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20 best movies like Legionnaire (1998)

List of the best movies like Legionnaire (1998): Farewell to the King, The Fighting 69th, Desperate Journey, Khartoum, Age of Heroes, March or Die, The Undefeated, The Beast of War, Passage to Marseille, Beau Geste.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Islands, Japan, Asia, Indonesia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Priests, Street children
PlotWar, Adventure, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Chase
PlaceEngland, Australia, Germany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Justice
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Chase
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Gypsies, Military, Soldier, Archaeologists
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceVillage, Africa, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

Just after World War I, Major Foster is incorporating new recruits into his French Foreign Legion platoon when he is sent to his former remote outpost located in the French Morocco to protect an archaeological excavation from El Krim, a Rifian leader who intends to unite all local tribes to fight the colonial government…

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Friendship, Revolution, Hostage
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Tanks, Revenge
PlaceVillage, Afghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ships, England, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) is a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Gems
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleExciting, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Academy Award winners Gary Cooper and Ray Milland star along with Robert Preston in the epic adventure Beau Geste. When three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a troubled past, they find themselves trapped under the command of a sadistic sergeant deep in the scorching Sahara. Now the brothers must fight for their lives as they plot mutiny against tyranny and defend a desert fortress against a brutal enemy. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, Beau Geste has been universally acclaimed by generations of critics and audiences alike as a true motion picture classic.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceShips
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Patriotic

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

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: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33
CharactersSpy, Hitler, Heroes, Jews, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Fear, Self-sacrifice, Undercover
PlaceFrance, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Africa
TimeWorld War I
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, which in turn is very loosely based on events involving the light cruiser SMS Königsberg, which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revolution, Political, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, France, China
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Rwanda, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Revolution, Political
PlaceAfrica, Hotels
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Photographers
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Revenge, Revolution, Political
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Revenge, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Asia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Tanks, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate, Freedom, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil dictator – Griffin – and his elite army of hunters, the lone warrior is left for dead in the vast desert. Armed with his samurai blade, Hirokin is forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family and fighting for the freedom his people. In a twist of fate and with a small rebellion by his side Hirokin s vision finally becomes clear.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Special agents, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Hostage, Pads
PlaceRussia, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Warriors, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Travel, Martial Arts, Hockey
PlaceIndonesia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Rusty Wittenburg is a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and his job. He fights daily to maintain the line between reality and the nightmares his PTSD conjures up for him. Dedicated to his team and his mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow brothers and teammates.

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: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, western
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Friendship, Chase
PlaceWild West, Australia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora can't keep Quigley safe in his cat-and-mouse game with the homicidal Marston.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA, West Germany, Luxembourg
Duration01:51
CharactersSpy, Hired assassins, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Robbery, Adventure, Investigation, Love triangle
PlaceTrains, Germany
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

General George S. Patton died in a car accident in 1945. However, now speculates that his death was actually a murder carefully prepared by his staff to cover a large theft of gold.





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