Top 40 JAG/NCIS Type Films & TV Shows

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1. Courage Under Fire (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 46,903 | Gross: $59.03M

2. Crash Dive (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne, Jay Acovone

Votes: 739

3. Basic (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

34 Metascore

A D.E.A. Agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger Drill Sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Tim Daly

Votes: 56,039 | Gross: $26.54M

4. The Code (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A look at the professional and personal lives of some of the military's brightest legal minds in the courtroom, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator - and a Marine.

Stars: Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Raffi Barsoumian

Votes: 927

5. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

C.S.I. head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Votes: 41,294

6. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 130,022

7. Designated Survivor (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 58,978

8. SEAL Team (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, War

The lives of the elite Navy S.E.A.L.s as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 10,909

9. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 61,532

10. Madam Secretary (2014– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 17,480

11. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 138,694

Same bizarre overseas murders and recurring shady characters.

12. S.W.A.T. (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Lina Esco

Votes: 9,378

13. The Last Ship (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 50,975

14. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 235,588 | Gross: $98.93M

15. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

Votes: 182,121 | Gross: $75.61M

16. UC: Undercover (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Action

As a federal team, the group responds to emergencies all over the country: taking down elite bank robbers, drug kingpins, domestic terrorists, spies, jewel thieves, and corrupt cops. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Oded Fehr, Jon Seda, Vera Farmiga, Bruklin Harris

Votes: 259

17. The Agency (2001–2003)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

Stars: Rocky Carroll, Paige Turco, David Clennon, Will Patton

Votes: 561

18. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 163,242

Bob Cochran wrote for both JAG and 24. Lots of similar villains, gov’t plots, law discussions and terrorist detailing.

19. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 48,639

20. Certain Prey (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief, Lucas Davenport, has to face off against a duo unlike any he's ever encountered; a lethal hit woman and a ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Mark Harmon, Lola Glaudini, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Greenhouse

Votes: 1,104

21. Perception (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 17,785

Similar crime comedy show.

22. Quicksand (2002)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brooke Theiss, Douglas Weston, Richard Kind

Votes: 194

23. E-Ring (2005–2006)

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Major Jim Tisnewski, until recently an active special forces commando, takes up a Pentagon job as assistant of US Army colonel Eli McNulty. He now must learn to battle the Pentagon way ... See full summary »

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper, Kelly Rutherford

Votes: 1,054

24. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 18,781

25. Commander in Chief (2005–2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

Stars: Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor

Votes: 3,157

26. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 85,812 | Gross: $70.77M

27. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 35,861 | Gross: $41.54M

28. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

Votes: 63,809 | Gross: $70.01M

29. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 27,566

30. The Shadow Line (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 3,739

31. Combat Hospital (2011)

42 min | Drama, War

Portrays doctors and nurses from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and other allied countries saving lives and limbs in a war zone military hospital modeled on a real facility in Afghanistan.

Stars: Elias Koteas, Michelle Borth, Luke Mably, Terry Chen

Votes: 2,013

32. The Base (1999 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

In a U.S. army base, a senior army officer leads a group of young men into drug trafficking.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Tim Abell, Paula Trickey, Noah Blake

Votes: 786

33. Rules of Engagement (2000)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller, War

45 Metascore

An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 41,763 | Gross: $61.34M

34. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 152,681 | Gross: $60.65M

35. MacGyver (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Stars: Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, George Eads

Votes: 14,533

36. Scorpion (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong

Votes: 43,070

37. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 49,095 | Gross: $102.71M

38. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 153,028

Similar Gibbs type protagonist and web of deceptive mysteries, conspiracy business and easygoing comedy elements.

39. Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1997–1999)

60 min | Action, Adventure

In a world where there are no obvious "bad guys", where governments engage in secret wars and illegal activities that threaten the security of every individual and nation on the planet, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Johnson, Tim Abell, Melinda Clarke, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 417

40. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 56,200

Features similar high ranking court cases and military plot arcs.

41. Word of Honor (2003 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon Lawrence, John Heard

Votes: 487

Honorable mention



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