Movies and TV shows like China Beach

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China Beach (1988)
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China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make sense of life and death in between bourbon, bullets and battles.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: military hospital, military, vietnam war, doctor, life is a bitch, military base, wartime life, military life, doctors and patients, superior officer, power relations, u.s. army, female protagonist, nurse, war, performer's life, atrocity, strong female presence, radio dj, dedication, musical tour, bittersweet, hospital, doctors, medical ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to China Beach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, wartime life, doctor and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like China Beach: Anzac Girls (2014), Call the Midwife (2012), M*A*S*H (1972), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Tour of Duty (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: sincere, touching, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, friends, family relations, family life, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 49K
M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: doctors and patients, military hospital, surgery, friendship, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, captain, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, rescue, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 8.3
 4K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: war, vietnam war, military, jungle warfare, battles, soldier, u.s. army, idealism, political unrest, survival, captivity, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, military hospital, army, world war one, love triangle, lifesaver, german, nursing, french, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, hotshot hero, war, military life, anti war, innocence lost, officers and cadets, wartime life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, war, state affairs, heroes, battles, politics, against humanity, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.5
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, realism, surgeon, medicine, workplace situations, gory, power relations, society, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 57
Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, clinic, workplace, doctors and patients, public health, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, workplace situations, love and romance, love affair, disagreement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, american soldier, psychiatric ward, shell shock ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, ambush, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: tense, emotional, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: military hospital, military, workplace, life is a bitch, military life, wartime life, lifesaver, surgery, battle zone, workplace situations, hospital, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: wartime life, military, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, journalism, battle zone, world war two, archive footage, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, danger, society, life is a bitch, soldier, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, dubai, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 3K
Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, male female relationship, coworker relationship, african american woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
 3K
Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, strong female presence, village, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 21K
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, soldier, disfigurement, bird, war, coming of age, rehabilitation, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 788
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: vietnam war, romance, bittersweet, tragic love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, wartime life, war, love and romance, military, helicopter, army life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, military life, captivity, wartime life, political unrest, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 3K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, army, military life, self discovery, military, basic training, doctor, power relations, military base, hopes, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.5
 13K
Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, patient, medical student, nurse, doctors and patients, medical profession, emergency room, surgery, coworker relationship, treatment, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
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, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 621
The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: captivating, realistic, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, workplace, nursing, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, society, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 2K
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, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 8K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, laboratory, ambition, military, race against time, power relations, workplace, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.7
 50
Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace intrigue, power relations, society, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, racism, soldier, injustice, military life, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, u.s. military, gay, gay slur ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%