Ex soldier movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ex soldier movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with ex soldier, violence, crimes, gun, tough guy, gunfight, revenge, murder, shot to death and danger plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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ex soldier movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ex soldier: The Equalizer (2014), The Guest (2014), Triple Frontier (2019), The Veteran (2011), Pod (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2012), Detention (2003), The Card Counter (2021), Walking Tall (2004), The Capture (2019).

List of ex soldier movies

 7.2
 367K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, hitman, fighting crime, tough heroes, loner, black ops, gunfight, hostage, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 6.7
 100K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, family problems, dishonesty, murder, killing spree, grief, mystery, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.4
 126K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, ex special forces, drug lord, greed, ex soldier, crimes, survival, friendship, violence, murder, theft, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: peru, south america, usa, brazil, andes mountains ...
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 5.8
 7K
The Veteran (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society. Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, ex soldier, terrorism, gang, undercover, crimes, gang war, vigilantism, conspiracy, uncover truth, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, afghanistan, england, europe
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 4.4
 4K
Pod (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ex soldier, paranoia, creature, brother brother relationship, no survivors, winter, lake, house, dog, road trip, basement, alcohol abuse ...
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: touching, sentimental, fairy tale, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, superhuman powers, opposites attract, female detective, love and romance, impossible love, unlikely couple, fall in love, couples, beauty and the beast, monster, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 4.1
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex soldier, high school, hostage, survival, corrupt cop, confined, one man army, youth, dedicated educator, master warrior, teachers and students, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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The Card Counter (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: William Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: ex soldier, poker game, gambler, gambling, revenge, casino, torture, haunted by the past, poker, murder, military prison, retribution ...
Time: year 2003, year 2002
Place: iraq, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas, cleveland ohio
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 6.2
 76K
Walking Tall (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: ex military, lone hero, one against many, home invasion, small town, ex soldier, heroes, tough guy, fighting crime, one man army, justice, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.8
 13K
The Capture (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When soldier Shaun Emery's conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, intense
Plot: investigation, ex soldier, murder, lawyer, capture, stalking, police, court, suspicion of murder, mentally unstable, evidence, father daughter relationship ...
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 5.8
 121K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: suspense, tense, psychotronic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: skyscraper, heroism, lone hero, protective parent, fire, panic, ex soldier, penthouse, hi-tech, family in danger, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, minnesota
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, intense, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, teenage hero, supernatural power, ex soldier, disagreement, teamwork, superhero team, tony stark character, super powers, battles, haunted by the past, brainwashing ...
Time: year 1991, 2010s, 90s
Place: germany, moscow russia, russia, cleveland ohio, romania ...
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, martial artist, brutality, heroes, police investigation, crimes, good versus evil, law enforcement, society, district attorney, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 6.4
 41K
Kill List (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, brutality, hitman, ex soldier, priest, crimes, marital problem, violence spree, infection, cult, hotel, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.0
 48K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, commando, swat team, chase, forest, homicidal maniac, murder, special agents, survivalist, haunted by the past, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, former yugoslavia ...
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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, martial arts, battles, ex soldier, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death, jujitsu, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 38K
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: commando, swat team, adventure, partners, mercenary, righting the wronged, ex soldier, escapades, gunfight, vietnam veteran, good versus evil, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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 6.5
 6K
Sarrainodu (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Only one man can stop a villain who, backed by his father, brutally murders anyone who gets in the way of his unscrupulous real estate deals.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: ex soldier, corrupt politician, heroes, murder, woman in danger, conspiracy, politician, love triangle, villain, violence, courage, tough guy ...
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 7.6
 16K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, partners against crime, investigation, talented, hotshot, escapades, teamwork, partners, peril, team, crimes, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 6.2
 6K
Disorder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.
Style: neo noir, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: bodyguard, soldier, rich man, post traumatic stress disorder, ex soldier, threat, mansion, hallucination, paranoia, surveillance camera, anxiety, war veteran ...
Time: 2010s
Place: maryland, france, french riviera, afghanistan
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 6.1
 20K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, future dystopia, prisoner, adventure, confined, crimes ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.1
 3K
Far North (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A soldier's unexpected arrival affects two women's simple existence.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hunting, isolation, survival, arctic, curse, eskimo indian, nomad, love triangle, dog sled, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.2
 4K
The Beast (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To rescue his daughter, an unstable Special Forces veteran unleashes his inner beast as he pursues her kidnappers — and soon becomes a suspect himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: ex soldier, father daughter relationship, kidnapper, war veteran, child abduction, criminal, kidnapping, kidnapped, family relations, saving a life, family problems, father and daughter ...
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 7.1
 170K
Wrath of Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate ...
Style: suspense, humorous, non-linear, neo noir, remake of french film
Plot: crime boss, lone hero, fighting crime, revenge, security guard, robbery, heist, ex soldier, murder of son, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 2020s
Place: los angeles, north america, usa
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 4.9
 4K
Big Legend (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-soldier ventures into the Pacific Northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiance's disappearance.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: sasquatch, bigfoot, monster, disappearance, wilderness, ex soldier, human monster, human versus monster, mysterious disappearance, uncover truth, urban legend, mystery ...
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 6.8
 302K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, one man army, car chase, ex military, tough heroes, car, fight scenes, one against many, escapades, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, cannes ...
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Vigilante Diaries (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Vigilante Diaries is a high octane action-adventure film featuring 90's movie heroes, explosive action, and international espionage. The film revolves around a team of black-ops agents turned crime-fighters, led by a brooding anti-hero, ...
Style: intense, suspense, tense, semi serious
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, tough guy, rescue, ex soldier, terrorism, gangsters, mission, electric shock, commando, torture, female domination ...
Place: armenia, scotland, russia
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 5.3
 846
Breakdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A professional contract killer, haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers.
Style: emotional, disturbing, psychological, suspense, psychedelic ...
Plot: hitman, haunted by the past, hallucination, post traumatic stress disorder, ex soldier, criminal gang, family in danger, seeing dead people, family relations, contract killing, murder, british ...
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 5.6
 4K
Sonny (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home. The only life he's known is as a gigolo, working for his mother, but he wants to leave that behind. However, the job his Army buddy promised doesn't ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: gigolo, pimp, prostitute, haunted by the past, older woman younger man relationship, parents and children, military life, family life, society, ex soldier, homosexual, brothel madam ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 7.8
 18K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, mercenary, characters in danger, mixed martial arts, hidden identity, fistfight, heroes, teamwork, private detective, disguise, undercover, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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