Movies like Midway 1976

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Midway (1976)
 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, tense, factual, suspense, intense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, light, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, prejudice, ethnic conflict, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, underdog, wartime, death of protagonist, submarine, sea, catastrophe, survival, airplane, revenge, ship, fight ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, hawaii, germany, tokyo, poland, pacific ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and exciting films with plots about war, military, courage, dialogue, heroes, runaway and wartime mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Midway: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), The Longest Day (1962), Greyhound (2020), Red Tails (2012), In Harm's Way (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, warship, sea battle, air battle, navy, fighter plane, fighter pilot, battleship, u.s. navy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
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100%
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, military life, air raid, u.s. military, state affairs, political unrest, warship, u.s. army ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, d day, courage, german, allies, resistance, beach ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 97K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, convoy, u.s. navy, navy, ocean, warship, us military, naval officer, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, military base, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: war, world war two, naval battle, wartime, naval officer, father son relationship, adultery, u.s. navy, military life, suicide, marital infidelity, military ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, polynesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: 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 ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, 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 ⇓
50%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, adventure, nazi, battles, task force, double agent, spy, heroic mission, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 43K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: harsh, exciting, realistic, factual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, airplane, world war one, aerial combat, aviation, adventure, fighter pilot, german, zeppelin, vengeance, biplane, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, military, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: military, vietnam war, war, soldier, battles, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 23K
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: tense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, pow, world war two, escape attempt, human spirit, against the odds, military life, massacre, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, germany, poland, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, aviation, aerial combat, luftwaffe, war, raf, british history, fighter plane, nazi, air battle, airplane, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, golf, survival, war, rescue, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.1
 70K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, brutal, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, friendship, courage, military life, violence, brutality ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 5K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: war, world war two, military, winter, tank, politics, resistance, fight, violence, brothers, prejudice, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: finland, russia, europe, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, factual, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, propaganda, torture, russian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, military, adventure, escape, romance, courage, manhunt, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, russia, egypt, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 14K
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 ...
Plot: world war two, japanese history, war, emperor, investigation, politics, occupation, war crime, political intrigue, moral dilemma, ruler, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, berlin germany, tokyo, russia, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, island, behind enemy lines, german, adventure, military, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: touching, harsh, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, pow, holocaust, prison, island, war, friendship, justice, war crime, nazi, human spirit, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, indonesia, asia, germany, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 114K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, cold war, navy, military, russian, spy, u.s. navy, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, pacific ocean, alabama, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 30K
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, military, war, slavery, battles, prejudice, soldier, infantry, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, bomber, adventure, military, airplane, natural disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, revenge, destiny, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, europe, asia, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%