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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
 6.3
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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
Plot: military, war, heroes, politics, soldier, battles, 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, martial arts, airplane, terrorist ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel

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Most similar movies to Cast a Giant Shadow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and tense films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, heroes, heroic mission and danger mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Cast a Giant Shadow: Zulu Dawn (1979), Revolution (1985), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), The 300 Spartans (1962), Red Tails (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: imperialism, soldier, military, surrounded, british empire, violence, death, victory, spear throwing, battle, colonialism, mortar ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
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95%
 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, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: war, soldier, battles, revolution, adventure, independence, fall in love, political unrest, rebellion, politics, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, human spirit, war, heroic mission, heroes, wartime life, leadership, military life, political unrest, basic training, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, battles, adventure, warrior, master warrior, against the odds, chaos, danger, chaos and mayhem, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, aerial combats, military life, interracial relations, military base, soldier, discrimination, military, war, danger, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, pow, human nature, society, danger, landing, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, asia, battleship, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval officer, war, military life, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship, world war two, admiral, second chance, wartime ...
Place: battleship, pearl harbor, hawaii, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: military, heroic mission, campaign, danger, epic battle, world war two, soldier, attack, u.s. military, tank, war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: siege, imperialism, politics, against the odds, military, tragic hero, culture clash, state affairs, human spirit, rescue, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 2K
The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: exciting, tense, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, battles, rebellion, against the odds, military life, state affairs, escapades, heroic mission, war, heroes, danger ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: thought provoking, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: island, military, survival, escapades, war, anti war, danger, soldier, u.s. army, stranded, world war two, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, culture clash, anti war, politics, journalism, military, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 745
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, battle zone, battles, military, survival, danger, society, military life, war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, usa, france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: heroic mission, tough heroes, isolation, revolution, state affairs, war, battle, patriotism, mexican army, soldier, fight to the death, heroism ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, racism, military, aviation, training, war, americana, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: british army, politics, anti war, british empire, british history, war, british soldier, massacre, queen victoria, against the odds, military life, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: allies, behind enemy lines, war, army, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, mission gone awry, invasion, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, holland, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, racism, human spirit, war, heroic mission, hopes, heroes, save the day, danger, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, soldier, war, military, survival, vengeance, leadership, beast, anti war, captivity, behind enemy lines, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. army, military uniform, alcohol abuse, anti war, state affairs, heroic mission, escapades, officers and cadets, wartime life, heroes, war, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: realistic, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, vengeance, war, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, leadership, danger, battles, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, ancient rome, war, rivalry, political unrest, politics, adventure, state affairs, military, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.4
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, rescue, desert, survival, leadership, against the odds, military life, espionage, undercover, landing, battles, military ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: libya, africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, heroic mission, battles, military life, rebellion, nazi germany, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: ira, soldier, tunnel, prison, danger, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, criminal heroes, war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military life, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, battles, danger, anti war, rebellion, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 16K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military life, world war two, main character dies, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, escapades, heroes, soldier, state affairs, rebellion, military life, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 531
April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, revolution, military, wooing, youth, politics, battles, rebellion, americana, heroes, war, hopes ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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