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The Best Military Movies and TV Shows on Plex

Finding a good Military movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Military movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Plex.

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1. A Soldier's Story

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. Military lawyer, Captain Davenport—also a black man—is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill the Master Sergeant.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex, IMDb TV & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Our Girl

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7.8/10
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61/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (38%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex). 24 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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3. Last Resort

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7.4/10
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71/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: When the crew of the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado refuse to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan without confirmation of the orders, they are fired upon and declared rogue enemies of their own country.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Messenger

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7.1/10
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66/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, fuboTV & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The War of the Worlds

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1953Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Sword of Honour

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42/100
Year: 2001-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sword of Honour is a two-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s semi-autobiographical World War II trilogy that aired Channel 4 in 2001. It centers on Guy Crouchback's, played by Daniel Craig, heroic quest to fight for a deep moral cause and to reclaim his manhood after a shattering divorce from the society beauty Virginia Troy.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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7. Redacted

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56/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A fictional documentary discusses the effects the Iraq war has had on soldiers and local people through interviews with members of an American military unit, the media, and local Iraqis.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Kill Point

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7.3/10
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55/100
Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A small group of military veterans sets out to rob a major bank in Pittsburgh. When things go awry, they're forced to take more than a dozen hostages from all walks of life, including a wealthy and powerful businessman's daughter.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV).

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9. Water Rats

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7.0/10
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46/100
Year: 1996-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001.

Where to Watch: 150 episodes (84%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV).

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10. Control Room

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2004
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as footage of American POWs, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration did not want it to see.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Dox) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. Falcon Rising

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Hoopla).

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12. Hanover Street

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56/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. 23:59

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41/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things started to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. AWOL

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52/100
Released: 2017
LGBTQ, Drama

What it's about: A young woman in the Army must make tough decisions when her love for an older woman causes her to question just where she is going. Adapted from Deb Shoval's 2011 short film of the same name.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. The Keeping Room

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6.0/10
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57/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla, Kanopy & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Dead Rising: Watchtower

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5.2/10
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55/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Based on the game, Dead Rising takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla).

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17. Underground

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3.8/10
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46/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A group of friends fight for their lives against the lethal and ravenous creatures lurking beneath the Earth's surface. The group finds themselves at the mercy of creatures genetically engineered by the military to be expendable in battle. Though they fought countless battles in Iraq, these friends never knew real fear until they went underground.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. A War

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59/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy Taliban crossfire. In order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return to Denmark accused of a war crime.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Sniper: Ghost Shooter

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54/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, tensions boil as a security breach is suspected. Is there someone working with the enemy on the inside? Is the mission a front for other activity? Is the Colonel pulling the strings?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. After Death

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45/100
Released: 1990
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a group of mercenaries and they meet up with some other researchers. They raise the dead again and all hell breaks loose

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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21. Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!

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41/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: On Halloween, an all girl rock-n-roll band called “Kill Pussy Kill” ventures out to play their biggest show to date. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius dead set on revenge. The evil genius manages to lure the girls into his Hell House and when they wake up from being gassed, they find themselves trapped inside an inescapable room filled with a vicious variety of devices that can kill them as well as a variety of weapons that can be used on each other. The rules are simple: advance through all three rooms and you are allowed to go free. The catch is, in order to make it to the next room, someone must die!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Take Down

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5.5/10
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53/100
Released: 2016
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sons and daughters of international billionaires are sent to an boot camp where they are taught basic survival skills in hopes it will teach them responsibility. When they are taken hostage and taken for ransom by kidnappers, they will need to utilize every skill they learned to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Arachnid

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3.9/10
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35/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Arachnid is a 2001 film directed by Jack Sholder. In this movie, giant killer spiders menace survivors of a plane crash.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex).

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24. The Devil's Tomb

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3.7/10
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45/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Captain Mack leads an elite military unit on a search for a missing scientist, and comes face-to-face with an an ancient evil lying beneath the Middle Eastern desert. Evil that is not of this world. Evil that should never be unearthed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Cannon Fodder

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4.0/10
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39/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Doron, a security operative, who takes on one last mission: to capture, number 3 in the terrorist organization of Hezbollah, in Lebanon. With an elite force, Doron enters Lebanon to complete his last mission. Very soon he discovers that reality is not so simple, and that a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with - and Hezbollah are the last thing on his mind. Doron has to deal with a ticking clock in the form of extensive I.D.F attack and a bloodthirsty enemy, Now that their enemy has changed its face, it's up to him and his unit to wage a new war, a different war, to find an antidote, get back across the border, before the middle east conflict is changed forever.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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26. Atlantic Rim

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1.6/10
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37/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When monsters suddenly appear from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a special team pilots giant robots to combat the new threat.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. Attack Force

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2.8/10
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40/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack, with the help of his girlfriend Tia and his friend Dwayne.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Crossbreed

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3.8/10
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41/100
Released: 2019
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In the near future, the President of the United States hires a team of mercenaries to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top secret research facility orbiting the Earth. The plan is working until the cargo escapes.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Nemesis 5: The New Model

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4.4/10
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39/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: It is the year 2077 and terrorist organization known as The Red Army Hammerheads now dominate the Earth. The fate of humanity now rests in the hands of The New Model, Ari Frost. Trained under the wing of Alex Rain, she must form an army of Cyborg Humans to take down the regime and regain control. After all, 86.5% is still considered human.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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30. The Quick and the Dead

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5.9/10
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40/100
Released: 1963
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Pretty intense war-action drama about a small group of soldiers who capture a German observation post, but in turn are captured themselves. They soon escape and--with the aid of two women--try to fight their way to safety.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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31. Sabotage

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5.9/10
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45/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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32. The Black Panther

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6.8/10
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44/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Road of No Return

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4.3/10
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37/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex).

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