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Path to War (2002)
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Path to War (2002)
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: vietnam war, political corruption, white house, military, politics, campaign, state affairs, heroes, battles, assassination attempt, political unrest, idealism, deadly, head of state, racial slur, u.s. president, racial segregation, u.s. military, storytelling, u.s. marine, war, rebellion, society, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1966
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, pentagon, saigon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about military, war, politics, soldier, state affairs, battles and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Path to War: Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Truman (1995), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Iron Triangle (1989), A Bright Shining Lie (1998). 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, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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Truman (1995)
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: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, political drama
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, ambition, rise and fall, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
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79%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, fighting the system, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, mexico, asia ...
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77%
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 ⇓
74%
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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
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, vietcong, pregnancy, military, soldier, insurgent, state affairs, media, danger, rebellion, couples, battles ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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73%
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, jungle warfare, battles, soldier, u.s. army, political unrest, captivity, military life, survival, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, road not taken, political corruption, deadly, head of state, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: exciting, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, marines, chaos, power relations, battles, instructor, boot camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Henri 4 (2010)
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: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, royal family, leadership, politics, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, war, love and romance, rivalry, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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61%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
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, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, state affairs, rebellion, espionage, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, escapades, soldier, escape ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military life, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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59%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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57%
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, injustice, revolution, idealism, hopes, rebellion, media, doctor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, madrid, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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MacArthur (1977)
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Faith of My Fathers (2005)
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: uplifting, serious, disturbing, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, danger, heroic mission, military life, prison life, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam
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54%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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Under Fire (1983)
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: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, heroes, war, escapades, soldier, adventure, self discovery, jungle, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radio, vietnam war, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, death, marines, confrontation with superior, superior officer, impossible love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Latino (1985)
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 ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: military, war, society, battles, revolution, jungle, rebellion, politics, journalism, witnessing a crime, media, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, asia, latin america, central america
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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46%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, survival, escapades, danger, military, soldier, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
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, captivating, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, tragic hero, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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43%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
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: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, state affairs, military, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, political conspiracy ...
Place: new york, asia, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, military life, against the odds, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, combat, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, anti war, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, journalism, media, life is a bitch, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, war, ambition, politics, society, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%