Movies like Rambo 2008

When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent memories of his time as a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam War, Rambo can hardly turn his back on the aid workers who so desperately need his help.

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1 Creed II 2018

Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight against an opponent with ties to his family's past, Adonis Creed is up against the challenge of his life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Steven Caple Jr.

Writers:

Juel Taylor (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 Rocky Balboa 2006

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Writers:

Sylvester Stallone, Sylvester Stallone (characters)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

3 Ninja Assassin 2009

Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

James McTeigue

Writers:

Matthew Sand (screenplay), J. Michael Straczynski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.3

4 First Blood 1982

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

David Morrell (based on the novel by), Michael Kozoll (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

5 Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

David Morrell (based on characters created by), Kevin Jarre (story by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.5

6 Rambo III 1988

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Director:

Peter MacDonald

Writers:

David Morrell (characters), Sylvester Stallone | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

7 Face/off 1997

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Woo

Country:

United States of America
7.3

8 Rocky IV 1985

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 Rocky V 1990

A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky’s career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Country:

United States of America
5.3

10 Rocky II 1979

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 Daylight 1996

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writer:

Leslie Bohem

Country:

United States of America
5.9

12 Rocky III 1982

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Country:

United States of America
6.8

13 Hitman 2007

The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Xavier Gens

Writer:

Skip Woods

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.3

14 Terminator Salvation 2009

All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

McG

Countries:

Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

15 Live Free Or Die Hard 2007

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.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Mark Bomback (screenplay), Mark Bomback (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

16 The Expendables 2010

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.

Genres:

Thriller, Adventure, Action

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Writers:

Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

17 King Kong 2005

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Action

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America, Germany
7.2

18 Faster 2010

After 10 years in prison, Driver is now a free man with a single focus - hunting down the people responsible for brutally murdering his brother.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 Robin Hood 2010

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Brian Helgeland (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

20 Apocalypto 2006

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Mel Gibson

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 The Condemned 2007

Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Scott Wiper

Writers:

Scott Wiper (screenplay), Rob Hedden (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

22 Damage 2009

An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Jeff King (as Jeff F. King)

Writer:

Frank Hannah

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.7

23 The Expendables 2 2012

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Simon West

Writers:

Richard Wenk (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 Unleashed: Danny The Dog 2005

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