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 exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with ambush, violence, danger, gun, murder, death, pistol, gunfight, explosion and shot to death plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
ambush movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambush: Clear and Present Danger (1994), 9th Company (2005), Sisters (2001), We Were Soldiers (2002), Fury (2014), Killing Salazar (2017), Apocalypse (2011), The Breath (2009), The Gauntlet (1977), The Wall (2017).

List of ambush movies

Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, sniper, ambush, conspiracy, espionage, mercenary, politics, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, langley virginia ...
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, ambush, war, basic training, officers and cadets, death, battles, wartime life, friendship, military life, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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Sisters (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: ambush, gangsters, crimes, sister, love, problem child, father, collaboration, protector, danger, society, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, battle, ambush ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, military, american soldier, battles, heroism, heroes, ambush, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco, 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, tense, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: black ops, ambush, betrayal, battle, organized crime, violence, battles, top secret, russian, gangster, female killer, crime boss ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, distopia, life is a bitch, cannibalism, ambush, chase, heat, danger, on the run, tunnel, on the road ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
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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: rough, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, adventure, war, danger, against the odds, anti war, military life, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, kurdistan, asia
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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, suspense, entertaining, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, tough cop, alcoholic, ambush, corrupt official ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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The Wall (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, marines, iraq war, american soldier, ambush, trapped, desert, murder, duel, wounded soldier, bad guy wins, deception ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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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: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, criminal heroes, heist, gang, crimes, chase, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, murderous pair, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
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Extreme Job (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drug squad attempts to take down a criminal organization and they must go undercover to do so, so they begin working at a chicken restaurant, that becomes famous for its delicious chicken. Due to the unexpected popularity, the detectives find ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, absurd, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: police, undercover cop, ambush, police investigation, friendship, drug dealing, arrest, teamwork, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: cia, violence, murder, revenge, martial arts, drug dealer, ambush, loner, black hero, dark past, widower, loss of friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, turkey, istanbul turkey, washington d.c., boston ...
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, mind control, love and romance, escape, good versus evil, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, teenager, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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Hunted by Night (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intriguing story of good, evil and the supernatural. The Story takes place in the Florida Everglades. Three men are hunting when an airplane drops bails of drugs on the ground where they are hunting.. The men must decide whether to be law-abiding ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Plot: heroes, showdown, on the run, pursuit, chase, ambush, gunfight, drugs, battles, ak 47, fistfight, running ...
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Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, martial arts, robbery, money, brutality, conspiracy, hand to hand combat, woman with a gun, regret, fear, disguise, violence ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
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Game of Death (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it's a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, cia, hospital, survival, one man army, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Four immortal mercenaries who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.
Style: suspense, visually appealing, captivating, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: immortality, immortal, female soldier, female protagonist, combat, ambush, gay, gay couple, supernatural ability, team, firing squad, rescue mission ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, paris france, london, tower bridge london, sudan ...
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The Kid (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: cowboy, outlaw gang, sheriff, billy the kid, posse, brother sister relationship, squad, criminal, outlaw, cowboys and outlaws, gunfight, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
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Allies (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: August 1944 two months after D-Day, the Allies are advancing across France. A team of British and American commandos are dropped behind enemy lines on a secret mission to ambush a German Officer and steal maps charting the location of the enemy ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, military, ambush, soldier, secret mission, battles, danger, friendship, survival, summer, german soldier, enemy ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france
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Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: terrorist, commando, terrorist plot, rescue, military, investigation, explosion, race against time, chase, ambush, danger, deception ...
Time: frogman, 2010s
Place: big ben london, iran, ukraine, london, rome italy
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John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, harsh, bloody, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, one against many, warrior, organized crime, revenge, mafia, murder, survival, manhunt, danger, death threat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychotronic, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, army, archer, warrior, heroism, courage, creature, attack, good versus evil, battle ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 11th century
Place: china, latin america, egypt
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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: exciting, entertaining, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spy, espionage, strong female character, neighbor, undercover, mission, escape, rescue, suspicion, jealousy, undercover agent, secret agents ...
Place: london
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: brutal, scary, bleak, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: native american, violence, prisoner, murder, survival, rescue, sheriff, civil war veteran, cannibalism, redemption, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
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Assassination (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Assassination is set in Korea and Shanghai in the 1930's during the Japanese occupation. The government resistance assigns a secret commando group with killing collaborators.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: japanese occupation, assassination, hitman, revenge, resistance, betrayal, father daughter relationship, friendship, nationalism, ambush, impersonation, japanese occupation of korea ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, south korea
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Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, disaster movie
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, supernatural, zombie, survival, gory, graphic violence, plague, deadly, danger, escapades, virus ...
Place: usa
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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, military, heroic mission, manhunt, wanted, once in a lifetime opportunity, mastermind, deadly, government agency, danger, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
Place: pakistan, usa, middle east
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You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Style: psychological, exciting, rough, suspense, tense
Plot: childhood trauma, child prostitution, violence, u.s. senator, money, murder, hotel, alarm, loner, dark past, suicidal thoughts, teenage girl ...
Place: new york
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