Movies like Flyboys

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Flyboys (2006)
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war, military, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat, aviation, courage, weapons, fight scenes, love story, romance, beautiful scenery, world politics, biplane, pilot, military life, racism, escapades ...
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, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, heroes, battles, soldier, danger and military life mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Flyboys: Pearl Harbor (2001), Red Tails (2012), The Lost Battalion (2001), Iron Eagle II (1988), Memphis Belle (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 285K
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: sentimental, exciting, romantic, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, tragic event, love and romance, friends, aerial combats, navy, airplane, pilot, battles, love, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, japan, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: discrimination, military, aerial combats, military base, fighter pilot, war, airplane, soldier, interracial relations, adventure, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, pentagon, germany, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
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, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, leadership, battles, battle zone, danger, military, survival, heroic mission, military life, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, airplane, hotshot hero, adventure, save the day, atomic bomb, pilot, air force, political intrigue, battles, war, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, battleship, russia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 25K
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, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, engineer, battles, airplane, bomber, mission, war, military, one last job, behind enemy lines, daring rescue, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: aerial combat, war, heroic mission, battles, british history, politics, danger, heroes, military, soldier, rescue, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military life, heroes, adventure, soldier, war, vengeance, wartime life, battles, escapades, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, soldier, daring rescue, military, rescue, vengeance ...
Place: vietnam, asia, china, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, adventure, officers and cadets, military life, battle zone, tough heroes, war, rivalry, adventurer, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, racism, military, fighter pilot, training, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 6K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, dramatic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, fighter pilot, biplane, ambition, rivalry, war, ocean or sea, adventure, military, rise to the top, politics, anti war ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, adventure, soldier, war, military, greek, behind enemy lines, resistance, allies, sniper, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, adventure, espionage, military life, battle zone, battles, war, tough heroes, fighting the system, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 11K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nurse, military, hotshot hero, romance, soldier, flying, airplane, rise to the top, war, tragic love, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: aerial combat, soldier, war, leadership, military life, battle zone, battles, ambition, danger, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 20K
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rescue mission, soldier, war, escape attempt, sniper, massacre, daring rescue, heroic mission, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, human spirit, heroic mission, parents and children, british, haunted by the past, war, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 15K
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: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: naval battle, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, battles, soldier, danger, heroes, military, underdog, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insubordination, soldier, heroic mission, war, adventure, battles, battle zone, chases and races, military base, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, corpse, machine gun, battle, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: tank, military, war, soldier, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, heroes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, war, leadership, pilot, military life, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, battles, explosion, bridge, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military life, war, navy, negotiation, radio, military, anti war, chaos and mayhem, imperial japan, soldier, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, battleship, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 2K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: soldier, pilot, military, officers and cadets, basic training, battle zone, military base, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 1K
Britannic (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, ocean or sea, survival, adventure, terrorism, war, political intrigue, battles, danger ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, War, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, adventure, aviation, soldier, island, military base, military life, air force, airplane, battle, bomb ...
Time: 40s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%