Movies like The Crab-Drum

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The Crab-Drum (1977)
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Original name: Le crabe tambour
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" "the drummer crab" was a boyhood nickname for the handsome young Alsatian whom the film depicts proving his courage, first in the war in French Indochina, and then again in the "Generals' Revolt" in Algeria. Courtmartialed because friends like the French naval captain were afraid to risk their own careers by testifying for him, the exiled "crabe tambour" and his trawler, The Shamrock, is now a legend among the Grand Banks fishermen.
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: military, soldier, war, friendship, friends, battles, betrayal, life is a bitch, hopes, haunted by the past, wartime life, military life, reunion, journey, fishing, cancer, winter, warship, escort, courtroom, french, fisherman, doctor, navy, african ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, vietnam, africa, asia, canada, atlantic ocean, indochina ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, wartime life and battles mostly in War, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Crab-Drum: The 317th Platoon (1965), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), A Captain's Honor (1982), Company K (2004), Sword of Honour (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 317th Platoon (1965)
Genre: War
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, military, soldier, chaos, battles, solitude, survival, escapades, heroes, danger, war, state affairs ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954, 50s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, laos, indochina, france ...
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, hopes, soldier, war, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, wartime life, false accusation, military life, couple relations, military, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, heroes, crimes, state affairs, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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Blessed by Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Argentine film about the experiences of conscripts in the Falklands War.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, military, politics, sadness, falklands war, survival, violence, danger, couples, journalism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, rivalry, hopes, soldier, idealism, moral dilemma, friendship, war, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military life, anti war, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
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Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, military, state affairs ...
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Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
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Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, chaos, marines, power relations, friends, instructor, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 123 min.
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Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
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Happy New Year (2011)
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: military, wartime life, life is a bitch, heroes, war, idealism, heroism, world war two, death of son, soldier, male nudity, frontier ...
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84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
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