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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, rivalry, moral dilemma, idealism, hopes, war, infantrymen, basic training, friends, innocence lost, wartime life, french foreign legion, algerian war, broken heart, tea, buried alive, corpse, bazaar, gay interest, male objectification ...
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), 4 Days in May (2011), The Boys in Company C (1978), 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, serious, touching, tense
Plot: parents and children, self discovery, military, siblings relations, military life, basic training, military base, family relations, soldier, hopes, british army, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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100%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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38%
 6.4
 778
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, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, russian soldier, military, military life, love affair, wartime life, friendship, basic training, soldier, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, innocence lost, officers and cadets, rebelliousness, anti war, instructor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3K
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, military, golden years, human nature, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: disturbing, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wounded soldier, war injury, war zone ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, haunted by the past, battles, military, idealism, political unrest, hopes, war, soldier, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 3K
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: captivating, tense, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, survival, military, love affair, moral dilemma, wartime life, romance, fall in love, military life, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, 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, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
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: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 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, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, tunnel, world war one, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier, gas mask ...
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: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, life is a bitch, military, soldier, war, friends, military life, friendship, destiny, anti war, captivity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, battles, rebellion, military, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, society, war, military life, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, military, friendship, confined, moral dilemma, prison life, soldier, war, prisoner, american soldier, unlikely friendships, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, superior officer, power relations, disobey, un, battles, revolution, rebellion, society, escapades, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: world war one, friendship, soldier, bear, survival, hopes, friends, battles, best friends, pets, war, military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1914
Place: england, london, europe, canada, france
⇓ 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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, battle zone, realism, war, military, army life, israeli soldier, israeli army
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, libya ...
⇓ 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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, infantrymen, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, world war two, switching roles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 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, tense, exciting
Plot: pow, world war two, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, wartime life, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 778
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: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, war, betrayal, wartime life, friendship, haunted by the past, military life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: algeria, africa, asia, vietnam, newfoundland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, human spirit, war, battles, heroic mission, military life, idealism, basic training, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 14K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, sadism, military prison, heat wave, british army, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, thought provoking, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: world war one, military, human spirit, military life, hopes, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, war, superior officer, husband wife relationship, newspaper ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1916, year 1917
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, culture clash, wartime life, war, gain trust, friendship, battle zone, military, murder, village, military base ...
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%