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Gallipoli (1981)
 7.5
 34K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh, intense, emotional, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war, justice, redemption, innocence lost, friends, soldier, battles, hopes, society, buddies, troops, tragedy, drinking, death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, cairo egypt ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and epic films with plots about war, military, soldier, death, battles, culture clash and explosion mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Gallipoli: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), War Horse (2011), We Were Soldiers (2002), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Happy Christmas (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, execution, imperialism, rebel, arrest, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
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100%
 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, battles, trapped, artillery, war, danger, hopes, french ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, embassy, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, media, state affairs, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, oslo norway, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, desert, military, soldier, horse, infantry, war, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, state affairs, survival ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, middle east, new zealand, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 11K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: military, murder, australian, war, anti war, execution, soldier, trial, writing, military life, politics, war crime ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.7
 24K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, military, battle, soldier, war, historical character, heroic mission, battle zone, state affairs, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 6K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, negotiation, military, british empire, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: survival, military, suicide, battles, war, letter, stabbing, disfigurement, commander, horse, dog, shooting ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: imperialism, military, soldier, british empire, army life, colonialism, mortar, victory, spear throwing, violence, death, surrounded ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: fame, loss of friend, war, military, survival, homecoming, danger, selflessness, propaganda, battles, military life, marines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 33K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: military, human spirit, siege, soldier, native, british army, british empire, war, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, battlefield, trench warfare, battles, war, destiny, danger, isolation, anti war, heroes, gory ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Attack Force Z (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, anti war, soldier, commando, mission, save the day, survival, military, espionage, undercover, danger, race against time ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1945
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 611
Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: war, battle zone, superior officer, battles, military life, heroes, soldier, military, friendship, escapades, adventure, uniform ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 131K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, slavery, power of love, lovers apart, wartime life, love and romance, soldier ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.7
 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, tough heroes, battles, war, helicopter, warrior, army, military, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, anti war, behind enemy lines, heroes, military life, danger, war, escapades, wartime life, friends, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, pow, prison life, danger, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, equestrian, russian soldier, discipline, honor, british army, british history, british soldier, british empire, queen victoria, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, touching, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, imperialism, desert, redemption, colonialism, islam, slavery, starvation, massacre, rescue, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, sergeant, jungle, commander, invasion, military life, battle, survival, soldier, infantry, pacific island, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, uplifting, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, human spirit, military, soldier, war, hopes, hapless soldier, gas mask, diversion, ends with biographical notes, periscope, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1916
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, epic
Plot: military, danger, self discovery, ambition, wartime life, state affairs, heroic mission, war, hopes, follow your dream, rebellion, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: war, military, politics, political unrest, military life, heroes, battle zone, siblings relations, state affairs, heroic mission, danger, resistance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 235K
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, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: child abuse, survival, racism, kidnapping, wilderness, culture clash, punishment, capture, colonialism, australian outback, outback, aborigine ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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