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Platoon (1986)
Drama, War

Platoon (1986)

Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:villain,  warrior,  soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam,  stabbed with a bayonet,  vietnam war,  jungle warfare,  villain played by lead actor,  village set on fire,  final battle,  impersonating a soldier,  pump action shotgun,  combat,  child rape,  morley cigarettes,  suicide attack,  foot blown off,  shot in sequence,  shot repeatedly,  college dropout,  self inflicted injury,  underground bunker,  latrine,  left behind,  tarmac,  stabbed in the crotch,  trippy,  innocence lost,  napalm,  correspondence,  guerilla warfare,  bombardment,  cobra,  main character shot,  army base,  bludgeoning,  mass grave,  infantry,  woman shot,  famous score,  burnt body,  man kills a woman,  suicide bomber,  war violence,  bayonet,  amputee,  anti war,  main character dies,  translator,  war crime,  death threat,  mine,  booby trap,  rainstorm,  m 16,  u.s. army,  classical music,  blockbuster,  race relations,  helmet,  poker,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  person on fire,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  f word,  marijuana,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  rape,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:main character shot,  army base,  war violence,  main character dies,  war crime,  mine,  u.s. army,  hand grenade,  machismo,  battlefield,  exploding body,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:vietnam,  vietnam war,  jungle warfare,  pump action shotgun,  rescue,  guerilla warfare,  bombardment,  blockbuster,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  person on fire,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:military,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:hand grenade,  ak 47,  battlefield,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

We Were Soldiers (2002) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Drama, History, War

We Were Soldiers (2002)

A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division's battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson), we see him take command of the battalion and its preparations to go into Vietnam. We also see how the French had, years earlier, been defeated in the same area. The battle was to be the first major engagement between US and NVA forces in Vietnam and showed the use of helicopters as mobility providers and assault support aircraft. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam war,  battle,  napalm,  army base,  infantry,  burnt body,  bayonet,  u.s. army,  vietnam,  hand grenade,  battlefield,  exploding body,  person on fire,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:soldier
Story:final battle,  guerilla warfare,  army base,  main character dies,  u.s. army,  blockbuster,  helmet,  hand grenade,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  sniper,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:bombardment,  war violence,  anti war,  translator,  helmet,  machismo,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:death threat,  booby trap,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:final battle,  rescue,  napalm,  army base,  booby trap,  blockbuster,  vietnam,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  sniper,  ambush,  combat,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Drama, War

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive. (Read More)

Themes:military,  brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam,  vietnam war,  combat,  mass grave,  infantry,  war violence,  anti war,  war crime,  booby trap,  m 16,  u.s. army,  machismo,  ak 47,  racial slur,  sniper,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Casualties Of War (1989)
Crime, Drama, War

Casualties Of War (1989)

During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event. This is why Casualties Of War (1989) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam war,  latrine,  napalm,  bombardment,  vietnam,  hand grenade,  machismo,  racial slur,  sniper,  gay slur,  helicopter,  rape,  knife,  murder,  violence,  death

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American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sniper,  army base,  suicide bomber,  amputee,  translator,  helmet,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  snake,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Windtalkers (2002) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Drama, War

Windtalkers (2002)

During World War II when the Americans needed to find a secure method of communicating they devised a code using the Navajo language. So Navajos were recruited to become what they call code talkers. They would be assigned to a unit and would communicate with other units using the code so that even though the enemy could listen they couldn't understand what they were saying. And to insure that the code is protected men are assigned to protect it at all costs. One of these men is Joe Enders, a man who sustained an injury that can make him unfit for duty but he manages to avoid it and is told of his duty and that the man he is suppose to protect is Ben Yahzee. Initially there is tension but the two men learn to get along. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle,  village
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  main character shot,  war violence,  bayonet,  main character dies,  race relations,  hand grenade,  battlefield,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  racial slur,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:main character shot,  man kills a woman,  machismo,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Tears Of The Sun (2003)

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician, Dr. Lena Kendricks. Dr. Kendricks, an American citizen by marriage, is tending to the victims of the ongoing civil war at a Catholic mission in a remote village. When Waters arrives, however, Dr. Kendricks refuses to leave unless he promises to help deliver the villagers to political asylum at the nearby border. If they are left behind, they will be at the mercy of the enormous rebel army. Waters is under strict orders from his commanding officer Captain Bill Rhodes to remain disengaged from the conflict. But as he and his men witness the brutality of the rebels first-hand, they are won over to Dr. Kendricks' cause and place their lives at risk by agreeing to escort the villagers on a perilous trek through the dense jungle. As they move through the countryside on foot, Waters' team, experts at evasion and concealment, are inexplicably and ferociously pursued by an army of rebels. They are confounded until they discover that, among the refugees, is the sole survivor of the country's previous ruling family, whom the rebels have been ordered to eliminate at all costs. Waters and his small band of soldiers must weigh the life of one man against their own and the refugees they feel obliged to protect. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal
Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:soldier
Story:jungle warfare,  anti war,  war crime,  m 16,  hand grenade,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  rape,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. This is why Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:guerilla warfare,  helmet,  hand grenade,  ak 47,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  snake,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  voice over narration,  explosion,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:death threat,  booby trap,  machismo,  ak 47,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:burnt body,  man kills a woman,  death threat,  blockbuster,  helmet,  battlefield,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Glory (1989)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  final battle,  mass grave,  infantry,  famous score,  war violence,  bayonet,  main character dies,  race relations,  stabbed in the back,  racial slur,  shot in the back,  combat,  battle,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  one word title,  blood,  violence,  death

Soldier (1998)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi

Soldier (1998)

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:final battle,  machismo,  battlefield,  person on fire,  snake,  impalement,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986).

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:rainstorm,  poker,  machismo,  beaten to death,  racial slur,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  cult film,  knife,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Rules Of Engagement (2000)
Drama, Thriller, War

Rules Of Engagement (2000)

Hayes Hodges finds his career aspirations dashed when he's wounded in Vietnam combat. He then returns to America and becomes a disillusioned lawyer who goes up against the service to defend Colonel Terry Childers, who is accused of inciting an incident that leaves many demonstrators dead. Hodges in no position to decline: Childers heroically saved his life back in Vietnam. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam,  vietnam war,  jungle warfare,  combat,  war crime,  u.s. army,  hand grenade,  ak 47,  battlefield,  sniper,  f word,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  blood,  death

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:final battle,  army base,  bayonet,  anti war,  translator,  blockbuster,  helmet,  hand grenade,  battlefield,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Drama, War

Apocalypse Now (1979)

It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him! Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission? (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam,  vietnam war,  jungle warfare,  villain played by lead actor,  napalm,  army base,  suicide bomber,  anti war,  rainstorm,  u.s. army,  machismo,  combat,  marijuana,  battle,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  helicopter,  voice over narration,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  violence,  death

The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:m 16,  machismo,  ak 47,  racial slur,  snake,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  murder

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. This is why Behind Enemy Lines (2001) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:villain
Story:rescue,  mass grave,  war crime,  m 16,  ak 47,  battlefield,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  combat,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood

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London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:guerilla warfare,  suicide bomber,  amputee,  booby trap,  hand grenade,  machismo,  ak 47,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:man kills a woman,  booby trap,  helmet,  battlefield,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  combat,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

'71 (2014) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Themes:brutality,  military
Characters:soldier
Story:bayonet,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:amputee,  death threat,  rainstorm,  helmet,  battlefield,  person on fire,  racial slur,  stabbed in the chest,  combat,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  voice over narration,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. This is why Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  rainstorm,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:battle,  anti war,  mine,  rainstorm,  beaten to death,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:man kills a woman,  death threat,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  shot in the back,  f word,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:pump action shotgun,  booby trap,  rainstorm,  helmet,  hand grenade,  ak 47,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  gay slur,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  rape,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:hand grenade,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  drug use,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Drama, History, War

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. This is why Black Hawk Down (2001) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:infantry,  war violence,  anti war,  u.s. army,  ak 47,  battlefield,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  voice over narration,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Courage Under Fire (1996) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

Courage Under Fire (1996)

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. Lt. Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm, is assigned to investigate her worthiness for the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts, from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to question whether she deserves it. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:napalm,  main character shot,  main character dies,  u.s. army,  poker,  hand grenade,  battlefield,  sniper,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:villain played by lead actor,  main character shot,  man kills a woman,  main character dies,  booby trap,  rainstorm,  machismo,  ak 47,  beaten to death,  racial slur,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:jungle warfare,  final battle,  trippy,  war violence,  main character dies,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  helmet,  battlefield,  stabbed in the back,  sniper,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  shot in the back,  combat,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  knife,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:jungle warfare,  final battle,  rescue,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  battlefield,  beaten to death,  racial slur,  sniper,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. This is why Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:villain played by lead actor,  self inflicted injury,  main character dies,  machismo,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:jungle,  village
Story:war crime,  booby trap,  person on fire,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:guerilla warfare,  army base,  rainstorm,  battlefield,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  rape,  knife,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:pump action shotgun,  ak 47,  sniper,  impalement,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Centurion (2010) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:village
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:stabbed in the crotch,  guerilla warfare,  army base,  man kills a woman,  booby trap,  helmet,  stabbed in the back,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  voice over narration,  knife,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Drama, War

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother... This is why Saving Private Ryan (1998) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986). (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:final battle,  mass grave,  infantry,  war violence,  main character dies,  translator,  war crime,  rainstorm,  u.s. army,  blockbuster,  helmet,  hand grenade,  exploding body,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:bayonet,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shootout,  rape,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:pump action shotgun,  army base,  u.s. army,  racial slur,  sniper,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  f word,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  knife,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Platoon (1986)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:military,  betrayal
Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:soldier
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam war,  translator,  war crime,  rainstorm,  vietnam,  snake,  ambush,  combat,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:villain played by lead actor,  trippy,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  snake,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  rape,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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