Movies like King Rat

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King Rat
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the simple reason that there was no place for the prisoners to escape to. Included among the prisoners is the American Cpl. King, a wheeler dealer who has managed to established a pretty good life for himself in the camp. While most of the prisoners are near starvation and have uniforms that are in tatters, King eats well and and has crisp clean clothes to wear every day. His nemesis is Lt. Robin Grey, the camp Provost who attempts to keep good order and discipline. He knows that King is breaking camp rules by bartering with the Japanese but can't quite get the evidence he needs to stop him. King soon forms a friendship with Lt. Peter Marlowe an upper class British officer who is fascinated with King's élan and no rules approach to life...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dramatic, rough, harsh, suspenseful, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: survival, prison, war, friendship, holocaust, camp, british, mentor, corruption, wartime, unlikely friendships, captivity, idealism, drinking, nazis, honest, brutality, character study, political, world politics, relationships, redemption, adaptation, betrayal, culture clash ...
Time: year 1945
Place: asia, japan, poland, california, england, singapore
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The Hill
Drama, War
UK
123 min.
 7.9
Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and harsh films with plots about brutality, war, culture clash, wartime, runaway, idealism and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like King Rat: Paradise Road (1997), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Hart's War (2002), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paradise Road
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
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Hart's War
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Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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The Bridge at Remagen
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Stalingrad
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Duration: 134 min.
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The Hill
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Duration: 123 min.
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Duration: 116 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
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Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
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Unbroken
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
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Duration: 137 min.
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The Great Raid
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 132 min.
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The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Too Late the Hero
Genre: Action, War, Drama
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Rescue Dawn
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
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The Unknown Soldier
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 199 min.
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