Movies like Heroes from Another Land

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Heroes from Another Land (1996)
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Heroes from Another Land (1996)
Original name: Héroes de otra patria
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This docu-drama deals with the lives of two soldiers from Puerto Rico enlisted to fight during the Vietnam conflict. Based on a real-life incident, the movie relates the young soldiers' ambiguity about the war and the tragic consequences their plight holds for them, as well as their families.
Plot: vietnam war, family relations, puerto rican
Place: vietnam, puerto rico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about vietnam war, military, war, soldier, battles, military life and anti war mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Heroes from Another Land: Friendly Fire (1979), Platoon Leader (1988), There Is No 13 (1974), Purple Hearts (1984), 84C MoPic (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Friendly Fire (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In March 1970, a U.S. Army officer arrived at the Iowa farm of Peg and Gene Mullen and informed them that their son Michael had been killed in Vietnam by "friendly fire." Their determined attempts to learn more about the circumstances of ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, killed in action, cover-up, witness, dead son, loss of son, frustration, journalist, death of son, bureaucracy, family relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: vietnam, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, self discovery, jungle, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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94%
There Is No 13 (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this wartime drama, a young soldier spends much of stint in Vietnam remembering his life and his 12 love affairs. The story ends before he can have a 13th.
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, memory
Place: vietnam
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89%
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Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: vietnam war, bittersweet, war, romance, military, love and romance, wartime life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, tragic love, helicopter, u.s. navy ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, battles, military, heroic mission, military life, soldier, photojournalist ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Railway Spine (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michael Delucca, a Vietnam veteran broken by his struggle with post-traumatic stress, recollects his violent postwar life in a raw and touching memoir for the son he never knew.
Plot: vietnam war, memoir
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, haunted by the past, battles, military, idealism, political unrest, hopes, war, soldier, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Target for Death (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Vietnam, Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Coordinates of Death (Russian Title: Koordinaty smerti / Координаты смерти) is a 1985 Soviet-Vietnamese co-production directed by Samvel Gasparov and Nguyen Xuan Chan. Set during the Vietnam War (presumably during Operation ...
Plot: vietnam war, officer, sadistic killer, vietcong, sailor, soldier, singer, actor, engineer
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, friendship, haunted by the past, politics, war, captivity, military life, innocence lost ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, innocence lost, officers and cadets, rebelliousness, anti war, instructor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Last Blood (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier attacks his corrupt superior officer and is court marshalled but before he can be sent to a firing squad he escapes...
Plot: vietnam war, escape, green beret, exploitation, reporter, vietcong, prisoner of war camp, pow, torture, military officer, journalist, frustration ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, adventure, battles, friendship, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, tough heroes, revolution, battles, graphic violence, escape, politics, military, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An Army medic working in a mortuary in Saigon becomes emotionally involved with a group of Vietnamese orphans.
Plot: orphanage, vietnam war, orphan, battles, military, tragic event, survival, suicide, blackmail, morgue, drug dealer, dying ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, homecoming, friendship, life is a bitch, society, orphan, solitary, exile, interracial relations, vietnam war, redemption, farm ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, state affairs, hopes, buddies, war, legal, friends, power relations, battles, friendship, introspection ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Frankie's House (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In 1964 in Laos, young Tim Page discovers his vocation as a photojournalist and is given a job, a camera, and a trip to Vietnam. There, he learns the ropes, learns about the war first in Saigon, and then "in country" on patrol with troops. ...
Plot: photographer, vietnam war, war photographer, vietcong, journalism, boat, helicopter, motorcycle, tank, execution, brothel, photograph ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, french riviera, england, saigon, laos
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, bird, disfigurement, soldier, military hospital, war, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, heroes, investigation, death, saving a life, military, dying, heroism, thanksgiving, self sacrifice ...
Time: year 1999, year 1969
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, pregnancy, military, soldier, insurgent, military life, political unrest, infidelity, anti war, couples, battles ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, year 1967, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: graphic violence, apocalypse, anti war, wartime life, doctors and patients, kidnapping, military life, self discovery, heroic mission, innocence lost, culture clash, vietnam war ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, family relations, bad trip, friendship, graduation, easter, small town, rebellion, buddies, youth ...
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44%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, military life, interracial relations, graphic violence, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, military, survival, soldier ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On ...
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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, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, combat, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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o.k. (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A four man US fireteam on patrol seizes a passing young Vietnamnese girl and continue to torture, rape and kill her. Only one soldier refuses to take part in it and reports this incident to his superior, who dismisses it as simple wartime incident. ...
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Place: vietnam
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40%
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Genre: Drama, War
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Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: father, coal mine, family relations, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, coming of age, friends, war, society, life is a bitch, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
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