Movies like The Hook

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The Hook (1963)
 6.5
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The Hook (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they're ordered to execute an enemy soldier.
Plot: ship, american soldier, airplane shot down, order, pilot, korean war, pow

Most similar movies to The Hook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about world war two, american soldier, military, soldier, battles, war and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Hook: Seven Women from Hell (1961), In Harm's Way (1965), Ensign Pulver (1964), Twilight (2006), Hell Boats (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seven Women from Hell (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.
Plot: barbarian, starvation, world war two, heroine, brutality, jungle, evacuation, betrayal, evil man, plantation, british army, thief ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval battle, naval officer, world war two, battleship, war, heroic mission, military life, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship, second chance ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Ensign Pulver (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, heroes, save the day, escapades, war, ship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 212
Twilight (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the last winter 1945 of WWII a group of captive German soldiers is brought to a remote Russian village, where widows, a child and a crippled are the only ones left. This is a military drama about those, who can love and forgive.
Plot: pow, german abroad, nazi soldier, uniform
Time: year 1945
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 309
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, malta, royal navy, war, danger, island, ship, against the odds, military life, battles, military, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 124
Field of Honor (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him.
Plot: shell shock, mercenary, war violence, murder, raid, rape, rescue mission, desertion, battle, behind enemy lines, battles, combat ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.9
 139
The Steel Claw (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines. ...
Plot: tommy gun, shootout at a train station, guerilla warfare, jungle warfare, spin the bottle, battle, spanking, jungle, ant, japanese army, train, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Silver Stallion (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Soldiers with the U.N. forces that entered Korea during the Korean War rape a village girl named Eon-rae. The villagers ostracize Eon-rae and her son. Unable to make a living, Eon-rae joins the brothel district that has been set up near the U.N. ...
Plot: u.s. army, prostitution, korean war, village, sergeant, exploitation, controversy, widow, drunkenness, rape, military base, army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 1K
The Victors (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
Plot: world war two, army, infantry, dehumanization, firing squad, american in europe, american abroad, military uniform, u.s. military, german woman, tragedy, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
Plot: war hero, jungle, pursuit, escape, driving, canoe, refugee, guerilla warfare, soldier, world war two, little boy, submachine gun ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: southeast asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, court martial, army investigation, rivalry, rebellion, military, legal action, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, legal ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, underwater, world war two, battleship, island, scuba diving, demolition, japanese soldier, fistfight, love interest, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 259
Mutiny (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: boot camp, world war two, ship, courtroom drama, legal action, fighting the system, life is a bitch, army investigation, injustice, power relations, disobey, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the ...
Plot: sand, jungle, shark attack, world war two, raid, drowning, japanese army, shipwreck, machine gun, marines, foot chase, combat ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An Army medic working in a mortuary in Saigon becomes emotionally involved with a group of Vietnamese orphans.
Plot: orphanage, vietnam war, orphan, suicide, drug dealer, morgue, female doctor, thunder, tragic event, explosion, blood, dying ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 1K
Passenger (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in ...
Plot: auschwitz, ship, nazi, children, world war two, female protagonist, brutality, dog, war crime, shoah, victim, female prisoner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 4K
King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, military, danger, escapades, confined, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Armored Command (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American army unit is trapped in a small town during a German counterattack and discovers that a spy in the town is providing the Germans with information about them.
Plot: christmas, snow, cognac, nazi, bakery, army captain, countryside, world war two, small town, bread, nazi soldier, soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, desert, heroes, undercover, escapades, daring rescue, prostitute, hostages, military, danger, war ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 776
War Hunt (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, officers and cadets, basic training, military life, wartime life, curses spells and rituals, innocence lost, battle zone, obsession, idealism, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The German troops present there are exhausted and leaderless and ...
Plot: american soldier, soldier, village, partisan, wehrmacht, liberation, french soldier, world war two, military, german soldier, uniform, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 1K
Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, island, anti war, battles, soldier, landing, marines, military, anti heroes, heroes, danger, war ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: behind enemy lines, scorpion, priest, world war two, u.s. navy
Place: pearl harbor, japan, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 94
Iron Angel (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A seasoned Sargent with a sorry unit, led by an angry 1st Lt., to take out an enemy hold for a convoy to proceed. After their success the Sarge and the crew meet up with another Lieutenant - Female nurse.
Plot: racism, nurse, mountain, patrol, army, convoy, mortar, korean war, ambulance, cult
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, rescue, anti heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, american soldier, psychiatric ward, shell shock ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 105
Sniper's Ridge (1961)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Korean War drama.
Style: slang
Plot: world war two veteran, main character dies, communist, battle, u.s. army, ambush, humiliation, communism, uniform, cigarette smoking, battles, minefield ...
Place: china, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 198
Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.
Plot: chinese army, commander, counter intelligence, u.s. army, traitor, spy, guilt, secret mission, court martial, lawyer, trial, communist ...
Time: year 1950
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 618
Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, survival, tragic love, state affairs, military, wartime life, escapades, starting over, political unrest, against humanity, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 120
Pueblo (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatization showing the 1968 seizure of the spy ship, Pueblo, by the North Koreans and the treatment of the Pueblo's crew during their year of captivity through flashbacks during the 1969 investigation of the affair.
Plot: confession, mistreatment, interrogation, signature, capture, espionage, kidnapping, cold war, pow, jail cell, u.s. navy, torture ...
Time: year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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