Movies like The Thin Red Line

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The Thin Red Line (1998)
 7.6
 170K
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
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 battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad, survival, pacific island, anti war, military, battle zone, army, friendship, conflict, selflessness, fight, u.s. army, rifle, awol ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to The Thin Red Line

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and rough films with plots about war, soldier, military, sergeant, weapons, battles and courage mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Thin Red Line: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Apocalypse Now (1979), Black Hawk Down (2001), Platoon (1986), The Pacific (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, bleak, epic, rough ...
Plot: military, war, army, battles, world war two, sniper, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.4
 596K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, vietnam war, losing-it hero, military, insanity, war, unfulfillment, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 360K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, warrior, courage, sniper, battles, tough heroes, u.s. military, chaos, helicopter, army, military, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 376K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 97K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, military, soldier, navy, battlefield, squad, marines, battle zone, behind enemy lines, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, suicide, sniper, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, childbirth, battles, sniper, d day, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 25K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 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, german, anti war, hate, chaos, battles, military hospital, military, lieutenant, sergeant, eastern front ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, crimea, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, battles, loss of friend, survival, homecoming, danger, selflessness, propaganda, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 263K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, gunfight, terrorism, courage, military life, swat team, battles, war, selflessness, squad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, contemplative, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, military, battles, world war two, war, chaos, japanese history, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, japanese army ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, emotional, touching ...
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 ⇓
100%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism, civil war ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 30K
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, holocaust, nazism, military, soldier, german, starvation, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, battles, sniper, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, military life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, soldier, military, battles, deserter, war, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, manila philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, prank, buddies, surrender, battles, friends, disorder, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 65K
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, behind enemy lines, survival, navajo, danger, military life, friendship, courage, battle zone, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, battle, ambush ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, army, allies, heroic mission, battle zone, against the odds, soldier, mission, resistance, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, danger, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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, friendship, homecoming, military, u.s. military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 416K
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, military, sniper, marines, terrorism, gulf war, war, bomb squad, peril, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: middle east, iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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