Movies like Shenandoah

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Shenandoah (1965)
 7.3
 8K
Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, sentimental, poignant, affectionate, compassionate ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, family relations, pow, widower, war, bittersweet, military, soldier, missing person, parents and children, captivity, vigilantism, society, death in the family, dealing with death, single parent, countryside, rivalry, state affairs, american south, civil war, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and dramatic films with plots about soldier, war, civil war, military, battles, american civil war and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Western genres. Some movies like Shenandoah: Gettysburg (1993), Gods and Generals (2003), Glory (1989), The Alamo (2004), The Undefeated (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, society ...
Time: 19th century
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, war hero, military life, social relations, rivalry, couple relations, small town, college ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
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100%
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 125K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, military life, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, danger, rivalry, heroic mission, gunfight, soldier, heroes, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, kentucky ...
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, soldier, mexican revolution, accomplice, cavalry, bandit, adventure, lone wolves, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 80s
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, texas ...
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Ride with the Devil (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an ...
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, raid, war, romance, reincarnation, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, supernatural, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: kansas, texas, st. louis missouri, missouri, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
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Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, family life, working class, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, standoff, showdown, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Custer of the West (1967)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american attack, soldier, tragic hero, military, heroes, congress, battles, american civil war, rivalry, leadership, war, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, scenic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, beautiful scenery, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, native american white relationships, native americans, officer, courage, warrior, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, tennessee, nebraska, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 3K
Firecreek (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, pregnancy, sociopath, sheriff, track down, americana, vigilantism, treasure hunt, countryside, clergy, criminal heroes, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, battles, american revolution, rebellion, war, human spirit, freedom, soldier, patriotism, period piece, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, slave, slavery, human nature, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, friends, injustice, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, outlaw, native american, frontier, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: california, missouri, ohio, arizona, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 51K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, frame up, pow, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, trial, prison, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
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100%
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Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, epic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, heroes, politics, military, against humanity, danger, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, battles, colt, military life, americana, basic training, animal life, daring rescue, military, danger, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: american civil war, battles, battle zone, military life, destiny, wartime life, on the road, war, heroes, rivalry, friends, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, mississippi, louisiana
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30%
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Point of Honor (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: At the start of the Civil War, a prominent Virginia family makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves, pitting the family against one another and testing their strength, courage and love.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, parents and children, family problems, family relations, soldier, siblings relations, military, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, youth, danger, battle, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, cowboys and outlaws, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, bank, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, gunfight, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, war, heroes, military life, u.s. army, battlefield, wartime life, army, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
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Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, bleak
Plot: american civil war, military, soldier, heroes, teenage boy, scout, military enlistment, slave, plantation, war, general, corporal punishment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 601
April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: bleak, disturbing, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: battles, revolution, coming of age, military, wooing, americana, youth, politics, war, rebellion, heroes, hopes ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: factual, captivating, intense, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, rebellion, justice, wartime, revolution, courage, period piece, vengeance, society, escapades, u.s. civil war ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, home invasion, rape, survival, danger, family relations, strong female character, sister sister relationship, self defense, slave, farmhouse ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%