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, eastern front, battlefield, dog, prison, dancing, horse, wolf, prostitute ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, former yugoslavia, europe, bulgaria, paris france, bucharest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and dramatic films with plots about death, war, soldier, military, friendship, rifle and drinking 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), The Lighthorsemen (1987). 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: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing in action, anti war, tunnel, friendship, military, soldier, battles, love and romance, destructive relationship, romance, wartime life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: france, europe
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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: gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious, stylized
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, evacuation, revolution, couples, political unrest, tragic love, society, wartime life, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
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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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, sergeant, military, soldier, muslim, infantry, army, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, algeria, france, africa, europe ...
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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
Plot: soldier, military, hospital, desert, infantry, horse, heroic mission, wartime life, adventure, state affairs, war, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, middle east, new zealand, cairo egypt ...
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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: captivating, sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, anti war, behind enemy lines, friends, war, escapades, wartime life, military life, heroes, battles, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, cairo egypt ...
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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: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: soldier, anti war, escapades, battle zone, wartime life, price of justice, state affairs, infantrymen, chaos, superior officer, war, anti heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
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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, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, brussels belgium, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
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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: disturbing, emotional, surreal, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, soldier, christmas, isolation, boat, freak, patient, mute, amputation, u.s. army, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, colorado, europe, los angeles, usa ...
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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, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, escape attempt, society, atrocity, life is a bitch, undisciplined, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, australia, tokyo
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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, bleak, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Plot: military, soldier, politics, redemption, state affairs, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch, war, battles, family life, basic training ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, infantry, rebellion, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes, infantrymen, heroic mission, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, germany, europe
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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: bleak, atmospheric, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, anti war, soldier, military, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, against humanity, battles, tragic love, wartime life, life is a bitch, military life ...
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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: orphan, lebanese, terrorism, friendship, hip hop, crimes, young heroes, friends, immigrants, coming of age, child as adult, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, marseille, palestine ...
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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, suspenseful, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: espionage, politics, escapades, wartime life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, writer's life, battles, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france
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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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: military, courtroom, soldier, deserter, court martial, injustice, self discovery, army investigation, war, life is a bitch, society, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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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: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, sergeant, jungle, commander, invasion, military life, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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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: bleak, psychological, serious, emotional, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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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, friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, bomb, military, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, protest, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, german, priest, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
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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, tense, clever, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, insubordination, recruit, military base, attempted murder, basic training, boot camp, peace sign, target practice, stockade, awol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, vietnam
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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, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, soldier, partisan, behind enemy lines, racism, war crime, war, military, occupation, society, survival, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, year 1944, year 1983 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
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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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, trench warfare, battlefield, war, battles, isolation, destiny, danger, gory, military life, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
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Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, soldier, confined, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
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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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army, infidelity, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
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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, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, soldier, military, desert, fortress, anti war, heroes, military life, village, destiny, battles, war ...
Time: 70s, turn of the century
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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 ...
Plot: military, boot camp, platoon, marine, war, relationship vs career, lone wolves, ambition, heroes, power relations, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: medical school, battleship, caribbean, north carolina, vietnam
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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.
Plot: alcoholic, british army, officer, war, army, sniper, colonel, barbed wire, gramophone, shaving, homosexual subtext, straight razor ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: france
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The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, british army, court martial, power relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, crimes, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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