Movies like Heaven & Earth

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Heaven & Earth
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine named Steve Butler who treats her kindly and tells her he would like to be married -- maybe to her.
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, gloomy, captivating, dramatic, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, culture clash, interracial relations, innocence lost, war, rape, torture, civil war, wartime, village, brutality, society, family bonds, life, storytelling, prostitute, ethnic conflict, military, destiny, soldier, prejudice, dog, propaganda, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
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Roots
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
588 min.
 8.4
Platoon
Drama, War
USA
120 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, dramatic, realistic and intense films with plots about culture clash, brutality, courage, sacrifice, mentor, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Heaven & Earth: The Killing Fields (1984), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), We Were Soldiers (2002), MacArthur (1977), Che: Part Two (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Killing Fields
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
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Born on the Fourth of July
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
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We Were Soldiers
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.
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MacArthur
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 ...
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 126 min.
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Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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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, suspense, serious, rough ...
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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.
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The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
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    User:   65%
 
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Bat*21
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
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    User:   62%
 
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Platoon
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, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Glory
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Free State of Jones
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Emperor
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Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
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    User:   54%
 
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Hamburger Hill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Midway
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, factual ...
Plot: war, heroic mission, interracial romance, wartime, battles, sacrifice, fascism, danger, idealism, heroes, catastrophe, dialogue ...
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Unbroken
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: survival, war, prison, military, torture, olympics, wartime, courage, human spirit, camp, mentor, storytelling ...
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Roots
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, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, freedom, culture clash, human spirit, tragedy, childhood, redemption, race issues, segregation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
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    User:   41%
 
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Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, redemption, civil war, genocide, soldier, ethnic conflict, blood, atrocity, mercenary, wartime, brutality, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Gardens of Stone
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, serious, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, soldier, anti war, military life, wartime life, mentor, runaway, life is a bitch, catastrophe, civil war ...
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Gods and Generals
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, civil war, military, slavery, christian, military life, student life, dialogue, battles, revolution, college ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s
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Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, president, corruption, friendship, assassin, assassination, senator, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, tragedy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas, vietnam
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    User:   40%
 
 7.2
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Rosewood
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, politics, violence, interracial relations, death, courage, gunfight, segregation, justice, corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
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Max Manus: Man of War
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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    User:   42%
 
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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    User:   34%
 
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
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: emotional, epic, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: war, gory, civil war, survival, violence, death, soldier, betrayal, wartime, archaeologist, brutality, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
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    User:   46%
 

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The Railway Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
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