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, realistic, exciting, rough and entertaining films and TV shows about / with mercenary, violence, blood, danger, vengeance, chase, betrayal, brutality, murder and blood splatter plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
mercenary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mercenary: Blood Diamond (2006), The Expendables (2010), Haywire (2011), Berserk (1997), The Expendables 2 (2012), Men of War (1994), Savior (1998), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Headhunters (2011), Man on Fire (2004).

List of mercenary movies

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, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, greed, journalist, rebel, journalism, obsessive quest, fisherman, rape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, morocco ...
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, escape, martial arts, gunfight, chase, partners, master warrior, heroic mission, cia, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, fist fighting, manhunt, chases and races, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, rescue, secret agent, one man army, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, europe, usa, ireland ...
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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, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, danger, one man army, supernatural ability, heroes, battles, mercenary, destiny, master warrior, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, gunfight, machismo, master warrior, violence, village, sniper, airplane, asian woman, beard, villain, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, mine, europe, paris france, nepal
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, betrayal, heroic mission, lone wolves, rescue, heroes, battles, vengeance, one man army, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
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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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, civil war, mercenary, genocide, redemption, war, war crime, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia, croatia ...
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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: 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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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, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, heist, chase, deception, art thief, painting, thief, mind game, dog, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway, scandinavia
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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: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, diary, cia, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, boat, warrior, jungle, sniper, bomb, torture, rape, rapist, military, master warrior, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia ...
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, battlefield, covert operation, war, adventure, politics, mind game ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
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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, romantic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, angel, witch, hell, small town life, werewolf, supernatural, demon, mercenary, psychic power, vampire human love, fallen angel
Place: texas
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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: legends and myths, mercenary, warrior, hercules, battle, superhuman powers, heroic mission, strong man, adventure, lone hero, battles, tyranny ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece, dungeon
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Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, mercenary, rescue, prison, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, escapades, danger, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, miami, athens greece
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, sole survivor, little boy, environmentalist, hunter, obsessive quest, bio weapon, danger, escapades, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: mercenary, breeding, cloning, space travel, outer space, genetic engineering, explosive decompression, underwater scene, scientist, flamethrower, betrayal, gene manipulation ...
Time: future
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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, duel, sword fight, blood, gore, danger, rivalry, military, rage, supernatural ability, heroes, battles ...
Time: middle ages
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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: atmospheric, gothic, exciting, stylized, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, danger, heroes, tough heroes, redemption, mercenary, adventure, sorcerer, murder, violence, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, dungeon, north africa
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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: one man army, kidnapping, father, vengeance, mercenary, heroes, danger, commando, machismo, warrior, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
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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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: mercenary, pirate, arms dealer, mafia, femme fatale, kidnapping, danger, crimes, adventure, hostages, abandoned, heroes ...
Place: asia, thailand, japan
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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, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero, mutant, mercenary, time travel, dark hero, parody, self healing, violence, blind woman, teleportation, anti hero, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, military, soldier, aging, rescue, racism, kidnapping, adventure, war, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
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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, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, team, mercenary, on the run, adventure, cia, chases and races, machismo, vengeance, crimes, partners, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: mexico, florida, iraq, frankfurt germany, germany ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, siege, mercenary, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, danger, heroes, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
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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, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, mercenary, righting the wronged, adventure, ex soldier, off the grid, chases and races, escapades, commando, improvised weapon, vietnam war veteran, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: stylized, not serious, brutal, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, machete, mercenary, nuclear threat, gory, heroic mission, save the world, tough heroes, hotshot hero, deadly, machismo, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
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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, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, mercenary, king, castle, danger, adventure, rivalry, battlefield, battles, warrior, brutality, siege ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
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