Movies like Fortress 2012

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Fortress
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
Plot: soldier, war, airplane, leadership, military life, battles, military, heroic mission, bomber, danger, heroes, pilot, aerial combats, air battle, airplane shot down, strong language, camp, fighter plane, u.s. military, behind enemy lines, fighter pilot, nazi, american soldier, explosion, tent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, sicily
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Band of Brothers
Action, Drama, History, War
USA, UK
594 min.
 9.5
Piece of Cake
Drama, War
UK
312 min.
 8.4
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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, soldier, war, battles, danger and heroic mission mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Fortress: Fury (2014), Memphis Belle (1990), Red Tails (2012), Only the Brave (2006), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fury
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, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, battles, tank, military, nazi germany, battle zone, against the odds, heroism, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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System:   95%
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Memphis Belle
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, airplane, soldier, friendship, courage, survival, wartime, aviation, sacrifice, daring rescue, rescue, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, australia
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System:   81%
    User:   70%
 
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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, german army, behind enemy lines, armored vehicle, falling asleep ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 31K
Red Tails
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, airplane, german, soldier, military base, nazi, segregation, wartime, interracial relations, aviation, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, italy, cuba, pentagon
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 5.4
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Only the Brave
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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, 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 ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   73%
 
Tora! Tora! Tora!
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: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
Battle of Britain
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, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: war, aviation, politics, nazi, courage, british, wartime, heroic mission, nazis, german, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
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    User:   60%
 
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Hell Is for Heroes
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, soldier, war, anti war, infantry, u.s. army, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
The Secret Invasion
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, heroic mission, adventure, battles, danger, escapades, prison escape, tunnel, prison, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: war, soldier, battle zone, heroic mission, racism, battles, against the odds, heroes, military, society, save the day, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
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Stalingrad
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: exciting, serious, epic, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, battles, war, battle zone, danger, life is a bitch, love affair, military life, red army, wartime life, heroes, soviet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
Von Richthofen and Brown
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, battle zone, military life, battles, ambition, danger, aerial combat, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   49%
 
Battle of the Bulge
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: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: war, military, soldier, german, nazis, leadership, nazi, runaway, anti war, wartime, tank, british ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, germany, europe, hawaii, spain
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System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
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The Bridge at Remagen
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, serious, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: war, survival, soldier, military, german, wartime, nazi, courage, anti war, runaway, heroic mission, idealism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   56%
 
Mosquito Squadron
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, daring rescue, race against time, mosquito, save the day, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
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 755
Ardennes Fury
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, danger, heroes, tank, military, tough heroes, hands tied behind back ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   55%
 
 8.4
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Piece of Cake
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: battles, battle zone, war, heroes, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, against the odds, danger, partners, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
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Submarine X-1
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, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, war, soldier, ocean or sea, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
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The Lost Battalion
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, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, leadership, battles, battle zone, danger, military, survival, heroic mission, military life, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
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System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
When Trumpets Fade
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: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, battle zone, survival, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
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Midway
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, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: war, heroic mission, interracial romance, wartime, battles, sacrifice, fascism, danger, idealism, heroes, catastrophe, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 6.4
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Tobruk
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, war, espionage, heroic mission, adventure, battles, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
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, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti heroes, heroic mission, adventure, war, military life, danger, heroes, assassination, power relations, army, convict ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Age of Heroes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, war, battles, adventure, battle zone, chases and races, military base, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Flight of the Intruder
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, war, adventure, military, vengeance, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, book, adaptation, bomber ...
Place: asia, china, vietnam, europe, france
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
In Enemy Hands
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ship, soldier, underwater, war, tragic hero, daring rescue, ocean or sea, adventure, leadership, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Action, 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, epic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: war, military, gory, courage, sacrifice, violence, friendship, army, d day, destiny, obsessive quest, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, normandy, poland ...
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 

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MacArthur
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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
Cast a Giant Shadow
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, military, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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