Movies and TV shows like Tour of Duty

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Tour of Duty (1987)
 8.3
 4K
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, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: war, vietnam war, military, jungle warfare, battles, soldier, u.s. army, survival, friendship, heroes, politics, pow, captivity, danger, political unrest, military life, escapades, idealism, innocence lost, state affairs, tough heroes, u.s. military, weapons, american soldier, helicopter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to Tour of Duty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about military, war, soldier, battles, military life, heroes and danger mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Tour of Duty: The Veteran (2006), 84C MoPic (1989), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989), The Hanoi Hilton (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, captivity, anti war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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, battles, heroic mission, military life, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ 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, bleak, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, rescue, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, survival, escapades, danger, military life, military base, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, homecoming, survival, military life, vengeance, political unrest, wartime life, prison, anti war, isolation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: out of the way, environmentalism, battles, friends, military life, kidnapping, innocence lost, graphic violence, journalism, military, orphan, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 2K
Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, world war two, soldier, american soldier, u.s. army, infantrymen, german, battles, heroes, war, babies and infants, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military life, captivity, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, battles, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, machine gun, helicopter, booby trap, bomb, swat team, escapades, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, heroic mission, danger, tunnel, chaos, escapades, military life, jungle, blood, strong violent content, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 15K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, gunfight, terrorism, soldier, war, friendship, team, u.s. military, investigation, firearm, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, adventure, danger, friendship, soldier, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, rough, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, hotshot hero, war, anti hero, military life, anti war, innocence lost, officers and cadets, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 23K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, combat, anti war, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war one, military, survival, military life, heroic mission, battle zone, soldier, leadership, heroes, danger, siege ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, battle, ambush ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, escapades, soldier, war, survival, interracial relations, military life, military, society, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: battles, world war one, war, soldier, military, battle zone, british, battle
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 376K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, soldier, u.s. military, u.s. army, hopes, danger, right and wrong, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, battle zone, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, battles, sniper, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 873
The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, survival, military life, military, against the odds, captivity, battles, political unrest, leadership, against humanity, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sitcom
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, war, soldier, american soldier, aviation, mechanic, escapades, heroes, adventure, danger, marines ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, military, military life, battles, war, leadership, danger, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, military life, desert, mouse, battles, swat team, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, adventure, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, culture clash, rebelliousness, military life, terrorism, anti war, political unrest, basic training, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, military, heroic mission, soldier, danger, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, china, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 630
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, military, life is a bitch, adventure, love, war, soldier, homecoming, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%