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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Drama, History, Thriller

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  surveillance,  humiliation,  terrorism,  obsession,  military,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:spain,  desert,  nightclub,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:al qaeda,  pakistan,  commando raid,  cia,  navy seal,  islamabad pakistan,  commando mission,  commando unit,  cia director,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  suspected terrorist,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  woman spy,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  war on terrorism,  military drone,  terrorist,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  interrogation,  street shootout,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  hero murders a woman,  intelligence analyst,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  historical revisionism,  reference to bob marley,  kidney disease,  false flag,  langley virginia,  shooting a woman,  sleep deprivation,  strapped to a bomb,  tinnitus,  exploding bus,  baghdad iraq,  reference to osama bin laden,  area 51,  intelligence agent,  car dealer,  waterboarding,  lamborghini,  male tied up,  year 2003,  year 2009,  mossad,  motivational,  year 2005,  year 2011,  prison camp,  bucket,  night vision goggles,  workaholic,  tear on cheek,  post september 11 2001,  shot through a door,  wiretapping,  text message,  aircraft carrier,  body bag,  suicide bomber,  no title at beginning,  time in title,  suv,  bribery,  satellite,  dead woman with eyes open,  war crime,  raid,  poland,  blood on face,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  senator,  manhunt,  phone booth,  crying woman,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  wig,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  controversy,  assassination,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  prisoner,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  lie,  london england,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  title directed by female,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  f rated,  bondage,  dog,  nudity,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:terrorist attack,  commando raid,  cia director,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  terrorist,  street shootout,  mossad,  wiretapping,  aircraft carrier,  no title at beginning,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  blood

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Act Of Valor (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Act Of Valor (2012)

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  torture
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  terrorist plot,  navy seal,  tear on cheek,  shot through a door,  aircraft carrier,  suicide bomber,  no title at beginning,  satellite,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  manhunt,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

Criminal (2016)
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:surveillance,  terrorism,  torture
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  street shootout,  suv,  satellite,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  manhunt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  prisoner,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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:surveillance,  military,  politics
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  terrorist attack,  female spy,  street shootout,  langley virginia,  exploding bus,  year 2011,  shot through a door,  aircraft carrier,  body bag,  satellite,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title,  blood

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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. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military
Characters:soldier
Period:2000s
Story:commando mission,  commando unit,  war on terrorism,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  navy seal,  year 2005,  night vision goggles,  blood on face,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  night vision goggles,  pakistan,  satellite,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  prisoner,  death of friend,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  london england,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  terrorist attack,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  street shootout,  tear on cheek,  shot through a door,  suicide bomber,  pakistan,  satellite,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  assassination,  exploding car,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  london england,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

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Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  helicopter crash,  senator,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  exploding body,  american abroad,  wig,  undercover,  exploding car,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  helicopter crash,  shot through a door,  wiretapping,  commando,  special forces,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  undercover,  exploding car,  spy,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  dog

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. This is why Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist attack,  commando raid,  terrorist,  commando mission,  commando unit,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  street shootout,  exploding bus,  aircraft carrier,  suicide bomber,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:nightclub
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  satellite,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the back,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

Patriot Games (1992) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Thriller

Patriot Games (1992)

Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Story:terrorist attack,  cia,  commando raid,  assassination,  terrorist,  cia agent,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  intelligence agent,  night vision goggles,  satellite,  special forces,  ak 47,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  wig,  exploding car,  spy,  combat,  london england,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  hero murders a woman,  strapped to a bomb,  shot through a door,  suicide bomber,  pakistan,  satellite,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  exploding body,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  terrorist,  spy,  f word,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  no title at beginning,  commando,  special forces,  manhunt,  subtitled scene,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  terrorist,  f word,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  dog

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. This is why A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  langley virginia,  assault rifle,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  prisoner,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

3 Days To Kill (2014) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  terrorist,  spy,  langley virginia,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  wig,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title,  blood

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'71 (2014)
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:terrorism,  obsession,  military
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist group,  street shootout,  body bag,  raid,  assault rifle,  manhunt,  undercover,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  blood

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:surveillance,  military
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  mossad,  night vision goggles,  aircraft carrier,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  paris france,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood,  dog

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Story:terrorist attack,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  manhunt,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  terrorist,  f word,  combat,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

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Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  wiretapping,  blood on face,  assault rifle,  phone booth,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  wig,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  f rated,  blood

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:terrorism,  military,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  navy seal,  assassination attempt,  street shootout,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  suicide bomber,  assault rifle,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  f word,  combat,  interrogation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  blood,  dog

The Siege (1998)
Action, Thriller

The Siege (1998)

After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force in New York, teams up with CIA operative Elise Kraft to hunt down the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks. As the bombings continue, the US government responds by declaring martial law, sending US troops, led by Gen. Devereaux, into the streets of New York City. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Story:undercover agent,  terrorist plot,  exploding bus,  suicide bomber,  cia,  van,  controversy,  prisoner,  terrorist,  interrogation,  gunfight,  machine gun,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Story:cia,  commando raid,  cia director,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  terrorist attack,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  langley virginia,  strapped to a bomb,  assault rifle,  phone booth,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  assassination,  exploding car,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  london england,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol

The November Man (2014) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  politics
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  wig,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  assassination,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  blood

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:nightclub
Period:2000s
Story:undercover agent,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  shot through a door,  raid,  special forces,  senator,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  mercenary,  american abroad,  undercover,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  torture
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  satellite,  assault rifle,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:commando mission,  commando unit,  assassination attempt,  street shootout,  time in title,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  exploding car,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture
Locations:desert
Story:cia agent,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  false flag,  langley virginia,  baghdad iraq,  al qaeda,  suicide bomber,  suv,  raid,  subtitled scene,  cia,  exploding body,  american abroad,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  lie,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  blood

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  terrorist,  exploding helicopter,  year 2003,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  spy,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  dog

Furious Seven (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. This is why Furious Seven (2015) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:desert
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  terrorist,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  reference to osama bin laden,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  manhunt,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  london england,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title

White House Down (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  terrorist attack,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  shot through a door,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  senator,  ak 47,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  death of friend,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

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Clear And Present Danger (1994) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  torture,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  cia,  commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  aircraft carrier,  suv,  dead woman with eyes open,  commando,  special forces,  senator,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  undercover,  van,  assassination,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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:surveillance,  military,  torture,  politics
Mood:suspense
Locations:nightclub
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit,  undercover agent,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  cia,  espionage,  mercenary,  wig,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  spy,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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:military
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:assassination attempt,  assault rifle,  special forces,  silencer,  mercenary,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  assassination,  exploding car,  death of friend,  spy,  shot in the back,  london england,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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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. This is why Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

Themes:surveillance,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  night vision goggles,  no title at beginning,  satellite,  raid,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  assassination,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog

Spectral (2016) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  female spy,  night vision goggles,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  spy,  combat,  machine gun,  helicopter,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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:surveillance,  terrorism,  torture,  politics
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  undercover agent,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  street shootout,  no title at beginning,  satellite,  commando,  special forces,  senator,  manhunt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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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:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  terrorist attack,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  body bag,  no title at beginning,  satellite,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  cia,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  prisoner,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion

Green Zone (2010)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Green Zone (2010)

Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom? (Read More)

Themes:torture,  politics
Story:cia agent,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  baghdad iraq,  year 2003,  post september 11 2001,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  american abroad,  assassination,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  explosion

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  torture
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  helicopter crash,  intelligence agent,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  dog,  blood

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Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia director,  cia,  cia agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  langley virginia,  satellite,  assault rifle,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  van,  assassination,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

Furious 6 (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  military,  torture
Locations:spain
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  assault rifle,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  prisoner,  death of friend,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:nightclub
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist attack,  terrorist,  terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  street shootout,  night vision goggles,  raid,  assault rifle,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  van,  subjective camera,  spy,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog

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Bad Company (2002) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Bad Company (2002)

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  langley virginia,  espionage,  silencer,  terrorist,  spy,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:terrorist group,  assassination attempt,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  lamborghini,  satellite,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  exploding car,  prisoner,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  spy,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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:surveillance,  terrorism
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  undercover,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  prisoner,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  combat,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  blood

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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. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  military,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  body bag,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  torture
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia agent,  cia,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  baghdad iraq,  satellite,  special forces,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  blood

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)

Themes:terrorism,  torture
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando mission,  commando unit,  cia agent,  cia,  terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  commando,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  van,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  combat,  interrogation,  gunfight,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  number in title,  blood

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