Movies like Fat Man and Little Boy

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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
 6.5
 8K
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, intense, suspense, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, dramatic, political ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, atomic bomb, military, scientist, physicist, scientific research, death, u.s. military, idealism, politics, top secret, research, heroes, weapons, nuclear, desert, male nudity, american soldier, accident, nuclear explosion, communist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s, 40s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia

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Most similar movies to Fat Man and Little Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about world war two, war, military, heroes, soldier, danger and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Fat Man and Little Boy: MacArthur (1977), Emperor (2012), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Conspiracy (2001), Manhattan (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
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100%
 6.5
 14K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, state affairs, society, ruler ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war, allies ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 21K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.7
 9K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, laboratory, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, against the odds, human spirit, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 19K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, sea battle, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, underdog, military life, navy, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, infantrymen, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 411
Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs, intrigue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, national socialism, wartime life, military, rebellion, leadership, rebelliousness, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, disaster, war, against humanity, state affairs, military, life is a bitch, confined, battles, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 6K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.3
 344
Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: bleak, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, creative block, nuclear threat, secret place, super weapon, ego clash, war, heroes, moral dilemma, mastermind, physicist, nuclear ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 912
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, surrender, battles, emperor, white house, invasion, disaster, catastrophe, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, new york, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, world war two, army, allies, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, german, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, military, war, invasion, allies, nazi, german, navy, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, military, adventure, soldier, human spirit, getting home, human nature, ocean, lifeboat, isolation, world war two, disaster ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battles, military, military life, war, heroes, soldier, losing-it hero, lone hero, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 101K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice, german, tank, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, italy, europe, normandy, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 1K
Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, politics, state affairs, society, wartime life, super weapon, nuclear threat, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroes, war, state affairs, against humanity, military, nuclear holocaust, super weapon, battles, secret place, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, japan, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, state affairs, heroes, soldier, political unrest, battle zone, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, state affairs, political unrest, imperial japan, battles, rebellion, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 70s
Place: japan, hawaii, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, bomb, chemistry, ambition, inventions and discoveries, heroic mission, military, soldier, moral dilemma, resistance, hitler ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany, scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 2002, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, battles, battleship, power relations, ocean, military base, military life, basic training, prison, innocence lost, soldier, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 1K
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sexy, factual ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, political unrest, wartime life, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, against the odds, wartime life, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, heroic mission, insubordination, survival, liberation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%