Movies like Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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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, sentimental, tense, epic, serious, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: war, military, battles, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice, gory, battle zone, obsessive quest, friendship, destiny, danger, nazis, dialogue, tragedy, innocence lost, culture clash, american flag, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, 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 suspenseful films with plots about war, military, soldier, violence, battles, survival and military life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Saving Private Ryan: Band of Brothers (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Thin Red Line (1998), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), 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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, war, human spirit, friendship, behind enemy lines, self sacrifice, gory, sniper, patriotism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 336K
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, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, sniper, courage, military, warrior, helicopter, army, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, surreal, captivating, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, military, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: 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: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, jungle, suicide, chaos, letter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, navy, marines, battle zone, gory, war, friends, behind enemy lines, squad, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 244K
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, rough, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, military, battles, war, courage, terrorism, gunfight, selflessness, military life, squad, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: soldier, military, war, boot camp, battles, sniper, vietnam war, violence, military life, basic training, platoon, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ 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: realistic, bleak, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, sergeant, concentration camp, war, military, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, allies, dead soldier, destiny, tank, war, steel helmet, military life, military hospital, historical figure, battle zone, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, normandy, italy, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: allies, soldier, bridge, army, tank, war, behind enemy lines, map, military, heroic mission, danger, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: epic, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, commander, sergeant, lieutenant, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 20K
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, rescue mission, war, escape attempt, sniper, massacre, daring rescue, heroic mission, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 540K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, 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: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, mission, soldier, apocalypse, vietnam war, army, anti war, insanity, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, napalm, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ 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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, war, soldier, anti war, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, survival, morality, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 62K
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, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: code, island, war, military, survival, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, gory, soldier, native americans, battle zone, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: asia, japan, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, leadership, battle zone, battles, danger, military, survival, heroic mission, military life, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: military, d day, soldier, war, escapades, heroes, adventure, battles, fall in love, danger, tank, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, u.s. army, soldier, military, anti heroes, war, nazi germany, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 730
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, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, military life, battles, battle zone, danger, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, d day, steel helmet, war, allies, invasion, navy, military, german, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, war crime, battle zone, military life, brutality, squad, rage, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 376K
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: bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, battle zone, rivalry, bravery, heroic mission, against the odds, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: christmas, war, innocence lost, buddies, friends, soldier, prank, anti war, isolation, battles, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, 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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military, sniper, nazism, war, assassination, friendship, battle zone, trap, heroes, deadly, german, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 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, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, losing-it hero, battles, military, soldier, military life, danger, escapades, heroes, dehumanization, behind enemy lines, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, island, war, torture, loss of friend, fame, corpse, survival, danger, gory, battle zone, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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