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MacArthur (1977)
 6.5
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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: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious, political, dramatic, harsh, reflective, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ruler, ambition, island, adventure, death, weapons, president, usa president, u.s. president, catastrophe, survival, end of the world, revenge, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea, the philippines, new york ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and factual films with plots about war, runaway, mentor, dialogue, courage, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like MacArthur: Battle of the Bulge (1965), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), Emperor (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tank, nazi, heroic mission, military, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin 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: tense, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: factual, inspirational, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, racism, world war two, military, war, aerial combat, interracial relations, aviation, training, unlikely friendships, officers and cadets, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, berlin germany, africa, germany, usa ...
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
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: factual, intense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, atomic bomb, scientist, military, politics, idealism, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, scientific research, physicist ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: usa, new mexico, russia, germany
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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: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1932 ...
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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, captivating, serious ...
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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, talky, intense, serious ...
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Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
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Style: intense, rough, sincere, serious, sexy ...
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Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1860s
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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
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Midway (1976)
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Che: Part One (2008)
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Duration: 134 min.
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
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Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: inspirational, epic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
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53%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, factual, brutal, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, epic, factual ...
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