Movies like The Hill

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The Hill
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: bleak, tense, rough, serious, harsh, dramatic, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, interesting ...
Plot: prison, desert, military, war, fighting the system, soldier, brutality, punishment, anti heroes, race issues, corruption, dialogue, wartime, runaway, violent, anti-hero, moral ambiguity, dialogue driven, british, justice, sadism, violence, gunfight, visceral, racism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, germany, north africa
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
Apocalypse Now
Drama, War
USA
147 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and harsh films with plots about culture clash, brutality, war, visceral, dialogue, wartime and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Hill: Murphy's War (1971), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Generation Kill (2008), Tigerland (2000), Too Late the Hero (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Murphy's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: war, revenge, vengeance, obsession, island, submarine, murder, soldier, irish, sacrifice, german, violence ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, africa, tokyo ...
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Full Metal Jacket
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Generation Kill
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, morality, courage, violence, soldier, anti war, dialogue, politics, political, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Tigerland
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, clever, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, fighting the system, violence, brutality, storytelling, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, rebelliousness, basic training, war, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa
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System:   81%
    User:   91%
 
Too Late the Hero
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, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
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Plot: jungle, war, adventure, survival, destiny, military, good versus evil, soldier, wartime, murder, camp, mentor ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
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King Rat
Genre: War, Drama
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, serious, dramatic, rough ...
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Beasts of No Nation
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
Plot: innocence lost, war, civil war, violence, blood, brutality, violent, visceral, brainwashing, mentor, storytelling, youth ...
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Voyage of the Damned
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jews, anti heroes, genocide, nazis, jewish, war, fugitives, adaptation, political, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, california ...
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    User:   76%
 
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Hart's War
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
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System:   68%
    User:   60%
 
 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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System:   67%
    User:   60%
 
A Bridge Too Far
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, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, allies, violence, heroic mission, wartime, courage, danger, british, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, holland, poland, england ...
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System:   66%
    User:   70%
 
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Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
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
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, innocence lost, friendship, insanity, brutality, drinking, violence, hunting, male nudity, small town, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, pennsylvania, saigon, southeast asia
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System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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Cross of Iron
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
 8.0
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No Man's Land
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: war, politics, survival, culture clash, civil war, tragedy, violence, death, soldier, ethnic conflict, storytelling, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
 8.1
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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
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
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System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
Casualties of War
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: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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System:   59%
    User:   54%
 
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The Big Red One
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, german, soldier, death, military life, brutality, camp, escapades, gunfight, violence, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, sicily, europe, israel ...
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, brutality, british, friendship, violence, guilt, homosexuality, obsession, camp, wartime, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   68%
 
A Midnight Clear
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, friendship, tragedy, violence, buddies, wartime, german, nazis, storytelling, courage, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
 8.5
 524K
Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, war, insanity, military, apocalypse, violence, brutality, boat, assassination, soldier, army ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
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Under Fire
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, war, idealism, politics, revolution, civil war, death, murder, political, love story, betrayal, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, ireland, central america
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System:   54%
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The Army of Shadows
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, marseille, arc de triomphe paris ...
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 7.9
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Breaker Morant
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war, australian, military, politics, murder, court, courtroom, british, colonialism, brutality, lawyer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, australia, england, south australia
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System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 6.8
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Ambush
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, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, politics, rebellion, war, irish, freedom, torture, brutality, violence, political unrest, death, resistance ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 7.5
 17K
Salvador
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, civil war, war, death, murder, blood, political, world politics, corruption, idealism, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, south america, central america
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 

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The Unknown Soldier
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, serious, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: war, finnish, battles, politics, mentor, military, civil war, literature, soldier, battle zone, wartime, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, finland, tokyo
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Ivan's Childhood
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, german, childhood, soldier, russian, wartime, dreams, brutality, young heroes, visceral, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
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