Movies like Platoon

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Platoon (1986)
 8.1
 369K
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, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, brutal, epic, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, innocence lost, warrior, rage, conflict, battle zone, character change, elimination, brutality, rescue, rape, racial slur, anti war, village, heroes, mine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to Platoon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, military life, anti war and death mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Platoon: Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Thin Red Line (1998), Generation Kill (2008), The Big Red One (1980), Apocalypse Now (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, infantry, suicide, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, world war two, military life, battles, infantry, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, marines, military, soldier, anti war, war, battles, courage, survival, battle zone, military life, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, childbirth, d day, sniper, battles, sergeant, concentration camp, war, survival, child birth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 582K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, vietnam war, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, pow, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, infantrymen, battle zone, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, military life, danger, battles, heroes, losing-it hero, behind enemy lines, soldier, lone hero, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, war, army, battles, sniper, world war two, heroic mission, courage, rescue, warrior, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 25K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, anti war, against the odds, battles, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 8K
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, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 300K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 23K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, anti war, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, combat, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, bleak, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, battles, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, hopes, war, soldier, u.s. army, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, war, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, political unrest, rebellion, on the run, anti war, espionage, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, bleak, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, danger, heroic mission, tunnel, escapades, chaos, military life, jungle, blood, tough heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, military, friendship, fighting the system, marines, rebellion, rebelliousness, anti war, society, innocence lost, anti hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 409K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, battles, ambush, heroes, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, homecoming, danger, vengeance, escape, military, soldier, prison, survival, revolution, isolation ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, self discovery, adventure, heroes, war, escapades, jungle, infantrymen, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 354K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, warrior, battles, war, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 24K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, battles, military, hate, chaos, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 280
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: disturbing, psychological, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, politics, haunted by the past, battles, gory, military life, prison life, military, soldier, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, vietnam war, battles, massacre, sergeant, survival, escapades, danger, battle zone, against the odds, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bombing, u.s. navy, bomber, war, adventure, military, anti war, soldier, ocean or sea, battles ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, europe, france, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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