Movies and TV shows like Tour of Duty

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Tour of Duty (1987)
 8.4
 3K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, soldier, u.s. army, battles, survival, friendship, heroes, politics, pow, captivity, danger, political unrest, military life, escapades, idealism, innocence lost, state affairs, tough heroes, helicopter, jungle warfare, army life, u.s. military
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
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 war, military, soldier, military life, battles, heroes and danger mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Tour of Duty: Go Tell the Spartans (1978), The Hanoi Hilton (1987), 84C MoPic (1989), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989), Combat! (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, rough, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, haunted by the past, military, soldier, political unrest, military life, hopes, war, battles, idealism, rescue, helicopter ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, escapades, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, tough heroes, battles, wartime life, confined, military life, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
 2K
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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, against the odds, photojournalist, anti war, war, escapades, heroic mission, danger, military life, heroes ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, vietnam war, sergeant, vietcong, embassy, massacre, survival, military base, battles, military life, marines, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 8.4
 2K
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: realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, heroes, military life, squad, battles, babies and infants, anti war, german, navy, d day ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.6
 525
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: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, friendship, military, homecoming, captivity, anti war, innocence lost, politics, state affairs, confined ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, jungle, interracial relations, war, daring rescue, village life, violence spree, battle zone, vietnam war, danger, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, life is a bitch, hopes, captivity, society, anti war, rebellion, state affairs, confined, interracial relations ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, battles, rescue, military, soldier, captivity, danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 1K
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, gory, basic training, leadership, military life, wartime life, state affairs, rebellion, battles ...
Time: 40s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 7K
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, military life, leadership, heroes, instructor, boot camp, rebellion, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 21K
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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, insanity, jungle, anti war, war hero, massacre, lieutenant, war, military, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, self discovery, infantrymen, adventure, war, escapades, heroes, soldier, military, jungle, u.s. army, vietcong ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, battles, military life, leadership, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, battle zone, soldier, danger, polish ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, intellectual, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, sergeant, u.s. army, iraq war, infantrymen, state affairs, right and wrong, loud, war, battle zone, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 60
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: convent, political unrest, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, state affairs, military, soldier, danger, battles, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: soldier, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, military, military life, heroes, danger, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, british, world war one
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 859
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, bleak, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: soldier, holocaust, against the odds, anti war, political unrest, basic training, leadership, heroes, military life, escapades, war, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, u.s. navy, bomber, bombing, war, adventure, military, vengeance, heroes, military life, escapades ...
Place: vietnam, france, europe, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.2
 2K
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: military, military hospital, vietnam war, doctor, military life, dedication, performer's life, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, radio dj, military base, atrocity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: soldier, adventure, escapades, war, uninhibited rivalry, desert, mouse, military, rivalry, military life, heroes, danger ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, vietnam war, military life, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, d day, german, massacre, soldier, patriotism, survival, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, europe, battleship, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, survival, battles, leadership, military life, escapades, war, anti war, danger, heroes, diarrhea ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, orphan, danger, culture clash, self discovery, daring rescue, friends, soldier, airplane, friendship, military, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, serious, bleak, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, sergeant, army ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, biting, realistic
Plot: jungle, african american, life is a bitch, escapades, interracial relations, vietnam war, society, war, military, survival, military life, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%