Movies like The Longest Day

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The Longest Day (1962)
 7.7
 56K
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 when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"
Style: epic, realistic, factual, tense, suspense, harsh, suspenseful, touching, serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, allies, german, resistance, d day, brutality, visceral, nazi occupied france, military life, beach, military officer, nazi officer, u.s. military, officers and cadets, battle zone, violence, british soldier, army, weapons, commando ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s, 40s
Place: normandy, france, germany, poland, europe, england, paris france ...

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Most similar movies to The Longest Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, battles, soldier, world war two, heroes and heroic mission mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Longest Day: A Bridge Too Far (1977), Band of Brothers (2001), Battle of Britain (1969), Patton (1970), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, army, allies, courage, paratrooper, u.s. army, plan gone wrong, military, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, germany, berlin germany, poland, england ...
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100%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, combat, soldier, paratrooper, battles, warrior, sniper, military life, american soldier, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, aerial combat, aviation, luftwaffe, war, raf, fighter plane, fighter pilot, nazi, air battle, british history, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 102K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, clever, witty, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, tank, general, destiny, german, sacrifice, military life, tough guy, violence, rudeness ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, war, battles, human spirit, heroic mission, military life, idealism, basic training, heroes, leadership ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
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.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, sniper, army, battles, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, middle ages
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 20K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, sea battle, military, u.s. navy, war, naval battle, aviation, navy, ethnic conflict, fascism, prejudice, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, hawaii, germany, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, mountain, espionage, nazi, war, spy, castle, two man army, commando, military, winter, female spy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, bavaria, austria, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 36K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, aerial combats, war, airplane, interracial relations, aviation, military life, discrimination, military, military base, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, island, german, adventure, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 480K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, military, soldier, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, battlefield, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 642K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military, war, evacuation, soldier, army, rescue mission, military officer, air attack, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, red army, military, wehrmacht, battles, infantrymen, soldier, tank, nazi germany, war, nazism, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, factual, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, tank, nazi, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Big Red One (1980)
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 ...
Style: realistic, bleak, unusual plot structure, poignant, political ...
Plot: world war two, war, sniper, hospital, infantry, anti war, tank, survival, world war one, german, weapons, nazi soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, germany, israel, europe, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, factual, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, war, battles, military, prejudice, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, factual, intense, talky, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, military, u.s. navy, navy, military life, aviation, battleship, air raid, u.s. military, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, atmospheric, philosophical, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, jungle, sergeant, anti war, infantry, soldier, military, survival, army, pacific island, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: normandy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 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: harsh, factual, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, resistance, french resistance, moral ambiguity, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, against the odds, wartime life, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, wehrmacht, nazi, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, espionage, military, seaport, submarine, british intelligence, ship, heroic mission, sea, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1942 ...
Place: england, india, asia, portugal, goa india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
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Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, behind enemy lines, american abroad, tank, nazi, us military, tragic hero, survival, state affairs, journalism, soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 866
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, war, military, airplane, battles, soldier, friendship, heroic mission, u.s. air force, bomb, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, australia, germany, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, winter, tank, politics, resistance, fight, violence, invasion, infantry, cold weather ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: finland, russia, europe, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, factual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, nazi, soldier, fighting the system, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival, catholic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, germany, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%