Movies like Heaven & Earth

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Heaven & Earth (1993)
 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
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, bleak, serious, psychological, gloomy, captivating, dramatic, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: vietnam war, dog, village, pregnancy, interracial relations, society, prostitute, soldier, crumbling marriage, espionage, opposites attract, social differences, haunted by the past, village life, life is a bitch, survival, butler, culture clash, torture, rape, domestic violence, female protagonist, war crime, suicide, buddhism ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california

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Most similar movies to Heaven & Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about military, war, vietnam war, soldier, military life, brutality and culture clash mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Heaven & Earth: The Iron Triangle (1989), The Killing Fields (1984), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), We Were Soldiers (2002), Casualties of War (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Killing Fields (1984)
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 ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, photographer, vietnam war, embassy, civil war, war, escape attempt, post war, communism, friendship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, bar, desert, drunkenness, military, vietnam veteran, wheelchair, war, small town, disability, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, death, wartime life, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Casualties of War (1989)
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.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, rape, vietcong, war, jungle, military, anti war, court, battle zone, military life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 7K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, golf, rescue, war, soldier, daring rescue, adventure, anti war, heroic mission ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, war crime, battle zone, military life, brutality, squad, rage, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
 94K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, vietnam war, soldier, violence, airplane shot down, pipe smoking, torture, war, military, pow, pilot, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: vietnam war, military life, war, battles, military, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, political unrest, hopes, death of protagonist, decapitation ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.6
 525
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, war, innocence lost, anti war, haunted by the past, military life, military, vengeance, friendship, captivity ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 21K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, jungle, insanity, war hero, lieutenant, massacre, war, anti war, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
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, emotional, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, cemetery, military life, war, vietnam veteran, wartime life, life is a bitch, army life, casualty of war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.1
 281K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, innocence lost, suicide, russian roulette, party, wedding, friend, vietnam veteran, deer hunting, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, drug trade, machine gun, on the run, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam veteran, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 2K
Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, vietnam war, prostitution, violence, murder, racism, helicopter, crime, investigation, partners against crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, prison, war, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, mental illness, obsession, war, soldier, disfigurement, mental institution, coming of age, friends, mute or deaf, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battle, soldier, race against time, save the day, convict, mission, crazy, jungle, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, vietcong, u.s. army, jungle, self discovery, escapades, adventure, heroes, infantrymen ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, anti war, war, military, radio dj, oldies, verbal byplay, rebelliousness, rebellion, rock, vietcong ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two (2008)
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. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, leadership, dictatorship, communism, cia, folk hero, idealism, downfall, rebellion, sacrifice, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s, year 1966
Place: latin america, bolivia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 397K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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, sniper, military, war, navy seal, military life, battles, danger, heroes, battle zone, night vision binoculars, iraq war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, biting
Plot: jungle, african american, soldier, survival, war, vietnam war, military, interracial relations, military life, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 706
Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, love and romance, romance, tragic love, war, unfulfilled love, wartime life, fall in love, military, army life, helicopter, surgeon ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 12K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, atomic bomb, military, translator, war crime, occupation, politics, war, state affairs, soldier, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, soldier, submarine, war, aviation, patriotism, human spirit, anti war, basic training, captivity, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, wartime life, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, friendship, exile, interracial relations, friends, orphan, homecoming, terminal illness, life is a bitch, society, solitary
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, anti heroes, hotshot hero, army, soccer, war, soldier, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%