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Ike: The War Years (1979)
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Ike: The War Years (1979)
Original name: Ike
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. 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, sincere, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: world war two, war, heroes, military, politics, battles, soldier, life is a bitch, d day, americana, head of state, military life, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, historical figure, general
Place: england, london, usa, europe, kansas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about war, military, battles, soldier, heroes, state affairs and world war two mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Ike: The War Years: War and Remembrance (1988), Piece of Cake (1988), The Color of War (2001), Beyond the Front Line (2004), Sharpe's Eagle (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, battleship, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, d day, winston churchill, escapades, politics, survival ...
Time: 1940s
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
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Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, ussr, britain, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, military life, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, 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: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 2002, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Into the Storm (2009)
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, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, diplomacy, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, negotiation, war, political leader, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1945
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, racism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, refugee, behind enemy lines, politics, luftwaffe, battles, family relations, fascism, parents and children, human nature, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, tough heroes, battles, behind enemy lines, vengeance, officers and cadets, battle zone, wartime life, military life, heroes, state affairs ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
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