Movies like Murphy's War

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Murphy's War (1971)
 6.9
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Murphy's War (1971)
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: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, soldier, survival, adventure, military life, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military, tragic hero, submarine, race against time, wartime life, murder, seaplane, torpedo, molotov cocktail ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, south america, africa, tokyo, england

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Most similar movies to Murphy's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, battles, soldier, heroes, danger and world war two mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Murphy's War: The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Tobruk (1967), The Long Day's Dying (1968), The Big Red One (1980), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 6.4
 2K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, rescue, war, espionage, heroic mission, adventure, battles, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, gory, survival, war, captive, anti war, basic training, prison, military life, battles, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Big Red One (1980)
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: soldier, sergeant, concentration camp, war, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, military, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, hospital, school, war, classmate, military life, wartime life, battles, military, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, soldier, war, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, espionage, daring rescue, anti war, war, adventure, military life, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, the philippines, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, soldier, adventure, save the day, military life, battles, war, danger, heroes, military, survival, human nature ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.0
 145
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, danger, military, adventure, vengeance, battles, chases and races, confined, escapades, rivalry, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 453
Ambush Bay (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, daring rescue, race against time, island, heroic mission, jungle, military life, battles, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: submarine, underwater, japanese soldier, demolition, island, scuba diving, love interest, fistfight, soldier, war, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.0
 395
Carter's Army (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, bridge, army, military, racism, interracial relations, war, adventure, basic training, military life, battles, mute or deaf ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, u.s. army, nazi germany, infantry, battle zone, survival, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 715
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Beast of War (1988)
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: village, war, survival, vengeance, soldier, military, anti war, adventure, captivity, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 732
Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, army investigation, torture, love, revenge, nurse, bigamy, military hospital, feminism, sahara, leadership, tragic love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, europe, france, north africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 7K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, golf, rescue, war, soldier, daring rescue, adventure, anti war, heroic mission ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 260
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal navy, love triangle, military life, battles, island, heroes, adventure, military, ship, war, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.8
 696
Hornets' Nest (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, kidnapping, battles, village, heroes, war, gang, countryside, adventure, gays and lesbians, orphan ...
Time: year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 3K
The Old Gun (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: war, vengeance, revenge, rape, betrayal, repayment, castle, ball, friendship, wartime life, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hostages, concentration camp, soldier, war, daring rescue, adventure, espionage, rescue, survival, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, exciting
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, war, battle, military life, adventure, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, contests and competitions, journalism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, military, battle zone, soldier, danger, escapades, heroes, finnish, infantrymen, destiny, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, espionage, military, undercover, criminal heroes, wartime life, against humanity, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, soldier, military, daring rescue, rescue, anti war, village, basic training, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: anti war, soldier, human nature, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, tragic love, war, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, exciting, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: naval officer, admiral, second chance, war, soldier, military, heroic mission, ocean or sea, military life, battles, danger, heroes ...
Place: battleship, pearl harbor, hawaii, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: christmas, war, innocence lost, buddies, friends, soldier, prank, anti war, isolation, battles, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military base, human spirit, rebelliousness, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%