Ambush movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ambush movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with ambush, violence, gunfight, murder, blood, pistol, revenge, chase, vengeance and fistfight plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Spain, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambush: The Wall (2017), 9th Company (2005), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016), Season of the Witch (2011), Hunter Killer (2018), Killing Salazar (2017), The Godfather Squad (1974), Strike of the Panther (1988), 4 Dollars of Revenge (1966).

List of ambush movies

 6.2
 19K
The Wall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Style: serious, suspense, tense, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, ambush, iraq war, trapped, desert, murder, american soldier, duel, friend, marines, wounded soldier, ruse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, humorous, tense, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, assassin, courtroom, killer, on the run, opposites attract, travel, criminal, chase, courage, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, manchester england, geneva switzerland, big ben london ...
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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover agent, assassin, neighbor, arms dealer, secret agent, race against time, strong female character, husband wife relationship, culture clash, paranoia ...
Place: london
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, bad ending, entertaining ...
Plot: knight, supernatural ability, monk, supernatural, witch, plague, monastery, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, ritual, fight, catholic church ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 6.6
 23K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, save the day, danger, violence, murder, death, crimes, kitchen, deer, walkie talkie, mountain ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., scotland, scottish highlands, pentagon, moscow russia ...
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Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: drug lord, ambush, luxury hotel, revelation, sunglasses, female warrior, shot in the leg, hand grenade, security guard, near death experience, threatened with a knife, scar ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
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The Godfather Squad (1974)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bruce Liang plays a Chinese Kung Fu movie star, who during his free time carries on a one-man crusade against drug dealers. The villains trick Liang into signing up to appear in a new martial arts movie. The plan is to kill Our Hero while the ...
Plot: ambush, kung fu, violence, revenge, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, martial artist, kung fu master, godfather, asian man, asian woman, asian ...
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Strike of the Panther (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jason Blade is a man who can't bring himself to commit fully to his woman, and who spends all his time with a special crime task force taking on assignments to fight crime and right wrong do-ers. When his love is kidnapped by his arch-enemy the ...
Plot: ambush, knife fight, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, pistol, gangster, knife, organized crime, gunfight, kung fu ...
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4 Dollars of Revenge (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bandits ambush Capt. Roy Dexter of the U.S. Cavalry while he and his men escort a fortune in Confederate gold coins. Only Dexter survives the attack. He's subsequently sentenced to life in prison on the false belief he masterminded the ambush. ...
Plot: bandit, ambush, attack, gold, prison, lost treasure, cowboy hat, horse, soldier, pistol, on the run, robbery ...
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Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lasso, canyon, male in bathtub, half breed, horse, street fight, ambush, fistfight, lone wolves, forbidden love, fugitives, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, ireland, new mexico, usa
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 4.7
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TNT Jackson (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A woman encounters thugs and drug dealers after traveling to Hong Kong to search for her missing brother.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, sex, revenge, one woman army, drug smuggling, ambush, parade, karate, kung fu, adventure, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
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The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: small town, poker, rattlesnake, duel, haunted by the past, ambush, marshal, native american, fishing, gunslinger, whiskey, mind game ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this western, a gambler wins a big Mexican ranch and decides to herd all of the cattle upon it into Texas. The crook enlists the aide of a few Mexicans, but they don't realize he plans to cheat them. En route, the cattle drivers are ambushed ...
Plot: horse chase, cattle ranch, ambush, horse, street shootout, violence, mexican, rifle, pistol, cowboy hat, arizona territory, small western town ...
Place: mexico, arizona
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The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, the victim of an Indian attack, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who disguise themselves as soldiers and who take the paper to a ...
Plot: ambush, money, soldier, murder, gun, battle, kiss, shot to death, stolen money, native american attack, river battle, traitor ...
Place: arizona
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 7.5
 11K
Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: murder, throne, tragedy, violence, guilt, kingdom, battlefield, sword duel, ambush, queen, betrayal, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, ambush, gold, stolen gold, going straight, pregnancy, vengeance, adventure, on the run, tough heroes, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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 8.2
 29K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: snow, ambush, terror, military, sniper, soldier, military life, military base, war, terrorism, danger, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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 5.9
 11K
Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 2016 the sun has turned the entire world into a scorched and barren wasteland. The humans who have survived are either resourceful or violent, and sometimes both. Marie, her little sister Leonie, and best friend Phillip, are in a car headed to ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, chase, fear, heat, ambush, life is a bitch, cannibalism, tunnel, locked in, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
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 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bus, prostitute, extradition, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, police corruption, on the road, biker, mexican standoff, corrupt official ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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 6.1
 94K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, arms dealer, one man army, rogue agent, corporate crime, assassination attempt, on the run, witness protection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, against the rules, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, ransom, urban, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.1
 302K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, gunfight, chase, airplane, danger, master criminal, one man army, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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 7.2
 154K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dangerous attraction, drug lord, revenge, brutality, loss of loved one, assassination attempt, guitar, explosion, bartender, ambush, gunslinger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.8
 249K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, one man army, helicopter, master criminal, prison, machismo, convict, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, helicopter, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, violence, espionage, president, coast guard, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, washington d.c. ...
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gang, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, bank robbery, on the road, chase, bank robber, texas ranger, ambush, sheriff, impotence, waitress ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, iowa ...
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 5.6
 42K
Bad Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, espionage, cia, undercover agent, car chase, fish out of water, nightclub, twin brother, hidden camera, ambush, assassin, silencer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: langley virginia, california, europe, usa, los angeles ...
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, survival, police station, police, gunfight, brutality, street gang, gang, prison bus, convict, jail cell, blackout ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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