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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
 7.9
 152K
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, contemplative, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, world war two, chaos, japanese history, danger, chaos and mayhem, selflessness, brutality, imperial japan, japanese army, violence, suicide, u.s. army, death, anti war, dog, horse, invasion, soldier, shooting, letter, enemy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, rough, tense ...
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
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Duration: 530 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, rough, touching, intense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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