younger brother, a student at a medical school on the Caribbean island of St. Heron. General Turner has led a violent coup on this island and may be planning to blow up the school in order to ...
Plot: explosion, guerilla warfare, rebellion, military coup, army, caribbean sea, sex on the beach, freedom fighter, military dictatorship, rescue mission, south african, one man army ...
Place: caribbean
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 8.0
 32K
The Breath (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to step out of the state of depression due to his recent loss and so intimidates his soldiers into ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, war, adventure, danger, anti war, against the odds, military life, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, asia, kurdistan
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, new york, london, central america
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 6.5
 37
1941 (2009)
Genre: War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
TV show
Story: June, 1941. A small Russian village at the border is living its everyday life - people work, love, squabble, make plans for the future. The war changes all plans, tears families apart, the first victims fall... Some Russian straggling soldiers who ...
Style: suspense, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, survival, women, adaptation, life & death, unlikely friendships, guerilla warfare, violence, danger, fight, strong female character, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
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Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, battles, soldier, military, deserter, war, u.s. navy, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, manila philippines, usa ...
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, world war two, bedouin, muslim, resistance, hanging, space and aliens, imperialism, dictatorship, occupation, conquering, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy, north africa
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Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, child soldier, childhood, freedom, politics, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, parents and children, courage ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
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 6.6
 68K
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, touching ...
Plot: taliban, heroism, behind enemy lines, al qaeda, machismo, soldier, cia, swat team, military, murder, war in afghanistan, battles ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
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 7.0
 219K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, lone hero, rapist, explosion, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
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A Dot and a Line (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Venezuela, Chile, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a young Colombian recruit who, while patrolling his country's border, is befriended by a Venezuelan adversary, and the tragic consequences of their relationship.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, jungle, friendship, military, danger, politics, drug dealing, drug abuse, military life, friends, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: venezuela, colombia, latin america
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 8.1
 383K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, combat, military life, jungle, squad, character change ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1946 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, battles, heroes, betrayal, lone wolves, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, rebel, politics, bedouin, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, cold weather, injustice, village life, village, good versus evil, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, siberia
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 7.7
 227K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, tough heroes, danger, ex military, lone wolves, gunfight, police brutality, humiliation, loner, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
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 7.2
 139K
Defiance (2008)
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: emotional, epic, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, holocaust, survival, wartime life, jewish, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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 6.1
 12K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, virus, bio weapon, survival, danger, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: soccer, false accusation, murder, kidnapping, terrorism, on the run, danger, politics, false accusations, dictatorship, torture, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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