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 entertaining films and TV shows about / with mercenary, violence, gunfight, betrayal, gun, chase, explosion, vengeance, danger and murder plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
mercenary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mercenary: Man on Fire (2004), Ronin (1998), Extraction (2020), The Dogs of War (1980), Sicario (2015), The Wild Geese (1978), The Expendables (2010), Blood Diamond (2006), The Expendables 3 (2014), RED (2010).

List of mercenary movies

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, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: manly
Plot: war, terrorism, cia, courage, swat team, rescue mission, mercenary, gunfight, mission, battlefield, navy seal, embassy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, middle east ...
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA, 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, brutal, exciting, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: manly, chick flick, boys' night, adult
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, vengeance, cia, vigilantism, vigilante, mercenary, lone hero, justice, friendship, suspense, deception ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america
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Ronin (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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, intense, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, mafia, car chase, mercenary, car, cia, heist, spy, lone hero, chase, irish, ira ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, nice france, french riviera
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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, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, manly
Plot: mercenary, kidnapping, rescue mission, tough guy, one against many, ex special forces, machismo, swat team, death threat, stranded, jungle, one man army ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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: intense, harsh, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, war, revolution, torture, gunfight, espionage, suspense, undercover, soldier, political intrigue, commando ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, london, central america, paris france
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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, enigmatic, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, suspense, swat team, drug cartel, revenge, black ops, fbi agent, drug smuggling, organized crime, fbi, crime boss, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, arizona ...
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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, tense, harsh, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, mercenary, betrayal, war, rescue, battles, politics, dishonesty, heroes, political corruption, against the odds, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
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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, brutal, bloody, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: manly, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, martial arts, tough guy, mercenary, chase, machismo, showdown, sniper, military, fistfight, unstoppable, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia, fictional island
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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, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: greed, mercenary, gem, treasure hunt, escapades, civil war, smuggling, journalism, mining, rebel, brutality, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, belgium ...
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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, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: mercenary, commando, partners, heroes, cia, mission, weapons, fight, martial arts, spy, violent, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 2014, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, new york, bucharest, usa ...
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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, entertaining, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: spy, cia, secret service, chase, secret agents, gunfight, female spy, assassin, ex cia agent, mission, kidnapping, hitman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, kansas, langley virginia, kansas city ...
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Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, 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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Plot: cyberpunk, mercenary, protection, future dystopia, distopia, one man army, lone hero, smuggling, survival, heroes, gunfight, world politics ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, usa, mongolia ...
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The A-Team (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, kids
Plot: mercenary, commando, ex soldier, partners, righting the wronged, good versus evil, van, escapades, vietnam war, gunfight, vietnam veteran, swat team ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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Last Man Down (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After civilization succumbs to a deadly pandemic and his wife is murdered, a special forces soldier abandons his duty and becomes a hermit in the Nordic wilderness. Years later, a wounded woman appears on his doorstep. She's escaped from a lab ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mercenary, commando, forest, pandemic, virus, suspense, epidemic, distopia, disaster, helicopter, military, post apocalypse ...
Place: sweden
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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, intense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret service, gunfight, on the run, secret agents, cia agent, spy, corruption, conspiracy, mercenary, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, langley virginia, paris france
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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: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, terrorism, rape, redemption, mercenary, war crime, breast feeding, soldier, hopes, pregnancy, life is a bitch, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mercenary, jungle, battles, heroes, betrayal, heroic mission, injustice, rivalry, rescue, escapades, moral dilemma, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
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Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, world war two, rescue mission, nazi, prisoner, battles, prison, heroes, rescue, training, behind enemy lines, tough guy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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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, space horror, sweet ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, survival, tough heroes, space, one man army, distopia, space and aliens, heroes, mysterious planet, mercenary, lone wolves, lone hero ...
Time: future
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: chase, team, prison escape, cia, ex military, conspiracy, mercenary, twists and turns, frame up, vengeance, fight scenes, military ...
Time: year 2002, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, florida, los angeles, baghdad iraq ...
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The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, humorous, funny, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cia, teamwork, mercenary, vengeance, superhero, escapades, fight scenes, twists and turns, revenge, swat team, spy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mumbai india, new mexico, puerto rico, miami, pentagon ...
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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: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, hercules, warrior, superhero, battles, beast, legend, strongman, mercenary, good versus evil ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
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Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the United States. Based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, it is the second series based ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sweet, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, hidden identity, teamwork, mercenary, heroes, team, peril, fistfight, characters in danger, mixed martial arts, ex soldier, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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Take Point (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day of the U.S. presidential election in 2024, a team of elite mercenaries embark on a secret CIA mission to abduct North Korea's politician in an underground bunker below the Korean Demilitarized Zone. However, they get caught in the ...
Style: exciting, tense, brutal, confusing
Plot: intelligence agency, military, mercenary, bunker, inter-korean relations, swat team, gunfight, spy, secret mission, betrayal, suspense, conspiracy ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: north korea
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Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: exciting, stylized, parody, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: superhero, revenge, fight scenes, immortality, violence, escapades, dark hero, invulnerability, regeneration, dark humor, mutant, x men ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, vengeance, escapades, hostage, mercenary, rivalry, martial arts, rescue, brutality, showdown, cia ...
Place: miami, athens greece, cape town south africa
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Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: stylized, captivating, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: twists and turns, art thief, surveillance, chase, art theft, suspense, mercenary, dishonesty, revenge, reputation, deception, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, scandinavia, europe, oslo norway
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, sexy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, rape, life is a bitch, vengeance, siege, soldier, battles, sex, strong sexual content, medieval, kidnapping, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy
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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, atmospheric, gothic horror, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, redemption, supernatural, medieval, chase, violence, black magic, witch, deal with the devil, devil, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe, north africa
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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: brutal, realistic, bloody, harsh, rough ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: violent, warrior, lone hero, one man army, rambo, mercenary, sniper, jungle, military, soldier, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: burma, asia, thailand, arizona, southeast asia
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