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Gardens of Stone (1987)
 6.4
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, sincere, touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, dramatic, intense, sentimental ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, vietnam veteran, army, u.s. army, neighbor neighbor relationship, self esteem, funeral, sergeant, army life, wedding, american flag, widow, war veteran, casualty of war, mentor, runaway, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about soldier, war, military, vietnam war, military life, anti war and battles mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Gardens of Stone: Love and Honor (2013), In Country (1989), Coming Home (1978), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, love and romance, wartime life, homecoming, friends, soldier, military, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, wooing, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
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95%
 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, human nature, coming of age, teenage life, family problems, soldier, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, serious, 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, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, military life, battles, haunted by the past, idealism, vietcong, vietnamese ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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
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100%
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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, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, anti war, haunted by the past, confined, war, state affairs, homecoming, vengeance, politics, captivity ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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76%
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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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, heroes, battles, tough heroes, homecoming, danger, political unrest, espionage, revolution, anti war, prison life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: exciting, rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, innocence lost, leadership, boot camp, instructor, marines, military life, hotshot hero, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, captivity, confined, military life, life is a bitch, wartime life, battles, political unrest, espionage, rebellion, on the run ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 32K
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, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war, military, war, redemption, veteran, life is a bitch, dealing with death, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, military life, jungle, warrior, war crime, battle zone, conflict, character change, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 21K
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, gloomy, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, lieutenant, massacre, war, military, survival, war hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, rape, pow, revenge, military, war crime, crimes, sexual abuse, military life, battle zone, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
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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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, against the odds, photojournalist, danger, heroic mission, war, escapades, battles, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
 7.3
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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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, mental institution, military, rehabilitation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 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, disturbing, psychological, serious, talky
Plot: military, soldier, racism, vietnam war, injustice, military life, u.s. army, u.s. military, peer pressure, prejudice, social decay, radio show ...
Time: 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, army, anti war, insanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, bleak, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: culture clash, danger, military, soldier, airplane, friendship, vietnam war, self discovery, friends, out of the way, battles, journalism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, patriotism, soldier, military, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
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50%
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, sergeant, war, military life, sniper, boot camp, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, soldier, military, jungle, escapades, war, adventure, infantrymen, heroes, self discovery, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, soldier, military, pregnancy, vietcong, couples, fighting the system, journalism, media, politics, rebellion, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Winter (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, danger, military life, journalism, destiny, friends, captivity, anti war, war, military, friendship, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, u.s. army, battles, innocence lost, friendship, idealism, politics, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 595
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, military life, leadership, homecoming, reunion, filmmaking, military, soldier, wartime life, adventure, life is a bitch, war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, realistic, biting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: jungle, life is a bitch, danger, society, soldier, military, vietnam war, war, interracial relations, military life, deadly, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 706
Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: vietnam war, military, tragic love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, wartime life, unfulfilled love, war, army life, medical, surgeon ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 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, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, self discovery, gulf war, sacrifice, war, life is a bitch, military life, marines, patriotism, warlord, iraq war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: wyoming, usa, iraq, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%