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Courage Under Fire (1996)
 6.6
 49K
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At first all seemed in order then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses....
Style: realistic, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, dramatic, intense, political ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, helicopter, boot camp, military life, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption, life is a bitch, graphic violence, hopes, introspection, strong female presence, army investigation, uncover truth, superior, profanity, pilot, dead soldier, medal, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and dramatic films with plots about military, war, soldier, death, culture clash, violence and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Courage Under Fire: Rules of Engagement (2000), The One That Got Away (1996), Tears of the Sun (2003), Crimson Tide (1995), The Hurt Locker (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, twists and turns, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, marines, court case, lawyer, profanity, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, military, soldier, desert, anti war, confined, heroes, war, danger, military life, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 99K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, navy, danger, nuclear threat, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, alabama, mediterranean sea, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 414K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, military, sniper, marines, terrorism, gulf war, war, bomb squad, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, ambush, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
80%
 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, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, anti war, combat, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 65K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, code, war, behind enemy lines, survival, navajo, danger, military life, friendship, courage, soldier, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 430K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, military, military life, navy seal, military training, courage, heroes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2013, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, battles, behind enemy lines, swat team, chases and races, daring rescue, escapades, danger, war, race against time ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 72K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, strong female lead, military, navy, army, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, u.s. military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 16K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crime, crimes, profanity, strong sexual content, military life, uncover truth, fall in love, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 67K
The Siege (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, islam, martial law, fbi, civil rights, siege, working undercover, race against time, fighting the system, reluctant partners, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 262K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, swat team, military life, battles, selflessness, squad, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.8
 119K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, war, slavery, battles, racism, prejudice, battle, military life, african american, camp, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: touching, emotional, rough, intense, realistic ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, soldier, world war two, pow, battles, allies, tragic hero, military, heroic mission, hapless soldier, bondage, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 13K
5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: military, death, news report, soldier, journalist, politics, state affairs, media, political unrest, life is a bitch, culture clash, bombing ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, danger, captivity, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1977, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, heroic ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, behind enemy lines, society, danger, hopes, soldier, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, sadism, prison life, rebellion, power struggle, rebelliousness, confined, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 173K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: intense, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, iraq war, boot camp, anti war, u.s. military, american soldier, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
69%
 7.1
 109K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 158K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, arizona, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, state affairs, espionage, assassination, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, adventure, deadly, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, bosnian war, gunfight, escape, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%