Movies like Midway

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Midway
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, factual, suspenseful, dramatic, intense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: war, heroic mission, interracial romance, wartime, battles, sacrifice, fascism, danger, idealism, heroes, catastrophe, dialogue, aviation, love story, military, mentor, nazis, underdog, weapons, culture clash, island, military life, brutality, propaganda, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
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The Longest Day
Action, Drama, History, War
USA
178 min.
 7.8
The Winter War
Drama, History, War
Finland
199 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Midway

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and factual films with plots about courage, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, war, catastrophe and weapons mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Midway: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), MacArthur (1977), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), The Bridge at Remagen (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tora! Tora! Tora!
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, submarine, anti war, wartime, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, courage, battles, dialogue, catastrophe, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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System:   95%
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 6.6
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MacArthur
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   78%
    User:   73%
 
Battle of the Bulge
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: war, military, soldier, german, nazis, leadership, nazi, runaway, anti war, wartime, tank, british ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, germany, europe, hawaii, spain
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System:   77%
    User:   66%
 
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Battle of Britain
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: war, aviation, politics, nazi, courage, british, wartime, heroic mission, nazis, german, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1940
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, london ...
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System:   77%
    User:   83%
 
The Bridge at Remagen
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, serious, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: war, survival, soldier, military, german, wartime, nazi, courage, anti war, runaway, heroic mission, idealism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   65%
 
The Devil's Brigade
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, soldier, wartime, violence, daring rescue, stereotypes, vengeance, rescue, camp, anti war, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, tokyo ...
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System:   68%
    User:   62%
 
 5.9
 31K
Red Tails
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: war, military, airplane, german, soldier, military base, nazi, segregation, wartime, interracial relations, aviation, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, italy, cuba, pentagon
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System:   68%
    User:   70%
 
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The Longest Day
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, d day, nazi, wartime, resistance, sacrifice, courage, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   65%
 
The Tuskegee Airmen
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: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   67%
 
 6.7
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The Great Raid
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, prison, torture, death, violence, daring rescue, wartime, camp, prison escape, love story, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, the philippines, japan, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   61%
 
Max Manus: Man of War
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, idealism, german, nazi, resistance, heroic mission, wartime, escape, finnish, nazis, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, africa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
We Were Soldiers
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
The Winter War
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, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, violence, finnish, soldier, brutality, courage, military life, russian, battle zone, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
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Gettysburg
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, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, idealism, military, friendship, soldier, politics, courage, violence, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
A Bridge Too Far
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, allies, violence, heroic mission, wartime, courage, danger, british, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, holland, poland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
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Emperor
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: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: investigation, military, politics, war, romance, emperor, wartime, culture clash, civil war, state affairs, love story, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
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The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, war, survival, samurai, kung fu, violence, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
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System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
Too Late the Hero
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, war, adventure, survival, destiny, military, good versus evil, soldier, wartime, murder, camp, mentor ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   49%
 
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: war, politics, russian, military, anti war, death, soldier, period piece, leadership, courage, gunfight, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1960s, 1850s
Place: england, russia, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   67%
 
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Memphis Belle
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, airplane, soldier, friendship, courage, survival, wartime, aviation, sacrifice, daring rescue, rescue, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
Is Paris Burning?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, brutal, emotional ...
Plot: war, military, rescue, gory, heroic mission, nazis, german, wartime life, revolution, nazi, idealism, distopia ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
In Harm's Way
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, exciting, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, redemption, father son relationship, soldier, wartime, heroic mission, ocean or sea, alternate universe, sacrifice, gunfight, mentor ...
Place: hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, san francisco, pacific ocean
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System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
The Sea Wolves
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: adventure, war, espionage, spy, murder, nazi, submarine, soldier, wartime, 007, spies, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: asia, india, seaport, england, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
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 6.8
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Ambush
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
Paradise Road
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war, survival, island, friendship, human spirit, women, jungle, torture, danger, camp, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, singapore, australia, germany
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System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
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Bat*21
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, survival, military, golf, soldier, radio, daring rescue, weapons, rescue, courage ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
Saints and Soldiers
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: realistic, talky, serious, rough, touching ...
Plot: war, german, soldier, redemption, survival, friendship, wartime, courage, heroic mission, sacrifice, islam, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium, chicago illinois ...
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System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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Khartoum
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: desert, islam, culture clash, war, adventure, politics, british, colonialism, christian, rebellion, idealism, christianity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian england, 1880s ...
Place: africa, egypt, england, middle east, sudan ...
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System:   56%
    User:   48%
 

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Von Ryan's Express
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
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The Blue Max
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
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Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, dramatic, epic ...
Plot: war, adventure, military, politics, soldier, ocean or sea, german, rise to the top, aviation, death, courage, ambition ...
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