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Murphy's War (1971)
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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, irishman, crane, war, vengeance, obsession, island, survival, adventure, military, heroes, soldier, battles, danger, wartime life, military life, escapades, race against time, tragic hero, submarine, murder, river, female doctor, war crime ...
Place: ireland, germany, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about war, military, battles, soldier, heroes, danger and escapades mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Murphy's War: The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Beast of War (1988), The Long Day's Dying (1968), The War Lover (1962), Tobruk (1967). 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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: soldier, explosion, bridge, battles, war, survival, military, against the odds, anti war, danger, military life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, war, military, survival, vengeance, anti war, military life, left to die, heroes, leadership, beast, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, confined, rescue, danger, survival, prison, gory, basic training, military life, battles, military, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: bomber, human nature, military, soldier, love triangle, survival, military life, heroes, danger, introspection, battles, escapades ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, rescue, desert, battles, against the odds, danger, military, landing, survival, undercover, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: libya, africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, espionage, escapades, wartime life, adventure, battles, anti war, military life, heroes, danger, military, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, the philippines, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: rough, exciting, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, computers and web, heroic mission, war, against the odds, journalism, destiny, battles, heroes, military life, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, heroes, fall in love, leadership, human spirit, battles, save the day, escapades, war, wartime life, chases and races, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military, survival, heroic mission, battles, battle zone, wartime life, siblings relations, danger, anti war, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 4K
Ambush (1999)
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, serious, bleak, sincere, rough ...
Plot: war, danger, battles, heroes, military life, behind enemy lines, dehumanization, soldier, military, losing-it hero, escapades, explosion ...
Time: 40s, 90s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ 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: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: sniper, d day, soldier, military, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, battles, child birth, escapades, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, infantrymen, state affairs, escapades, battle zone, battles, danger, destiny, military, soldier, heroes, finnish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval officer, war, military life, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship, world war two, admiral, second chance, wartime ...
Place: battleship, pearl harbor, hawaii, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 154
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, battles, danger, adventure, chases and races, war, escapades, confined, soldier, rivalry, military, machine gun ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 462
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, heroic mission, daring rescue, infantrymen, war, chases and races, military life, heroes, battles, military, soldier, superhero ...
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, wartime life, daring rescue, figment, escapades, village life, heroic mission, danger, rescue, village ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, norway, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, ship, against humanity, life is a bitch, cruise, on the run, survival, society, misfit, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, latin america, europe, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, state affairs, battles, military base, working class, escapades, hopes, war, contests and competitions, wartime life, captivity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: criminal heroes, wartime life, against humanity, chases and races, war, escapades, heroes, espionage, state affairs, military, danger, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, adventure, military, good versus evil, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: submarine, underwater, island, scuba diving, demolition, japanese soldier, love interest, fistfight, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, military ...
Time: 20th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, anti war, swamp, dream, flare, boy, spy, soldier, war, german, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.5
 17K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: pistol duel, napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, vengeance, battles, military, soldier, emperor, obsessive quest, military life, superior officer ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 274
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: love triangle, royal navy, war, military, island, danger, heroes, military life, battles, escapades, adventure, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 462
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: submarine, ocean or sea, power relations, escapades, war, heroic mission, battles, heroes, military life, leadership, military, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 28K
Stalingrad (1993)
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: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, snow, soldier, anti war, squad, execution, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: christmas, war, innocence lost, friends, battles, soldier, prank, anti war, buddies, disorder, isolation, friendship ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 756
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, realistic, serious
Plot: foreign legion, military life, political unrest, adventurer, war, love and romance, wartime life, army investigation, romance, state affairs, battles, destiny ...
Time: 1910s
Place: europe, africa, france, north africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, school, anti war, hospital, innocence lost, military life, heroes, leadership, military, atrocity, war, life is a bitch ...
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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