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Path to War
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: From director John Frankenheimer ('The Manchurian Candidate') comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way our country goes to war--as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during Vietnam.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, white house, vietnam war, assassination attempt, war, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, battles, campaign, politics, society, state affairs, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, media, military, rebellion, administration, ends with historical notes, attorney general, secretary of state, racial segregation, oval office ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon, pentagon, texas
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Tour of Duty
Action, Drama, War
USA
47 min.
 8.4
Hiroshima
Drama, War
Canada, Japan
185 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about military, state affairs, politics, war, society, political unrest and rebellion mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Path to War: Truman (1995), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990), The Iron Triangle (1989), Latino (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Truman
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: head of state, soldier, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, presidential election, political unrest, politics, injustice, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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A Bright Shining Lie
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, journalism, anti war, vietcong, military, military life, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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System:   79%
    User:   89%
 
Bethune: The Making of a Hero
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, human spirit, idealism, war, doctors and patients, political unrest, fighting the system, chinese, politics, heroes, hopes, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: china, asia, spain, montreal quebec, russia
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System:   76%
    User:   65%
 
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The Iron Triangle
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, idealism, village, interracial relations, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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Latino
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
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Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, asia, latin america, vietnam, central america
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Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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Lumumba
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
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Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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    User:   70%
 
Faith of My Fathers
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
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System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
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Hiroshima
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, politics, atomic bomb, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
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System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
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Fidel & Che
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, revolution, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
Born on the Fourth of July
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, politics, disability, fighting the system, military, guilt, innocence lost, starting over, political, courage, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, mexico, iraq, latin america ...
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System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
The Boys in Company C
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Go Tell the Spartans
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 ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, racism, campaign, injustice, politics, ambition, assassination attempt, legal, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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The Hanoi Hilton
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
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Henri 4
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: head of state, betrayal, battle zone, leadership, royal court, parents and children, royal family, political unrest, battles, politics, dishonesty, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   55%
 
The Walking Dead
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, biting
Plot: jungle, soldier, war, survival, military, vietnam war, interracial relations, military life, danger, african american, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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Young Winston
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: head of state, war, rise to the top, politics, ambition, soldier, state affairs, election, parliament, military, society, imperialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: africa, england, south africa, europe
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
The Pentagon Papers
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, head of state, war, uncover truth, idealism, anti war, political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
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System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
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Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, president, corruption, friendship, assassin, assassination, senator, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, tragedy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas, vietnam
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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Hamsun
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: tragic hero, war, writer's life, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war, holocaust, political unrest ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
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The Rider Named Death
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, epic, realistic, talky ...
Plot: opera, anti heroes, head of state, tragic hero, assassination, terrorism, leadership, rebelliousness, political corruption, political unrest, revolution, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Year of Living Dangerously
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, betrayal, communism, political, poverty, president, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, australia, asia, southeast asia
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
Good Morning, Vietnam
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, radio, military, rock and roll, rebellion, censorship, friendship, oldies, violence, verbal byplay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, saigon
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
1968 Tunnel Rats
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, soldier, battle zone, war, daring rescue, jungle, heroic mission, vietnam war, tunnel, military life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
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Under Fire
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, war, idealism, politics, revolution, civil war, death, murder, political, love story, betrayal, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, ireland, central america
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 

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Live from Baghdad
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gulf war, soldier, journalism, war, hospital, anti war, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, politics, against the odds, heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
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System:   38%
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Conspiracy
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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