Special Forces throughout Time and Nations..

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1. The Invincibles (1994)

130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Simon, the "invincible" leader of a police special unit, becomes caught up in a complex scheme involving bribery and money-laundering, as well as an affair with the beautiful wife of a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Herbert Knaup, Katja Flint, Hansa Czypionka, Heinz Hoenig

Votes: 484

German GSG 9

2. 6 Days (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

36 Metascore

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw

Votes: 15,074

British SAS

3. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

37 Metascore

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 17,594 | Gross: $17.77M

U.S Delta Force

4. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 39,255 | Gross: $2.96M

British SOE

5. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

Votes: 11,654

British SOE

6. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A German plot to kidnap Sir Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 17,527

German Abwehr / Mixed German/Irish/British Axis-Special-Squad in WWII

7. Mogadischu (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Saïd Taghmaoui, Herbert Knaup

Votes: 1,153

German GSG 9

8. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 623,789 | Gross: $46.36M

U.S.Marines

9. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $2.67M

British SAS

10. Commander Hamilton (1998)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A nuclear armed SS20 will be smuggled from Russia via Finland to Sweden unless Swedish agent Hamilton +5 stop them with "no loose ends". What about the other stolen SS20?

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Peter Stormare, Lena Olin, Mark Hamill, Mats Långbacka

Votes: 3,911

Swedish MUST

11. Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)

90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Special agent Carl Hamilton is forced to play by his own rules when his goddaughter is kidnapped by terrorists, as he learns that he will get no help from the Swedish secret services.

Director: Tobias Falk | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Saba Mubarak, Frida Hallgren, Reuben Sallmander

Votes: 2,989

Swedish MUST

12. Hamilton: I nationens intresse (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Swedish agent Hamilton tracks 200 stolen grenades to Russians at the Uzbek/Afghan border. Some men kill both dealers and buyers and steal the grenades. Who are they and what do they want with the grenades?

Director: Kathrine Windfeld | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Saba Mubarak, Pernilla August, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 7,602

Swedish MUST

13. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,657

British 95th Rifles

14. Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,793

British 95th Rifles

15. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,425

British 95th Rifles

16. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,358

British 95th Rifles

17. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 2,053

British 95th Rifles

18. Sharpe's Battle (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 1,983

British 95th Rifles

19. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 2,025

British 95th Rifles

20. Sharpe's Mission (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson

Votes: 1,802

British 95th Rifles

21. Sharpe's Regiment (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 1,881

British 95th Rifles

22. Sharpe's Siege (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,842

British 95th Rifles

23. Sharpe's Challenge (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, History

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,454

British 95th Rifles

24. Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,630

British 95th Rifles

25. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 256,858 | Gross: $133.38M

Papal Swiss Gard

26. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 200,874 | Gross: $47.40M

Israelian Mosssad

27. Entrusted (2003 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Claire Keim

Votes: 639

German SS

28. Deserter (2002)

90 min | Drama, War

Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.

Director: Martin Huberty | Stars: Paul Fox, Tom Hardy, Kate Maberly, Aitor Merino

Votes: 997

French Foreign Legion

29. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 21,515

French Foreign Legion

30. March or Die (1977)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's (Gene Hackman's) unit is protecting an archaeological dig, but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow

Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $1.00M

French Foreign Legion

31. Attack Force Z (1981)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Drama, History

A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,011

Mixed British/Scottish/American/Australian/Dutch-Allied Special Squad in WWII



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