Movies like Unbroken

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Unbroken (2014)
 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, emotional, realistic, brutal, dramatic, harsh, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, human spirit, prison, sport, soldier, captivity, christian, u.s. air force, plane crash, olympics, culture clash, adaptation, emaciation, island, athlete's life, hopes, escapades, confined, against the odds, prison escape, air disaster, athlete ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to Unbroken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and intense films with plots about war, world war two, survival, courage, brutality, sacrifice and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Unbroken: The Railway Man (2013), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Rescue Dawn (2006), The Way Back (2010), Cinderella Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: intense, emotional, captivating, epic, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, war, torture, autobiography, war criminal, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, captivity, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1942
Place: asia, thailand, england, japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 107K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, harsh, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, escape, war, soldier, prison, camp, violence, jungle, human spirit, confined ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 189K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, poverty, depression, fight, financial problem, family ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, factual, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, propaganda, torture, russian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, world war two, military, human spirit, adventure, ocean, disaster, soldier, getting home, human nature, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: harsh, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, pow, escape, jungle, military, prisoners of war, captivity, survival, prisoner of war camp, war crime, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, scotland, hawaii, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 489K
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, emotional, factual, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, violence, navy seal, soldier, battles, american soldier, assassin, courage, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, sad, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, war, captivity, childhood, japanese army, pow, young heroes, children in wartime, boy, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, human spirit, captivity, survival, confined, military, patriotism, heroic mission, prison life, military life, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham ...
Style: uplifting, tense, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: faith, post traumatic stress disorder, christian, life is a bitch, survival, self discovery, against the odds, redemption, athlete's life, soldier, torture, war ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, epic, factual ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, guilt, survival, propaganda, fame, political intrigue, wartime, loss of friend, battles, homecoming ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, iraq, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
31%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: touching, harsh, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, pow, holocaust, prison, island, war, friendship, justice, war crime, nazi, human spirit, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, indonesia, asia, germany, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 31K
Victory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.
Style: inspirational, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, world war two, football, soccer, sport, escape, human spirit, nazi, war, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, england, poland, argentina, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 289K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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, rough, tense, brutal, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, soldier, gunfight, terrorism, courage, death, military life, selflessness, squad, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 14K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, intense, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, war crime, interracial relations, redemption, village, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, military, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, california, iraq, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
 6.1
 70K
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, brutal, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, friendship, courage, military life, violence, brutality ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
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, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, survival, nazi, battles, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.9
 36K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, military base, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 9K
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, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, golf, survival, war, rescue, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, military, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, sentimental, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, judaism, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, transformation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 20K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, tense, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, japan, germany, tokyo, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, factual, brutal, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, military, adventure, escape, romance, courage, manhunt, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, russia, egypt, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: inspirational, epic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: buddhism, expedition, beautiful scenery, world war two, life philosophy, mountain, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, nazi, adventure, buddha ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, himalaya, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%