Movies like Rescue Dawn

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Rescue Dawn (2006)
 7.3
 100K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, based on true events, inspirational, harsh, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, soldier, pow, torture, violence, escape, rescue, camp, human spirit, confined, danger, mission, courage, jungle, military, pilot, hallucination, hopes, weirdo, war crime, airplane shot down, pipe smoking, war, german ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s, 70s
Place: vietnam, laos, asia

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Most similar movies to Rescue Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and intense films with plots about war, military, soldier, survival, brutality, dialogue and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Rescue Dawn: Uncommon Valor (1983), Alive (1993), Hamburger Hill (1987), Bat*21 (1988), Unbroken (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, danger, captivity, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1977, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 50K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, combat, anti war, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, jungle, survival, torture, danger, soldier, heroes, burned alive, military, one man army, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 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, adventure, danger, friendship, soldier, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.2
 146K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: corporal punishment, jungle, captivity, pow, war crime, military, escape, hopes, war, leadership, human spirit, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: scotland, japan, asia, india, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.7
 21K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, rescue mission, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, military life, against the odds, human spirit, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, military, heroic mission, soldier, danger, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, china, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, hopes, heroic mission, military life, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, battles, heroic mission, military life, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, brutality, soldier, war crime, army, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing in action, missing, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, survival, escapades, danger, military life, military base, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, behind enemy lines, stoners, chaos, gory, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, saigon, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, pow, soldier, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 27K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: touching, emotional, rough, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, behind enemy lines, world war two, pow, battles, allies, heroic mission, tragic hero, military, battle zone, hapless soldier, bondage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 13K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, interracial relations, village, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, survival, war crime, father daughter relationship, dog, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, coming of age, chinese, peasant, stadium, japanese soldier, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, escapades, soldier, war, survival, interracial relations, military life, military, society, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, battles, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, machine gun, helicopter, booby trap, bomb, swat team, escapades, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 50K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, battle, ambush ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, betrayal, murder, pow, vengeance, war, gang, survival, strong violent content, character on the edge, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.1
 376K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism, civil war ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%