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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
 7.9
 161K
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, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, suspenseful, epic, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, war, battles, military, anti war, japanese history, japanese army, imperial japan, chaos, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, violence, suicide, u.s. army, death, dog, invasion, soldier, letter, enemy, disfigurement, cave, stallion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005, 40s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
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The Pacific (2010)
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Duration: 530 min.
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Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
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