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

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, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, venezuela ...
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 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
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: military, soldier, war, ambush, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, ussr, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 7.5
 436K
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazi germany, military, battles, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 3K
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, captivating, touching
Plot: ambush, gangsters, crimes, sister, love, danger, collaboration, protector, father, problem child, society, family 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, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, war, heroes, military life, u.s. army, battlefield, wartime life, army, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: black ops, ambush, organized crime, battle, violence, betrayal, battles, female killer, government agent, top secret, mob boss, murder ...
Place: ukraine, romania, eastern europe
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 5.8
 12K
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: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, life is a bitch, cannibalism, ambush, chase, heat, danger, on the run, society, tunnel ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, anti war, against the odds, military life, war, adventure, danger, terrorism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, asia, kurdistan
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 21K
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, corrupt official, ambush, tough cop, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
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 7.7
 369K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, courage, battles, gunfight, marine, chaos, combat, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, east africa, arkansas ...
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 6.2
 25K
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, rough, suspense, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, american soldier, marines, iraq war, ambush, wounded soldier, trapped, murder, desert, duel, friend, 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, law enforcement, daring rescue, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, 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, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, heist, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, murderous pair, chase, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 7K
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: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: police, undercover cop, ambush, law enforcement, partners against crime, drug dealing, working undercover, friendship, teamwork, police investigation, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 139K
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, neo noir, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: cia, revenge, vigilantism, violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, loner, unlikely hero, ex military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, boston, brussels, washington d.c., turkey ...
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus ...
Style: breathtaking, mysterious, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, fantasy world, magic wand, wizards, magical creature, dark fantasy, witch, giant animal, giant creature, symbol, combat ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, austria, england, alps, france ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, mind control, love and romance, runaway teen, good versus evil, superhuman powers, soldier, teenager, danger, escape ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 28K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: home invasion, mercilessness, cocaine, siege, drug dealer, murder, survival, family in danger, plot twist, child in peril, fight to the death, wilderness ...
Time: 2010s
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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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: heroes, on the run, pursuit, ambush, chase, gunfight, drugs, battles, showdown, ak 47, martial arts, martial artist ...
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 15K
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, conspiracy, female assassin, tough girl, hand to hand combat, assassin, money, one woman army, hitman, fistfight ...
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: cia, hitman, assassination attempt, hospital, survival, one man army, deadly, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, graphic violence, ambush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 22K
Haunt (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
Style: macabre, bloody, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: masked killer, characters killed one by one, murder, survival, halloween, psychopath, youth, childhood trauma, mental illness, death, psychological trauma, happy ending ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 7K
Hyena Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: pride and honor, ambush, male female relationship, battle zone, friendship, military life, death, war, military, heroic mission, morality, state affairs ...
Place: middle east
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 4.7
 56K
Jonah Hex (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Gunslinger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, cowboy, lone wolves, escapades, danger, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., virginia, new orleans
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 127K
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, psychotronic, absurd, colourful, stylized ...
Plot: monster, siege, warrior, dark fantasy, archer, army, heroism, courage, invasion, good versus evil, attack, giant creature ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 11th century
Place: china, ancient 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, suspicion, escape, rescue, undercover, mission, jealousy, undercover agent, secret agent ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 89K
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: violence, native american, prisoner, survival, murder, cannibal, sheriff, violent, rescue, brutality, wilderness, civil war veteran ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 74K
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: invasion, survival, danger, patriotism, resistance, occupation, battles, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, war, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie survival, apocalypse, supernatural, zombie, gory, graphic violence, survival, plague, danger, escapades, deadly ...
Place: usa, paris france
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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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, navy seal, military, heroic mission, manhunt, top secret, deadly, government agency, danger, once in a lifetime opportunity, mastermind, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: pakistan, usa, middle east
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