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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Most similar movies to Casualties of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and intense films with plots about war, military, soldier, culture clash, brutality, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Casualties of War: Platoon (1986), Streamers (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Savior (1998), Gardens of Stone (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 356K
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, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, vietnam war, military, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, warrior, elimination, rage, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, military life, injustice, peer pressure, u.s. military, prejudice, u.s. army, barracks, social decay ...
Time: 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, soldier, war, sergeant, military life, sniper, boot camp, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: atrocity, civil war, mercenary, genocide, war crime, redemption, war, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, anti war, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, military, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, battles, soldier, friendship ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 22K
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, rough, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war, military, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 407K
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: sniper, soldier, military, military training, war, navy seal, military life, haunted by the past, obsession, heroes, iraq war, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, jungle, invasion, commander, military life, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 288K
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, rough, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, gloomy, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, battles, military life, political unrest, hopes, war, idealism, captain, u.s. army ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, gun, rape, sociopath, crime, family life, family in crisis, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, political unrest, on the run, battles, rebellion, anti war, espionage, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crime, civil rights, homecoming, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, biting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, survival, danger, soldier, military, society, escapades, war, military life, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.4
 557K
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: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anti war, army, vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, insanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battles, anti war, photojournalist, war, escapades ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.3
 49K
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, serious, rough, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, murder, vietnam war, violence, racism, helicopter, investigation, police investigation, crime, military, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, soldier, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, infantrymen, self discovery, jungle, military, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: bleak, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, military, friendship, chaos and mayhem, officers and cadets, leadership, marines, instructor, boot camp, innocence lost, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, forgiveness, confession, court, prison life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, power relations, anti war, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 37K
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, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, boot camp, military base, recruit, insubordination, basic training, fighting the system, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, awol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.6
 534
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, innocence lost, vengeance, friendship, military, war, confined, state affairs, politics, military life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ 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: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, soldier, racist, army investigation, murder, military, revenge, investigation, interracial relations, crimes, deadly, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: louisiana, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, homecoming, downfall, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, latin america, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 13K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, neo noir, rivalry, crime, prison life, confined, gang war, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%