Ex military movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ex military movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with ex military, gun, danger, crimes, betrayal, violence, gunfight, vengeance, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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ex military movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ex military: Jack Reacher (2012), Safe (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), Hummingbird (2013), Walking Tall (2004), First Blood (1982), The Transporter (2002), The Veteran (2011), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Killing Season (2013).

List of ex military movies

 7.0
 339K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: loner, sniper, investigation, ex military, murder, lone wolves, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, assassin, gunfight, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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 6.5
 111K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, protector, ex military, gunfight, mafia, martial arts, kidnapping, bodyguard, on the run, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city
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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, humorous, stylized, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, mercenary, ex military, tough guy, tough heroes, hotshot, fistfight, battles, machismo, villain, master warrior, merciless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: europe, china, new orleans, paris france, nepal ...
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 6.2
 72K
Hummingbird (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: exciting, emotional, serious, atmospheric, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, ex military, redemption, homeless, haunted by the past, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, weapons, chase, swat team, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, new orleans, afghanistan
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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: humorous, intense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: lone hero, ex military, home invasion, one against many, justice, vigilante, small town, ex soldier, organized crime, vigilantism, tough guy, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 249K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vietnam war, gunfight, tough heroes, manhunt, soldier, lone wolves, small town, ex military, vietnam veteran, police brutality, loner ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, washington state, usa, arizona
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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, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, car chase, car, one man army, escapades, tough heroes, ex military, fight scenes, one against many, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, nice france, hong kong, europe, provence ...
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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, crimes, undercover, conspiracy, gang war, vigilantism, uncover truth, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, afghanistan, england, europe
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 6.7
 157K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, one against many, cia, warrior, ex military, tough guy, vigilantism, loner, vigilante, kidnapping, martial arts, slutty attitude ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, brussels, europe, north america, usa ...
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 5.4
 37K
Killing Season (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, who clash in the remote Smoky Mountain wilderness.
Style: harsh, rough, suspenseful, psychological, meditative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hunter, ex military, wilderness, revenge, chase, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, rivalry, mortal combat, forest, survival, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: russia, usa, appalachia, bosnia herzegovina
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White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: white house, secret service, terrorism, president, conspiracy, save the day, hostage, siege, nuclear threat, ex military, head of state, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, paris france, pentagon ...
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 6.7
 258K
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, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, team, mercenary, ex military, frame up, cia, prison escape, vengeance, crimes, conspiracy, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: colorado, california, baghdad iraq, los angeles, germany ...
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 6.4
 130K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, secret agents, secret service, ex military, rescue, swat team, conspiracy, hostage, espionage, tough guy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, australia, europe ...
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 6.2
 51K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, survival, gunfight, chase, manhunt, justice, mercenary, crimes, track down, tough heroes, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, hong kong, louisiana, usa
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, surveillance, hi-tech, computer system, partners against crime, crimes, hacker, mysterious character, computer genius, fighting crime, privacy invasion, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 52K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, civil war, native americans, rivalry, ex military, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 11K
Copper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, ex military, gunfight, crimes, power struggle, society, police detective, black american, priest, african american, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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: investigation, partners against crime, talented, escapades, hotshot, teamwork, riddles and clues, partners, peril, team, crimes, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, dramatic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, blind character, mentor, human spirit, human nature, blindness, coming of age, tango, depression, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new england, usa
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 6.4
 130K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, sexy, rough, tense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, crimes, marijuana, kidnapping, gangsters, love triangle, rescue, mob boss, friendship, drug lord, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, southern california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, military, special agents, army investigation, forensics, crimes, partners, navy, fighting crime, partners against crime, graphic violence, interrogation ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Transporter: The Series (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Transporter: The Series is an English-language French-Canadian action-adventure television series, spun off from the Transporter film series created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car, car chase, driving, mercenary, chase, ex military, ex law enforcer, martial arts, delivery man, crimes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, italy
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 7.0
 3K
Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back to 9/8c in April. On October 23, 2009, Mercy was ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, ex military, doctor, medical, hospital, doctors and patients, workplace, friendship, friends, love triangle, coworker relationship, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.6
 42K
Timeless (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the ...
Style: exciting, light, romantic, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, alternate timeline, alternate reality, murder, female scientist, fighting crime, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, team, love, ex military ...
Place: san francisco
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, psychopath, island, paranoia, survival, murder, deception, escapades, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.7
 159K
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, tense, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, one man army, commando, kidnapping, machismo, mercenary, rescue, hostage, warrior, revenge, father, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: california, los angeles, latin america
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 8.6
 99K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, justice, lone wolves, gunfight, tough law enforcer, u.s. marshal, fighting crime, crimes, officer, ex military, ex convict, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: harsh, unusual plot structure, bad ending, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, student, uncover truth, ancient mystery, investigation, death, survival, missing person, ex military, mountain, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia, ussr
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, forensics, policewoman, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, multiple suspects, african american, ex military, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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 5.6
 94K
The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, mischievous children, nanny, bodyguard, one against many, undercover cop, adult child friendship, good versus evil, family in danger, disney, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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