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First to Fight (1967)
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First to Fight (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jack is the sole survivor of a Japanese attack on his squad at Guadalcanal. Because of his heroism and the fact that he is still alive, he becomes a Medal of Honor hero. He returns to train new recruits for the Marines and falls for a girl named Peggy. When training and marriage leave him with an empty feeling, he decides on a transfer back to the front lines. Soon he will find that marriage and life will change his outlook on the grueling battles that lie ahead.
Plot: world war two, marriage, war hero, widow, cowardice, sergeant, japanese army, combat, medal of honor, u.s. marine corps
Time: year 1943

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about world war two, soldier, battles, war, battle, machine gun and combat mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like First to Fight: Beach Red (1967), A Line in the Sand (2009), Women of Valor (1986), Raid on Rommel (1971), A Midnight Clear (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, anti war, battles, island, wartime life, tough heroes, landing, marines, military life, gory, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Line in the Sand (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama - Set in the present-day Iraq war, this tense and gripping drama unfolds as two US Marines find themselves stranded and alone in the desert after their unit is all but destroyed in a routine mission. One of their team is taken hostage in the ...
Plot: sergeant, insurgent, soldier, hostage, fight, desert, survival, iraq war, u.s. marine corps
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Women of Valor (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: TV movie, first shown by CBS in 1986. A group of American Army nurses are captured by the Japanese in April 1942. They are put in a prisoner-of-war camp in Bataan, where they spend three years of their lives. The story focuses on Lt Margaret Ann ...
Plot: world war two, bow, lingerie, field, prisoner of war camp, hearing, package, corporal punishment, tomboy, chocolate, loss of husband, american abroad ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pacific ocean, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, desert, world war two, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, confined, hostages, military, soldier, wartime life, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, prank, soldier, isolation, disorder, buddies, surrender, battles ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, d day, sniper, childbirth, battles, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the ...
Plot: death of mother, american soldier, explosion, shipwreck, machete, foot chase, chase, world war two, battles, boat, hand grenade, combat ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
Plot: war hero, airfield, little boy, radio broadcast, singing, interracial friendship, american soldier, driving, church, on the road, motor, flower ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: southeast asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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That Summer of White Roses (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: World War II finally reaches a Yugoslavian lake, where a lifeguard shelters a refugee and her son.
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, war, widow, irony, vignette, arranged marriage, refugee, coming of age, mother and son, summertime, partisan ...
Time: year 1944
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
From Hell to Victory (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The war however takes them on their own individual ...
Plot: world war two, french soldier, war violence, battle, rifle, soldier, commando mission, commando unit, scuba, combat, battles, commando ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Everlasting Glory (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese national policy film
Plot: japanese soldier, flag, japanese army, chinese army, sino japanese war, tank, world war two
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Steel Claw (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines. ...
Plot: last stand, traitor, grenade, hook, hook for hand, boat, standoff, island, helmet, commando mission, shark, snake ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Outsider (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Arizona Indian Ira Hayes' (Tony Curtis) life is a tragedy after he joins the Marines and helps raise the flag at Iwo Jima.
Style: based on true events
Plot: native american, world war two, alcohol abuse, volunteer, war hero, u.s. marine corps, fistfight, american soldier, american indian, indian reservation, farming, friendship ...
Time: year 1955, year 1945, 20th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 57
Black Birds (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: WW2 story about group of prisoners who are trying to escape the death camp, run by local pro-Nazi militia.
Plot: world war two, prison, nazi, nazis
Time: 1940s
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 26
Escapes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Political prisoners imprisoned in Yugoslavia will try to escape from prison by digging a channel under the ground and join the partisans.
Plot: world war two, sick, fight, breasts, traitor, sergeant, doctor, fear, rain, prisoner, girl, cold ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it.
Plot: anti semitism, cowardice, world war two, gay slur, bullying, evacuation, war game, execution, gang, teenage boy, teenager, child protagonist ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Burmese Harp (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Plot: world war two, soldier, british army, japanese army, buddhism
Time: 1940s
Place: burma, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, nazi germany, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Operation Stadium (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This movie tells a true story about events in Zagreb in 1941. Nazis and their collaborators organized the great gathering of students on Dubrava stadium. The intention was to publicly separate Jews from them which would lead to future pogrom. The ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, stadium, invasion, firearm, nazi, nazis
Time: year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, world war two, military, survival, military life, society, danger, heroic mission, battle zone, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, italy, europe, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
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 ⇓
55%
The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film looks through the eyes of the German offense during World War II, specifically a German tank crew who, after losing a battle, struggle to get home.
Plot: tank, world war two, german soldier, bombing, u.s. army
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Keisuke Kinoshita sits easily alongside Ozu, Kurosawa and Naruse as one of Japan’s most respected legends of cinema. Made to commemorate the centenary of Kinoshita’s birth, this biographical drama chronicles formative hardships and personal ...
Plot: world war two, movie business, wheelbarrow, censorship, sick mother, courage, air raid, evacuation, film making, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ambush Bay (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, daring rescue, military life, jungle, danger, chases and races, heroes, escapades, superhero, soldier, military ...
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 144
Evening Bells (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trials and tribulations of a Croatian Communist intellectual in the turbulent years before, during and after WW2.
Plot: world war two, communist, fascism, stockings, legs
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Battle of Okinawa (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The Americans are swiftly closing on Okinawa, an island just south of the Japanese mainland. The Imperial command sends top generals and several army divisions to defend it at all costs. The mission quickly degenerates as vital resources and troops ...
Plot: world war two, japanese army, u.s. navy, japanese history, u.s. army, brutality, japanese soldier, young soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, okinawa japan, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, war, army, battles, sniper, world war two, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, rescue, battles, desert, heroes, officers and cadets, war, heroic mission, wartime life, undercover, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, frogman, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
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Hitler (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!
Plot: world war two, hitler, evil man, nazi, nazis, adolf hitler
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 33
Elysium (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, boy, jewish, concentration camp, medical experiment, death of child, children, nazi
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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