Movies like Taking Chance

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Taking Chance (2009)
 7.4
 14K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, harsh, sad, gloomy, poignant ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, patriotism, military life, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, casualty of war, ethnic conflict, sacrifice, brother brother relationship, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, visceral, life is a bitch, gulf war, ritual, u.s. marine, war crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, baghdad iraq, philadelphia, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...

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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 military, war, soldier, friendship, anti war, brutality and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Taking Chance: The Messenger (2009), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Stop-Loss (2008), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Grace Is Gone (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 35K
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, vietnam veteran, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, injustice, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, mexico, asia ...
⇓ 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, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. military, soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, gulf war, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, sniper, battles, courage, heroic mission, warrior, self sacrifice, bravery, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, truth, anti war, couple relations, on the road, siblings relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 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, serious, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, family relations, bad trip, friendship, graduation, easter, small town, rebellion, buddies, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, california, maine ...
⇓ 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, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 187K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: 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: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, anti war, u.s. military, iraq war, war, american soldier, boot camp, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.5
 444K
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, sniper, army, military, marines, bomb squad, terrorism, war, u.s. army, gulf war, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, behind enemy lines, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 9K
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, adventure, battles, friendship, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, anti war, against the odds, escapades, battles, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 41K
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, serious, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, prison, military police, unlikely friendships, relationships, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cuba, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, redemption, escapades, destiny, loss of son, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: female soldier, military base, war veteran, military life, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, single parent, military, mother son reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother child separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, justice, violence, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 69K
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, serious, sincere, rough, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, marines, code, military life, artillery, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, battleship, world war two, military, war, heroic mission, battles, politics, father son relationship, ocean ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, polynesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, life is a bitch, military, soldier, war, friends, military life, friendship, destiny, anti war, captivity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 333K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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, depressing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, anti war, russian roulette, suicide, friendship, homecoming, confined, friends, character change, insanity, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: iraq war, military, homecoming, battles, survival, heroes, soldier, battle zone, honor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, amputation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, sentimental
Plot: treasure hunt, military, musician's life, daring rescue, orphan, escapades, self discovery, military life, battles, estrangement, heroes, young heroes ...
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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, disturbing, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battles, military, military life, war, heroes, soldier, losing-it hero, lone hero, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, courage, brutality, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, military, golden years, human nature, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pow, russian soldier, hostage, war, confined, soldier, prison, captivity, murder, violence, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 328
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: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 859
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%