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 suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with ambush, murder, violence, death, gunfight, shot to death, explosion, betrayal, danger and gun plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
ambush movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambush: Clear and Present Danger (1994), Fury (2014), 9th Company (2005), We Were Soldiers (2002), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Breath (2009), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Cartels (2016), Sisters (2001).

List of ambush movies

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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, tank, american soldier, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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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: dramatic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, ambush, escapades, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, military life, friendship, wartime life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia, middle east
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, wartime life, heroic mission, ambush, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, courage, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, battles, mission, combat, american soldier, helicopter, marine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, east africa ...
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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: captivating, rough, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: snow, military, turkish army, ambush, adventure, war, characters in danger, military life, against the odds, anti war, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, kurdistan, asia
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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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, neo noir
Plot: revenge, one against many, cia, warrior, ex military, loner, tough guy, murder, vigilantism, rape, hostage, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, europe, north america, brussels, istanbul turkey ...
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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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, murderous pair, on the road, chase, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
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Cartels (2016)
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, neo noir ...
Plot: black ops, drug lord, ambush, battles, violence, organized crime, betrayal, witness protection, gangsters, government agent, top secret, crime boss ...
Place: romania, ukraine, eastern europe
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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, captivating, touching
Plot: gangsters, ambush, crimes, sister, love, protector, collaboration, problem child, life is a bitch, father, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one against many, lone wolves, death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, american civil war, supernatural, vengeance, cowboy, tough guy, ambush, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south carolina, virginia, washington d.c., new orleans
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Hell (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, chase, heat wave, on the run, ambush, society, tunnel, on the road ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
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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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, corrupt official, police corruption, bus, sniper, hitman, organized crime, on the road, alcoholic, tough cop, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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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: buddy comedy, funny, absurd, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: police, undercover cop, ambush, chicken, police officer, friendship, teamwork, law enforcement, drug dealing, partners, partners against crime, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul
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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, rough, suspense, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, marines, american soldier, iraq war, desert, wounded soldier, trapped, murder, ambush, deception, friend, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
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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, runaway teen, super powers, mind control, teenager, love and romance, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teenage love, escape, kidnapping ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, martial arts, female protagonist, female killer, tough girl, conspiracy, assassin, robbery, heist, brutality, hitman, one woman army ...
Place: cape town south africa, washington d.c.
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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, slasher, bloody, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: masked killer, characters killed one by one, murder, survival, halloween, psychopath, haunted house, childhood trauma, youth, mental illness, ambush, life & death ...
Place: illinois
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Necromancer 2020 (2019)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Win is the only survivor from a black magic attack that has taken away his father’s sacred amulet. When he come back for revenge with a powerful sorcery, he is faced with a new powerful cult that help people to be wealthy but hide its roots of ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, bleak
Plot: witch, cult, nightmare, witchcraft, ambush, black magic, revenge, one against many, chase, sole survivor, magic spell, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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The Harder They Fall (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: old west, revenge, outlaw gang, cowboy, bank robbery, gang, criminal, ambush, vengeance, enemy, murder, prison ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
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The Mountain (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The heroic story of two soldiers trapped in an ambush, fighting for their lives.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: mountain, ambush, terror, turkish army, military, unlikely friendships, survival, terrorist attack, relationship problems, soldier, mission, teamwork ...
Place: turkey
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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, suspense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: pride and honor, ambush, male female relationship, battle zone, friendship, military life, heroic mission, state affairs, courage, anti war, bonding, death ...
Place: middle east
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Blue Iguana (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: He's a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She's a low level lawyer never noticed by others, a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining, exciting
Plot: heist gone wrong, freedom, jewel theft, diamond theft, ambush, gunfight, diamond, escapades, new life, ex convict, parole, cons and scams ...
Place: new york, london
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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war.
Style: serious, manga
Plot: battles, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, graphic violence, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, uninhibited rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: captivating, serious, semi documentary
Plot: roman soldier, ancient rome, roman empire, rebellion, ancient civilization, druid, roman emperor, warrior, brutality, siege, paganism, battles ...
Place: hungary, italy, romania, mediterranean sea, north africa ...
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Chinese Wine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: family relations, historical event, soldier, father son relationship, arranged marriage, brother brother relationship, chinese, fiance fiancee relationship, self sacrifice, ambush, civil war, alcohol ...
Time: year 1915, year 1949
Place: china
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The Condemned 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.
Plot: frame up, martial arts, chase, paranoia, betrayal, suspicion, showdown, ambush, tough guy, bomb, murder, brutality ...
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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, exciting, suspense
Plot: japanese occupation, assassination, resistance, hitman, revenge, friendship, impersonation, nationalism, ambush, betrayal, father daughter relationship, japanese occupation of korea ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, south korea
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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, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, survival, heroic mission, patriotism, battles, occupation, adventure, save the day, war, against the odds, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
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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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, navy seal, top secret, manhunt, military, heroic mission, once in a lifetime opportunity, wanted, mastermind, government agency, crimes, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: pakistan, middle east, usa
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