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Ike: The War Years (1979)
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Ike: The War Years
Original name: Ike
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. Directed by Boris Sagal and Melville Shavelson, the production starred Robert Duvall as Eisenhower and Lee Remick as Kay Summersby. Film editors John Woodcock and Bill Lenny won an Eddie Award for their work and the series garnered five Emmy Award nominations.
Style: exciting, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: d day, soldier, war, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity, heroes, life is a bitch, world war two
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and exciting films and TV series with plots about war, military, heroes, state affairs, soldier, battles and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Ike: The War Years: War and Remembrance (1988), Waterloo (1970), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), MacArthur (1977), Overlord (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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War and Remembrance
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Duration: 620 min.
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Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day
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 ...
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    User:   58%
 
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
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Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
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Zulu Dawn
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
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Freedomfighters
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
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Into the Storm
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
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Place: england, europe
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    User:   51%
 
The Empty Mirror
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
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Place: europe, germany
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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 ...
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Massacre in Rome
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Behind Enemy Lines
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, espionage, military, undercover, criminal heroes, wartime life, against humanity, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, norway
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
The Gathering Storm
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, politics, war, state affairs, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, fascism, love affair, battles, fighting the system, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
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    User:   34%
 
Miracle of the White Stallions
Genre: Family, Drama, War, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In WWII Austria, Col. Alois Podhajsky must protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions and make sure that they are surrendered into the right hands. But Patton's something of a horse fancier and can help...if he sees the stallions perform.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere
Audience: pre-teens
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Place: austria, europe
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    User:   42%
 
Behind the Lines
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
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Place: europe, scotland
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
Custer of the West
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, american civil war, war, leadership, military life, tough heroes, americana, heroes, tragic hero, military, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: 19th century
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    User:   39%
 

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