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A list of the best black ops movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This black ops movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about black ops are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about black ops you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous black ops movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these black ops movie titles for more information about the films.

Black operations are covert operations carried out by the government or the military usually involving high-profile targets or confidential objectives - this makes for exciting action movies!

This list of special ops movies has a variety of films in it, from RED to The Bourne Legacy.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best black ops movies?" and "What is the greatest black ops movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular black ops movies as well as special forces movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these black ops movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good black ops movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

 

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John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (a.k.a. 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical thriller war film directed and produced by Michael Bay. In 2012, Benghazi, Libya Jack Silva is newly ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch
Lone Survivor is a 2013 American film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong
Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra
Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.
Act of Valor is a 2011 action adventure thriller film written by Kurt Johnstad and directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

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Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner
The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and ...more

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Fernanda de Freitas, Fernanda Machado, Wagner Moura
Elite Squad (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite, pronounced [ˈtɾɔpɐ dʒi eˈlitʃi] lit. "Elite Troop") is a 2007 Brazilian crime film directed by José Padilha. The film is a ...more
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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Ops Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner
The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the conflict in Iraq. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez
S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action-thriller film directed by Clark Johnson, and is based on the 1975 television series of the same name. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle ...more
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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso
First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert
Navy SEALS is a 1990 action film, directed by Lewis Teague, written by Chuck Pfarrer and Gary Goldman, and produced by Brenda Feigen and Bernard Williams with consultant William Bradley. The ...more
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Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs
Green Zone is a 2010 British-French-American thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction book ...more

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Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud
Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Nikita is a teen who robs a pharmacy and takes out a policeman. She is ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren
Red 2 is an American action comedy film and sequel to Red. It was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name, created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC ...more
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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff
American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel
Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. Maggie Hayward is found ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Alex Sander, Seu Jorge, Wagner Moura
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within is a 2010 Brazilian crime, drama, and thriller film directed by José Padilha. After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security ...more
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Idris Elba, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker
Legacy is a 2010 psychological thriller film directed by Nigerian/British director Thomas Ikimi and produced by Black Camel Pictures. The film premièred at the Glasgow Film Festival on ...more
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The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Ops Movies
Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria
The Raid: Redemption is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action film directed by Gareth Evans. A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and

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Forces Spéciales ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Ops Movies
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Rob Lowe, Tracy Griffith, Gale Hansen
The Finest Hour is a 1991 war-drama film. The film stars Rob Lowe and Gale Hansen as Navy SEALs-in-training who become best friends. When a woman comes between them, however, it takes a war to ...more