Movies like Zulu 1964

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Zulu (1964)
 7.7
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle "with some guts behind it". In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.
Style: realistic, epic, suspense, factual, psychological, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: military, war, british colonialism, british army, siege, human spirit, soldier, british empire, historical event, colonialism, battles, native, against the odds, heroic mission, war hero, war violence, army, gunfight, adventure, attempted rape, medieval, society, courage, british, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s, 1870s, 1960s
Place: africa, south africa, england, united kingdom

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and dramatic films with plots about military, war, soldier, culture clash, battles, courage and brutality mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Zulu: Khartoum (1966), The Longest Day (1962), Gettysburg (1993), Breaker Morant (1980), The Lighthorsemen (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: imperialism, military, british empire, soldier, war, battles, army life, victory, death, historical event, intrigue, killing an animal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
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100%
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: islam, politics, culture clash, military, imperialism, siege, colonialism, wartime, british empire, war, adventure, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, ireland, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, factual, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, british empire, british history, politics, anti war, british army, british soldier, military, visceral, battles, justice, assassination ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, 60s, 1850s
Place: england, london, canada, europe, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 7.8
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, factual, witty ...
Plot: anti war, courtroom, lawyer, legal, politics, war, military, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, epic
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, battles, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, wartime life, military life, war, world war two ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, ottoman empire, turkey, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 136K
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: epic, inspirational, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, battles, human spirit, prejudice, freedom, military, heroic mission, black history, racism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, south carolina, usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 21K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, factual, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, gunfight, wartime, justice, fight scenes, revolution, american history, rivalry, heroic mission, mexican ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, austin texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.9
 6K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, british empire, politics, military, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, colonialism, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: china, england, france, beijing china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, sexy, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, sword fight, antiquity, ancient, greek mythology, ancient history, chaos, chaos and mayhem, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, ancient times, 19th century, 18th century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, egypt, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
 7.6
 12K
Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sad, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, politics, survival, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: factual, inspirational, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, racism, world war two, military, war, aerial combat, interracial relations, aviation, training, unlikely friendships, officers and cadets, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, berlin germany, africa, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, humorous, witty, cerebral, satanic ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, british raj, imperialism, mercenary, soldier, execution, friendship, greed, con artists, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, england, ancient greece, afghanistan, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, winter, tank, politics, resistance, fight, violence, brothers, prejudice, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: finland, russia, europe, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 415K
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: rough, realistic, disturbing, epic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, battlefield, squad, battles, jungle warfare, combat, war, jungle, anti war, infantry ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: vietnam, the philippines, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, shakespeare, war, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, military, state affairs, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, france, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, british empire, cold war, politics, colonialism, coup d'etat, army, rebellion, society, escapades, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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 ⇓
22%
 7.6
 25K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: rough, bleak, political, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, terrorism, rebellion, ethnic conflict, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, california, england, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: intense, rough, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, military, civil war, confederate army, battles, war, war hero, military life, battlefield, epic battle, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1860s
Place: virginia, maine, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 24K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, swordsman, sword fight, military, honor, nudity (full frontal - brief), medieval, cossack, adaptation, distopia ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%