Movies and TV shows like Piece of Cake 1988

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Piece of Cake (1988)
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men wile away their time with some engaging in dangerous stunts while others woo some of the local lasses. The phony war comes to an end in April 1940 and the Battle of Britain begins. By September that year, few of them are left and despite their success, few see themselves as heroes. (6 episodes)
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: battles, aerial combats, war, military, heroes, friends, soldier, partners, against the odds, danger, wartime life, military life, battle zone, pilot, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about military, war, battles, soldier, world war two, heroes and military life mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Piece of Cake: Island at War (2004), The Passing Bells (2014), Our World War (2014), April 9th (2015), Stalingrad (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: war, island, occupation, wartime life, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, against humanity, romance, german, anti war, society ...
Place: europe, england
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100%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: captivating, gloomy, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, military, battles, battle zone, hapless soldier, youth, military life, war, hopes, life is a bitch, wartime life, battlefield ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, world war one, british, battle
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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71%
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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 ⇓
64%
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: siege, red army, war, battles, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroes, military life, danger, battle zone, heroism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, racism, against the odds, human spirit, military life, society, heroic mission, save the day, heroes, hopes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: pow, soldier, castle, military, heroes, siblings relations, confined, love affair, love triangle, battles, palaces castles and temples, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: village, society, wartime life, life is a bitch, friends, social relations, village life, female protagonist, woman, british, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, war, heroes, heroic mission, battles, aerial combats, military, leadership, military life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, war, escapades, battles, military life, rivalry, adventure, heroes, danger, mouse, desert ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: soldier, danger, heroes, wartime life, adventure, computers and web, war, contests and competitions, heroic mission, destiny, journalism, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 1K
Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, captivating ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, military life, siblings relations, family relations, battle zone, battles, survival, danger, world war one, skinny dipping ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: turkey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, d day, german, massacre, soldier, battles, human spirit, political unrest, military life, fascism, patriotism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, europe, asia, battleship, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Torpedo Bombers (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1944 a Soviet marine air force unit stationed near Murmansk is fighting off the German bombers attacking the British navy convoys supplying the Soviet Union with war materials under the lend-lease agreement.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: military, battles, ocean or sea, aerial combats, military life, wartime life, heroes, war, danger, world war two, killed in action, great patriotic war ...
Time: year 1944
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: heroes, escapades, battle zone, superior officer, battles, military life, military, friendship, soldier, war, adventure, uniform ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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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 ⇓
41%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, raf, soldier, heroes, war, fall in love, wartime life, escapades, chases and races, save the day, daring rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: state affairs, wartime life, war, human spirit, political unrest, military life, battles, survival, military, soldier, military base, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, battles, wartime life, heroes, war, rivalry, military, against the odds, russian soldier, bombing, tank ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, military, danger, ambition, blind ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, soldier, bomb, hitler ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, norway, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, military base, battle zone, friends, hapless soldier, battles, military life, military, soldier, d day, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: escapades, war, save the day, obsessive quest, heroes, heroic mission, wartime life, super weapon, against the odds, battles, battle zone, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: heroes, war, prison, military life, basic training, innocence lost, youth, danger, military base, soldier, military, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, royal navy, war, adventure, military, danger, island, ship, battles, heroes, escapades, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, anti war, squad, military life, babies and infants, war, infantrymen, battles, d day, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, confined, war, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, military, rivalry, against the odds, battles, vengeance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity, military life, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, heroes, state affairs, escapades, destiny, battle zone, infantrymen, battles, soldier, military, danger, finnish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
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