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Assembly (2007)
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Assembly (2007)
Original name: 集结号
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: tense, bleak, epic, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: civil war, war, pow, war crime, battles, battle zone, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, life is a bitch, post war, danger, military life, brutality, battlefield, tragic event, heroes, injustice, patriotism, infantrymen, leadership, signal, violence, tomb, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about soldier, military, war, battles, heroes, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Assembly: Band of Brothers (2001), 71: Into the Fire (2010), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Stalingrad (2013), We Were Soldiers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, world war two, patriotism, friendship, gory, behind enemy lines, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
71: Into the Fire (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: war, battles, youth, student, military life, military, against the odds, survival, ambition, danger, patriotism, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, war, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, d day, military, danger, battles, battle zone, military base, race against time, friendship, paratrooper, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, danger, heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, graphic violence, horse, princess, military, martial arts ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles, red army, battle zone, military life, danger, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, battles, heroes, battle, wartime life, death, ambush, explosion, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
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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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, battles, ambush, heroes, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, world war two, against the odds, battles, military life, war, save the day, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
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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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, survival, military life, society, heroic mission, battle zone, danger, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 4K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, against the odds, danger, military, battles, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, love and romance, heroes, danger, forbidden love, military, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, war, battle, military life, military, soldier, friendship, army investigation, squad, friends, bodies, infantrymen ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: asia, korea, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, heroes, soldier, invasion, german, heroic mission, resistance, honor, infantrymen, siege ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, sexual relations, rape, sexual abuse, injustice, soldier, strong sexual content, political unrest, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, courage, pow, brutality, deadly, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, leadership, battles, danger, war, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, military life, heroic mission, love and romance, state affairs, heroes, military hospital, tragic event ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, military life, against the odds, soldier, heroes, infantrymen, battle zone, danger, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, adventure, crimes, gang, undercover, escapades, working undercover, infiltration, army, mountain, village, tiger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: soldier, battle zone, battles, danger, against the odds, heroic mission, war, military, battleship, world war two, surrender, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war one, survival, military life, military, leadership, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, battle zone, siege ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, vengeance, rivalry, soldier, battles, heroes, danger, war, elephant, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 25K
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, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, heroic mission, battle zone, family relations, soldier, danger, military life, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: marine, military, iraq war, attack, soldier, war, culture clash, military life, desert, occupation, danger, realism ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: soldier, military life, leadership, military, battles, betrayal, life is a bitch, danger, war, winter, heroes, shot to death ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, danger, epic battle, heroes, soldier, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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