Movies like Happy Christmas

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Happy Christmas (2005)
 7.8
 25K
Happy Christmas (2005)
Original name: Joyeux Noël
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, factual, absurd ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, soldier, friendship, idealism, war, singer, battle zone, hopes, holiday, military life, prejudice, behind enemy lines, initially antagonists, battles, truce, german, french, singing, anti war, military, soccer, insubordination, priest, bishop ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, oslo norway, brussels belgium, glasgow scotland, france ...

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Most similar movies to Happy Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about war, soldier, mentor, death, brutality, betrayal and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Happy Christmas: War Horse (2011), Silent Night (2002), Gallipoli (1981), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Flags of Our Fathers (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, trapped, war, artillery, animal training, hopes, danger, battles, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 1K
Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: soldier, christmas eve, anti war, christmas, cabin, german soldier, medal, military police, holocaust, military, friendship, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 34K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, running, desert, war, idealism, buddies, innocence lost, soldier, troops ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, jungle, suicide, chaos, letter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, danger, gory, battle zone, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 13K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 131K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, wartime life, power of love, love and romance, love, love of one's life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, military life, politics, battle zone, heroes, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, death, wartime life, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, iraq war, friendship, casualty of war, war, redemption, military, dealing with death, war widow, wounded, bereavement, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: soldier, battlefield, trench warfare, military, gory, anti war, war, friendship, bravery, military life, battles, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: realistic, talky, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: soldier, winter, war, behind enemy lines, allies, pow, german, heroic mission, nazi germany, bravery, redemption, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, louisiana, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, war, friendship, gay, homosexuality, nazi, dehumanization, gays and lesbians, jewish, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military, sniper, nazism, war, assassination, friendship, battle zone, trap, heroes, deadly, german, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, soldier, pilot, czech, war, aviation, romance, culture clash, young heroes, aerial combat, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, 1940s
Place: england, europe, poland, czechoslovakia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, racism, military, training, fighter pilot, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, violence, school, politics, civil war, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, school life, coup d'etat ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 24K
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, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, soldier, military, battle, battles, war, idealism, friendship, leadership, union soldier ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, war, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, french army, murder, soldier, insubordination, military life, war, battlefield, eastern front, battles, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, d day, steel helmet, war, allies, invasion, navy, military, german, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, commander, sergeant, lieutenant, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 14K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tragic ending ...
Plot: war, survival, war crime, massacre, nazism, anti heroes, russian, soldier, german, missing person, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, countryside, romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, working class, love and romance, couples, soldier, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, egypt, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing son, parents and children, missing person, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, family drama, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, sniper, courage, military, warrior, helicopter, army, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 310K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, against humanity, hotel, violence, death, murder, war crime, refugee camp, african ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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