Movies like Inglourious Basterds

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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Inglourious Basterds
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: tense, dark humor, suspense, entertaining, bloody, absurd, talky, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, german, heroic mission, assassination, hitler, working undercover, dynamite, plan gone awry, fictional reality, loss of family member, sole survivor, murder of family, violence, gunfight, gory, torture, nazis, revenge, jewish, nazi, french, brutality, sadism, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
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 8.6
Saving Private Ryan
Drama, War
USA
169 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, intense and rough films with plots about dialogue, brutality, violence, storytelling, visceral, war and violent mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Inglourious Basterds: Fury (2014), Django Unchained (2012), The Inglorious Bastards (1978), The Four Feathers (2002), Generation Kill (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fury
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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Django Unchained
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, talky, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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The Inglorious Bastards
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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, france, europe
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The Four Feathers
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, redemption, adventure, colonialism, islam, war, soldier, slavery, military, friendship, british, blindness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: africa, england, europe, egypt, britain ...
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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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The Eagle Has Landed
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense, serious ...
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Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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Cross of Iron
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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 ...
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    User:   56%
 
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Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
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    User:   61%
 
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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    User:   54%
 
The Guns of Navarone
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, sicily, europe, israel ...
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System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
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 785K
Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa
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    User:   44%
 
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 339K
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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Three Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: gulf war, war, treasure hunt, military, desert, culture clash, torture, violence, politics, death, oil, gold ...
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Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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    User:   54%
 
Where Eagles Dare
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, austria, europe, alps
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
The Dirty Dozen
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
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System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
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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:   48%
    User:   53%
 
The Great Escape
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, prison, motorcycle, chase, freedom, survival, camp, german, nazi, escape, soldier, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, suspense, bloody, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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    User:   43%
 
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The Boat
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, atmospheric, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, war, german, survival, courage, nazi, underwater, soldier, friendship, anti war, realism, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, seaport, mediterranean sea
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System:   46%
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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
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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 7.0
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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:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 6.7
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Flesh+Blood
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: rough, serious, bloody, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, kidnapping, rape, adventure, medieval, male nudity, revenge, soldier, sex, gory, strong sexual content ...
Time: 16th century, 80s, middle ages, 1500s
Place: europe, italy
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
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Pulp Fiction
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, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gangster, gunfight, organized crime, plot twist, brutality, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 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:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 8.5
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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
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 

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Fight Club
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