Mercenary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mercenary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with mercenary, violence, betrayal, chase, vengeance, murder, revenge, mentor, dialogue and gunfight plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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mercenary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mercenary: The Expendables (2010), Blood Diamond (2006), The Dogs of War (1980), Haywire (2011), The Wild Geese (1978), Man on Fire (2004), Berserk (1997), Under Siege (1992), 13 Hours (2016), Ronin (1998).

List of mercenary movies

 6.5
 329K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, chase, escape, tough heroes, master warrior, martial arts, unstoppable, machismo, army, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans
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 8.0
 507K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, terrorist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, angola ...
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, new york, london, central america
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 5.8
 85K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one woman army, spies, fist fighting, betrayal, chases and races, rivalry, danger, hitman, one man army, manhunt, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, usa, ireland, europe ...
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 6.8
 12K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, heroes, danger, dishonesty, against the odds, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
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 7.7
 334K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, bodyguard, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 8.7
 30K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: exciting, epic, dark, slasher, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, dark fantasy, battles, danger, vengeance, one man army, mercenary, massacre, supernatural, heroes, destiny, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 6.5
 79K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, battleship, tough law enforcer, u.s. navy, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
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 7.3
 123K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: based on true events, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, gunfight, navy seal, war, swat team, cia, mercenary, courage, heroism, battlefield, u.s. embassy, embassy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, pentagon, langley virginia, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 174K
Ronin (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, espionage, car chase, secret agents, mafia, escapades, cia, undercover, chases and races, chase, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, french riviera, europe, nice france
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The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Bulgaria, China
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, violence, master warrior, tough heroes, danger, heroes, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 80s
Place: albania, europe, nepal, new orleans, paris france
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 8.0
 13K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: pirate, mercenary, danger, arms dealer, adventure, crimes, femme fatale, mafia, hostage, bounty hunter, gang, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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 6.8
 148K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, gunfight, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, danger, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
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 7.6
 380K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: black ops, tough girl, moral dilemma, drug cartel, cia, mercenary, u.s. mexico border, special agents, swat team, cia agent, drug smuggling, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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 6.7
 164K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, swat team, ex special forces, mercenary, one man army, child abduction, organized crime, human trafficking, kidnapping, sniper, death threat, crime boss ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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 7.3
 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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 6.4
 45K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, knight, inquisition, danger, village, clergy, obsessive quest, sword and sorcery, dealing with death, mercenary ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, village, island, jungle, heroes, battles, heroic mission, lone wolves, betrayal, moral dilemma, cons and scams, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
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 6.7
 248K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, mercenary, anti hero, cia, crimes, on the run, anti heroes, chases and races, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, florida, baghdad iraq, frankfurt germany, germany ...
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 5.9
 1K
Sabotage (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, hostage, fbi, gunfight, martial arts, violence, sniper, bodyguard, conspiracy, false accusation, fistfight ...
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 6.7
 209K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, espionage, gunfight, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, fistfight, consulate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia
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 6.3
 93K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: swat team, mercenary, betrayal, cia, teamwork, escapades, vengeance, revenge, robbery, black ops, hospital, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, mumbai india, new mexico, los angeles ...
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 6.7
 37K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, danger, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
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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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 7.5
 98K
Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: captivating, stylized, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, art thief, surveillance, mercenary, heist, chase, deception, thief, mind game, crime, crimes, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, psychotronic, light ...
Plot: superhero, chase, space travel, alien, outer space, mercenary, giant creature, adventure hero, demi god, immortal, female humanoid alien, female assassin ...
Time: 2010s, year 1980, year 2014, 80s, year 2017
Place: missouri
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 7.0
 293K
RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, chase, fbi, spy, female spy, secret service, mercenary, swat team, on the run, gunfight, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, chicago illinois, florida ...
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 7.0
 220K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, lone hero, hostage, soldier, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
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 5.6
 94K
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Babylon A.D Vin Diesel stars as a veteran-turned-mercenary who is hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The "package" is a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, protection, one man army, cyberpunk, mercenary, deadly, heroes, smuggling, deadly virus, life is a bitch, tough heroes, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, asia, usa ...
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 6.1
 70K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, rough, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, sorcerer, supernatural, deal with the devil, witch, danger, heroes, tough heroes, drifter, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa
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