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Colditz (2005)
 6.8
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform Rose's girlfriend of his capture. So begins a complex love story...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, romance, battles, love triangle, prison life, love and romance, war, confined, human spirit, love affair, danger, wartime life, siblings relations, nazism, escape, prison escape, british soldier, heroes, captivity, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland

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Most similar movies to Colditz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about war, military, world war two, soldier, wartime life, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Colditz: Piece of Cake (1988), The Boat (1985), Yanks (1979), Band of Brothers (2001), The Blockhouse (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 686
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, raf, partners, heroes, military, danger, war, battle zone, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.8
 26K
The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, ocean or sea, submarine, military, military life, survival, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, infidelity, forbidden love, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, sniper, battles, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.9
 392
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, hopes, life is a bitch, confined, war, military, against humanity, prison, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.1
 363
Changi (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Story: Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. It originally aired from 14 October 2001 to 18 November 2001.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: pow, world war two, war crime, prisoner of war camp, survival, wartime life, military, prison life, friendship, against humanity, confined, buddies ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: singapore, japan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, battleship, d day, soldier, battles, fascism, dictatorship, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pearl harbor, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, haunted by the past, betrayal, love and romance, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 4K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 2K
Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, military, fall in love, military life, romance, danger, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, danger, against the odds, military life, save the day, battles, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, espionage, opposites attract, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, betrayal, war, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.8
 2K
In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, heroes, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, europe, russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 195
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, prison life, isolation, confined, danger, wartime life, genocide, captivity, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: occupation, war, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, romance, against humanity, society, military ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 1K
The Border (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their posts at checkpoint 83 in North Värmland, Sweden and make their way through the ice cold winter night towards the Nazi-occupied Norwegian border. Sweden stands on the brink of invasion and they want to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, undercover, danger, confined, missing person, against the odds, escapades, military, battles, secret mission, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: sweden, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, military, soldier, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, contests and competitions, military, hopes, graphic violence, battles, wartime life, escapades, state affairs, heroes, aging, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 416K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, american soldier, military, battles, heroism, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 700
4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, military life, love affair, military, friendship, wartime life, soldier, basic training, russian soldier, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 12K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, torture, hill, british army, sadism, heat ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, libya, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 1K
Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, soldier, rivalry, hopes, moral dilemma, friendship, idealism, war, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 4K
King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, military, danger, escapades, confined, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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