Movies like The Bridge 2008

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The Bridge
Original name: Die Brücke
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 enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: soldier, small town, young heroes, war, danger, heroes, military, heroic mission, youth, left to die, ripping clothes, nazi uniform, combat casualty, dead soldier, german soldier, tank, steel helmet, bridge, american soldier, machine gun, female nudity, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany
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The Boat
Drama, Thriller, War
West Germany, UK, France
50 min.
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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
Drama, History, War
Japan
190 min.
 8.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about war, military, soldier, heroes, danger, world war two and battles mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Bridge: Brother's War (2009), Band of Brothers (2001), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Massacre in Rome (1973), The Edelweiss Pirates (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brother's War
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: war, soldier, on the run, heroic mission, battles, heroes, military, freemason, eastern front, friendship, race against time, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
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Band of Brothers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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Hell Is for Heroes
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, soldier, war, anti war, u.s. army, infantry, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
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System:   90%
    User:   79%
 
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Massacre in Rome
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: clergy, soldier, war, survival, church, anti semitism, anti war, urban, genocide, partisan, ss, nazi occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Edelweiss Pirates
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
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1939 Battle of Westerplatte
Genre: Drama, History, War
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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. ...
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    User:   97%
 
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Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
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Stalingrad
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Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
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The Plot to Kill Hitler
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, battle zone, political unrest, war, heroes, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, battles, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, africa
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    User:   65%
 
1944: The Final Defence
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, wartime life, war, battles, heroes, military, rivalry, infantrymen, bombing, russian soldier, world war two ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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Escape from Sobibor
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti heroes, war, leadership, survival, prison, genocide, human spirit, rebelliousness, hard labor, brutality, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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System:   72%
    User:   67%
 
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak
Plot: war, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, sexual relations, political unrest, rape, wartime life, injustice, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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A Bridge Too Far
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Battle of the Bulge
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Country: USA
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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: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 20th century, year 1944
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Operation Crossbow
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, war, undercover, heroic mission, rocket, german, danger, escapades, heroes, working undercover, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, london
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71: Into the Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the ...
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Plot: war, soldier, battles, battle zone, against the odds, ambition, military, young heroes, fight to the death, student, leadership, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, death, world war two, cigarette smoking, corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
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Anzacs
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, military life, war, battle zone, battles, military, adventure, friendship, escapades, heroes, superior officer, uniform ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
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Ambush
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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Ivan's Childhood
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, german, childhood, soldier, russian, wartime, dreams, brutality, young heroes, visceral, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
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Stalingrad
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, battles, war, danger, battle zone, life is a bitch, love affair, military life, red army, wartime life, heroes, soviet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, soviet union
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Silence
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, corpse, shot to death, horse, friend, funeral, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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When Trumpets Fade
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, survival, battle zone, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
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System:   64%
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The Secret Invasion
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, prison escape, battles, danger, escapades, tunnel, prison, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, anti semitism, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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    User:   69%
 
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, war, battle zone, heroic mission, racism, battles, against the odds, heroes, military, society, save the day, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
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The Tuskegee Airmen
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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System:   62%
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The Last Lieutenant
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, norway
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Rose
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
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