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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, heroic mission, daring rescue, adventure, military, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, military life, escapades, race against time, leadership, against humanity, save the day, battle zone, tragic event, world war one, catastrophe, warship, 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 serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about danger, military, war, soldier, escapades, military life and battles mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion: Anzacs (1985), The Great Fire (2014), Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013), Sharpe's Enemy (1994), American Soldiers (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war one, heroes, soldier, adventure, escapades, military, military life, friendship, battle zone, war, battles, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
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95%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, king, abduction, dancing ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, siblings relations, battle zone, military life, danger, family relations, heroic mission, soldier, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, soldier, heroes, british soldier, daring rescue, war, crimes, confined, heroic mission, captivity, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 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: war, adventure, military, terrorism, officers and cadets, good versus evil, state affairs, confined, soldier, escapades, heroes, danger ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: titanic, catastrophe, survival, iceberg, ship, shipwreck, historical event, ocean liner, escapades, adventure, danger, race against time ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, dishonesty, hijacking, americana, politics, state affairs, danger, head of state, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, danger, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, life is a bitch, military life, world war one, battles, dealing with death, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: arctic, danger, parents and children, rescue, forces of nature, adventure, workplace, eccentric family, homecoming, family relations, mechanic, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, getting home, labor camp, wartime life, family in danger, survival, life is a bitch, danger, family relations, parents and children, on the road, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: estonia, siberia, europe, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, state affairs, escapades, war, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, family life, idealism, survival, teenage life, military, parents and children, life turned upside down, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, family problems, battles, family relations, injustice, battle zone, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 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, captivating, exciting, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, adventure, danger, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ocean, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, titanic, forces of nature, celebrity culture, space travel, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, hopes, life is a bitch, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: tsunami, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, adventure, danger, journalism, society, forces of nature, sea disaster, bittersweet, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: submarine, ocean or sea, ship, rescue, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 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, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sea, sailboat, adventure, military life, against the odds, sea disaster, ocean, escapades, danger, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, realistic, exciting
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventure, adventurer, against the odds, wilderness, human spirit, danger, ambition, leadership, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 1K
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: emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 3K
Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, danger, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, family problems, on the run, escapades, against humanity, wartime life, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, heroic mission, political unrest, military life, state affairs, war, white house, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, military, war, survival, military life, heroic mission, battle zone, heroes, danger, soldier, leadership, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, military life, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance, state affairs, military hospital, tragic event ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, d day, military, friendship, danger, military base, battle zone, race against time, battles, paratrooper, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: love triangle, battles, war, danger, military, military life, political unrest, life is a bitch, soldier, army, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 812
The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, politics, aviation, unfulfillment, intrigue, heroes, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, technology, fighter jet ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, family relations, battles, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, soldier, state affairs, war, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, undercover, danger, tragic hero, seductress, strong female presence, spy, dancer
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%