Movies like War Horse

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War Horse (2011)
 7.2
 158K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, epic, touching, uplifting, sentimental, melancholic, serious, captivating, feel good, sad ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: world war one, horse, animals, war, friendship, battles, hopes, military, animal training, human spirit, wartime, cavalry charge, german, world war two, survival, courage, human animal relationship, anti war, execution, animal life, wartime life, army, death, new year, dog ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france

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Most similar movies to War Horse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and epic films with plots about war, courage, brutality, culture clash, mentor, beautiful scenery and death mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like War Horse: Cold Mountain (2003), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Water Diviner (2014), Testament of Youth (2014), The Patriot (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: romantic, epic, sincere, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, survival, civil war, love story, war, loss of family member, love, wartime, getting home, romance, slavery ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, 50s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, ancient greece, appalachia ...
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100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, factual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, military, imperialism, historical character, british empire, politics, camel, islam, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, compassionate, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: world war one, war, missing person, redemption, destiny, courage, world war two, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, escapades, family ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 1920s, year 1915, 20th century
Place: australia, ottoman empire, england, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, stylized, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, wartime, war, aspiring writer, women, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, death, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: england, oxford university, london, flanders, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 276K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: epic, rough, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, freedom, military, revolution, human spirit, rebellion, battles, vengeance, heroic mission, wartime, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, world war one, truce, soldier, war, human spirit, idealism, german, holiday, anti war, friendship, christmas eve ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1914
Place: berlin germany, france, paris france, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war one, soldier, love triangle, military, teenage love, siblings relations, war, family relations, social relations, family life, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 136K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, war, adoption, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.4
 40K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, harsh, epic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, military, anti war, british empire, friendship, war, idealism, human spirit, politics, military life, battle zone, desert ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, ottoman empire, turkey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, japanese history, battles, anti war, japanese army, imperial japan, brutality, japanese military, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 74K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, follow your dream, underdog, sport, against the odds, jockey, depression, life philosophy, marriage, animal training ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, year 1938, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: california, pasadena california, chicago illinois, new york, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: inspirational, meditative, suspense, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, world war one, tribe, travel, obsession, courage, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, ireland, england, london, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, colonialism, war, slavery, redemption, british empire, desert, adventure, imperialism, soldier, cavalry, fight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, africa, sudan, egypt, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Running Free (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA, France, South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, friendship, survival, desert, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, companion, human animal relationship, world war one, youth, orphan, adventure ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: intense, emotional, touching, rough, epic ...
Plot: world war two, pow, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, war, battles, winter, survival, friendship, allies, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: belgium, germany, berlin germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, d day, courage, german, allies, resistance, beach ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, soldier, battles, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.2
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, emotional, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, love and romance, airplane, military, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 149K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, sincere, epic, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi, war, survival, judaism, partisan, jewish, genocide, rebellion, prejudice, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sad, tense ...
Plot: war, korean war, military, soldier, survival, brothers, idealism, mission, military life, courage, family, fight ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 585K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british army, british soldier, military, death, survival, soldier, battlefield, dangerous mission, chase ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, partisan, war, military, soldier, battles, war crime, interracial relations, racism, survival, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: iraq, italy, rome italy, europe, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.2
 169K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, epic, inspirational, motivational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, human spirit, prison, sport, soldier, captivity, christian, u.s. air force, plane crash ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, pow, world war two, escape attempt, human spirit, against the odds, military life, massacre, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, germany, poland, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 30K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, military, war, slavery, battles, prejudice, soldier, infantry, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, battles, chinese, historical event, military, life is a bitch, historical character, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, factual, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, nazi, heroic mission, military, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, friendship, heroes, death, nazi, courage, russian, winter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: ussr, poland, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 117K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, epic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, escape, prison escape, freedom, war, journey, pow, desert, world war two, gulag, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, poland, germany, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%