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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, captivating, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, survival, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, military, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, leadership, escapades, chaos, military life, race against time, against humanity, save the day, battle zone, warship, tragic event, catastrophe, disaster, apocalypse, ship, ocean, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia

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Most similar movies to Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, escapades, soldier, military, heroes, war and battles mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion: Gallipoli (2015), The Passing Bells (2014), Anzacs (1985), The Great Fire (2014), Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Plot: war, world war one, military, military life, survival, soldier, battles, family relations, battle zone, graphic violence, siblings relations, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire
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95%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, wartime life, battlefield, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, young soldier, bittersweet, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war one, military, escapades, war, adventure, soldier, heroes, superior officer, battles, military life, friendship, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 697
The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fire, save the day, escapades, chaos and mayhem, working class, poverty, destruction, disaster, royalty, king, catastrophe, abduction ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, middle ages, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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65%
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, ship, passenger, tragedy, sinking ship, iceberg, sea disaster, drowning, survival, catastrophe ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Titanic (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with old flame, Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ...
Style: sad, emotional, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: titanic, disaster, ocean liner, shipwreck, iceberg, catastrophe, ship, sea, historical event, survival, romance, cruise ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, british soldier, heroes, soldier, crimes, confined, war, daring rescue, kidnapping, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, terrorism, state affairs, soldier, heroes, confined, survival, battles ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, war, dealing with death, battles, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, disaster, sinking ship, iceberg, shipwreck, older man younger woman marriage, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, ocean, accident ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, tsunami, survival, adventure, journalism, society, forces of nature, escapades, village life, village, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, nurse, battles, military, hopes, fall in love, tragic love, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, idealism, survival, family life, teenage life, war, parents and children, wartime life, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: flanders, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: brother brother relationship, military, love triangle, soldier, battles, military life, life is a bitch, political unrest, german history, army, war, heart attack ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Arctic Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Arctic Air is about a Yellowknife-based maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The owners are Mel Ivarson, an old school bush pilot; Krista Ivarson, Mel's daughter; and Bobby Martin, the son of Ivarson's deceased ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rescue, parents and children, forces of nature, eccentric family, adventure, homecoming, workplace, arctic, pilot, airline, mechanic, native ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, survival, military, military life, leadership, heroes, soldier, heroic mission, battle zone, trench warfare, siege ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, napoleonic wars, military, battles, war, escapades, state affairs, soldier, heroes, rebellion, military life, royal court ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, exciting, realistic
Plot: survival, expedition, world war one, adventurer, wilderness, adventure, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, endurance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, gulag, wartime life, ethnic cleansing, world war two, political prisoner, labor camp, stalinism, getting home, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century, 50s
Place: siberia, estonia, russia, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, battles, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, military life, escapades, british soldier, violence, battlefield, war hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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51%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, life is a bitch, wartime life, dishonesty, war, family problems, battles, injustice, family relations, battle zone, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, dishonesty, tragic hero, spy, seductress, undercover, world war one, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hispania, la leyenda (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, rebellion, folk hero, leadership, social relations, battles, rivalry, righting the wronged, politics, occupation, soldier ...
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sea, sailboat, british navy, ocean, adventure, against the odds, military life, sea disaster, escapades, father son relationship, sailing ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, disaster, ancient rome, heroes, catastrophe, on the run, escapades, life is a bitch, legends and myths, society, forces of nature ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, civil war, battles, soldier, war, state affairs, military life, political unrest, heroic mission, leadership, adventure, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, san antonio texas, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, world war two, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, downfall, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: christmas, cave, labor union, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%