Movies like Captain Conan

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Captain Conan (1996)
 7.2
 2K
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, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, friendship, heroes, soldier, battles, alcohol abuse, murder, insubordination, brutality, danger, swat team, crimes, heist, military, friends, anti war, infantrymen, battlefield, eastern front, dog ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bucharest, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia, paris france ...

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Most similar movies to Captain Conan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about war, soldier, military, battles, military life, death and anti war mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Captain Conan: A Very Long Engagement (2004), Life and Nothing But (1989), Many Wars Ago (1970), The Lighthorsemen (1987), El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille provence, brittany ...
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100%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, missing in action, anti war, missing, war, unfulfillment, friendship, wartime life, human nature, haunted by the past, obsession, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: captivating, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, anti war, heroes, rebellion, society, fighting the system, anti heroes, war, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1916
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, basic training, against the odds, survival, heroic mission, danger, wartime life, military life, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, new zealand, melbourne australia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 25K
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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, chaos, battles, military hospital, military, hate, sergeant, lieutenant, eastern front ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, siberia, france, crimea, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, social relations, war, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, destructive relationship, wartime life ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, lithuania, siberia, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, soldier, freak, patient, isolation, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france, colorado, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 3K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, battlefield, trench warfare, danger, heroes, war, military life, anti war, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, british army, army, officer, homosexual subtext, battles, fear, battle, nightmare, friendship, german ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.7
 785
The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, soldier, trench warfare, war violence, military life, combat, army, infantrymen, wartime life, battlefield, battles, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, soldier, losing-it hero, heroes, behind enemy lines, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, prussia, brussels, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sincere, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: world war one, courtroom, soldier, military, court martial, deserter, legal investigation, society, war, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
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: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, battles, military, anti war, school, hospital, innocence lost, wartime life, military life, atrocity, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.5
 31K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: military, politics, soldier, state affairs, moral dilemma, military life, political unrest, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, injustice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 779
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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, world war two, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, military, air disaster, pilot, aerial combat, fighter pilot, life is a bitch, rescue, danger, heroes, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, infantrymen, destiny, battle zone, danger, military, heroes, soldier, state affairs, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, propaganda film, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, marine, military, heroes, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: north carolina, caribbean, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, capture, rebel, protest, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 763
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, police investigation, danger, murder, investigation, soldier, anti war, witnessing a crime, war, kidnapping, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, serbia, croatia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, survival, military life, military, war, leadership, danger, soldier, heroes, heroic mission, battle zone, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 733
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: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, anti war, tragic love, wartime life, haunted by the past, homecoming, archive footage, military life, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%