20 Movies Like Basic

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 10 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Actors: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“A Few Good Men” is a legal drama film that follows a young military lawyer who defends two Marines accused of murder, but uncovers a high-level conspiracy within the Marine Corps. As the lawyer digs deeper, he must confront the powerful forces that will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.

The Firm

The Firm
The Firm
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 154 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 3 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: John Grisham, David Rabe, Robert Towne
Actors: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Firm” is a legal thriller film based on the novel by John Grisham. It follows a young lawyer who unknowingly becomes involved in a dangerous web of corruption and murder when he joins a prestigious law firm in Memphis.

Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 3 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Tom Clancy, Donald E. Stewart, Steven Zaillian
Actors: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Clear and Present Danger” is a political thriller film about a CIA analyst who uncovers a covert operation that involves drug trafficking and political corruption. As he becomes a target himself, he must navigate the dangerous world of espionage to expose the truth and protect his country.

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula
Actors: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Pelican Brief” is a legal thriller film based on John Grisham’s novel. It follows a law student who uncovers a conspiracy surrounding the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices and becomes a target herself, as she tries to expose the truth with the help of a journalist.

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire
Courage Under Fire
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 9 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Actors: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United States
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“Courage Under Fire” is a 1996 war film that follows a U.S. Army officer investigating the death of a female helicopter pilot in the Persian Gulf War. As he uncovers the truth, he must confront his own guilt and make a difficult decision that challenges his moral compass.

The General’s Daughter

The General's Daughter
The General's Daughter
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman
Actors: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“The General’s Daughter” is a crime thriller film about an army captain who investigates the rape and murder of a fellow officer, uncovering a web of conspiracy and betrayal within the military. As the investigation progresses, dark secrets about the victim’s past and the involvement of high-ranking officials are revealed.

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Jim Webb, Stephen Gaghan
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, United States
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“Rules of Engagement” is a 2000 American war drama film that follows a military lawyer who defends a U.S. Marine Corps colonel accused of ordering the killing of innocent civilians during a peacekeeping mission in Yemen. As the trial unfolds, it explores themes of military ethics, political manipulation, and the complexities of warfare.

Training Day

Training Day
Training Day
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: David Ayer
Actors: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Language: English, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Greek
Country: United States
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“Training Day” is a crime thriller film about a rookie police officer who is partnered with a corrupt and unpredictable veteran detective for a day, leading him into a dangerous and morally ambiguous world of crime and corruption in Los Angeles.

The Recruit

The Recruit
The Recruit
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer
Actors: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan
Language: English, Persian, Russian
Country: United States, Switzerland
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“The Recruit” is a 2003 thriller film about a young computer programmer named James Clayton who is recruited by the CIA and undergoes intense training at “The Farm” to become a covert operative. As he navigates through the challenges and mysteries of his training, he becomes entangled in a web of deception and betrayal.

The Interpreter

The Interpreter
The Interpreter
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener
Language: English, Aboriginal, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew
Country: United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States, South Africa
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“The Interpreter” is a political thriller about an interpreter at the United Nations who overhears an assassination plot and becomes caught in a dangerous web of international intrigue, forcing her to work with an FBI agent to prevent a political assassination.”

The Sentinel

The Sentinel
The Sentinel
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: George Nolfi, Gerald Petievich
Actors: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Sentinel” is a 2006 supernatural thriller film about a secret service agent who discovers a plot to assassinate the President while investigating a colleague’s murder, leading him to uncover a conspiracy within the agency. As he races against time to uncover the truth, he becomes the prime suspect and must clear his name while stopping the assassination plot.

Shooter

Shooter
Shooter
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Stephen Hunter, Jonathan Lemkin
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Rhona Mitra
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Shooter” is about a highly skilled sniper, Bob Lee Swagger, who is framed for an assassination attempt and must go on the run to clear his name. As he uncovers a conspiracy, he uses his expertise to outsmart and take down those responsible.

Safe House

Safe House
Safe House
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: David Guggenheim
Actors: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick
Language: English, Afrikaans
Country: United States, Japan
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The Safe House movie is about a CIA agent who must protect and transport a dangerous fugitive to a secure location, but soon realizes that there is a mole within the agency. As they are hunted down, they must work together to uncover the truth and survive.

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 157 min
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 85 wins & 174 nominations total
Writer: Mark Boal
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt
Language: English, Arabic, Urdu, Pashtu, French
Country: United States
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“Zero Dark Thirty” is a film that chronicles the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks, focusing on the intelligence work and military operations that led to his eventual capture and killing in 2011. It provides a gripping and intense portrayal of the covert operations and the dedication of those involved in the mission.

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch
Language: English, Pashtu, Arabic
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Lone Survivor movie is based on a true story and follows a team of Navy SEALs on a mission to capture or kill a high-ranking Taliban leader in Afghanistan. However, they find themselves outnumbered and outgunned, leading to a harrowing fight for survival against overwhelming odds.

Sicario

Sicario
Sicario
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 15 wins & 157 nominations total
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Actors: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
Language: English, Spanish, Ukrainian
Country: United States, Mexico, Hong Kong
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“Sicario” is a crime thriller film about an idealistic FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the U.S.-Mexico border. As she delves deeper into the dangerous world of drug cartels, she becomes entangled in a morally complex and brutal battle where the lines between good and evil blur.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day
Patriots Day
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons
Language: English, Chinese, Arabic
Country: Hong Kong, United States
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“Patriots Day” is a 2016 film that recounts the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt for the perpetrators. It follows the real-life story of the tragedy, the resilience of the city, and the heroic efforts of law enforcement to bring the terrorists to justice.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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24 - 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
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Actors: Christopher Compton, Taylor Tribe, Cole Boerens
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“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is a gripping action thriller based on true events, depicting the harrowing experiences of a group of six elite ex-military operators who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, during a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. The film explores their heroic efforts and the intense battle they faced against overwhelming odds to protect American lives.

Mile 22

Mile 22
Mile 22
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 23%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Graham Roland, Lea Carpenter
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais
Language: English, Russian, Indonesian, Filipino
Country: United States, China
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“Mile 22” is an action thriller film about an elite CIA task force led by James Silva (played by Mark Wahlberg) who must transport a valuable asset through dangerous territory to an extraction point, facing intense battles and betrayals along the way.

21 Bridges

21 Bridges
21 Bridges
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan
Actors: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons
Language: English
Country: China, United States
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“21 Bridges” is a crime thriller film about an NYPD detective who shuts down all 21 bridges of Manhattan to catch two cop killers, but soon uncovers a massive conspiracy that forces him to question everything he knows about the case and the city he protects.”

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