Movies like Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas (2005)
 7.7
 30K
Merry Christmas (2005)
Original name: Joyeux Noël
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
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, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic, factual, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french, military life, behind enemy lines, battle zone, initially antagonists, anti war, prejudice, cat, military, snow, priest, singer, letter, bishop ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, prussia, glasgow scotland, brussels, france ...

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Most similar movies to Merry Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about war, soldier, military, battles, world war one, death and friendship mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Merry Christmas: Silent Night (2002), War Horse (2011), Testament of Youth (2014), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), The Thin Red Line (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 2K
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: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, german soldier, hitler youth, boy, christmas eve, against humanity, world war two, soldier, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, dunkirk, africa
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100%
 7.2
 156K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: emotional, touching, uplifting, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, friendship, battles, hopes, animals, animal training, german, human spirit, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, wartime, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, nurse, aspiring writer, poetry, nursing, compassion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: war, world war two, military, fame, loss of friend, battles, survival, guilt, selflessness, homecoming, propaganda, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, infantry, anti war, invasion, battles, military life, soldier, commander, jungle, survival, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 39K
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, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, soldier, desert, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 3K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war one, battlefield, battles, military, soldier, trench warfare, war, heroes, military life, isolation, destiny, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: factual, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, wartime life, heroic mission, ambush, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.5
 43K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, aerial combat, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, vengeance, heroic mission, french, biplane ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, tunnel, world war one, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier, gas mask ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: rough, emotional, touching, intense, realistic ...
Plot: pow, soldier, behind enemy lines, world war two, battles, allies, heroic mission, tragic hero, military, bondage, hapless soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 35K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, heroes, soldier, friendship, murder, alcohol abuse, insubordination ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: macedonia, romania, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, heroic mission, military life, battlefield, heroes, state affairs, love and romance, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Officers' Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: military, anti war, world war one, soldier, hopes, starting over, war, life turned upside down, human spirit, wartime life, hospital, bravery ...
Time: post world war one, year 1914, 1910s, year 1918
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 12K
The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, exciting, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, soldier, military, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, heroes, military life, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, berlin germany
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, redemption, escapades, destiny, loss of son, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, military, war, invasion, allies, nazi, german, navy, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.6
 12K
Shooting Dogs (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: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, battles ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, world war two, army, allies, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, german, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 16K
Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, violinist, post war, french soldier, german soldier, grave, letter, husband wife relationship, death of loved one, sadness, german, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, 1910s, year 1919
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 1K
Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, idealism, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, wartime life, anti semitism, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, new zealand, middle east, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 270K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, war, revolution, american revolution, vengeance, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 29K
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, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 147K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
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: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, loss of family member, getting home, loss of loved one, soldier, friendship, survival, civil war, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 11K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, uplifting, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, atrocity, survival, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, soldier, great patriotic war, rescue mission, combat, army, war violence, military, battlefield, death, military life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, state affairs, heroes, soldier, political unrest, battle zone, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%