Movies like The Bridge 2008

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The Bridge (2008)
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The Bridge (2008)
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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: war, youth, military, heroes, soldier, danger, heroic mission, small town, young heroes, left to die, female nudity, american soldier, german soldier, bridge, world war two, machine gun, steel helmet, tank, dead soldier, combat casualty, nazi uniform, ripping clothes
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, war, soldier, danger, battles, heroes and world war two mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Bridge: Fortress (2012), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013), 1944: The Final Defence (2007), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Brother's War (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, leadership, military life, aerial combats, battles, military, war, heroic mission, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
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100%
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 ⇓
93%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 ⇓
88%
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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
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76%
 2.8
 734
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: war, eastern front, friendship, freemason, human spirit, heroic mission, wartime life, soldier, military, heroes, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, battles, military life, rebellion, nazi germany, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
69%
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: allies, behind enemy lines, war, army, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, mission gone awry, invasion, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, holland, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 4K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, world war two, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 461
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%
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 ⇓
62%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ...
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Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, danger, battles, war, daring rescue, heroes, heroic mission, flashback, dying, map, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic
Plot: soldier, war, heroic mission, contests and competitions, adventure, against the odds, military life, danger, battles, destiny, journalism, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
58%
 5.8
 434
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, chaos and mayhem, confined, escapades, wartime life, evacuation, ocean or sea, military, soldier, danger, downfall ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: war, unfulfillment, survival, military life, isolation, confined, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, losing-it hero, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
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, sincere, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, battles, military, military life, danger, behind enemy lines, soldier, losing-it hero, heroes, world war two, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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53%
 7.1
 2K
The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, d day, soldier, escapades, war, heroes, adventure, fall in love, battles, danger, stabbing, controversy ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 28K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
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: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, german, russian, genocide, heroic mission, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 373
Silence (2011)
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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: wartime life, heroes, war, life is a bitch, soldier, military, priest, coffin, shot to death, small community, trench, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, desert, tank, heroes, against humanity, escapades, war, battles, danger, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
 5.3
 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 ⇓
50%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, dishonesty, military life, battles, family relations, battle zone, war, escapades, wartime life, life is a bitch, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
46%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, heroic mission, military, military life, battle zone, danger, wartime life, siblings relations, anti war, battles, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, resistance, politics, heroes, siblings relations, heroic mission, state affairs, danger, soldier, battle zone, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%