Movies like The Nun and the Sergeant

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The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)
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The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A weary sergeant in Korea commands military prisoners on a dangerous mission and is joined by a nun and a group of schoolgirls in enemy territory.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: war, military, soldier, clergy, society, death, nun, korean war, coward, shrine, attempted rape, mutiny, death of sister, loss of faith, catholic schoolgirl, u.s. marine corps, rope bridge
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about war, soldier, military, military life, life is a bitch, battles and heroes mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Nun and the Sergeant: Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Company K (2004), Dog Jack (2010), The Last Winter (1983), The Boys in Company C (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, hopes, soldier, war, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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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: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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77%
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Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, chaos, marines, power relations, friends, instructor, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: translator, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, war, soldier, military, captivity, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, female director, loss of virginity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of a platoon of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon of 1986, shortly before Israeli withdrawal, and the dilemmas they face in having to fight against Lebanese guerilla in a hostile but civilian area.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: battle zone, moral dilemma, military life, war, military, soldier, realism, army life, israeli army
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east
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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
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Plot: innocence lost, kidnapping, heroic mission, friendship, apocalypse, doctors and patients, culture clash, graphic violence, military, war, journalism, daring rescue ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, police investigation, danger, murder, investigation, soldier, anti war, witnessing a crime, war, kidnapping, criminal heroes, deadly ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Place: italy
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, military, german soldier, war, soldier, heroic mission, left to die, young heroes, danger, combat casualty, american soldier, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, anti war, anti heroes, fighting the system, society, rebellion, heroes, war, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
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The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, world war two, military, escapades, battles, against the odds, political unrest, soldier, danger, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 1K
Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, rivalry, hopes, soldier, idealism, moral dilemma, friendship, war, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 554
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, military, state affairs ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, danger, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%