Highest-Rated Movies about 'Dangerous Assignment', Sort by Popularity


The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Stunt Man (1980), Inception (2010), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Shining (1980), Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Great Escape (1963) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Dangerous Assignment movies.


The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Two medieval misfits help a beaten Japanese warlord (Toshirô Mifune) and his princess (Misa Uehara) escape with the royal gold.

general, peasant, princess, wife, young girl, amusing, rousing

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The Stunt Man (1980)

An all-knowing director (Peter O'Toole) toys with a fugitive's (Steve Railsback) mind after making him stuntman on a movie set.

fugitive, actress, director, stuntman, amusing, engaging, intense

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Inception (2010)

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

con artist, architect, chemist, forger, billionaire, wife, creative

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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Racial tension flares up among an ex-cop, a bigot and a black entertainer who band together to rob a bank.

thief, ex-convict, entertainer, girlfriend, police chief, wife, dark

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

In 1805 a British captain (Russell Crowe) and his crew endure hardships while trying to prevent a French ship from reaching the Pacific Ocean.

captain, surgeon, sailor, confident, spirited, tense, ship

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The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

wife, bartender, psychic, chef, caretaker, chilling, suspenseful

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

soldier, colonel, adolf hitler, mercenary, heroine, filmmaker, thrilling

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The Great Escape (1963)

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

military officer, soldier, prisoner, nazi, cheeky, engaging, gutsy

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)

Filmed only a few years before his death, this documentary focuses on the career of Henri Cartier-Bresson, a frustrated painter who became a world-renowned photographer. As he reviews his portfolio of iconic images and notable figures, the notoriously press-shy Cartier-Bresson offers insights into his legendary career, which covered everything from Gandhi's funeral to the fall of China. Interviews with historians and colleagues explore the powerful impact of his globetrotting work.

photographer, actor, historian, filmmaker, playwright, colleague, creative

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

detective, femme fatale, criminal, police officer, secretary, dark, gritty

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The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)

Three convicts and a fallen priest (Spencer Tracy) race a volcano to get leper-colony children safely out to sea.

convict, priest, nurse, governor, prisoner, patient, thrilling

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Notorious (1946)

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

secret agent, spy, nazi, mother, engaging, tense, suspenseful

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The Untouchables (1987)

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.

al capone, cop, gangster, accountant, bootlegger, engaging, gutsy

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Predator (1987)

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

soldier of fortune, cia agent, hostage, guerrilla fighter, alien, frightening, tense

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3:10 to Yuma (2007)

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

outlaw, rancher, gunslinger, gang member, cowboy, gritty, suspenseful

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This Is Not a Movie (2019)

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

war correspondent, journalist, british man, writer, enemy, foreigner, suspenseful

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Sorcerer (1977)

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

assassin, terrorist, bank robber, banker, guerrilla fighter, truck driver, bleak

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The French Connection (1971)

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

detective, cop, drug dealer, drug smuggler, engaging, tense, suspenseful

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Apollo 13 (1995)

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

astronaut, wife, pilot, engaging, emotional, suspenseful, outer space

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

police detective, partner, criminal, daughter, prostitute, wife, tense

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

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.

soldier, mercenary, civilian, insurgent, gripping, gritty, tense

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The Cruel Sea (1953)

The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

captain, lieutenant, sailor, tense, bleak, patriotic, atlantic ocean

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King of Hearts (1966)

During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.

soldier, mental patient, lunatic, amusing, cheeky, spirited, france

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

A trucker (Kurt Russell) and a lawyer (Kim Cattrall) become trapped in a sorcerer's empire beneath San Francisco's Chinatown.

truck driver, best friend, fiancé, magician, amusing, campy, outlandish

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

captain, surgeon, sailor, confident, spirited, tense, ship

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Thief (1981)

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

thief, girlfriend, gangster, criminal, gripping, tense, chicago

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Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

In the North African campaign a British straggler manages to pass himself off as a waiter at the hotel commandeered as Rommel's headquarters. He has thoughts of assassinating Rommel but his cover may have an even better use.

soldier, innkeeper, clerk, field marshal erwin rommel, tense, thrilling, engaging

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Ronin (1998)

A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

irishwoman, intelligence officer, soldier, russian, expert, mercenary, gritty

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

truck driver, best friend, fiancé, magician, amusing, campy, outlandish

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The Mysterious Lady (1928)

An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation.

spy, mysterious woman, general, captain, russian, saboteur, tense

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