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Deserter (2002)
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Deserter (2002)
Original name: Simon: An English Legionnaire
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: tense, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: military, rebellion, introspection, military life, friendship, soldier, hopes, moral dilemma, idealism, rivalry, war, infantrymen, basic training, friends, wartime life, innocence lost, algerian war, french foreign legion, broken heart, buried alive, tea, corpse, male objectification, underwear, gunshot ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about soldier, military, war, military life, battles, danger and wartime life mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Deserter: Our Girl (2013), Sword of Honour (2001), The Boys in Company C (1978), 4 Days in May (2011), Alexandra (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, tense
Plot: parents and children, military, self discovery, military base, military life, basic training, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, soldier, petty job, british army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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100%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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38%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, marines, chaos, power relations, battles, instructor, boot camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 722
4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, russian soldier, military, love affair, military life, friendship, wartime life, soldier, basic training, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, golden years, parents and children, human nature, homecoming, anti war, military, family relations, fish out of water, war, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, casualty of war, tank ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, against the odds, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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28%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, anti war, racism, basic training, politics, danger, against humanity, state affairs, imperialism, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, wartime life, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, world war one, tunnel, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, friends, captivity, anti war, military life, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military life, anti war, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, friendship, military, confined, prison life, war, prison, soldier, shot in the foot, scandal, war on terror, boredom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, heroes, infantrymen, danger, war, small town, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, life is a bitch, wartime life, moral dilemma, soldier, holocaust, against humanity, switching roles, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: british colonial, politics, escapades, disobey, superior officer, battles, un, revolution, power relations, introspection, idealism, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, world war two, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Two Fingers from Sidon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of a platoon of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon of 1986, shortly before Israeli withdrawal, and the dilemmas they face in having to fight against Lebanese guerilla in a hostile but civilian area.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, war, battle zone, moral dilemma, military life, realism, israeli army, army life
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: military, soldier, friends, battles, reunion, life is a bitch, hopes, betrayal, war, friendship, wartime life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, asia, vietnam, africa, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, leadership, soldier, military life, basic training, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wipers Times (2013)
Genre: War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. Full of gallows humour, The Wipers ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: world war one, military life, human spirit, military, soldier, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, superior officer, war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1917, year 1916
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: translator, soldier, war, wartime life, culture clash, danger, gain trust, battle zone, friendship, military, village, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, military life, save the day, battles, danger, against the odds, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, military, escapades, wartime life, military life, anti war, heroes, contests and competitions, aging, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, world war one, soldier, hopes, survival, best friends, babies and infants, war, human spirit, battles, young heroes, pets ...
Time: year 1918, year 1914, 1910s
Place: england, london, europe, canada, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%