Movies like Some Kind of Hero

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Some Kind of Hero (1982)
 5.8
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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, humorous and psychological films with plots about friendship, soldier, vietnam war, death, military, war and vengeance mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Some Kind of Hero: Willie & Phil (1980), The Veteran (2006), Casualties of War (1989), Platoon Leader (1988), The Mack (1973). 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, touching, emotional, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, buddies, romance, self discovery, love triangle, friends, fashion, couples, unfulfillment, partners, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city, malibu california, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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95%
 3.7
 554
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, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, captivity, anti war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: 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: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, crime, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, rescue, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, obsession, friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, teenage life, human nature, haunted by the past, self discovery, homecoming ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental institution, infidelity, hollywood, filmmaking, mental illness, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, downfall, dishonesty, human nature, pregnancy, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, war, against the odds, adventure, danger, friendship, soldier, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ 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, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, homecoming, survival, military life, vengeance, political unrest, wartime life, prison, anti war, isolation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Lucky Ones (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, road trip, homecoming, military, life is a bitch, loss of friend, americana, wartime life, on the road, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 1K
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, rape, hostage, revenge, vietnam veteran, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, legal, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, psychological, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, friendship, homecoming, solitary, life is a bitch, orphan, society, exile, interracial relations, vietnam war, redemption, family relations ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 13K
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, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, survival, war crime, father daughter relationship, dog, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 307K
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: bleak, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 21K
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, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, soldier, disfigurement, bird, war, coming of age, rehabilitation, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, addiction, parents and children, down on your luck, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, husband wife relationship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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. army, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. military, gay slur, barracks ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, crime, journalism, crimes, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspense, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, escapades, soldier, war, survival, interracial relations, military life, military, society, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, drifter, uninhibited rivalry, small town life, social relations, couples, small town, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, introspection, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, confrontation with superior, superior officer, marines, radio show ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 546
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, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, life turned upside down, leadership, love and romance, performer's life, down on your luck, midlife crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ 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: fish out of water, basic training, soldier, starting over, boot camp, military base, female soldier, self discovery, military life, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, mute or deaf, friendship, chase, odd couple, self discovery, mistaken identity, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, dark humor, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, mole, love affair, parents and children, best friends, dealing with death, blind ambition, crumbling marriage, love and romance, escape, doctors and patients ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 20K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, friends, gangsters, interracial relations, bully, police, crimes, crime, corruption, cons and scams, urban ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 2K
Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, starting over, homecoming, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, addiction, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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