Movies like Fortress 2012

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Fortress (2012)
 5.0
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, airplane, soldier, heroic mission, military life, leadership, pilot, war, battles, danger, aerial combats, behind enemy lines, military, heroes, fighter plane, nazi, camp, american soldier, fighter pilot, explosion, u.s. military, air battle, blood, world war two, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, military, war, soldier, danger, battles and heroic mission mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Fortress: Fury (2014), Memphis Belle (1990), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Red Tails (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
86%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, danger, battles, war, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, gun, machine gun, rifle, shot in the back ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, war, save the day, battles, against the odds, military life, danger, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
45%
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, fighter pilot, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, danger, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
38%
 7.1
 19K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, battles, ambush, friendship, wartime life, military life, boot camp, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 16K
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, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military life, world war two, main character dies, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 479
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: submarine, war, heroes, escapades, ocean or sea, power relations, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military, soldier, leadership, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
 5.6
 15K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, siege, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, red army, heroes, military life, battle zone, danger, heroism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, d day, battles, battle zone, friendship, military base, danger, race against time, paratrooper, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: aerial combat, soldier, officers and cadets, collision, military life, leadership, ambition, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, chaos and mayhem, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, world war two, soldier, u.s. military, attack, tank, war, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military life, danger, siege, survival, soldier, military, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, leadership, polish ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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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: military life, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, rebellion, anti war, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 40K
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, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: aerial combat, war, military, airplane, adventure, german, french, danger, heroes, vengeance, heroic mission, biplane ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, assassination, convict, army, confined, heroic mission, military life, leadership, deadly, military, danger, wartime life ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, soldier, rivalry, military ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 7K
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, danger, against the odds, adventure, battles, daring rescue, friendship ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 2K
Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, pilot, fighter pilot, military base, collision, rescue, battle zone, air disaster, battles, aerial combats, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: british history, fighter pilot, aerial combat, war, raf, politics, danger, soldier, military, aerial combats, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity, military, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.2
 789
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, tank, tough heroes, battles, battle zone, war, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger, automatic weapon ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 760
Hornets' Nest (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: kidnapping, military, soldier, anti war, battles, vengeance, fish out of water, fascism, countryside, village, gang, orphan ...
Time: year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.3
 836
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, survival, leadership, rebellion, rebelliousness, danger, island, isolation, race against time, soldier, ocean or sea ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, danger, war, confined, heroes, escapades, battles, kidnapping, russian, world war two, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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