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, serious, exciting, rough, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with mercenary, violence, danger, blood, chase, murder, death, dialogue, mentor and blood splatter plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mercenary: Blood Diamond (2006), The Expendables (2010), Haywire (2011), Hercules (2014), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Expendables 2 (2012), Savior (1998), Berserk (1997), Midnight, Texas (2017), Man on Fire (2004).

List of mercenary movies

 8.0
 458K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, journalism, greed, fisherman, journalist, rebel, obsessive quest, against humanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, belgium, zimbabwe ...
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 6.5
 305K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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, semi serious, humorous, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, martial arts, chase, heroic mission, gunfight, escape, master warrior, partners, fist fighting, blood, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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 5.8
 78K
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, manhunt, fist fighting, chases and races, danger, rivalry, rescue, dishonesty, secret agent, one man army, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, europe, ireland, usa ...
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 6.0
 136K
Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, warrior, hercules, legends and myths, battle, superhuman powers, battles, heroic mission, adventure, strong man, greek mythology, strongman ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece, dungeon
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, drug cartel, politics, violence, espionage, president, ambush ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
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The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, master warrior, gunfight, violence, sniper, machismo, village, beard, airplane, asian woman, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: mine, albania, europe, paris france, nepal
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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, war, genocide, mercenary, civil war, redemption, soldier, rape, pregnancy, terrorism, war crime, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, croatia ...
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 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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: epic, serious, sinister, macabre, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, master warrior, supernatural, vengeance, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, mercenary, imaginary kingdom, one man army, military, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, angel, witch, werewolf, small town life, supernatural, mercenary, hell, psychic power, demon, vampire human love, fallen angel
Place: texas
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 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, mercenary, danger, justice, bodyguard, diary, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.8
 360K
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, entertaining, bloody ...
Plot: time travel, superhero, mutant, mercenary, parody, self healing, violence, anti hero, blood, brutality, teleportation, blind woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong
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 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, rescue, secret service, hostage, mercenary, violence, desert, secret society, assassination, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
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 7.0
 200K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, boat, jungle, rapist, master warrior, military, sniper, bomb, lone wolves, missionary, one man army, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, mine, arizona ...
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 3.7
 2K
Mercenaries (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, prison, mercenary, confined, crimes, danger, battles, adventure, dishonesty, state affairs, criminal heroes, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, pentagon, kazakhstan
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 6.3
 95K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, twists and turns, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: transplant, future dystopia, chase, on the run, brutality, mercenary, evil corporation, black market, social decay, violence, cyberpunk, fight scenes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
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 8.0
 9K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: mercenary, arms dealer, femme fatale, crimes, hostages, pirate, kidnapping, danger, adventurer, ship, outlaw, tropical island ...
Place: asia, thailand, japan
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 7.6
 30K
The A-Team (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, righting the wronged, mercenary, adventure, ex soldier, chases and races, off the grid, improvised weapon, commando, escapades, good versus evil, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, future dystopia, gory, mercenary, siege, survivor, back from the dead, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
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 6.2
 38K
Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, castle, king, mercenary, battles, adventure, battlefield, danger, rivalry, warrior, brutality, siege ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 234K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, 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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, mercenary, commander, adventure, on the run, chases and races, cia, machismo, escape, leader, team, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: iraq, mexico, germany, usa, florida ...
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 7.6
 91K
Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: dark humor, stylized, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, mercenary, surveillance, heist, chase, police investigation, art gallery, presumed dead, art thief, death of lover, forgery, morgue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: breeding, mercenary, alien, cloning, space travel, outer space, explosive decompression, regeneration, flamethrower, betrayal, genetic engineering, scientist ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 35K
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, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
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 6.1
 66K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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: exciting, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, sorcerer, violence, mercenary, supernatural, tough heroes, lone wolves, danger, dark fantasy, bag over head, monastery ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa, dungeon
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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the ...
Style: serious
Plot: mercenary, blood, gore, sword fight, duel, battle zone, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, demon, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.8
 342K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, deadly creature, jungle, monster, chase, invisibility, trap, evil alien, alien, alien encounter, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, twentieth century, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america, mine
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, bounty hunter, on the run, heroic mission, survival, battles, distant planet, prison, danger, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.1
 42K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, trap, mercenary, gore, kidnapping, escape, party, gory, hotel, masked killer, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 5.6
 89K
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, mercenary, cyberpunk, submarine, protection, smuggling, one man army, genetic engineering, master warrior, sect, prosecution, secret ...
Time: future
Place: russia, china, new york, asia, usa ...
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 6.5
 70K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, mercenary, cook, one man army, ship, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
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