Movies like Some Kind of Hero

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Some Kind of Hero (1982)
 5.8
 1K
Some Kind of Hero (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, self discovery, infidelity, homecoming, prison, survival, vengeance, soldier, captivity, starting over, hopes, farce, working class, redemption, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, unfulfillment, golden years, business, friendship, heroes, death, illness, torture ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to Some Kind of Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and rough films with plots about friendship, vietnam war, soldier, death, military, war and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Some Kind of Hero: Willie & Phil (1980), The Veteran (2006), Platoon Leader (1988), The Mack (1973), Go Tell the Spartans (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Willie & Phil (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by Truffaut's JULES ET JIM, this comedy-drama follows the experiences of two friends who fall in love with the same woman
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, partners, buddies, love triangle, self discovery, friends, couples, fashion, unfulfillment, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york, malibu california, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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95%
 3.6
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, self discovery, jungle, military, heroes, war, escapades, soldier, adventure, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 3K
The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, partners, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
60%
 5.9
 3K
In Country (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, obsession, friendship, homecoming, self discovery, haunted by the past, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage life, human nature ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., southern usa ...
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57%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, gang rape, atrocity, rape, revenge, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, confined, danger, war, military, profanity, escape, graphic violence, politics, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, homecoming, friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, exile, vietnam war, interracial relations, redemption, farm ...
Place: usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
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The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: veteran, revenge, vietnam veteran, hostage, rape, crimes, buddies, deadly, crime, partners, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, romance, betrayal, hopes, love and romance, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 14K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, interracial relations, village, war crime, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, survival, father daughter relationship, dog, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: suspense, biting, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, housewife, marital problem, human nature, suburban life, introspection, sexual relations, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, friends, character change, hunting, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Such Good Friends (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Otto Preminger directs this comedy-drama based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted by Elaine May (under the pseudonym Esther Dale). Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her ...
Style: humorous, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: infidelity, hospital, mole, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, best friends, dealing with death, blind ambition, crumbling marriage, escape, doctors and patients ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, racism, soldier, injustice, military life, u.s. military, peer pressure, u.s. army, prejudice, gay, gay slur ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 22K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental institution, mental illness, bird, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, military, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, husband wife relationship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: tense, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, danger, war, graphic violence, survival, interracial relations, military life, escapades, society, soldier, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, couples, law enforcement, crime, journalism, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 13K
Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, paraplegic, disability, paralysis, hospital, military hospital, soldier, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, war, marine, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, drifter, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, couples, social relations, small town, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, small town life, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: farce, murder, friendship, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, disability, false accusation, witness, deaf, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radio, vietnam war, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, death, marines, confrontation with superior, superior officer, impossible love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 574
Loving (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, liquor, suburbs, performer's life, couples, life turned upside down, couple relations, love affair, suburban life, leadership, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, battles, military life, heroic mission, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, fish out of water, basic training, soldier, starting over, boot camp, military base, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survivor, infidelity, love and romance, jewish, human nature, dark humor, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, haunted by the past, world war two, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 21K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, friends, gangsters, interracial relations, police, bully, crimes, crime, corruption, cons and scams, nightlife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%