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: 120 min.
TV show
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: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, military base, wartime life, military life, doctors and patients, superior officer, power relations, female protagonist, nurse, u.s. army, war, performer's life, atrocity, strong female presence, radio dj, dedication, musical tour, bittersweet, doctors, medical, hospital ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, captivating and touching 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: Tour of Duty (1987), Anzac Girls (2014), Call the Midwife (2012), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), M*A*S*H (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle warfare, military, battles, soldier, friendship, captivity, innocence lost, idealism, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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100%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, military, hopes, battles, fall in love, tragic love, wartime life, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, sincere, touching, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, childbirth, nun, doctor, family relations, friends, family life, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, haunted by the past, battles, hopes, war, soldier, idealism, political unrest, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, cynical, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, surgery, friendship, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, captain, nurse, anti war, combat casualty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, military hospital, wartime life, friendship, army, world war one, lifesaver, love triangle, french, german, nursing, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, medicine, society, nun, nurse, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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37%
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: vietnam war, basic training, military, friendship, heroes, rebellion, fighting the system, soldier, hotshot hero, society, war, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, touching, emotional, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, clinic, doctors and patients, public health, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, love and romance, disagreement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 889
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, bittersweet, war, romance, military, love and romance, wartime life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, tragic love, u.s. navy, warship ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, military, battles, americana ...
Place: usa, kansas, london, england, europe
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34%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, humorous, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, mentally unstable, war, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, psychiatric ward, american soldier, shell shock ...
Place: yuma arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, military, battles, heroic mission, military life, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: military hospital, military, life is a bitch, workplace, lifesaver, wartime life, military life, surgery, power relations, patient, newcomer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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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, soldier, disfigurement, bird, military hospital, war, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, confined, captivity, military life, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, battles, political unrest, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, touching, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, selflessness, society, soldier, life is a bitch, war veteran, culture clash, sergeant, gulf war, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, dubai, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, self discovery, jungle, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, african american woman, nurse, workplace, doctors and patients, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, female protagonist, coworker relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, battle zone, hapless soldier, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, war, against humanity, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, combat, historical event, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, idealism, survival, family life, teenage life, war, parents and children, wartime life, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, doctors and patients, hospital, patient, medical profession, medical student, emergency room, nurse, medical, doctors, doctor patient relationship, physician ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, social relations, life is a bitch, society, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 4K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, military, british army, army, military life, self discovery, basic training, doctor, military base, strong female presence, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 811
The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, love, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 8K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, survival, battle zone, heroic mission, military base, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%