Movies like Midway

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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, factual, dramatic, intense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: naval battle, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, battles, soldier, danger, heroes, military, underdog, military life, against the odds, naval uniform, u.s. military, aircraft carrier, world war two, code breaking, internment camp, japanese soldier, fighter plane, war violence, death of hero, sea battle, commander, main character dies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, heroes, world war two and danger mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Midway: Battle of the Bulge (1965), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Submarine X-1 (1968), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.2
 451
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, war, soldier, officers and cadets, ocean or sea, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, paratrooper, d day, battle zone, war, military life, military base, battles, danger, heroes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, battles, explosion, bridge, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, war, soldier, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, against the odds, heroes, military, society, save the day, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: aerial combat, war, heroic mission, battles, british history, politics, danger, heroes, military, soldier, rescue, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, war, leadership, pilot, military life, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 31K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: discrimination, military, aerial combats, military base, fighter pilot, war, airplane, soldier, interracial relations, adventure, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, pentagon, germany, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, military life, war, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, farmhouse, helicopter, infantry ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, survival, battle zone, war, military life, battles, military, one man army, siblings relations, heroic mission, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 4K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, island, politics, daring rescue, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, asia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, ocean or sea, survival, war, battles, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, army investigation, courtroom drama, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, war, battle zone, save the day, heroic mission, battles, against the odds, danger, heroes, military, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, corpse, machine gun, battle, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, d day, steel helmet, war, allies, invasion, navy, military, german, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, adventure, vengeance, war, against the odds, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, desert, soldier, heroes, war, battle zone, battles, tough heroes, against humanity, danger, escapades, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, prison escape, prison, tunnel, ira, daring rescue, war, german, adventure, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, cairo egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 4K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military life, battles, battle zone, danger, military, rivalry, against the odds, world war two, surprise attack, nazi occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: siege, empress, imperialism, intrigue, human spirit, culture clash, war, heroic mission, political unrest, royal family, revolution, adventure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, england, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, infantrymen, military, soldier, german, invasion, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.2
 762
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, soldier, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, battles, danger, heroes, military, tough heroes, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 555
Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military base, war, heroic mission, working undercover, adventure, escapades, military, battles, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, kidnapping, battles, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, pursuit, machine gun, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 14K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, red army, war, battles, soviet, battle zone, danger, life is a bitch, love affair, military life, wartime life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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