Movies like We Were Soldiers

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We Were Soldiers (2002)
 7.2
 127K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, realistic, sincere, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, battles, heroes, battle, wartime life, death, ambush, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines, gunfight, battlefield, pilot, photographer, helicopter, letter, sergeant, bravery, training, air raid, army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, military life, death and survival mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like We Were Soldiers: Band of Brothers (2001), The Patriot (2000), Lone Survivor (2013), Windtalkers (2002), Black Hawk Down (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, world war two, patriotism, friendship, gory, behind enemy lines, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 248K
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: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, battles, human spirit, freedom, american revolution, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, parents and children, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 259K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
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, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, swat team, navy seal, selflessness, battles, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 64K
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, code, behind enemy lines, war, survival, navajo, military life, danger, friendship, courage, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 354K
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: courage, sniper, warrior, battles, war, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: world war two, fame, battles, loss of friend, war, military, survival, danger, homecoming, selflessness, propaganda, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 409K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, battles, ambush, heroes, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 424K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, military training, military life, navy seal, military, obsession, heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2013, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 932K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, courage, folk hero, love story, war, heroes, vengeance, leadership, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, heroes, missing, missing in action, one man army, martial arts, rescue, heroic mission, military life, adventure, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 95K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
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, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, military, navy, squad, soldier, marines, battlefield, battle zone, friends, peril ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, anti war, against the odds, battles, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 117K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, slavery, racism, battles, prejudice, battle, war, military life, captain, hopes, camp ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new england, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, jungle, survival, torture, one man army, burned alive, danger, heroes, martial arts, soldier, military ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 25K
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, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, vietnam war, battles, massacre, sergeant, survival, escapades, danger, battle zone, against the odds, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, danger, adventure, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 23K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, anti war, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, combat, gunfight, war, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, world war two, military life, battles, infantry, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ 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, rough ...
Plot: soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, war, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 19K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, death, battles, ambush, wartime life, military life, friendship, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, infantry, suicide, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, danger, heroic mission, tunnel, escapades, chaos, military life, jungle, blood, tough heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, wartime life, escapades, survival, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, battles, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, hopes, war, soldier, u.s. army, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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