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The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
 6.5
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The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in German-occupied Norway, this is based on the efforts of the Norwegian resistance to sabotage German development of the atomic bomb. Resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark. British commandos dispatched to destroy the plant are killed when their glider crashes. A resistance raid ends in the partial destruction of the heavy water but the Germans resume production quickly. Pedersen recommends that the Allies bomb the plant. Straud opposes him to prevent civilian deaths. The air raid takes place, but it fails to destroy the heavy water. The remaining heavy water is loaded onto a ferry for Germany, and the resistance attempt to blow it up. Pedersen boards the ferry to try and minimize civilian deaths. The film closes with resistance members rescuing passengers as the ferry sinks.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroes, skiing, factory, resistance fighter, espionage, saboteur, war, survival, adventure, village, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, secret agents, against the odds, village life, anti war, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, wartime life, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: norway, england, germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about heroes, war, military, world war two, soldier, danger and heroic mission mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Heroes of Telemark: The Devil's Brigade (1968), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), 633 Squadron (1964), Operation Crossbow (1965), Attack Force Z (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
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Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
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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, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, danger, save the day, military, hopes, against the odds, air raid, daring rescue, ambition, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, espionage, world war two, rocket, double agent, heroic mission, working undercover, escapades, military, secret agents, war, heroes ...
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Place: germany, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Attack Force Z (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, anti war, battles, soldier, heroes, island, submarine, mission, chases and races, undercover, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1945
Place: chicago illinois, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
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, realistic, serious, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
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Morituri (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
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77%
 2.3
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USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fury (2014)
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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 ...
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
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Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Britannic (2000)
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
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