Mercenariesby Savvy_Savage | created - 08 Oct 2016 | updated - 10 Dec 2016 | Public
Rag tag, ex-military, guns for hire, diamond smuggling, bomb disposal, saboteurs, gun running, gold mining, hijackers, ransom, despotic dictators, overthrow government, Alistair Maclean
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2. The Professionals (1966)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Votes: 14,929 | Gross: $19.54M
3. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Votes: 69,088 | Gross: $45.30M
5. Dark of the Sun (1968)
Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.
7. Burn! (1969)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, War
During a slave revolt in 1844, a British mercenary helps an Antilles island colony gain its independence from Portugal, but years later he returns to manhunt a local rebel army leader and former friend.
Votes: 4,934 | Gross: $0.43M
8. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.
10. Savage! (1973)
R | 81 min | Action, Drama
Action packed story of how Jim Haygood (James Glehart) young, black and brilliant becomes the legendary leader of a rebel army. In a daring ambush on the beach Moncada, elusive leader of ... See full summary »
11. Gold (1974)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller
A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.
Votes: 2,098 | Gross: $0.96M
12. Juggernaut (1974)
PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.
Votes: 5,198 | Gross: $1.56M
13. The Terrorists (II) (1974)
PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In a Scandinavian country, national security chief Colonel Tahlvik is tasked to rescue the passengers of a hijacked British airliner while the British Ambassador is being held hostage at his residence by another terrorist team.
14. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
16. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A history student becomes caught in the middle of a dangerous international plot involving Nazis, stolen jewels, and government agents.
Votes: 60,020 | Gross: $21.71M
17. Sky Riders (1976)
PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure
When an industrialist's wife and kids are kidnapped by terrorists in Greece, the woman's ex-husband comes to the rescue with a plan involving hang gliders.
18. The Wild Geese (1978)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
19. Bear Island (1979)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.
20. Firepower (1979)
R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A merc is hired by the F.B.I. to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.
21. Game for Vultures (1979)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War
The South African businessman David Swansey (Richard Harris) is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes patriot Gideon Marunga (Richard Roundtree) an angry man.
22. North Sea Hijack (1980)
PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.
23. The Dogs of War (1980)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
24. High Risk (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Four naive Americans, in need of easy cash, decide to fly to Colombia and raid the safe of a notorious drug lord with connections to the corrupt military regime.
25. 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: 9,500 | Gross: $30.50M
29. Fortress of Amerikkka (1989)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy
Story of a criminal rebel planing revenge against corrupted sheriff and crazy general, who is controlling secret militia called "Fortress of Amerikkka".
30. The Last Grenade (1970)
M | 94 min | Drama, War
Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not ... See full summary »
Votes: 183 | Gross: $0.04M
31. The Last Valley (1971)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During the Thirty Years' War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war.
Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.25M
32. Callan (1974)
PG | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
David Callan top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »