Movies like Flyboys

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Flyboys (2006)
 6.5
 43K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: harsh, exciting, realistic, factual, suspenseful, epic, romantic, entertaining, dramatic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: war, airplane, world war one, aerial combat, aviation, adventure, fighter pilot, german, zeppelin, vengeance, biplane, fight scenes, romance, beautiful scenery, love story, world politics, heroes, french, heroic mission, world war two, wartime, pilot, fighter plane, military, catastrophe ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany

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Most similar movies to Flyboys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and exciting films with plots about war, military, soldier, heroes, battles, dialogue and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Flyboys: Pearl Harbor (2001), The Red Baron (2008), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Flight of the Intruder (1991), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 334K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, emotional, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, love and romance, airplane, military, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, aviation, war, soldier, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, airplane shot down, pilot, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, factual, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, nazi, heroic mission, military, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, bomber, adventure, military, airplane, natural disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, revenge, destiny, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, europe, asia, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: factual, inspirational, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, racism, world war two, military, war, aerial combat, interracial relations, aviation, training, unlikely friendships, officers and cadets, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, berlin germany, africa, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, military life, air raid, u.s. military, state affairs, political unrest, warship, u.s. army ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, trench warfare, survival, military, military life, u.s. army, american abroad, u.s. military, pigeon, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 36K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, military base, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 7K
The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: sexy, epic, brutal, breathtaking, talky ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, ambition, war, fighter pilot, aviation, military, biplane, rivalry, soldier, aerial combat, german army ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1910s, year 1916
Place: berlin germany, france, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 438K
Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night, girls' night, date night
Plot: u.s. navy, pilot, airplane, military, fighter pilot, officers and cadets, fighter jet, aviation, u.s. military, warplane, aviator, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 20K
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, tense, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, japan, germany, tokyo, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, fighter pilot, aerial combat, soldier, heroic mission, military life, military, aviation, collision, battles, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, survival, nazi, battles, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, aerial combat, luftwaffe, war, raf, british history, fighter plane, nazi, air battle, airplane, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, pow, world war two, escape attempt, human spirit, against the odds, military life, massacre, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, germany, poland, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 9K
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, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, golf, survival, war, rescue, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: suspense, exciting, dramatic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, survival, war, adventure, behind enemy lines, bosnian war, atrocity, navy, aviation, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995
Place: iraq, balkan, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, soldier, battles, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Iron Eagle II (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. Chappy finds that getting the Soviet and U.S. Pilots to cooperate is ...
Style: unusual plot structure, feel good, humorous, ridiculous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, air force, aviation, cold war, adventure, aerial combat, fighter jet, fighter plane, military, air attack, childhood, nuclear ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, iraq, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 5K
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: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, military, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, d day, courage, german, allies, resistance, beach ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 3K
Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, fighter pilot, aviation, fighter plane, aerial combat, luftwaffe, pilot, intrigue, world war two, soldier, military, british military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 398K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, combat, chaos, gunfight, sniper, survival, rescue mission, american soldier, military, warrior, battles ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 83K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, military, naval battle, ocean, naval officer, sea battle, sinking ship, nazism, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sexy, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: world war one, writers, war, romance, love, bittersweet, soldier, couple relations, doctors, wartime, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, factual, brutal, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, military, adventure, escape, romance, courage, manhunt, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, russia, egypt, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 70K
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, brutal, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, friendship, courage, military life, violence, brutality ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%