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Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, CIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Mountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Writers, Journalists, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceAfghanistan, Jungle, Iraq, Deserts, Syria
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Spy, Special Forces, Hired assassins
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Disturbing

When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to recover the prisoner known as “The Scorpion” for the tattoo blazed across his back. When Travis discovers that his prisoner is a Secret Ops double agent planted within the cartel, it’s up to him and his expert S.W.A.T. team to keep “The Scorpion” and his billion dollar secrets safe.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Soccer, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Revolution
PlaceRussia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save both the daughter of a fallen comrade and the huge crowd unaware of the danger.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Firefighters, Special Forces, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Investigation, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Cooks, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Survival, Hostage
PlaceIndia, Australia, Hotels
StyleTense, Disturbing

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:37
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special Forces, Terrorists, Military
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceAfghanistan, Helicopters
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gods, Special Forces, Military
PlotWar, Dancing, Soccer, Fight, American Football
PlaceSchool, Iraq, Deserts, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Patriotic, Makes me think, Depressive

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration02:19
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Strong women, Military
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Death, Water, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Patriotic

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersLifeguards, Military, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Fear
PlaceSea, Ships, England, Warships, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Epic, Best soundtracks, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersDogs, Snake, Slaves
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Thieves, Police
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Money, Investigation, Death
PlaceEngland, France
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27
CharactersHackers, Snipers, CIA, Spy, Special Forces
PlotWar, Disasters, Investigation, Death, Chase
PlacePrison, Submarines, Aircraft, USA, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Tense

Bill Pope 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 ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Spy, Special Forces, Terrorists, Scouts
PlotSurvival, Political, Chase, Technology
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Deserts, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Intellectual

A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersSharks, Military, Lawyers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Court, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Marine Corps
PlacePrison, Jungle, Vietnam
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:24
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceIndia
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15
PlotOn real events, Survival, Disasters, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
Duration02:07
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Political
PlaceAfrica, Ireland
StyleInteresting, Action, By books, Tense, Beautiful landscapes

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceEgypt, Greece
StyleTense, Epic, Serious

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Robbery, Love triangle
PlaceForest, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.





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