Movies like Hell Boats

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Hell Boats (1970)
 5.3
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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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: love triangle, malta, royal navy, war, adventure, ship, island, military, heroes, battles, against the odds, danger, military life, escapades, world war two, female nudity, suicide, diver, fisherman, deception, resistance fighter, air raid, suicide mission
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily

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Most similar movies to Hell Boats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, heroes, danger, world war two, battles and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Hell Boats: The War Lover (1962), The Finest Hour (1992), Ambush Bay (1966), The Ravagers (1965), Back Door to Hell (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, war, world war two, battles, military life, wartime life, love triangle, introspection, survival, human nature, soldier, adventure ...
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Finest Hour (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Macho Lawrence 'Larry' Hammer and frailer Dean Mazzoli initially rival as U.S. Navy SEAL trainees, but become buddies in instructor chief petty officer Bosco's merciless training class. The friends date two girls, but both love ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: rescue, love triangle, bio weapon, heroes, danger, war, military, adventure, friendship, against the odds, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.5
 554
Ambush Bay (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, war, escapades, danger, battles, daring rescue, heroes, chases and races, race against time, soldier, superhero ...
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.0
 73
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, world war two, military, escapades, battles, against the odds, political unrest, soldier, danger, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: bleak, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, soldier, world war two, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, contests and competitions, military, journalism, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, underwater, world war two, underwater scene, battleship, ocean, island, love interest, fistfight, japanese soldier, scuba diving, demolition ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.4
 3K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, desert, soldier, rescue, battles, military, escapades, war, espionage, adventure, undercover, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942, frogman
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, vengeance, military, confined, war, danger, heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, danger, escapades, war, heroes, military, dangerous animal, ocean, courtroom drama, survival, military life, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 455
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, racism, interracial relations, bridge, army, redneck, society, heroes, war, opposites attract ...
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, against the odds, war, military life, save the day, battles, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.1
 695
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: world war two, aerial combats, battles, danger, war, military, friends, soldier, heroes, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 2K
Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, battleship, world war two, japanese history, ship, military, survival, war, battles, danger, heroes, first love ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, 20th century ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, island, anti war, war, military life, wartime life, officers and cadets, anti hero, marines, gory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, anti war, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, military life, world war two, battleship, military, war, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 4K
633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, danger, save the day, military, hopes, against the odds, air raid, daring rescue, ambition, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, danger, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: captivating, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, danger, military, battles, soldier, heroes, escapades, war, confined, kidnapping, german, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 776
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship captain, ship, battles, adventure, military, military life, couples, danger, rescue, treason, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, danger, escapades, espionage, criminal heroes, military, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, desert, world war two, heroes, adventure, rescue, escapades, soldier, espionage, military, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 128
Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak
Plot: american civil war, military, soldier, heroes, plantation, slave, teenage boy, scout, military enlistment, war, chaplain, apache ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, against the odds, danger, daring rescue, war, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, military life, rebellion, heroes, adventure, military, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%