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, suspenseful, rough, exciting and suspense films and TV shows about / with ambush, violence, gunfight, murder, pistol, death, revenge, blood, fistfight and brutality plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambush: Clear and Present Danger (1994), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Wall (2017), 9th Company (2005), Momentum (2015), We Were Soldiers (2002), Fury (2014), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016), Bone Tomahawk (2015).

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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, mercenary, sniper, politics, helicopter, conspiracy, president, espionage, assassination, drug cartel, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, venezuela, washington d.c., latin america ...
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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, disturbing, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, on the road, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, crimes, partners, heist, ambush ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, wisconsin ...
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 6.2
 20K
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, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, ambush, iraq war, trapped, desert, murder, duel, american soldier, wounded soldier, rifle, marines, bad guy wins ...
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, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, crimes, friends, partners, criminal heroes ...
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, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, officers and cadets, battles, war, wartime life, basic training, military life, friendship, boot camp, death, last stand ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 5.5
 13K
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, martial arts, robbery, money, female protagonist, hand to hand combat, ambush, deception, disguise, violence, brutality, regret ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, factual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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 7.6
 376K
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, nazi germany, heroism, battles, heroic mission, battle zone, rivalry, confined, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, tense, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: assassin, hitman, killer, courtroom, bodyguard, on the run, travel, criminal, opposites attract, chase, courage, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, usa, amsterdam, big ben london, netherlands ...
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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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover agent, strong female character, neighbor, rescue, escape, undercover, suspicion, mission, jealousy, gunfight ...
Place: london
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 7.1
 71K
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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: bleak, brutal, suspense, bloody, dark ...
Plot: violence, cannibalism, murder, survival, prisoner, native american, redemption, brutality, wilderness, captive, blood, sheriff ...
Place: california
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 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: gangsters, crimes, sister, ambush, love, collaboration, father, problem child, protector, danger, society, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: surprise ending, ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: ambush, drug lord, black ops, luxury hotel, neo noir, mercilessness, mob boss, interrogation, explosion, cell phone, beating, survival ...
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, duel, actress, killer, fistfight, fight, murder, gangster, hitman ...
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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: knife fight, ambush, kung fu classic, one man army, warrior, martial arts, brawl, one against many, tough guy, martial artist, kung fu fighting, gangster ...
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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: attack, gold, bandit, ambush, prison, revolver, on the run, battle, desert, false accusation, cowboy hat, 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: canyon, fistfight, half breed, male in bathtub, street fight, ambush, horse, lasso, heroes, breeding, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, europe, ireland, arizona
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 4.7
 812
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: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kung fu, one woman army, sex, revenge, ambush, parade, karate, partners against crime, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: small town, poker, ambush, rattlesnake, native american, whiskey, fishing, haunted by the past, duel, gunslinger, marshal, redemption ...
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: ambush, horse chase, cattle ranch, cowboy, saddle, gunfight, outlaw gang, outlaw, old west, gunfighter, pistol, horse ...
Place: arizona, mexico
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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: money, soldier, ambush, female prisoner, murder, gun, bow and arrow, civil war, attempted rape, bank robbery, fistfight, arizona territory ...
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, disturbing, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, tragedy, violence, guilt, ghost, prophecy, ambition, rise and fall, throne, sword duel, kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
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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, suspense, gothic, exciting, intense ...
Plot: knight, supernatural ability, monk, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, supernatural, monastery, adventure, fight, inquisition, gothic horror ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, crimes, adventure, against the odds, dishonesty, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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 8.1
 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: realistic, rough, gloomy, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, terror, sniper, enemy, militant, against the odds, anti war, commander, military base, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, tunnel, cannibalism, ambush, heat, fear, chase, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, on the run, danger ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
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 6.4
 19K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, extradition, bus, police corruption, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, on the road, motorcycle chase, murder, beating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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 6.1
 96K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, one man army, gunfight, witness protection, witness, arms dealer, on the run, corporate crime, deception, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., california
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 7.1
 310K
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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 7.2
 158K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, brutality, tragic hero, musician, dark hero, lone hero, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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