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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
 6.3
 3K
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, epic, cult film
Plot: military, heroes, battles, war, politics, soldier, self discovery, ambition, against the odds, rebellion, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, danger, society, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, escapades, military life, state affairs, leadership, sex, martial arts, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films with plots about military, soldier, battles, war, heroes, heroic mission and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Cast a Giant Shadow: 55 Days at Peking (1963), Zulu Dawn (1979), Revolution (1985), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), The 300 Spartans (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: siege, battles, imperialism, politics, military, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, against the odds, human spirit, revolution, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: england, china, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, heroes, military, soldier, victory, mortar, battle, surrounded, army life, colonialism, spear throwing ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, independence, rebellion, politics, human spirit, political unrest, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, military, war, human spirit, against the odds, battles, heroic mission, idealism, soldier, leadership, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, against the odds, danger, leadership, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: battleship, world war two, naval officer, naval battle, war, military life, heroic mission, danger, battles, politics, father son relationship, admiral ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, danger, epic battle, heroes, soldier, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 825
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, state affairs, rivalry, battles, danger, politics, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, danger, adventure, heroic mission, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 763
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, survival, military life, society, heroic mission, battle zone, danger, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier, mission, invasion, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, heroic mission, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, against humanity, soldier, battles, politics, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, world war two, against the odds, battles, military life, war, save the day, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, tough heroes, isolation, heroic mission, war, state affairs, revolution, patriotism, mexican army, battle, heroes, soldier ...
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, wartime life, heroes, rivalry, military, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.8
 6K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, battles, revolution, brutality, leadership, rebellion, danger, political unrest, sword, heroes, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british empire, british history, war, british soldier, queen victoria, massacre, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, military, war ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 33K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, world war two, fighter pilot, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, battles, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 25K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, u.s. army, military uniform, anti war, alcohol abuse, landing, battles, military, soldier, journalism, political unrest, basic training ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, d day, military, danger, battles, battle zone, military base, race against time, friendship, paratrooper, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, military life, basic training, wartime life, escapades, anti war, espionage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: cult film, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: ira, world war two, soldier, heroes, battles, prison, commando, tunnel, military, escape, pardon, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, balkan, italy, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, island, military, survival, escapades, war, anti war, danger, soldier, stranded, u.s. army, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: world war two, military, battles, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, military life, rebellion, nazi germany, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, aviation, interracial relations, training, war, americana, against the odds, officers and cadets, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%