Movies like The Hill

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The Hill (1965)
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The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, no music, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, racism, torture, british army, sadism, cruelty, hill, war, fighting the system, heroes, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, captivity, officers and cadets, rebellion, human spirit, anti war, hopes, society, chief ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about military, war, soldier, survival, military life, life is a bitch and world war two mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Hill: Full Metal Jacket (1987), Hart's War (2002), The Iron Triangle (1989), The Winston Affair (1964), Texas '46 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, sergeant, war, military life, boot camp, battles, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 48K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, u.s. army, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, state affairs, wartime life, espionage, military, idealism, rebellion, interracial relations, life is a bitch, village life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, crime, soldier, legal, false accusation, infidelity, psychopath, racism, military ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: disturbing, rough, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: fascism, battles, prison life, society, captivity, anti war, heroes, basic training, military life, danger, holocaust, power relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, anti war, captivity, prison life, rebelliousness, isolation, vengeance, military, soldier, politics, prison ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, confined, rescue, danger, survival, prison, gory, basic training, military life, battles, military, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, breeding, escapades, confined, human spirit, military, black market ...
Time: year 1945
Place: singapore, asia, japan, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, adventure, military, good versus evil, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 68K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, basic training, sexism, navy, tough heroes, military life, female soldier, officers and cadets, army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, New Zealand
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, escape attempt, society, atrocity, life is a bitch, undisciplined, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, against humanity, genocide, hard labor, brutality, violence, labor camp, corporal punishment, captivity, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, soldier, confined, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: military, war, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, love triangle, soldier, car chase, a.i., wartime life, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, heroes, human spirit, basic training, military life, survival, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, politics, battles, society, anti war, military, rebellion, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, war, soldier, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, survival, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, chaos, war, wartime life, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 28K
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: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, snow, soldier, anti war, squad, execution, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 335
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: d day, survival, bunker, human spirit, holocaust, danger, prison, against humanity, wartime life, confined, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child soldier, innocence lost, war, anti war, power relations, military, soldier, against humanity, youth, jungle, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mutiny (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: boot camp, ship, law enforcement, military, racism, legal, dishonesty, military life, human spirit, fighting the system, disobey, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious
Plot: racism, soldier, state affairs, interracial relations, war, confined, injustice, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, culture clash, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: allies, soldier, behind enemy lines, map, bridge, tank, army, war, german, military, resistance, failed attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, race against time, military life, heroes, danger ...
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 2K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, rescue, desert, battles, against the odds, danger, military, landing, survival, undercover, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: libya, africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 10K
Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, mission gone awry, undisciplined, battle zone, bodies, superior officer, superior, war, infantrymen, confined, chaos and mayhem, lebanese ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: soldier, nun, hidden identity, politics, prison, clergy, fighting the system, human spirit, prison life, military, survival, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, military, aviation, fighter pilot, training, war, battles, power relations, danger, against the odds, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, british army, court martial, power relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, crimes, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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