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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
 7.3
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Original name: Max Manus
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 World War II in Norway until peacetime in 1945.
Style: tense, brutal, factual, light, romantic, melancholic, intense, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, adventure, military, escape, romance, courage, manhunt, terrorism, fantasy world, wartime, sacrifice, unlikely friendships, gestapo, depression, soldier, loss of friend, nazi occupation, life is a bitch, rage, idealism, spy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, scotland, egypt, africa, japan, russia, germany ...

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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, world war two, courage, runaway, wartime, culture clash and mentor mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Max Manus: Man of War: Anthropoid (2016), Defiance (2008), The 12th Man (2017), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Braveheart (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, clever, emotional, realistic, social ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, conspiracy, assassination, nazi occupation, betrayal, torture, gestapo, third reich, friendship between men, suspicion, repression ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, 1930s, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, berlin germany, israel, england ...
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Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, sincere, epic, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi, war, survival, judaism, partisan, jewish, genocide, rebellion, prejudice, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
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The 12th Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, serious, inspirational, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, gestapo, nazi, resistance fighter, survival, coping, winter, chase, life & death, one man army, manhunt, self mutilation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1947, year 1945, year 1988 ...
Place: norway, scotland, sweden
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100%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: emotional, sincere, realistic, epic, factual ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, guilt, survival, propaganda, fame, political intrigue, wartime, loss of friend, battles, homecoming ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, scenic, breathtaking, emotional, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, war, freedom, idealism, tragic hero, battles, sword fight, vengeance, warrior, beautiful scenery, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, factual, atmospheric ...
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Plot: world war two, resistance, gestapo, war, betrayal, spy, nazi, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, wartime, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1944
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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, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, survival, nazi, battles, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, europe
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37%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, tense, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, against the odds ...
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 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 ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
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 6.9
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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: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
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Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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33%
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
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Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
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Style: captivating, rough, tense, brutal, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 127 min.
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Style: factual, intense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
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Style: uplifting, epic, inspirational, motivational, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
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32%
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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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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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, suspenseful, sincere, tense, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, survival, polish history, massacre, nazism, murder, idealism, ethnic conflict, courage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, germany, east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: intense, emotional, touching, rough, epic ...
Plot: world war two, pow, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, war, battles, winter, survival, friendship, allies, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: belgium, germany, berlin germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, sexy, talky, romantic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, resistance, beautiful scenery, german, torture, adaptation, fantasy world ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, england, lyon, california
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30%