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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Original name: El Alamein - La linea del fuoco
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the British prepare an offensive. At first, boredom, heat, hunger, and thirst bedevil the Italians; then the Brits attack, and there's no luck or heroism in death. Finally, it's retreat in confusion. Serra, his sergeant Rizzo, and his lieutenant Fiori take a last walk toward home. It's said that each soldier gets three miracles; when Serra's are used up, what then?
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, military, battles, soldier, friendship, military life, wartime life, british army, behind enemy lines, introspection, survival, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, nazi, minefield, italian army, italian soldier, anti war, surgeon, heroes, friends, escapades, horse, sniper ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, 40s
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, libya, cairo egypt, alexandria egypt ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, battles, military life and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like El Alamein - The Line of Fire: Dresden (2006), The Lighthorsemen (1987), Ambush (1999), Tobruk (1967), Only the Brave (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
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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, suspense, intense, disturbing, sincere ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: russia, poland, germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, tank, commando, british military, battles, rescue, military, soldier, desert, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
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Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
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The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, exciting
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 75 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, breathtaking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Unknown Soldier (2017)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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Style: sincere, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.5
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, heroes, american soldier, mormon, friendship, pow, courage, brutality, violence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, heroic mission, military life, military, survival, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, tank ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Straight Into Darkness (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie encompasses several different elements-the perils of war, a touch of macabre, sadness and redemption.
Style: psychological, realistic, surreal, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, military life, battle zone, military, survival, against humanity, genocide, anti war, war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%