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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, intense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, breathtaking, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, island, behind enemy lines, german, adventure, military, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, battles, allies, against the odds, save the day, heroic mission, swat team, spy, betrayal, anti war, espionage, tank, violence, shipwreck, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and dramatic films with plots about military, soldier, heroes, war, battles, culture clash and dialogue mostly in War, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Guns of Navarone: Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Von Ryan's Express (1965), The Eagle Has Landed (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, adventure, nazi, battles, task force, double agent, spy, heroic mission, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, unusual plot structure ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: bavaria, austria, europe, germany, alps
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The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe, brittany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, harsh, scenic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, world war two, war, escape, prison, prison escape, behind enemy lines, nazi, prisoners of war, railway, soldier, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: italy, germany, new jersey, europe, milan italy ...
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, poland, england, europe, berlin germany
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
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Style: suspense, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
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Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 178 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
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