Movies like Casualties of War

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Casualties of War (1989)
 7.1
 38K
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, rape, military, crimes, sexual abuse, war crime, military life, pow, infantrymen, atrocity, dehumanization, battle zone, revenge, 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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Most similar movies to Casualties of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about war, soldier, military, vietnam war, culture clash, storytelling and brutality mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Casualties of War: Platoon (1986), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Streamers (1983), Savior (1998), Hamburger Hill (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military life, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: soldier, military, sniper, sergeant, war, military life, boot camp, battles, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 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, talky, disturbing, psychological
Plot: racism, military, soldier, vietnam war, violence spree, life is a bitch, interracial relations, war, social decay, deadly, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, disturbing, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, genocide, war, civil war, redemption, soldier, war crime, terrorism, pregnancy, sniper, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.7
 21K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, war hero, massacre, lieutenant, war, military, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.5
 540K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, 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: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, army, anti war, insanity, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, chaos, morality, napalm ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 7K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, sincere, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, army life, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, rough, gloomy, bleak, serious
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, military life, hopes, war, battles, military, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, outpost, sergeant ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.1
 281K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 13K
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, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 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, jungle, survival, heroic mission, war, escapades, heroes, military life, military, soldier, against the odds, photojournalist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: biting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, african american, soldier, danger, society, deadly, military life, military, life is a bitch, vietnam war, survival, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, escapades, adventure, infantrymen, jungle, military, soldier, self discovery, heroes, war, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 2K
Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War, Drama
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, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, murder, vietnam war, prostitution, violence, racism, helicopter, investigation, police investigation, crime, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, state affairs, wartime life, espionage, military, idealism, rebellion, interracial relations, life is a bitch, village life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.3
 48K
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: serious, rough, tense, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, u.s. army, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, chaos, war, wartime life, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.6
 525
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: psychological, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, vengeance, military life, military, friendship, homecoming, haunted by the past, politics, confined, war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Soldier's Story (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the towm of Tynen, Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, revenge, soldier, racist, army investigation, murder, military, investigation, law enforcement, society, social differences, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: louisiana, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, disability, anti war, downfall, human spirit, homecoming, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, anti war, captivity, prison life, rebelliousness, isolation, vengeance, military, soldier, politics, prison ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, police corruption, on the run, drug trade, machine gun, crime, crimes, innocence lost, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: marines, lawyer, army investigation, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, court case, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, battleship, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, vietnam war, redemption, militant, graduation, friendship, soldier, heroin, mercy killing, loss of virginity, armored truck, money ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, asia, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, redemption, death penalty, confession, funeral, ethics, letter, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, military, mental institution, homecoming, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%