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, rough, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with mercenary, violence, chase, betrayal, brutality, murder, danger, vengeance, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
mercenary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mercenary: The Expendables (2010), Man on Fire (2004), Extraction (2020), Blood Diamond (2006), Berserk (1997), The Wild Geese (1978), The Dogs of War (1980), Haywire (2011), Commando (1985), Ronin (1998).

List of mercenary movies

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, realistic, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, tough guy, sniper, gunfight, chase, unstoppable, fistfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, machismo, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (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: intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, navy seal, war, courage, gunfight, swat team, cia agent, cia, tough guy, embassy, heroism ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, one against many, ex special forces, swat team, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, kidnapping, death threat, machismo, stranded ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
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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: dark fantasy, epic, exciting, dark, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, battles, vengeance, massacre, mercenary, one man army, destiny, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, adventure, determination ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
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, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 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, revolution, adventure, war, military, combat, soldier, undercover, torture, gunfight, espionage, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, central america, london, new york
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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, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one woman army, mercenary, betrayal, rivalry, hitman, one man army, manhunt, dishonesty, rescue, secret agents, mission gone awry, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, ireland, usa, europe ...
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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: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
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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, lone hero, undercover, chase, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, french riviera, europe, nice france
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, crimes, femme fatale, adventure, gang, rivalry, team, hostage, arms dealer, criminal, mafia ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, hotshot, battles, machismo, villain, fistfight, sniper, master warrior, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, europe, paris france, new orleans, china ...
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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: realistic, neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, moral dilemma, swat team, drug smuggling, u.s. mexico border, fbi agent, special agents, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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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, heroic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, chase, secret agents, female spy, mercenary, ex cia agent, secret service, spy, on the run, fbi, gunfight, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, kansas ...
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, cia agent, mercenary, on the run, secret agents, fistfight, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
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Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, adventure, deadly creature, outer space, tough heroes, alien, survival, mysterious planet, heroes, mercenary, bounty hunter ...
Time: future
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RED 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia agent, secret agents, hitman, mercenary, cia, espionage, spy, agent, secret service, nuclear, silly humor, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, russia, usa, paris france, washington d.c. ...
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The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, rescue, terrorism, mission, rescue mission, hospital, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: new york, north america, usa, bucharest, california ...
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The Blacklist: Redemption (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Covert operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of a covert mercenary organization that solves problems that are too dangerous for the government.
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspense
Plot: mercenary, crimes, violence, criminal, hitman, redemption, partners in crime, murder, mother son relationship, dishonesty, brutality, danger
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, village, island, jungle, battles, heroes, heroic mission, betrayal, injustice, cons and scams, moral dilemma, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
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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: mercenary, betrayal, cia, teamwork, swat team, escapades, vengeance, revenge, robbery, hospital, sniper, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, puerto rico, pentagon, dubai ...
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Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
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, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hercules, legends and myths, greek mythology, mercenary, battles, warrior, beast, adventure hero, master warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, greek ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
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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, rape, mercenary, war crime, terrorism, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, balkan ...
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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, knight, monk, sword and sorcery, obsessive quest, inquisition, dealing with death, mercenary, village, sword and shield, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, cyberpunk, one man army, mercenary, heroes, smuggling, deadly virus, life is a bitch, infected, tough heroes, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, asia, usa ...
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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: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, witch, sorcerer, deal with the devil, supernatural, tough heroes, mercenary, heroes, lone wolves, drifter, chase ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe, north africa
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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, ex military, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, gunfight, machismo, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: baghdad iraq, los angeles, germany, usa, iraq ...
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The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 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, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
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