Movies like Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
 8.6
 1.4M
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, epic, rough, breathtaking, bleak, tense, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, sniper, army, battles, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, nazi, rescue, cowardice, tank, rescue mission, u.s. military, bravery, u.s. army, destiny, warrior, escapades, violence, soldier, combat ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, middle ages, 40s
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe, washington d.c., iowa

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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, epic and suspenseful films with plots about military, war, soldier, violence, battles, heroes and survival mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Saving Private Ryan: Band of Brothers (2001), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Pacific (2010), Fury (2014), Black Hawk Down (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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, captivating, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, combat, soldier, paratrooper, battles, warrior, sniper, military life, american soldier, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 512K
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, u.s. army, u.s. military, bible, american soldier, religion, pacifism, father son relationship, court martial ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battlefield, military, battles, soldier, squad, marines, navy, american soldier, u.s. military, imperial japan ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, japan, alabama, okinawa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 480K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, military, soldier, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, battlefield, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Movie in collections
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, combat, military, gunfight, chaos, survival, helicopter, battles, rescue mission, warrior ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: epic, atmospheric, philosophical, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, jungle, sergeant, anti war, infantry, soldier, military, survival, army, pacific island, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: disturbing, suspense, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, suicide, military life, anti war, violence, u.s. marine, infantry ...
Time: year 1968, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
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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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, anti war, insanity, army, military, war, secret mission, violence, river, mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 565K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british army, british soldier, death, military, soldier, survival, battlefield, dangerous mission, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
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: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, survival, military, battles, japanese history, anti war, japanese army, imperial japan, chaos, japanese military, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 448K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, war, soldier, sniper, marines, army, terrorism, gulf war, bomb squad, bomb, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, army, allies, courage, paratrooper, u.s. army, plan gone wrong, military, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, germany, berlin germany, poland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, bleak, unusual plot structure, poignant, political ...
Plot: world war two, war, sniper, hospital, infantry, anti war, tank, survival, world war one, german, weapons, nazi soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, germany, israel, europe, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, marines, war, soldier, anti war, violence, courage, military life, battles, morality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 102K
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, clever, witty, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, tank, general, destiny, german, sacrifice, military life, tough guy, violence, rudeness ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, emotional, factual, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, navy seal, soldier, violence, american soldier, assassin, u.s. marine, battles, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
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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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: world war one, soldier, battles, military, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, turkey, melbourne australia, cairo egypt ...
⇓ 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: epic, realistic, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, allies, german, resistance, d day, visceral, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 410K
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: rough, realistic, disturbing, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, battlefield, battles, combat, jungle warfare, jungle, squad, war, anti war, war crime ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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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, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, 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, suspense, intense, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, ethnic conflict, lone hero, war, russian, courage, justice, culture clash, visceral, behind enemy lines, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: russia, poland, germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 866
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ 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, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, infantry, military, eastern front, soldier, friendship, husband wife relationship, friend, firing squad, battles, insubordination, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1941, year 1944
Place: finland, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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, factual, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, marines, friendship, military life, courage, violence ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%