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Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle
Style: epic, emotional, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: veteran, battle, recruitment, platoon, nurse, military, soldier, hospital, heroic mission, military life, battles, war, heroes, love and romance, state affairs, life is a bitch, military hospital, dedication, world war one, blown to pieces, young lovers, army life, trench warfare, xenophobia, countryside ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and exciting films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, military life, heroes and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Passchendaele: The Winter War (1989), Birdsong (2012), Company K (2004), Fort Saganne (1984), Battle of the Bulge (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Winter War (1989)
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: epic, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, military life, politics, battle zone, battles, heroes, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 5K
Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, young lovers, romance, united kingdom, cheating, infidelity, trench warfare, love and romance, military, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.5
 267
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, soldier, prison, gory, war, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
82%
 6.1
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: soldier, battlefield, trench warfare, military, gory, anti war, war, friendship, bravery, military life, battles, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, heroes, death, wartime life, battle, missile ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, cemetery, military life, war, vietnam veteran, wartime life, life is a bitch, wedding, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: against the odds, war, battles, mexican, battle zone, military, soldier, underdog, love affair, military life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, war, battle, soldier, military life, battle zone, friends, military, army investigation, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, soldier, danger, gory, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, pacific ocean, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 6K
Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, civil war, soldier, war crime, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, military, leadership, injustice, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, survival, battle zone, war, military life, battles, military, one man army, siblings relations, heroic mission, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, war, military life, wartime life, battles, world war two, great patriotic war, soviet army, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 1K
Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: nurse, amputation, military hospital, unlikely couple, gory, war, doctors and patients, military life, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
50%
 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, infantrymen, military, soldier, german, invasion, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: island, idealism, soldier, politics, anti war, romance, genocide, military life, war, political unrest, wartime life, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: friendship, anti war, soldier, military life, war, wartime life, battles, military, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, rebellion, love ...
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fraulein Doktor (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seductive and ruthless spy in the service of Germany steals state secrets- including the formula for poison gas-from England and France during World War I. British intelligence, in turn, tries to hunt her down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: espionage, female spy, betrayal, secret agents, battles, war, danger, heroes, military, partners, battle zone, submarine ...
Time: year 1916
Place: france, scotland, england, germany, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, betrayal, battles, military, war, leadership, military life, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, winter, gunshot wound ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Kazakhstan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: rough, serious, epic, exciting
Plot: folk hero, master warrior, leadership, war, rise and fall, heroic mission, political unrest, royal family, battles, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, impossible love, romance, love affair, war, wartime life, love and romance, military, couples, unfulfilled love, military life, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 11K
The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nurse, military, hotshot hero, romance, soldier, flying, airplane, rise to the top, war, tragic love, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: war, military, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.5
 500
April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: military, revolution, coming of age, war, battles, politics, battle zone, state affairs, wooing, americana, heroes, hopes ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, leadership, battles, battle zone, danger, military, survival, heroic mission, military life, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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