Movies like Casualties of War

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Casualties of War (1989)
 7.1
 39K
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, intense, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, pow, rape, sexual abuse, war crime, revenge, military, crimes, military life, infantrymen, atrocity, dehumanization, battle zone, murder, investigation, abduction, ethnic slur, gang rape, court martial, brutality, justice, vietcong, visceral, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, vietnam war, dialogue, brutality and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Casualties of War: Savior (1998), Platoon (1986), The Thin Red Line (1998), Streamers (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, civil war, genocide, terrorism, war crime, redemption, war, soldier, pregnancy, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 366K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, military life, war crime, jungle, jungle warfare, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, racism, injustice, military life, u.s. military, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, barracks, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, anti war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, daring rescue, battles, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military life, military, heroes, wartime life, death, battles, ambush, battle, explosion, war ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.7
 23K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, lieutenant, massacre, combat, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, haunted by the past, battles, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, soldier, mission, rescue ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 420K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, military training, navy seal, military, battles, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, against the odds, escapades, anti war, danger, heroic mission, battles, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 297K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, wartime life, anti war, rebellion, on the run, espionage, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crime, crimes, civil rights, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 14K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, sociopath, gun, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, jungle, escapades, adventure, heroes, war, infantrymen, self discovery, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.6
 549
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, confined, vengeance, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, war, vietnam war veteran, vietnam veteran, homecoming, state affairs ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 8.4
 577K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, jungle, vietnam war, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, massacre, sergeant, battles, escapades, survival, danger, heroic mission, military life, against the odds, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, law enforcement, couples, crimes, crime, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, human spirit, hopes, state affairs, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, mexico, new york, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: soldier, military, mission, atrocity, survival, war, military life, patriotism, civil war, heroic, battle zone, shooting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, bleak, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, marines, military life, instructor, leadership, innocence lost, boot camp, chaos, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 6.8
 13K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, village, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, interracial relations, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, survival, war crime, father daughter relationship, dog, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, murder, vietnam war, violence, helicopter, racism, investigation, police investigation, crime, military, police corruption ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 279
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, gory, military life, politics, haunted by the past, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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