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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film recounts many of the trials and tribulation Ike had to face, not the least of which were the many prima donnas surrounding him (Patton, Montgomery and especially de Gaulle) and the need for tact and diplomacy to bring all sides together for what would be the largest amphibious assault ever attempted.
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, political
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, war, battles, human spirit, heroes, soldier, leadership, military life, idealism, basic training, heroic mission, politics, military, invasion, allies, usa president, paratrooper, u.s. military, political unrest, wartime life, race against time, state affairs, general ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about military, soldier, war, battles, heroes, world war two and heroic mission mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ike: Countdown to D-Day: The Longest Day (1962), Gettysburg (1993), MacArthur (1977), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Battle of the Bulge (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, allies, german, resistance, d day, visceral, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, germany, poland, europe ...
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, war, battles, military, prejudice, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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MacArthur (1977)
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 ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, island, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, soldier, korean war, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
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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: factual, inspirational, emotional, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, aviation, fighter plane, military, war, aerial combat, interracial relations, training, unlikely friendships, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, berlin germany, germany, africa, usa ...
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Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, factual, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, tank, nazi, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin germany ...
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Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, battles, infantry, soldier, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
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Midway (1976)
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: realistic, factual, tense, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, sea battle, military, u.s. navy, war, naval battle, aviation, navy, ethnic conflict, fascism, prejudice, against the odds ...
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Place: poland, hawaii, germany, japan, tokyo ...
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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, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
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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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, army, allies, courage, paratrooper, u.s. army, plan gone wrong, military, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, germany, berlin germany, poland, england ...
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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, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
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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, factual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, nazi, soldier, fighting the system, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival, catholic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, germany, california ...
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All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, wehrmacht, nazi, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe
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Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, retro
Audience: boys' night
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Time: year 1944, 1940s
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, eastern front, friendship, battles, survival, military, human spirit, confined, heroes, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 137 min.
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The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, sad, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: mind bending, surreal, political, psychedelic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, female nudity, basic training, d day, soldier, boot camp, atrocity, military life, heroic mission, military base, battle zone, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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45%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: year 1944, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
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
Plot: world war two, raf, aviation, mosquito, aerial combat, fighter plane, soldier, military, battles, leadership, heroes, twins ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%