Movies and TV shows like Generation Kill

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Generation Kill (2008)
 8.6
 42K
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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, sincere, epic, serious, captivating, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, war, soldier, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, survival, military life, battle zone, invasion, life is a bitch, danger, society, chaos and mayhem, behind enemy lines, violence, life & death, sniper, army, heroes, leader, officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east

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Most similar movies to Generation Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about soldier, military, war, military life, danger, battles and battle zone mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Generation Kill: The Hurt Locker (2008), Black Hawk Down (2001), Lone Survivor (2013), Jarhead (2005), Over There (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 388K
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, marines, military, sniper, army, bomb, explosion, death, courage, iraq war, violence, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 336K
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: battles, tough heroes, courage, sniper, war, helicopter, military, warrior, army, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 244K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, gunfight, soldier, courage, battles, war, terrorism, selflessness, squad, military life, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 161K
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, death, anti war, basic training, boot camp, war, military, morality, military life, dishonesty, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: captivating, intellectual, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, sergeant, u.s. army, iraq war, infantrymen, state affairs, right and wrong, loud, war, battle zone, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ 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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, boot camp, sniper, battles, vietnam war, sergeant, suicide, basic training, violence, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 397K
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, soldier, military, war, military life, navy seal, danger, battles, tough heroes, haunted by the past, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 86K
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: battles, military, soldier, navy, marines, war, battle zone, selflessness, friends, peril, behind enemy lines, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, battle zone, character change, conflict, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, iraq war, circumcision, marine, grenade, attack, danger, culture clash, battles, behind enemy lines, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, genocide, war, civil war, redemption, soldier, terrorism, war crime, pregnancy, sniper, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, bosnia, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: 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: realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: survival, military, suicide, battles, war, shooting, stabbing, disfigurement, commander, letter, invasion, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 652
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, gulf war, society, selflessness, war, life is a bitch, danger, sergeant, war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, manchester england, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, commander, invasion, sergeant, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 10K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, danger, war, soldier, psychologist, swat team, gunfight, firearm, team, dialogue, friendship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 780
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, media, terrorism, leadership, deadly, fighting the system, political unrest, military life, danger, battles, racism, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, uninhibited rivalry, un, deadly, military life, society, anti war, rivalry, violence spree, wartime life, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 10K
Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: military, bodies, superior, undisciplined, battle zone, infantrymen, war, danger, sergeant, realism, deathtrap, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, taliban, chases and races, heroic mission, battle zone, soldier, terrorism, chaos, genocide, race against time, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 540K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, 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: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mission, jungle, army, anti war, soldier, vietnam war, apocalypse, insanity, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.9
 21K
The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: underwater, battles, adventure, navy, ocean or sea, submarine, confined, life is a bitch, military life, survival, nazism, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Combat Hospital was a Canadian-British medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was broadcast on 6 September 2011. The series was ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: military hospital, military, doctor, wartime life, superior officer, supportive coworker, treatment, newcomer, untimely death, lifesaver, military life, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 730
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: gloomy, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military life, heroes, society, military, infantrymen, daring rescue, war, heroic mission, battle zone, survival, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.4
 3K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: war, military, vietnam war, soldier, u.s. army, battles, politics, danger, idealism, survival, tough heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 11K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, racism, torture, sadism, british army, hill, cruelty, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, war, military, survival, vengeance, escapades, adventure, anti war, captivity, beast, village life, wartime life ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 656
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, friends, war, wartime life, danger, partners, military life, against the odds, soldier, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 7K
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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