Movies like Breakthrough 1979

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Breakthrough (1979)
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Breakthrough (1979)
Original name: Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz Teil II
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Starting in late May 1944, during the German retreat on the Eastern Front, Captain Stransky (Helmut Griem) orders Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) to blow up a railway tunnel to prevent Russian forces from using it. Steiner's platoon fails in its mission by coming up against a Russian tank. Steiner then takes a furlough to Paris just as the Allies launch their invasion of Normandy.
Plot: world war two, eastern front, dead soldier, assassination, troops, nazi, military, death, hitler, female nudity, suicide, u.s. army, soldier, battles, weapons, american soldier, conspiracy, gestapo, german soldier, wehrmacht, human, general, german army, german officer, explosion ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, paris france, france

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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 world war two, soldier, military, battles, german soldier, tank and death mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Breakthrough: The Hot Snow (1972), Allies (2014), 1944 (2015), Cross of Iron (1977), The Longest Day (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hot Snow (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova River to avoid that about four hundred tanks join Paulus' ...
Plot: eastern front, artillery, cold weather, world war two, battle, battlefield, military officer, red army, nazi soldier, trench, tank, female soldier ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia
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100%
 5.1
 914
Allies (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: August 1944 two months after D-Day, the Allies are advancing across France. A team of British and American commandos are dropped behind enemy lines on a secret mission to ambush a German Officer and steal maps charting the location of the enemy ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: military, world war two, ambush, soldier, secret mission, battles, danger, friendship, survival, american soldier, occupied france, rifle ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
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1944 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: world war two, eastern front, nazi, german army, soldier, death, dead soldier, nazi soldier, enemy, retreat, attack, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, soviet union, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 26K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, german, anti war, military hospital, military, hate, battles, chaos, lieutenant ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, crimea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, officers and cadets, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 3K
War Pigs (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, battles, nazi, american soldier, behind enemy lines, u.s. army, nazi hunter, wartime, anti nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france
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59%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Bullet for Rommel (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During World War II, a tough officer organizes a commando raid into Germany.
Plot: commando, commando raid, mission, weapons, human, military, airplane, commando mission, general, woman, death, shot to death ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, sniper, battles, d day, childbirth, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tank Klim Voroshilov 2
Style: exciting, touching, disturbing, sincere, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, tank, death, world war two, military life, eastern front, wartime life, german soldier, soldier, danger, battlefield, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, hospital, d day, female agent, heroic mission, survival, working undercover, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, american soldier, u.s. army, family relations, pow, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, desert, world war two, escapades, rescue, prostitute, confined, war, military, adventure, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
From Hell to Victory (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The war however takes them on their own individual ...
Plot: world war two, german soldier, rifle, soldier, battle, nazi, french soldier, commando, war violence, childhood, scuba, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Rescue (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: World World II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, escape, trench, field hospital, rescue, evacuation, d day, explosion, friendship, soldier, bravery, held captive ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, destiny, battle zone, escapades, soldier, military, danger, heroes, state affairs, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 5K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, danger, disobey, diplomacy, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, husband wife relationship, friend, friendship, military, soldier, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: battles, soldier, world war two, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, journalism, heroes, adventure, danger, war, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, confined, military, soldier, danger, chases and races, war, escapades, adventure, rivalry, vengeance, orchestral ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, american soldier, u.s. army, navy, squad, infantrymen, german, battles, babies and infants, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.4
 839
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: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, danger, war, battle zone, heroic mission, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film looks through the eyes of the German offense during World War II, specifically a German tank crew who, after losing a battle, struggle to get home.
Plot: world war two, tank, u.s. army, bombing, german soldier
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 8K
The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, family relations, decadence, gestapo, orgy, poison, murder, sexual abuse, cross dressing, world war two, national socialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 446K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazi germany, battles, military, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 97K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, tank, dead soldier, steel helmet, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, normandy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The German troops present there are exhausted and leaderless and ...
Plot: military, wehrmacht, american soldier, world war two, liberation, nazi soldier, uniform, partisan, soldier, french soldier, village, german soldier ...
Time: year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 3K
Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, d day, basic training, boot camp, battle zone, military life, power relations, battles, atrocity, hapless soldier, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%