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April 9th (2015)
 6.5
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April 9th (2015)
Original name: 9. april
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, danger, military life, rivalry, battle zone, nazi occupation, world war two, bicycle, uniform, wehrmacht, surprise attack, nazi soldier, german abroad
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, danger, military life and battle zone mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like April 9th: 1944: The Final Defence (2007), Storming Juno (2010), Dieppe (1993), Piece of Cake (1988), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, wartime life, war, battles, against the odds, military, rivalry, heroes, bombing, russian soldier, machine gun ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 432
Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: soldier, d day, heroes, battle zone, war, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, sniper, paratrooper, infantry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: epic, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soldier, military life, heroes, battles, d day, danger, military, friends, battle zone, military base, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 142
Dieppe (1993)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Story: Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: beach, battles, escapades, mission gone awry, battle zone, failed attempt, war, heroic mission, heroes, military life, landing, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 8.3
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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 ⇓
71%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, heroes, battles, against the odds, danger, military, war, battle zone, heroic mission, pubic hair, beach, male nudity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: battleship, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: heroic mission, war, battle zone, military life, heroes, society, religions or cults, battles, siblings relations, family relations, one man army, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, war, life is a bitch, ambition, military, battles, against the odds, battle, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Style: epic, touching, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ambition, battles, battle zone, war, love and romance, against the odds, rivalry, military, military life, love affair, underdog, soldier ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.9
 154
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, battles, chases and races, confined, war, escapades, adventure, danger, soldier, rivalry, military, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, atomic bomb, heroic mission, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, soldier, ambition, moral dilemma, danger, chemistry, resistance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, family relations, war, battle zone, military life, battles, military, infantry, rosary, farmhouse, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: aerial combat, ambition, heroes, leadership, military life, battles, landing, collision, aerial combats, uninhibited rivalry, chaos and mayhem, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, danger, against the odds, society, military, soldier, battles, war, save the day, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 2K
This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, war, danger, nazi occupation, resistance fighter, german soldier, wehrmacht, danish, nazi, resistance, nazi soldier, freedom fighter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, british, world war one
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: war, love triangle, siblings relations, life is a bitch, military, soldier, danger, political unrest, family relations, wartime life, love and romance, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, politics, idealism, against the odds, battles, leadership, political unrest, basic training, human spirit, heroes, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
46%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, war, battle zone, military life, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, survival, danger, battles, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 178
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: fascism, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, escapades, confined, against humanity, power relations, prison, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: gloomy, stylized, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, anti war, danger, military life, battles, military, soldier, battle zone, life is a bitch, dealing with death, war
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, trench warfare, battlefield, war, battles, destiny, isolation, danger, heroes, military life, gory ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 728
Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: war, freemason, eastern front, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, on the run, survival, battles, heroic mission, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, battles, battle, battle zone, army investigation, superior officer, bodies, life is a bitch, friendship, soldier, military, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, rebellion, danger, power relations, war, state affairs, hapless soldier, battle zone, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, scottish highlands, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, wartime life, world war two, soviet army, great patriotic war, war, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, power relations, war, innocence lost, soldier, military, military life, basic training, heroes, danger, youth, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 116
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: battles, military, society, state affairs, confined, against humanity, war, danger, heroes, politics, world war two, nazi ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Two Fingers from Sidon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of a platoon of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon of 1986, shortly before Israeli withdrawal, and the dilemmas they face in having to fight against Lebanese guerilla in a hostile but civilian area.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: realism, military life, military, soldier, war, battle zone, moral dilemma, army life
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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