Movies like Captain Conan

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Captain Conan (1996)
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, soldier, murder, insubordination, french army, war, crimes, heist, military, heroes, friends, battles, alcohol abuse, anti war, society, infantrymen, military life, battlefield, eastern front, dog, prison, dancing, horse, wolf, fight ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bulgaria, former yugoslavia, europe, paris france, bucharest ...

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Most similar movies to Captain Conan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about war, death, soldier, military, friendship, battles and explosion mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Captain Conan: Cross of Iron (1977), Life and Nothing But (1989), Coup de grâce (1976), Days of Glory (2006), El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, chaos, military, military hospital, anti war, sergeant, lieutenant, infantrymen, war, troops, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: missing in action, anti war, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, battles, wartime life, obsession, romance, war, unfulfillment, love affair, tunnel ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: europe, france
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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, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, betrayal, soldier, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, political unrest, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, paris france, siberia ...
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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, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: battles, war, french, algerian, heroes, society, politics, self esteem, prejudice, justice, nazi, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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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, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, danger, wartime life, battles, military life, war, military, behind enemy lines, battle, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, mediterranean sea ...
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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: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: military, anti war, soldier, infantrymen, price of justice, wartime life, battles, battle zone, superior officer, chaos, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1916
Place: italy, alps
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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: military, soldier, survival, battles, heroic mission, against the odds, basic training, wartime life, danger, military life, desert, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, melbourne australia, new zealand, cairo egypt ...
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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, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, friendship, human spirit, german, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, brussels belgium, oslo norway, glasgow scotland ...
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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, rebellion, battles, heroic mission, military life, nazi germany, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
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, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, soldier, war, captivity, anti war, confined, society, strong violent content, undisciplined, military, atrocity, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1946
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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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: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: trench warfare, officer, british army, war, army, fear, nightmare, world war one, battle, german, explosion, captain ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
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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, melancholic ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, isolation, soldier, patient, freak, mute, war, disability, military life ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, colorado, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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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, moral dilemma, military life, wartime life, state affairs, political unrest, injustice, basic training, family life, anti war ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
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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: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, military life, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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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, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, family relations, war, family life, childhood sweetheart, village, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
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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, psychological, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, military, courtroom, deserter, court martial, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, war, power relations, hapless soldier, social differences, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: desert, isolation, military, soldier, fortress, lieutenant, heroes, war, anti war, military life, army investigation, wartime life ...
Time: 70s, 1910s, turn of the century
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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, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, orphan, lebanese, friendship, deadly, child as adult, society, buddies, innocence lost, social differences, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, marseille ...
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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: war, military, danger, military life, battles, heroes, losing-it hero, behind enemy lines, soldier, lone hero, world war two, school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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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: realistic, contemplative, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, politics, life is a bitch, escapades, artists and showbiz, war, human spirit, writer's life, battles, couple relations, wartime life, lifestyle ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
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: rough, sincere, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, war, partisan, military, village, behind enemy lines, war crime, racism, military life, survival, daring rescue, blacks and whites ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 40s, year 1944, year 1984 ...
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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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, rough, serious ...
Plot: revolution, bomb, military, resistance, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, rebel, protest, oppression, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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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: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
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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, stylized, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, underground, espionage, resistance, intrigue, government agency, prison, rescue, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, vichy, arc de triomphe paris, paris france ...
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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: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, anti war, against humanity, homecoming, tragic love, military life, archive footage, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
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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: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, media, journalism, danger, war, love affair, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, cairo egypt ...
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, resistance, anti semitism, wartime life, childhood, french, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, uplifting, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, captivity, escapades, confined, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, friends, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, southeast asia, pennsylvania
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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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, survival, battles, society, war, daring rescue, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, italy, usa, europe, hawaii
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