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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.
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 serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, heroes, military life and world war two mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ike: The War Years: War and Remembrance (1988), Into the Storm (2009), Piece of Cake (1988), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004), The Crossing (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, behind enemy lines, massacre, german, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, usa ...
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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, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: prime minister, negotiation, head of state, leadership, war, state affairs, politics, heroes, couples, winston churchill, world war two, conference ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1945
Place: england, europe
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76%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
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, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, war, heroes, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, against the odds, danger, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, war, military life, revolution, battles, heroes, state affairs, rebelliousness, gambling, against the odds ...
Place: delaware, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, head of state, nazi, reenactment, military, state affairs, leadership, battles, politics, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, usa
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60%
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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
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58%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, island, politics, daring rescue, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, asia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, d day, basic training, boot camp, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, war, military base, battles, heroes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: parliament, election, soldier, head of state, rise to the top, war, politics, ambition, state affairs, military, society, imperialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: england, south africa, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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, army life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: wartime life, battle zone, life is a bitch, war, media, military, journalism, battles, against humanity, society, state affairs, fascism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Carter's Army (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, bridge, army, military, racism, interracial relations, war, adventure, basic training, military life, battles, mute or deaf ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
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: politics, fascism, couple relations, british history, state affairs, war, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, love affair, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Behind the Lines (1997)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: friendship, anti war, soldier, military life, war, wartime life, battles, military, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, rebellion, love ...
Place: scotland, europe
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47%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
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: exciting, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: military, military hospital, doctor, vietnam war, doctors and patients, military life, war, u.s. army, hospital, military base, wartime life, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, military life, war, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, farmhouse, helicopter, infantry ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Morning Star (1991)
Genre: Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.
Style: sincere, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: native american, soldier, interracial relations, american civil war, culture clash, adventure, genocide, military life, racism, wartime life, injustice, battles ...
Time: 1860s, 1870s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, desert, military life, adventure, battles, war, heroes, military, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, atomic bomb, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, soldier, blind ambition, moral dilemma, ambition, danger, military, chemistry, saboteur ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, revolution, battles, war, dishonesty, military, rebellion, civil war, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, battle zone, hopes, battlefield, young soldier, soldier, war, military life, battles, military, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, racism, military, fighter pilot, training, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
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40%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: american civil war, slavery, head of state, wartime life, war, battles, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, war, military life, warrior, friendship, human spirit, survival, sniper, expedition, shooting ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, imperialism, war, idealism, battle zone, heroic mission, revolution, military life, adventure, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, battles, war, danger, battle zone, military, heroic mission, heroes, invasion, bunker, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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