Movies like MacArthur

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MacArthur (1977)
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, sincere, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, island, politics, daring rescue, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, against the odds, ambition, heroes, state affairs, human nature, human spirit, introspection, captivity, wartime life, campaign, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, asia, the philippines, usa, new york, battleship ...

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Most similar movies to MacArthur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about military, war, soldier, heroes, battles, world war two and military life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like MacArthur: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), Battle of the Bulge (1965), PT 109 (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military life, war, navy, negotiation, radio, military, anti war, chaos and mayhem, imperial japan, soldier, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, battleship, asia ...
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, racism, military, fighter pilot, training, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
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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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: tank, military, war, soldier, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, heroes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
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PT 109 (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's war time experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, leadership, military, daring rescue, ship, war, adventure, ocean or sea, survival, anti war, military life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, war, military life, revolution, battles, heroes, state affairs, rebelliousness, gambling, against the odds ...
Place: delaware, usa, new jersey
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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: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: naval battle, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, battles, soldier, danger, heroes, military, underdog, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, espionage, daring rescue, anti war, war, adventure, military life, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, the philippines, usa
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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: military, soldier, war, leadership, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: soldier, nun, clergy, war, survival, prison, uninhibited rivalry, prison life, politics, confined, hopes, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, germany, california
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: british colonial, espionage, british intelligence, adventure, war, soldier, daring rescue, battle, sea, ambush, naval, ship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1930s
Place: india, asia, seaport, portugal, germany ...
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
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Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, civil war, soldier, war crime, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, military, leadership, injustice, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: china, asia
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, epic, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: captivity, survival, shark, island, war, soldier, prison, human spirit, athlete, raft, u.s. air force, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, jungle, chaos, pride and honor, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, suicide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, atomic bomb, military, translator, war crime, occupation, politics, war, state affairs, soldier, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: soldier, presidential election, politics, white house, head of state, usa president, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: 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: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, soldier, danger, gory, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, pacific ocean, washington d.c. ...
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rescue mission, soldier, war, escape attempt, sniper, massacre, daring rescue, heroic mission, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: ego clash, danger, heroes, soldier, moral dilemma, military, nuclear bomb, nuclear, american soldier, desert, world war two, champagne ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, heroes, death, wartime life, battle, missile ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
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Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: british colonial, politics, soldier, officers and cadets, war, british empire, army, military life, adventure, political unrest, military, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: allies, soldier, army, bridge, war, behind enemy lines, map, military, heroic mission, danger, german, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
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Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: aerial combat, soldier, war, leadership, military life, battle zone, battles, ambition, danger, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
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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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, military life, politics, battle zone, battles, heroes, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, royal family, against the odds, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland
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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, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military, dead soldier, allies, destiny, tank, war, steel helmet, military hospital, leadership, historical figure, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, europe, normandy, italy, tunisia ...
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Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: soldier, anti war, island, gory, war, officers and cadets, jungle, army, pacific island, beach, battles, military ...
Place: asia, japan, battleship
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