Armed to the Teethby hollowcommander | created - 10 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 Sep 2012 | Public
A list of movies and shows pertaining to Military (+ MilTac), Agency, PMC, and Law Enforcement
Warning: Not all of these movies are actually good, some are just there because I know they exist.
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2. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 320,388 | Gross: $108.64M
3. Tears of the Sun (2003)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.
Votes: 100,776 | Gross: $43.73M
4. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Votes: 368,011 | Gross: $17.02M
6. Restrepo (2010)
R | 93 min | Documentary, War
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell
Votes: 19,085 | Gross: $1.33M
7. Green Zone (2010)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.
Votes: 117,833 | Gross: $35.05M
8. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.
Votes: 450,296 | Gross: $121.66M
9. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 386,312 | Gross: $176.24M
10. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 549,076 | Gross: $227.47M
11. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Votes: 254,592 | Gross: $113.20M
12. Body of Lies (2008)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
Votes: 188,825 | Gross: $39.39M
13. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Votes: 180,740 | Gross: $126.37M
15. Hanna (2011)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Votes: 169,575 | Gross: $40.26M
18. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 516,957 | Gross: $145.00M
19. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 259,478 | Gross: $139.85M
20. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 290,199 | Gross: $77.91M
22. The Mechanic (2011)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
Votes: 134,084 | Gross: $29.12M
23. Killer Elite (2011)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.
Votes: 112,891 | Gross: $25.12M
24. The A-Team (2010)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Votes: 225,661 | Gross: $77.22M
25. The Losers (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Votes: 79,498 | Gross: $23.58M
26. Blood Diamond (2006)
R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Votes: 438,671 | Gross: $57.37M
27. Shooter (I) (2007)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Votes: 277,522 | Gross: $47.00M
28. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Votes: 263,293 | Gross: $80.07M
I think they should have tried Tom Hardy or even Keanu Reeves for the role as Reacher, instead of Cruise, but we'll see how this plays out. I'm not really that much into the Mission Impossible series, because frankly, Tom Cruise doesn't seem like an intelligence agent 'super-spy' type (he seems too stiff and uncomfortable in the role sometimes); he surprised me a little in M:I 3, though.
I know he's a TV star, but Jeffrey Donovan would have been a good choice too, in my honest opinion.
32. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
34. 24 (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
35. 24 (2008 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
39. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 154,963 | Gross: $62.66M
40. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 554,032 | Gross: $46.36M
42. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 36,078 | Gross: $18.67M
43. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 114,163 | Gross: $78.12M
45. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 503,833 | Gross: $83.47M
46. Uncommon Valor (1983)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.
Votes: 7,711 | Gross: $30.50M
48. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 265,539 | Gross: $85.02M
49. S.W.A.T. (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Votes: 126,896 | Gross: $116.93M
51. xXx: State of the Union (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.
Votes: 60,066 | Gross: $26.87M
52. Enemy of the State (1998)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
Votes: 203,323 | Gross: $111.55M
54. Rendition (2007)
R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »
Votes: 50,303 | Gross: $9.74M
55. Unthinkable (2010)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.
58. Ronin (1998)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Votes: 155,045 | Gross: $41.62M
59. RED (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Votes: 258,633 | Gross: $90.38M
60. Spy Game (2001)
R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
Votes: 129,194 | Gross: $0.03M
61. Patriot Games (1992)
R | 117 min | Action, Thriller
When C.I.A. Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an I.R.A. assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.
Votes: 88,151 | Gross: $83.29M
62. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
Votes: 158,758 | Gross: $172.96M
63. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 329,814 | Gross: $180.98M
65. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .
Votes: 280,819 | Gross: $134.03M
66. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.
Votes: 395,093 | Gross: $209.40M
68. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 512,319 | Gross: $167.45M
69. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 359,453 | Gross: $168.37M
70. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 564,929 | Gross: $304.36M
71. The Rogue (2019)
Action, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production
Selected from an elite military unit post-9/11, Special Agent Mike Cutler carries out a dangerous mission to track and trace Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan, only to find himself at the center of a political crossfire.
73. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.
I usually don't write descriptions, but this show is like Burn Notice meets The Bourne Trilogy - Bourne Notice, if you will; except the show is more grimdark and edgy, almost like C. Nolan's terrible Bat trilogy, but better.
77. Covert Affairs (2010–2014)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.
78. Hunted (2012– )
59 min | Action, Drama
Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she's ever known. Sam has been running from her past her entire life but when she returns to ... See full summary »
82. The Company (2007– )
286 min | Drama, History, Romance
Real-life figures from the Cold War-era mix with a fictional story based on a group of C.I.A. operatives and their counterparts in the K.G.B., MI6, and the Mossad.
85. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Votes: 189,720 | Gross: $47.40M
86. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 503,333 | Gross: $136.03M
87. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 164,556 | Gross: $24.15M
89. Spooks: Code 9 (2008– )
Set in 2013 Britain, following a devastating terror attack on London, this drama from the makers of Spooks follows the lives of young MI5 officers fighting to return Britain to normality. ... See full summary »
90. Strike Back (2010–2018)
TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.
Definitely a great series; it's a shame Armitage's character (John Porter) was killed off in the American ('season 2') production of it. The original is amazing, but I have yet to watch the rest of the American series (on Cinemax).
91. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)
74 min | Action, War
This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »
92. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,614 | Gross: $0.01M
94. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »
95. The One That Got Away (1996 TV Movie)
110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS ... See full summary »
96. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Votes: 91,759 | Gross: $59.07M
97. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller
Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
99. The Marine 2 (2009 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
While on vacation, an American Marine sniper takes on local rebels who have seized control of the island hotel resort where he and his wife, who is now a hostage for ransom, have been staying.
100. SEAL Team VI (2008)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama
Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing ... See full summary »