Movies like The Fourth War

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The Fourth War (1990)
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The Fourth War (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, border, cold war, war, crimes, military, heroes, battles, political intrigue, anti war, nuclear holocaust, chases and races, wartime life, military life, state affairs, army, commander, feud
Time: 80s
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, vietnam, asia, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about state affairs, military, danger, heroes, politics, soldier and war mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like The Fourth War: Fail Safe (2000), Allegiance (2012), The Iron Triangle (1989), Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981), Rogue Male (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, military life, military, danger, race against time, chaos, aviation, moral dilemma, technology gone awry, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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95%
 4.7
 555
Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, on the run, wartime life, military, friendship, life is a bitch, family problems, military base, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, captivity, confined, military life, wartime life, battles, life is a bitch, on the run, espionage, political unrest, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, heroes, human spirit, state affairs, chases and races, confined, escapades, getting home, danger, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 701
Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, assassination, escapades, crimes, state affairs, adventure, manhunt, society, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, secret service, white house, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, espionage, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 70s
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.0
 19K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, cold war, nuclear threat, control room, politics, translator, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 593
World War III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, danger, wartime life, battles, anti war, nuclear holocaust, leadership, escapades, heroes, war, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, near future
Place: alaska, usa, russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, hostage, assassination, general, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, political corruption, life is a bitch, hostages, chases and races ...
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, whistleblower, dishonesty, uncover truth, soldier, military, introspection, fighting the system, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, military, heroes, state affairs, danger, race against time, terrorism, false accusation, society, against the odds, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 177
Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, ira, terrorism, political conspiracy, royal family, government agency, downfall, dishonesty, militant, danger, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 279
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, epic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, military life, gory, politics, haunted by the past, prison life, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, prison, assassination, vietnam veteran, government agency, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, confined, political conspiracy, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, asia, vietnam, spain, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, anti war, against the odds, escapades, military life, heroic mission, battles, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, danger, heroic mission, race against time, journalism, military, nuclear missile, battlefield, catastrophe ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: atlantic ocean, greenland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Border Post (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, UK, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting days to the moment when they should take their uniforms off for good. It is ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: soldier, comedy of errors, dishonesty, couples, state affairs, war, infidelity, military, politics, army, border, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, macedonia, albania, europe, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 436
Rumors of Wars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A suspenseful, genre-bending film with two converging storylines. An aspiring college journalist records events in a diary about the turmoil of a society due to the insertion of a RFID chip mandated by the government. ? Years later in the rubble of ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, realistic, christian film ...
Plot: military, life is a bitch, wartime life, political conspiracy, dishonesty, leadership, anti war, apocalypse, danger, heroes, college, new world order ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 194
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, genocide, isolation, danger, confined, wartime life, captivity, prison life, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, race against time, betrayal, political corruption, government agency, manhunt, state affairs, undercover, military, fighting the system, political conspiracy, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, danger, journalism, race against time, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, u.s. navy, bomber, bombing, war, adventure, military, politics, soldier, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, china, asia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 1K
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, state affairs, escapades, crimes, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, politics, media, terrorism, ocean or sea, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: battleship, society, investigation, military, military life, fighting the system, ship, campaign, dishonesty, political conspiracy, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, military, heroic mission, siblings relations, wartime life, battle zone, battles, anti war, danger, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, political conspiracy, political intrigue, dishonesty, undercover, hitman, race against time, working undercover, danger, culture clash, military ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: white house, nuclear threat, politics, cold war, ultimatum, government agency, ego clash, leadership, chaos, race against time, save the world, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: latin america, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, spy, chases and races, crimes, fall in love, dishonesty, graphic violence, heroes, state affairs, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, culture clash, danger, rebelliousness, anti war, rebellion, revolution, chaos and mayhem, heroes, war, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 201
Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, military life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, power relations, military, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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