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Captain Conan (1996)
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Captain Conan (1996)
Original name: Capitaine Conan
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, french army, murder, soldier, insubordination, war, military life, battlefield, eastern front, battles, crimes, heroes, military, society, friends, alcohol abuse, anti war, heist, infantrymen, warrior, bureaucracy, french soldier, friend, brutality, shot to death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria, paris france, bucharest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and dramatic films with plots about war, soldier, death, military, friendship, machine gun and rifle mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Captain Conan: Life and Nothing But (1989), Coup de grâce (1976), Cross of Iron (1977), Days of Glory (2006), El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: anti war, soldier, human nature, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, war, tragic love, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, revolution, evacuation, destructive relationship, war, tragic love, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: latvia, europe, germany, paris france, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, commander, sergeant, lieutenant, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: anti war, soldier, friendship, war, military life, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, danger, escapades, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: soldier, anti war, anti heroes, gory, war, battle zone, rebelliousness, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, rebellion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, desert, infantry, hospital, military, leadership, adventure, water shortage, thirst, survival, anti war, war ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, cairo egypt, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, mute, u.s. army, amputation, war, soldier, isolation, freak, christmas, boat, patient ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, europe, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, soldier, friendship, idealism, war, singer, battle zone, hopes, holiday, military life, prejudice ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, New Zealand
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, confined, military, life is a bitch, society, brutality, british ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, u.s. army, soldier, military, anti heroes, war, nazi germany, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Plot: soldier, politics, military, war, redemption, anti war, basic training, military life, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, battles ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: bleak, rough, surreal, captivating, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, military, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: politics, espionage, human spirit, war, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, nazi occupation, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 208
Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, immigrants, hip hop, assassination attempt, child as adult, youth, friends, buddies, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, paris france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 281K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, innocence lost, suicide, russian roulette, party, wedding, friend, vietnam veteran, deer hunting, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 599
War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: war, anti war, military, soldier, wartime life, battles, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, tragic love, haunted by the past, homecoming, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, underground fighting, french, independence, muslim, algerian, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, year 1954, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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King & Country (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, court martial, deserter, courtroom, military, dedicated lawyer, trench warfare, legal, war, army investigation, legal investigation, self discovery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: soldier, battlefield, trench warfare, military, gory, anti war, war, friendship, bravery, military life, battles, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, soldier, partisan, war, racism, behind enemy lines, military, war crime, survival, black people, military life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, year 1984, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: military, homecoming, soldier, friendship, gulf war, patriotism, wartime life, politics, death, rules and policies, u.s. military, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, german, friendship, nazism, betrayal, anti semitism, jewish, resistance, auschwitz, wartime life, priest, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, clever, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, basic training, peace sign, target practice, exhaustion, stockade, awol, military base, recruit, fighting the system, boot camp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: realistic, talky, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: soldier, winter, war, behind enemy lines, allies, pow, german, heroic mission, nazi germany, bravery, redemption, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, louisiana, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, battles, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 48K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, escape, trial, murder, frame up, prison, army investigation, racism, tunnel, military, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, west germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: german, betrayal, french resistance, czech, prison, life is a bitch, espionage, intrigue, resistance, underground, war, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, marseille, vichy, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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