Movies like The Coast Guard

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The Coast Guard (2002)
 6.5
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The Coast Guard (2002)
Original name: 해안선
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An overzealous soldier mentally deteriorates after killing an innocent man he thought was a spy.
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mad
Plot: mistaken identity, soldier, insanity, military life, murder, crimes, obsession, disorder, social relations, mental illness, brother sister relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, village, village life, sea, border, weapons, marine, sibling relationship, bug, sex, soccer, fight, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about soldier, military, war, military life, heroes, danger and battles mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like The Coast Guard: My Way (2011), Address Unknown (2001), J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), The Patrol (2013), War (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, korean war, army, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
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My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, military life, life is a bitch, captivity, military, battles, soldier, recruit, squad, occupation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: korea, south korea, mongolia, france, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Address Unknown (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, haunted by the past, wartime life, social misfits, society, youth, love and romance, family relations, rebellion, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, state affairs, assassination, deadly, crimes, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, korea, south korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, isolation, military life, british army, chaos, desert, confined, danger, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 4K
War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, rescue, gang, ransom, heroes, life is a bitch, military, ransom demand, violence, military officer, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chechnya, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 5K
Tunnel Rats (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, heroic mission, danger, tunnel, chaos, escapades, military life, vietnam war, jungle, blood, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, gang rape, atrocity, rape, revenge, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1974, 70s, year 1966 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, tough law enforcer, vengeance, working undercover, partners against crime, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, gang, track down, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 594
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
71: Into the Fire (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, youth, military life, fight to the death, survival, against the odds, military, korean war, patriotism, leadership, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Mouth of the Wolf (1988)
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The military anti-terrorist army takes control of "Chuspi", an unknown and faraway small village, isolated by the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path). A soldier called Vitin Luna, and other young soldiers face an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, military, terrorism, rape, against the odds, village, isolation, village life, escapades, state affairs, danger, war ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, friendship, love and romance, family relations, crimes, deadly, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, survival, military life, military, war, heroes, danger, soldier, leadership, heroic mission, battle zone, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, murder, social relations, family life, family relations, mental illness, gory, store, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 1K
Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, politics, heroes, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, russia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 5K
Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, confined, evacuation, danger, military base, battle zone, war, militia, anti war, bombing ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 933
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, rebelliousness, vengeance, heroes, gang, rivalry, danger, revolution, buddies ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 4K
Silmido (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: On 31 January 1968, 31 North Korean commandos infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. In revenge, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 criminals on the island of Silmido to kill Kim Il-sung ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: military life, military, basic training, isolation, military base, graphic violence, boot camp, officers and cadets, war, korean army, social misfits, infantrymen ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, explosion, escapades, wartime life, anti war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 5K
Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 667
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: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, adventure, military, life is a bitch, love, anti war, homecoming, reunion, filmmaking ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, battles, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, danger, soldier, war, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 9K
Bad Guy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: obsessive love, eroticism, obsession, explicit sex, prostitution, pimp, fall in love, frame up, love, sexual abuse, jealousy, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, political unrest, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, basic training, culture clash, anti war, terrorism, military life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%