Movies and TV shows like China Beach

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China Beach (1988)
 8.2
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: military, military hospital, vietnam war, doctor, doctors and patients, war, military life, u.s. army, hospital, military base, wartime life, power relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, radio dj, superior officer, dedication, musical tour, atrocity, medical, female protagonist, nurse, sergeant, irish american, medical profession ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, vietnam war, battles and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like China Beach: Tour of Duty (1987), M*A*S*H (1972), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Purple Hearts (1984), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 3K
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, u.s. army, battles, innocence lost, military life, tough heroes, heroes, survival, idealism ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.3
 45K
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: humorous, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: doctors and patients, sitcom, military, military hospital, doctor, military life, friendship, surgery, u.s. army, korean war, combat casualty, sergeant ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, war, military, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, political unrest, hopes, decapitation, helicopter ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 679
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, love and romance, tragic love, romance, unfulfilled love, war, wartime life, fall in love, military, helicopter, medical, army life
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, captain, military life, military hospital, soldier, doctors and patients, war, doctor, wartime life, military, mentally unstable, battles ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, military hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, hospital, military life, wartime life, battle zone, power relations, soldier, workplace situations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, vietcong, u.s. army, jungle, self discovery, escapades, heroes, adventure, infantrymen ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: d day, soldier, war, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity ...
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, anti heroes, hotshot hero, army, soccer, war, soldier, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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, emotional, realistic
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, army, love triangle, friends, military, social relations, military hospital, hapless soldier, nursing, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, emotional, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, cemetery, military life, war, vietnam veteran, wartime life, life is a bitch, funeral, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 7K
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, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military base, scientist, atomic bomb, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace, inventions and discoveries, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 9K
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, sincere, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, nurse, patient, doctors and patients, emergency room, surgery, medical student, coworker relationship, treatment, medical profession, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, biting
Plot: jungle, african american, soldier, war, survival, military, vietnam war, interracial relations, military life, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: military, u.s. army, soldier, anti war, war, d day, military life, battles, babies and infants, heroes, infantrymen, navy ...
Time: 60s, year 1944
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.6
 519
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, innocence lost, war, anti war, haunted by the past, military life, military, vengeance, friendship, captivity ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.3
 449
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hospital, nun, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, human nature, nursing, doctor, nurse
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 892
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, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, wartime life, fall in love, war, nurse, doctor, love and romance, military, soldier, tragic love, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: egypt, france, greece, new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, uninhibited rivalry, military life, war, rivalry, society, violence spree, anti war, wartime life, religions or cults, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, soldier, vietcong, military, pregnancy, war, journalism, anti war, military life, political unrest, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 7K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, golf, rescue, war, soldier, daring rescue, adventure, anti war, heroic mission ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.9
 3K
Our Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, army, self discovery, military base, doctor, female soldier, officers and cadets, basic training, military life, military, hopes, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, chief of staff, workaholic, supportive coworker, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 651
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, danger, war veteran, gulf war, military, society, military life, life is a bitch, selflessness, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 595
Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, military life, war, battle zone, battles, military, adventure, friendship, escapades, heroes, superior officer, british military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 19K
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: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, mental illness, obsession, war, soldier, disfigurement, mental institution, coming of age, friends, mute or deaf, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%