10 best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)

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Tropic Thunder 2008
Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
List of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008): Operation Dumbo Drop, Catch-22, Castle Keep, 1941, Inglourious Basterds, Go Tell the Spartans, Fury, Air America, Uncommon Valor, Too Late the Hero.

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Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe that he'll replace their prized elephant in time for an important ritual. But for Capt. T.C. Doyle, the mission becomes a jumbo-sized headache!

Catch-22 (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

Castle Keep (1969)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

1941 (1979)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33

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.

Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South Vietnamese counterparts defend the village of Muc Wa against multiple attacks by Viet-Cong guerrillas.

Fury (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14

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.

Air America (1990)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

Uncommon Valor (1983)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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

Too Late the Hero (1970)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base.

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Dark of the Sun (1968)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56

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.

Dragon Wasps (2012)
Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, they are also confronted by an even bigger terror giant mutated wasps that are, for some reason, thirsty for blood.

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to face an foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead.

Little Big Soldier (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:32

The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the capture, which includes five "mu" of land, and most importantly, honorable discharge from the army.

Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountryJapan
Duration02:06

In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.

Team America: World Police (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:38

Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?

Centurion (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37

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.

On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
Duration02:16

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in the members of the party. When an attack occurs Sharpe takes control of the situation, leading the group 300 miles through enemy territory and training the disorganized, rag-tag group to be proper soldiers. Despite all these responsibilities, Sharpe still manages to find time for a little romance...

Manborg (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy
CountryCanada
Duration01:00

The evil Count Draculon and his army of demons have conquered Earth, but a young soldier who lost his life in the first war against Hell has reawakened in the future as MANBORG! Together with a crew of post-apocalyptic rebels, the half-man half-machine hero will fight to defeat Draculon and take back the planet!

Warfighter (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA

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.

Lost Command (1966)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

After being freed from a Vietnamese war prison, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy is sent to help quell resistance forces in Algeria. With the help of the Capt. Esclavier, who has grown weary of war, and Capt. Boisfeuras, who lives for it, Raspeguy attempts to convert a rugged band of soldiers into a formidable fighting unit, with the promise of marrying a beautiful countess if he's made a general.

Wake Island (1942)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?

Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)
Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA

A fanatical animal rights activist releases giant pythons into the Everglades, believing the wild animals should be set free. When they start decimating the native animal population, an over-zealous park ranger feeds experimental steroids to wild alligators so they can fight back. The giant pythons and gargantuan alligators go on a killing spree, and it is now left up to the two feuding women to put aside their differences to put a stop to the creatures and the destruction.

Black Dynamite (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House...

The Blue Max (1966)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

The Monuments Men (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:58

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?




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