Movies like Taking Chance

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Taking Chance (2009)
 7.4
 13K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, harsh, sad, gloomy, poignant ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, patriotism, military life, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, casualty of war, gulf war, ethnic conflict, sacrifice, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, visceral, life is a bitch, ritual, u.s. marine, war crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, philadelphia, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah, canada ...

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Most similar movies to Taking Chance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about soldier, military, war, culture clash, friendship, anti war and military life mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Taking Chance: The Messenger (2009), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Stop-Loss (2008), Grace Is Gone (2007), Saving Private Ryan (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 34K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, responsibility, casualty of war, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, fighting the system, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, homecoming ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, gulf war, truth, family problems, couple relations, anti war, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: military, army, war, world war two, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 176K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: intense, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, u.s. military, iraq war, american soldier, boot camp, anti war, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 423K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, u.s. army, gulf war, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, military life, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 39K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, unlikely friendships, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, prison, military police, relationships, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cuba, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, state affairs, military, fighting the system, media, politics, life is a bitch ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 3K
Fort Bliss (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: military base, war veteran, female soldier, military life, haunted by the past, family relations, single parent, military, parents and children, mother son reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother child separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child soldier, war, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ 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: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, anti war, military life, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval battle, naval officer, military life, world war two, battleship, military, war, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 66K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, code, military life, u.s. marine corps, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, native americans, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 313K
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, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: iraq war, homecoming, military, soldier, heroes, battles, battle zone, survival, death of friend, honor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: musician's life, military, orphan, daring rescue, escapades, treasure hunt, self discovery, military life, friendship, parents and children, on the road, estrangement ...
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, parents and children, human nature, anti war, homecoming, family relations, golden years, military, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, soldier, losing-it hero, heroes, behind enemy lines, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: hostage, pow, russian soldier, war, soldier, confined, prison, captivity, drinking alcohol, drinking, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 548
Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, american, friendship, rebel, culture clash, rebelliousness, military, society, communication problem, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 11K
Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, presumed dead, family problems, brother, family drama, courage, brutality, depression, politics, runaway, siblings relations, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, soldier, isolation, freak, patient, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france, colorado, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 277
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: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 4K
1969 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: easter, vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, friendship, bad trip, family relations, graduation, small town, anti conformity, family problems, individualism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, canada, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 776
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, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%