10 best movies like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

Movies similar to 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016): The Hurt Locker, Black Hawk Down, Act of Valor, Lone Survivor, Argo, Uri: The Surgical Strike, American Sniper, Zero Dark Thirty, Spooks: The Greater Good, Stronger.

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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Death

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Black Hawk Down (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:24
CharactersSoldier, Snipers, Warriors
PlotWar, Death

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Act of Valor (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTerrorists, Scouts, CIA, Military, Soldier

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier, Military
PlotSkirmishes, Survival, War

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.

Argo (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotHostage
StyleDisturbing, Action, Fascinating

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
Duration02:24
CharactersMilitary, Special Forces, Terrorists, Soldier
PlaceIndia

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.

American Sniper (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSnipers, Soldier, Military
PlotWar

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Military

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.

Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
PlaceEngland

During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually uncovers a deadly conspiracy.

Stronger (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Investigation
StyleDisturbing

A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

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The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events
PlaceTrains, Paris, School

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

White House Down (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersTerrorists, Presidential
PlotHostage

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.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersGuards, Terrorists, Bodyguards, Presidential
PlotHostage

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the 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.

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:29
PlotPolitical, Skirmishes, Survival
StyleTense

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Non-Stop (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersTerrorists, Pilots, Special agents
PlotPads, Love, Mystery, Investigation, Hostage
PlaceAircraft

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Neerja (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:37
CharactersTerrorists, Stewardesses, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceAircraft

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Paris Under Watch (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller
CountryFrance
CharactersHackers, Terrorists
PlotRivalry

An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare d'Austerlitz. The police starts tracking down an Al Queda satellite group. The hacker succeeds in finding images of the explosion and discovers that it was a young couple who planted the bomb. Using the city's cameras, he decides to hunt down the criminals.

Battleship (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens, Soldier
PlotAlien invasion, Sea battles
PlaceSea, Ships

When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Cars, Skirmishes
StyleExciting

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMilitary, Snipers
PlotSkirmishes

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Predator (1987)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens
PlotMulti-part, Survival, Alien invasion
PlaceJungle

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Doomsday (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersSpecial Forces
PlotApocalypse, Viruses
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

The Unborn (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTerrorists
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

The Raid (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersSpecial Forces, Killers, Warriors
PlotFight, Martial Arts, Death, Survival
StyleDisturbing, For men

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens, Special Forces
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival

The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

The Expendables (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSpecial Forces, Snipers
PlotFight, Skirmishes, Martial Arts
PlaceIslands

Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

Special Forces (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSpecial Forces, Journalists, Soldier
StyleExciting, Action

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

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