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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Original name: Paris brûle-t-il?
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 undamaged into the hands of the Allies, but von Choltitz disobeyed.The film follows historical events as U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, moral dilemma, against the odds, totalitarianism, wartime life, rescue, resistance, survival, danger, heroic mission, anti heroes, insubordination, liberation, wehrmacht, nazi occupied france, moral ambiguity, war, justice, military, heroes, soldier, battles, escapades, military life, gory ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and dramatic films with plots about war, survival, heroes, danger, world war two, military and soldier mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Is Paris Burning?: Battle of the Bulge (1965), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Grey Zone (2001), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Longest Day (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: military, soldier, tank, war, battles, danger, dedication, leadership, military life, heroic mission, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
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100%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: allies, war, behind enemy lines, army, heroic mission, against the odds, battle zone, soldier, mission, mission gone awry, invasion, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, holland, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, nazi, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, wartime life, escapades, survival, against the odds, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, german, russian, genocide, against humanity, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, sniper, war, battles, army, courage, heroic mission, rescue, warrior, d day, cowardice, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military, military life, world war two, main character dies, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, serious
Plot: resistance, d day, rescue, betrayal, hospital, commando, holocaust, anti heroes, escapades, heroic mission, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. army, military uniform, state affairs, escapades, heroes, officers and cadets, alcohol abuse, anti war, battles, military, soldier, gory ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, serious, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, racism, military, aviation, training, war, human spirit, against the odds, interracial relations, officers and cadets, americana, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 745
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, military, survival, society, battles, infantrymen, battle zone, danger, military life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, usa, france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 1K
Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: british army, politics, anti war, british empire, british history, war, massacre, british soldier, russian soldier, queen victoria, against the odds, military life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, death, resistance, ss, life is a bitch, heroes, wartime life, escapades, anti semitism, danger, holocaust, military ...
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Place: argentina, france, europe, latin america, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, military life, battle zone, family relations, siblings relations, state affairs, heroic mission, heroes, danger, resistance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
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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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, wartime life, escapades, battles, military life, basic training, anti war, espionage, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 17K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
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, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, intrigue, government agency, rescue, espionage, resistance, underground, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, tense, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, invasion, battles, world war two, german, soldier, heroic mission, heroes, resistance, infantrymen, survival, siege ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 40K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: aerial combat, war, military, airplane, adventure, german, french, heroes, danger, vengeance, heroic mission, biplane ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 15K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, tragic ending ...
Plot: massacre, war crime, nazism, russian, german, war, survival, christmas, occupation, pow, anti war, polish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, ss, deadly, military life, war, hostages, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military life, military, heroic mission, battle zone, wartime life, siblings relations, anti war, danger, battles, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 3K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, soldier, desert, survival, undercover, espionage, military life, leadership, against the odds, landing, danger, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: libya, africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, against the odds, military life, danger, military, rivalry, battle zone, battles, nazi occupation, bicycle, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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