Movies like Inglourious Basterds

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
 8.3
 1.1M
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Style: dark humor, tense, atmospheric, suspense, entertaining, witty, bloody, absurd, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, sadism, working undercover, war, german, self sacrifice, military, hitler, violence, soldier, danger, fictional reality, heroic mission, loss of family member, plan gone awry, dynamite, nazism, mexican standoff, murder of family, sole survivor, torture, jewish, gunfight, assassination, army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france

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Most similar movies to Inglourious Basterds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and intense films with plots about brutality, dialogue, war, violence, survival, courage and military mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Inglourious Basterds: Fury (2014), Django Unchained (2012), The Boat (1981), Allied (2016), The Four Feathers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 376K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
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 ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, rivalry, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, against the odds, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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100%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 206K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: submarine, navy, naval battle, ocean or sea, german, battles, underwater, explosion, anti war, military, fear, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, seaport, germany, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 123K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, bilingual, tragic ending, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, rescue, gunfight, double agent, femme fatale, undercover, commander ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: imperialism, military, soldier, desert, redemption, colonialism, islam, slavery, starvation, massacre, siege, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 244K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gunfight, military, soldier, courage, battles, military life, war, terrorism, selflessness, squad, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, escape, explosion, war, gunfight, on the run, survival, behind enemy lines, fugitives, heroic mission, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
32%
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, military, double agent, behind enemy lines, undercover, mountain, german, war, soldier, invasion, working undercover, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, austria, bavaria, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, resistance, behind enemy lines, allies, soldier, military, suicide attempt, sniper, adventure, war, german ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, battleship, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: jewish, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, nazi occupation, spy, war, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, war, military, survival, vengeance, anti war, military life, left to die, heroes, leadership, beast, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, insubordination, soldier, good versus evil, nazi germany, espionage, kidnapping, war, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 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, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military life, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, massacre, escape attempt, rescue mission, soldier, war, infantrymen, heroes, human spirit, military life, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: behind enemy lines, soldier, military, basic training, machismo, castle, hand grenade, suicide mission, military police, mission, training, commando ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, violence, boxing, rape, overdose, crime, crime boss, criminal heroes, heroin, gunfight, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: art theft, military, treasure hunt, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, heroic mission, hunt down, military life, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, paris france, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 11K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, military, soldier, aging, racism, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, war, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.5
 63K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, military, terrorism, cia, bomb, soldier, heroism, scuba diving, pistol, terrorist plot, pregnant wife, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, mexico, africa, san diego california, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, adventure, battles, danger, sole survivor, war, confined, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: task force, betrayal, double agent, military, bridge, partisan, traitor, battle, sergeant, colonel, adventure, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, england, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, chase, motorcycle, military, soldier, capture, escape attempt, disguise, tunnel, shower ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, alps, switzerland, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 730
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, serious, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, battle zone, war, military, survival, heroes, military life, society, danger, battles, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, fear, depression, nervous breakdown, occupation, loss of friend, manhunt, torture, soldier, train ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, rough, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, martial arts, warrior, journey, one man army, mentor, squad, peril, organized crime, duel, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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