Movies like Brother's War

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Brother's War (2009)
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, eastern front, friendship, freemason, survival, military, heroes, confined, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, captivity, on the run, human spirit, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, wartime life, race against time, society, battle
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about war, heroes, military, soldier, battles, danger and world war two mostly in War, History and Drama genres. Some movies like Brother's War: Red Rose of Normandy (2011), Storming Juno (2010), Texas '46 (2002), The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), Ardennes Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Rose of Normandy (2011)
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: soldier, chases and races, lovers on the run, danger, d day, lovers reunited, military, parents and children, escapades, war, family relations, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, normandy
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95%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, hapless soldier, friends, battle zone, battles, heroic mission, war, heroes, chases and races, military, military base, d day ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, normandy
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84%
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, battles, danger, heroic mission, heroes, war, military, battle zone, uniform, invasion, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, wartime life, against humanity, captivity, society, anti war, genocide, battles, power relations, prison, holocaust, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, danger, rebellion, urban, rebelliousness, society, captivity, idealism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
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61%
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, tank, battles, battle zone, tough heroes, heroic mission, war, daring rescue, heroes, danger, hands tied behind back ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, heroes, human spirit, hopes, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, racism, on the run, survival, attic ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam
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56%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: escapades, obsessive quest, heroic mission, heroes, save the day, wartime life, war, danger, race against time, against the odds, super weapon, battle zone ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, human spirit, war, heroic mission, heroes, wartime life, leadership, military life, political unrest, basic training, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, danger, heroic mission, war, heroes, military, battle zone, battles, against the odds, pubic hair, beach, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: battleship, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, war, infantrymen, battles, against the odds, military, rivalry, heroes, battle, machine gun, russian soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe
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45%
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The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: left to die, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, war, small town, youth, danger, military, soldier, nazi uniform, american soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military life, against the odds, danger, rivalry, military, battles, battle zone, nazi occupation, bicycle, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, moral dilemma, human nature, survival, anti semitism, anti heroes, war, lifesaver, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: society, heroes, state affairs, war, military, deadly, head of state, political unrest, leadership, danger, battle zone, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: military, soldier, great patriotic war, world war two, war, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, espionage, political unrest, battles, rebellion, anti war, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 142
Dieppe (1993)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Story: Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: beach, mission gone awry, failed attempt, battle zone, battles, war, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, military life, landing, danger ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: france, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, escapades, wartime life, survival, against the odds, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, racism, human spirit, war, heroic mission, hopes, heroes, save the day, danger, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: soldier, fighting the system, clergy, military, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival, nazi, vatican, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, captivity, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, pow, holocaust, danger, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, racism, military, aviation, training, war, americana, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, british intelligence, heroic mission, war, military, ship, danger, undercover, sea, battle, world war two, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1930s
Place: seaport, india, asia, germany, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: infantrymen, battles, war, heroes, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, wartime life, against humanity, politics, soldier, military, state affairs ...
Time: 40s
Place: finland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: genocide, massacre, rape, gore, bayonet, human spirit, state affairs, against humanity, wartime life, isolation, danger, survival ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 2K
Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: tense, sincere, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: d day, soldier, basic training, boot camp, heroic mission, wartime life, hapless soldier, battles, power relations, heroes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: military, heroic mission, campaign, danger, epic battle, world war two, soldier, attack, u.s. military, tank, war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 745
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, battle zone, battles, military, survival, danger, society, military life, war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, usa, france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 933
Tobruk (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: desert, soldier, wartime life, moral dilemma, anti war, basic training, military life, survival, american civil war, officers and cadets, war, military ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, year 1942
Place: egypt, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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