Movies like Glory

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Glory (1989)
 7.9
 111K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, rough, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak, thought provoking, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, war, slavery, military, civil war, sacrifice, prejudice, battle, heroic mission, freedom, self esteem, letter, african american, interracial relations, union soldier, confederate soldier, military life, battle zone, injustice, heroes, hopes, rivalry, society, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, south carolina, boston

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Most similar movies to Glory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and dramatic films with plots about mentor, culture clash, brutality, sacrifice, courage, violence and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Glory: Gettysburg (1993), Cold Mountain (2003), Gods and Generals (2003), Lincoln (2012), Roots (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, soldier, military, battle, battles, war, idealism, friendship, leadership, troops ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 129K
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, lovers apart, wartime life, power of love, love and romance, love, love of one's life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: war, american civil war, battle, college, small town, military life, student life, confederate soldier, union soldier, military, battles, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: maine, virginia, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 8.4
 14K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: epic, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, racism, human spirit, civil war, family history, american civil war, escape attempt, rape, tribe, freedom, redemption, genealogy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.4
 858K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, heroes, war, courage, battles, warrior, leadership, vengeance, love story, master warrior, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, rape, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.4
 7K
Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, widower, interracial relations, vengeance, war, anti war, parents and children, countryside, society, family relations, single parent, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, jungle, suicide, chaos, letter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, danger, gory, battle zone, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, pacific ocean, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, freedom, human spirit, british, war, heroic mission, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 452
The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, civil war, battle, officers and cadets, anti war, war, battle zone, basic training, military life, battles, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 32K
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: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, psychological ...
Plot: siege, military, british army, soldier, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, british empire, war, human spirit, society, native, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 18K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, mexican, soldier, war, siege, heroic mission, danger, officer, heroes, rivalry, legends and myths, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: factual, dramatic, inspirational, intense, earnest ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, u.s. civil war, deserter, pocket watch, animal attack, shot in the head, learning to read, snake, trial, breast feeding ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1960s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, warrior, courage, friendship, battles, war, dignity, pride and honor, master warrior, swords and armor, leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 73K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: islam, racism, police brutality, assassination, muslim, prison, redemption, civil rights movement, politics, police, beach, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, africa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, union soldier, confederate soldier, civil war, anti heroes, soldier, war, prison escape, prison brawl, survival, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, love and romance, espionage, family feud, slavery, best friends, racism, battle zone, love affair, military base ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 328K
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, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, sniper, courage, military, warrior, helicopter, army, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, year 1992, 1990s
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, island, politics, daring rescue, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, korea, asia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.5
 75K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 64K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, mutiny, slave trade, dignity, idealism, injustice, historical figure, courtroom drama, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 18th century
Place: usa, cuba, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 11K
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, journalist, apartheid, civil rights, police brutality, politics, interracial relations, male friendship, journalism, discrimination, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 85K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, dead soldier, allies, tank, destiny, war, steel helmet, military life, military hospital, historical figure, battle zone, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, europe, normandy, italy, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 384K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, war, navy seal, military life, battles, danger, heroes, battle zone, night vision binoculars, iraq war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, battle, colonialism, army life, spear throwing, surrounded, victory, mortar, british empire, violence, death, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, soldier, infantry, awol, pacific island, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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