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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:redemption, tragedy, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle, africa, village
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando mission, commando unit, jungle warfare, sniper rifle, rescue mission, child soldier, semiautomatic pistol, catholic mission, ends with a quote, white savior, human dignity, claymore, tribal chief, airlift, field hospital, death of baby, cameroon, navy sea air and land force, ethnic cleansing, murdered priest

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
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, navy sea air and land force, navy seal, u.s. navy, night vision, lieutenant, assault rifle, commando, rocket launcher, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, stabbed in the chest

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
Characters:soldier
Story:child soldier, bloody body of child, behind enemy lines, war crime, severed leg, rpg, lieutenant, hand grenade, child murder, captain, battlefield, american abroad, exploding body, death of child, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed to death, death of friend

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, tracking device, dictator, assault rifle, commando, rocket launcher, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, exploding body, american abroad, on the run, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:jungle warfare, sniper rifle, severed leg, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed to death, foot chase, shot in the back, f word, combat, battle, rescue, shot in the chest

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 Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle, village
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper rifle, rescue mission, behind enemy lines, rpg, border, assault rifle, commando, rocket launcher, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, exploding body, sniper, no opening credits, weapon, death of friend, massacre, shot in the back, combat

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando unit, sniper rifle, aircraft carrier, u.s. navy, assault rifle, commando, evacuation, machete, hand grenade, captain, ak 47, refugee, silencer, american abroad, exploding body, sniper, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase

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
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper, navy seal, sniper rifle, navy sea air and land force, bloody body of child, behind enemy lines, rpg, assault rifle, rocket launcher, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, american abroad, exploding body, death of child, shot in the leg, no opening credits, death of friend, massacre

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando mission, commando unit, behind enemy lines, anti war, tracking device, war crime, dictator, lieutenant, assault rifle, commando, evacuation, rocket launcher, genocide, rebel, child murder, civil war, battlefield, refugee, exploding body, death of child

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle, stabbed in the arm, rpg, rocket launcher, silencer, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back, f word, showdown, shot in the chest

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. This is why Platoon (1986) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military, betrayal
Locations:jungle, village
Characters:soldier
Story:jungle warfare, massacre, combat, 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, battle, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, military, betrayal
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, navy sea air and land force, aircraft carrier, behind enemy lines, night vision, tracking device, lieutenant, assault rifle, commando, evacuation, rocket launcher, rebel, machete, captain, ak 47, battlefield, silencer

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:dictator, sniper rifle, rescue mission, stabbed in the arm, night vision, rocket launcher, rebel, machete, ak 47, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, shot in the back, f word, showdown

Rambo III (1988)
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
Story:sniper rifle, rescue mission, child soldier, rescue, rpg, rocket launcher, rebel, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, exploding body, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, massacre, combat, showdown, battle, machine gun

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
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, fighter jet, night vision, tracking device, assault rifle, commando, rocket launcher, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, surgery, exploding body, american abroad, trap, death of child, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. This is why Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, betrayal
Locations:jungle, africa, village
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:child soldier, war crime, rpg, evacuation, rocket launcher, rebel, mutilation, machete, captain, civil war, ak 47, refugee, american abroad, death of child, shot in the leg, death of friend, massacre, shot in the back, river, battle

Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper rifle, weapon, behind enemy lines, wilhelm scream, evacuation, rebel, captain, civil war, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, on the run, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, massacre, shot in the back, combat

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, military, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, aircraft carrier, night vision, rpg, assault rifle, commando, m 16, rocket launcher, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, weapon, stabbed in the chest

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military
Characters:soldier
Story:rescue mission, fighter jet, night vision, lieutenant, assault rifle, m 16, evacuation, rocket launcher, hand grenade, captain, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, shot in the back, combat, battle

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:redemption, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, tyranny, bloody body of child, fighter jet, tracking device, commando, evacuation, hand grenade, captain, ak 47, battlefield, exploding body, american abroad, trap, death of child, on the run, shot in the leg, sniper

Predator (1987) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. This is why Predator (1987) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, rescue, helicopter, rescue mission, commando, rebel, hand grenade, battlefield, exploding body, american abroad, trap, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, showdown

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:tragedy, brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit, sniper rifle, bloody body of child, night vision, tracking device, severed leg, border, assault rifle, commando, mutilation, child murder, ak 47, silencer, american abroad, death of child, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed to death

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando mission, commando unit, child soldier, stabbed in the arm, severed leg, border, assault rifle, commando, bald man, hand grenade, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Locations:jungle, village
Characters:soldier
Story:rescue mission, commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue, stabbed in the arm, tracking device, commando, rocket launcher, machete, ak 47, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend

Black Hawk Down (2001) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
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. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, military
Locations:africa
Characters:soldier
Story:rescue mission, anti war, rpg, genocide, mutilation, captain, civil war, ak 47, surgery, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, throat slitting, shot in the back, combat, battle, rescue, shot in the chest

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. This is why Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, rescue mission, tracking device, commando, rocket launcher, hand grenade, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, showdown, battle, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:severed leg, civil war, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, throat slitting, massacre, shot in the back, combat, showdown, battle, rescue, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:redemption, military, betrayal
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:woman slaps a man, evacuation, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, american abroad, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, throat slitting, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, showdown, battle, rescue, face slap

District 9 (2009) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal
Locations:africa
Characters:soldier
Story:wilhelm scream, severed leg, rpg, rocket launcher, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, refugee, exploding body, on the run, shot in the leg, no opening credits, weapon, shot in the back, battle, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout

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
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Story:jungle warfare, rescue mission, rescue, rpg, lieutenant, rocket launcher, hand grenade, captain, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, exploding body, weapon, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, showdown, battle, machine gun

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:africa, village
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, tracking device, war crime, wilhelm scream, assault rifle, commando, evacuation, rocket launcher, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, exploding body, trap, sniper, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, brutality, betrayal
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:tyranny, rebel, captain, battlefield, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, river, showdown, battle, rescue, shot in the chest

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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 (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:suspense
Story:assault rifle, bald man, ak 47, silencer, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, foot chase, shot in the back, f word, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:captain, commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, battle, fighter jet, stabbed in the arm, commando, rocket launcher, hand grenade, surgery, silencer, shot in the shoulder, on the run, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, foot chase, shot in the back

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, betrayal
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:sniper rifle, spit in the face, severed leg, rocket launcher, battlefield, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, throat slitting, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, battle, rescue

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. This is why Serbuan Maut (2011) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle, bloody body of child, wilhelm scream, lieutenant, assault rifle, machete, child murder, silencer, death of child, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, corpse, shootout

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
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
Mood:suspense
Story:stabbed in the arm, severed leg, genocide, captain, battlefield, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, massacre, foot chase, shot in the back, combat, river, showdown, battle

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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military
Story:semiautomatic pistol, nigeria, stabbed in the arm, machete, silencer, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, shot in the back, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, topless female nudity, pistol, explosion, violence

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle, tracking device, assault rifle, machete, hand grenade, ak 47, trap, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, foot chase, shot in the back, f word, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, tracking device, assault rifle, commando, rocket launcher, rebel, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, combat, showdown

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? This is why Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, aircraft carrier, u.s. navy, fighter jet, commando, rocket launcher, civil war, battlefield, trap, on the run, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, foot chase, combat, battle, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, brutality
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper rifle, rescue mission, woman slaps a man, tracking device, bald man, rocket launcher, hand grenade, ak 47, battlefield, silencer, american abroad, sniper, stabbed in the chest, foot chase, shot in the back, showdown, battle, rescue, face slap, shot in the chest

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:sniper rifle, tracking device, assault rifle, evacuation, genocide, captain, exploding body, sniper, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, massacre, shot in the back, f word, river, showdown, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, corpse

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military
Characters:soldier
Story:semiautomatic pistol, night vision, assault rifle, m 16, silencer, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase, shot in the back, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, shootout, pistol, knife, explosion, murder

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal
Locations:africa
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper rifle, navy seal, aircraft carrier, fighter jet, spit in the face, tracking device, lieutenant, commando, rocket launcher, exploding body, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, weapon, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, archive footage, showdown, battle, rescue

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. This is why Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:sniper rifle, night vision, tracking device, severed leg, assault rifle, machete, silencer, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, sniper, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, shot in the back, f word, rescue, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, rain

The Monuments Men (2014)
Drama, History, War

The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military, betrayal
Locations:village
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:commando mission, commando unit, child soldier, behind enemy lines, lieutenant, commando, evacuation, captain, battlefield, american abroad, sniper, no opening credits, death of friend, shot in the back, combat, battle, rescue, shot in the chest, shot to death, rain

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:captain, commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, semiautomatic pistol, tracking device, wilhelm scream, commando, hand grenade, american abroad, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, shot in the back, combat

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Tears Of The Sun (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:sniper rifle, hand grenade, ak 47, silencer, exploding body, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, sniper, weapon, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, foot chase, shot in the back, rescue, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal
Locations:jungle
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, sniper rifle, rescue mission, aircraft carrier, tracking device, severed leg, assault rifle, commando, machete, hand grenade, captain, ak 47, american abroad, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, sniper, weapon, massacre, foot chase

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