Movies like Murphy's War

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Murphy's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He wishes to sink the U-Boat by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louis, the local oil company Administrator.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, harsh, dramatic, talky, intense, interesting ...
Plot: war, revenge, vengeance, obsession, island, submarine, murder, soldier, irish, sacrifice, german, violence, boat, wartime, survival, justice, gunfight, insanity, corruption, visceral, culture clash, morality, sole survivor, adventure, brutality ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, africa, tokyo, england, south america
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
The Hill
Drama, War
UK
123 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Murphy's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and harsh films with plots about culture clash, war, brutality, wartime, soldier, runaway and dialogue mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Murphy's War: The Big Red One (1980), Savior (1998), A Midnight Clear (1992), The Hill (1965), The Bridge at Remagen (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Red One
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, german, soldier, death, military life, brutality, camp, escapades, gunfight, violence, dialogue ...
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Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, redemption, civil war, genocide, soldier, ethnic conflict, blood, atrocity, mercenary, wartime, brutality, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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A Midnight Clear
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, friendship, tragedy, violence, buddies, wartime, german, nazis, storytelling, courage, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   74%
 
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 11K
The Hill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, rough, harsh ...
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The Bridge at Remagen
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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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
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Beasts of No Nation
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
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 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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    User:   72%
 
 6.8
 4K
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
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System:   67%
    User:   66%
 
Voyage of the Damned
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jews, anti heroes, genocide, nazis, jewish, war, fugitives, adaptation, political, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, california ...
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System:   67%
    User:   74%
 
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:   65%
    User:   54%
 
 6.3
 47K
Hart's War
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
 6.4
 7K
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 ...
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Generation Kill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
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Cross of Iron
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
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System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
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Platoon
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
Ivan's Childhood
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, german, childhood, soldier, russian, wartime, dreams, brutality, young heroes, visceral, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
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The Beast of War
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, survival, vengeance, military, revenge, soldier, islam, russian, weapons, village, brutality, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, afghanistan, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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 ...
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
Casualties of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
The Unknown Soldier
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, serious, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: war, finnish, battles, politics, mentor, military, civil war, literature, soldier, battle zone, wartime, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, finland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 7.6
 3K
King Rat
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dramatic, rough ...
Plot: survival, prison, war, friendship, holocaust, camp, british, mentor, corruption, wartime, unlikely friendships, captivity ...
Time: year 1945
Place: asia, japan, poland, california, england ...
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
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The Eagle Has Landed
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, espionage, war, kidnapping, nazi, gunfight, spy, betrayal, murder, irish, jewish, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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 ...
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 8.0
 41K
No Man's Land
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: war, politics, survival, culture clash, civil war, tragedy, violence, death, soldier, ethnic conflict, storytelling, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
 100K
Brothers
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: war, torture, military, guilt, murder, siblings relations, family bonds, family drama, homecoming, brothers, family, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
The Army of Shadows
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, marseille, arc de triomphe paris ...
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 

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Full Metal Jacket
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, serious ...
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Plot: vietnam war, war, military, violence, innocence lost, brutality, morality, brainwashing, soldier, boot camp, sergeant, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
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:   42%
    User:   39%
 
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