Movies like Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
 8.6
 1.1M
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, sentimental, tense, serious, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: military, war, sniper, battles, army, courage, heroic mission, rescue, warrior, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice, gory, battle zone, friendship, obsessive quest, destiny, danger, invasion, enemy, nazis, american flag, dialogue, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany, iowa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Saving Private Ryan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and dramatic films with plots about military, war, soldier, survival, violence, courage and military life mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Saving Private Ryan: Band of Brothers (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Fury (2014), The Thin Red Line (1998), The Pacific (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, military life, battles, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 343K
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, war, battles, tough heroes, warrior, danger, military, helicopter, survival, army, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 388K
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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, nazi germany, american soldier, military, heroism, world war two, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ 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: bleak, rough, captivating, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, military life, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 90K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, world war two, navy, war, squad, soldier, marines, battlefield, battle zone, friends, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: survival, military, imperial japan, suicide, battles, war, letter, disfigurement, stabbing, soldier, dog, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, captivating ...
Plot: d day, sniper, soldier, military, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, battles, infantrymen, child birth, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 250K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, terrorism, military life, selflessness, navy seal, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: allies, behind enemy lines, war, army, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, resistance, invasion, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, holland, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 28K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, german, russian, genocide, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, officers and cadets, battle zone, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 89K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, military hospital, tank, allies, dead soldier, destiny, steel helmet, military life, war, sacrifice, german, glory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, italy, europe, normandy, sicily ...
⇓ 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, military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, chaos, military hospital, anti war, lieutenant, sergeant, infantrymen, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: military, rescue mission, escape attempt, massacre, war, human spirit, against the odds, military life, daring rescue, behind enemy lines, ambition, pow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, wartime life, escapades, espionage, battles, military life, basic training, anti war, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: military, soldier, survival, basic training, against the odds, battles, heroic mission, military life, danger, wartime life, hospital, desert ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, middle east, cairo egypt, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.1
 377K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, sergeant, military life, sniper, vietnam war, boot camp, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 63K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, rough ...
Plot: code, behind enemy lines, war, survival, navajo, danger, military life, friendship, courage, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, rebellion, military life, battles, nazi germany, heroes, anti war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 356K
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, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, military life, war crime, jungle, battlefield, squad, innocence lost, warrior, jungle warfare ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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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, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, escapades, wartime life, survival, against the odds, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 2K
The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, d day, soldier, battles, fall in love, heroes, escapades, war, adventure, danger, person on fire, gun ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 745
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battle zone, infantrymen, battles, military, survival, society, danger, daring rescue, heroes, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, france, italy, europe, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, danger, military, military life, battles, soldier, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, world war two, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, anti war, wartime life, siblings relations, danger, battle zone, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 397K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, soldier, army, marines, war, sniper, determination, peril, violence, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 25K
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
Plot: bomber, soldier, battles, one last job, mission, military, behind enemy lines, war, friendship, airplane, rescue, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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