Movies like The Sea Wolves

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The Sea Wolves (1980)
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). Since the ships are in neutral territory the British Military command, while encouraging the scheme, must deny any knowledge of it if it fails. Pugh and Stewart enlist the aid of retired officer Col. Bill Grice (David Niven) and some of his former soldiers. On the pretext of being on a fishing expedition, these seemingly drunken old men in civilian clothing must board and destroy 3 Nazi ships, whose radio transmissions have resulted in Nazi submarines sinking allied ships. While Stewart arranges a diversion on shore, Pugh and Grice carry out the dangerous raid on and destruction of the Nazi ships.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense, factual, light, based on true events, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, battles, british intelligence, heroic mission, war, ship, military, danger, undercover, seaport, sea, battle, adventure, british colonial, heroes, soldier, save the world, wartime life, military life, escapades, leadership, golden years, daring rescue, ambush ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 80s, 1930s
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, military, war, battles, world war two, soldier and danger mostly in War, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sea Wolves: The Guns of Navarone (1961), Escape to Athena (1979), Midway (1976), The Devil's Brigade (1968), Ardennes Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, behind enemy lines, military, battles, resistance, allies, war, german, save the day, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, survival, danger, daring rescue, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military life, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, wartime life, espionage, anti war, escapades, basic training, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, canada, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger, battles, heroes, tank, platoon, battle zone, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, adventure, leadership, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, assassination, convict, army, confined, military life, heroic mission, wartime life, military, leadership, deadly ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, anti war, battles, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: world war two, war, fame, loss of friend, battles, military, survival, homecoming, danger, selflessness, propaganda, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 33K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, world war two, fighter pilot, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, battles, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: wartime life, danger, save the day, military, world war two, heroic mission, race against time, soldier, against the odds, super weapon, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: battles, task force, battle, colonel, double agent, military, survival, adventure, war, danger, heroic mission, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: italy, england, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, battles, save the day, war, danger, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 75K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, world war two, nazism, war, german, military, mission, battles, survival, rescue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, d day, battle zone, military base, race against time, danger, friendship, battles, paratrooper, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, state affairs, war, heroes, escapades, soldier, military life, rebellion, wartime life, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, submarine, battles, leadership, war, seaport, heroes, officers and cadets, escapades, military life, battleship, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: aerial combat, war, world war one, airplane, military, adventure, german, danger, french, heroes, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: world war two, raf, battles, british history, fighter pilot, aerial combat, war, politics, wartime life, heroes, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, berlin germany, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 11K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, dishonesty, political corruption, political unrest, against the odds, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 2.9
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak
Plot: eastern front, war, battles, friendship, human spirit, survival, military, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, adventure, heroes, escapades, dangerous animal, army investigation, battles, ocean or sea, military, danger, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, undercover, rocket, heroes, heroic mission, working undercover, double agent, military, danger, escapades, secret agents ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: d day, soldier, military, heroic mission, battle zone, danger, war, infantry, world war two, invasion, bunker, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, officers and cadets, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, heroes, invasion, german, heroic mission, resistance, honor, infantrymen, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Britannic (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, espionage, betrayal, military, cruise, catastrophe, escapades, survival, secret agents, undercover, danger, panic ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: balkan, mediterranean sea, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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