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Guns at Batasi (1964)
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Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: politics, war, adventure, military, battles, soldier, interracial relations, rebellion, revolution, escapades, society, un, introspection, rebelliousness, military life, political unrest, idealism, disobey, hopes, state affairs, daring rescue, officers and cadets, superior officer, power relations, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and rough films with plots about military, soldier, war, state affairs, battles, military life and rebellion mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Guns at Batasi: April Captains (2000), Zulu (1964), The Battle of Culloden (1964), Sharpe's Eagle (1993), O Jerusalem (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: tense, serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, rebellion, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, siblings relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, psychological, epic ...
Plot: siege, british army, british empire, military, human spirit, battles, native, soldier, war, british colonialism, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: battles, soldier, british army, power relations, hapless soldier, militant, battle zone, political unrest, social differences, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, escapades, state affairs, soldier, heroes, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
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80%
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Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, parents and children, fall in love, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: battles, revolution, coming of age, military, wooing, americana, battle zone, war, politics, rebellion, hopes, state affairs ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british army, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 70s, 60s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
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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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, human spirit, war, battles, heroic mission, military life, idealism, basic training, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, rebellion, hopes, politics, wartime life, political unrest, siege, revolution, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: touching, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, military, military life, introspection, hopes, soldier, rivalry, moral dilemma, idealism, friendship, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Game for Vultures (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: revolution, arms dealing, rebellion, military, terrorism, society, opposites attract, dishonesty, state affairs, soldier, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 70s
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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: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, rebellion, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 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: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, military, rise to power, election, winston churchill, state affairs ...
Time: turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: spanish civil war, military, anarchist, nun, chaos, fascism, revolution, rebellion, society, on the run, clergy, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
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Time: 19th century, 1850s
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, military, price of justice, wartime life, military life, rebelliousness, battle zone, society, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, touching ...
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70%
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, exciting, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, heroes, soldier, military, victory, army life, death, british empire, surrounded, colonialism, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, sincere, rough, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1910s
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The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: world war two, battles, hopes, save the day, military, against the odds, air raid, race against time, daring rescue, ambition, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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