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John Ford Goes to War (2002)
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John Ford Goes to War (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. During the war, Field Photo made at least 87 documentaries, many with Ford's signature attention to heroism and loss, and many from the point of view of the fighting soldier and sailor. Talking heads discuss Ford's life and personality, the ways that the war gave him fulfillment, and the ways that his war films embodied the same values and conflicts that his Hollywood films did. Among the films profiled are "Battle of Midway," "Torpedo Squadron," "Sexual Hygiene," and "December 7."
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, filmmaking, military life, politics, society, lifestyle, wartime life, showbiz, state affairs, battle zone, war, documentary filmmaking, newsreel footage, heroes, soldier, battles, hollywood, anti war, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture, world war two, spy, island, art ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, maine

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Most similar movies to John Ford Goes to War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and rough films with plots about military, war, battles, soldier, military life, wartime life and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like John Ford Goes to War: When Trumpets Fade (1998), Straight Into Darkness (2004), Sharpe's Eagle (1993), Fighting for Life (2008), Company of Heroes (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military life, military, heroic mission, anti war, battles, wartime life, siblings relations, battle zone, danger, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Straight Into Darkness (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie encompasses several different elements-the perils of war, a touch of macabre, sadness and redemption.
Style: psychological, surreal, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, military, wartime life, battle zone, against humanity, military life, danger, survival, war, heroes, deadly, battles ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, state affairs, escapades, soldier, heroes, military life, rebellion, rivalry, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Fighting for Life (2008)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fighting for Life is a very different movie about war and medicine, a real-life "M*A*S*H" for our times about the doctors and nurses fighting on the front lines. The film interweaves stories of military doctors, nurses, and medics who are ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: medical school, soldier, danger, doctors and patients, wartime life, battles, power relations, military life, homecoming, survival, society, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: military, save the day, wartime life, danger, against the odds, super weapon, soldier, race against time, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 life, military, against the odds, soldier, heroes, battle zone, infantrymen, danger, small town, war, historical event, battles
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, gory, military life, politics, haunted by the past, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, military life, against the odds, battles, save the day, danger, war, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, pow, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, asia, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, saga
Plot: american civil war, leadership, love affair, wartime life, true love, military, battles, society, romance, heroes, love and romance, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: military, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, politics, soldier, heroic mission, battles, chaos and mayhem, war, infantrymen, heroes ...
Time: 40s
Place: finland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 15K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: war, siege, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, red army, danger, heroes, battle zone, military life, heroism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, survival, military life, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, soldier, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 794
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, battles, heroes, against humanity, weakness, politics, military, political unrest, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 621
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, military life, leadership, life is a bitch, adventure, military, battles, love, reunion, heroes, war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 795
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, danger, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, soldier, battles, journalism, terrorism, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, taliban, life is a bitch, state affairs, war, deadly, woman in danger, terrorism, race against time, danger, battles, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 363
Crazy Horse (1996)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
Style: captivating, bleak, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, military, americana, injustice, society, racism, old west, battle zone, battles, military life, against humanity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Broken Chain (1993)
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Iroquois warrior Thayendanegea participating in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, factual ...
Plot: battles, society, friendship, military, fort, historical event, brothers, rise and fall, war, state affairs, americana, against humanity ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: survival, battles, military, siblings relations, danger, soldier, military life, one man army, heroic mission, battle zone, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, escapades, war, state affairs, behind enemy lines, adventurer, soldier, rivalry, adventure, heroes, vengeance, military life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, wartime life, anti war, rebellion, on the run, espionage, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military life, basic training, revolution, politics, culture clash, danger, terrorism, anti war, rebelliousness, gory, leadership ...
Time: 40s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, human spirit, war, against the odds, battles, idealism, heroic mission, military life, leadership, basic training, soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 191
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, prison life, genocide, captivity, danger, isolation, wartime life, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: wartime life, military, journalism, war, life is a bitch, against humanity, battle zone, archive footage, media, battles, society, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, exciting, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, military life, family relations, military, battles, national guard, world war two, army, infantrymen, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, iraq, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: war, battles, battle, military life, military, soldier, friendship, army investigation, squad, life is a bitch, sergeant, battle zone ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: military life, human spirit, heroic mission, military, wartime life, state affairs, heroes, battle zone, soldier, campaign, against the odds, world war one ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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