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Gardens of Stone (1987)
 6.4
 5K
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, intense, harsh, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, anti war, funeral, wedding, war veteran, cemetery, politics, unlikely friendships, justice, civil war, dialogue, wartime, tragedy, army, u.s. army, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq

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Most similar movies to Gardens of Stone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and dramatic films with plots about war, soldier, military, vietnam war, military life, anti war and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Gardens of Stone: The Thin Red Line (1998), Coming Home (1978), Love and Honor (2013), The Messenger (2009), Go Tell the Spartans (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, military life, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 11K
Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, disability, hospital, military hospital, soldier, wheelchair, paraplegic, paralysis, military, innocence lost, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, love and romance, homecoming, friends, soldier, wartime life, looking for love, military, drugs/alcohol, wooing, win over ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 33K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, military, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, loneliness, friendship, iraq war, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, haunted by the past, battles, idealism, political unrest, war, hopes, soldier, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, pow, rape, sexual abuse, war crime, revenge, military, military life, crimes, atrocity, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 3K
In Country (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, obsession, friendship, coming of age, homecoming, self discovery, family problems, soldier, hopes, parents and children, teenage life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 7K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, danger, against the odds, adventure, battles, daring rescue, friendship ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, isolation, danger, soldier, military, political unrest, prison life, life is a bitch, state affairs, wartime life, heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, captivity, confined, military life, political unrest, espionage, on the run, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles, anti war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.6
 534
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, confined, state affairs, war, innocence lost, military life, homecoming, haunted by the past, politics, vengeance ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.1
 356K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, military life, war crime, jungle, battlefield, squad, innocence lost, warrior, jungle warfare ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, death, ambush, battle, explosion, war, battle zone ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 12K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, patriotism, military life, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, officers and cadets, war, power relations, battles, friends, military life, innocence lost, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military, battles, danger, heroic mission, military life, photojournalist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, soldier, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, downfall, hopes, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, mexico, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, mental institution, military, haunted by the past, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 22K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, massacre, lieutenant, gunfight, war, military, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, sergeant, military life, sniper, vietnam war, boot camp, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, military, soldier, moral dilemma, political unrest, military life, wartime life, state affairs, injustice, basic training, family life, anti war ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, disturbing, talky
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, racism, injustice, military life, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, u.s. military, barracks, deadly ...
Time: 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, culture clash, anti war, politics, journalism, military, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 288K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, bleak ...
Plot: war, danger, military, military life, battles, soldier, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, world war two, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, pregnancy, vietcong, state affairs, life is a bitch, infidelity, journalism, media, politics, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, biting
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, war, deadly, military life, survival, society, escapades, interracial relations, soldier, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: realistic, rough, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: daring rescue, apocalypse, orphan, culture clash, danger, environmentalism, journalism, war, wartime life, doctors and patients, heroic mission, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, escapades, wartime life, survival, against the odds, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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