Movies like The Hanoi Hilton

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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
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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 American servicemen who are prisoners at the detention camp. He assumes command after Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman) is dragged off to be tortured.
Style: political, rough, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: vietnam war, prison, electric torture, war, survival, heroes, military, escape, politics, battles, soldier, captivity, graphic violence, espionage, life is a bitch, anti war, prison life, rebellion, revolution, isolation, escapades, vengeance, confined, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to The Hanoi Hilton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, battles, anti war and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Hanoi Hilton: The Iron Triangle (1989), 84C MoPic (1989), Faith of My Fathers (2005), The Veteran (2006), Texas '46 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military, battles, heroic mission, military life, found footage, jungle, soldier ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, human spirit, captivity, survival, confined, military, patriotism, heroic mission, military life, prison life, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, confined, vengeance, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, empire, state affairs, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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69%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war one, veteran, anti war, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, hopes, soldier, idealism, political unrest, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, football, friendship, military, basic training, soccer, army, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, jungle warfare, war, battles, military, us military, soldier, friendship, captivity, innocence lost, idealism, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, buddies, society, journalism, war, orphan, daring rescue, environmentalism, friends, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, military, jungle, golf, rescue, war, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: japanese soldier, war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, world war two, rivalry, graphic violence, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 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, rough, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, sergeant, battles, massacre, escapades, survival, military, soldier, battle zone, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, green beret, war, military, propaganda, jungle, anti war, military life, culture clash, politics, battlefield, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: art house, experimental, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: russian civil war, equestrian, world war one, time travel, monastery, war, state affairs, politics, society, heroes, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: europe, hungary, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, intense, harsh, bleak, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, casualty of war, politics, justice, military life, civil war, wartime, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, algerian war, french soldier, french foreign legion, soldier, battles, tough heroes, chaos, revolution, terrorism, politics, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, battles, anti war, military life, military base, wartime life, couple relations, working class, political unrest, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, military, adventure, life is a bitch, love, filmmaking, war, heroes, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, tunnel, survival, soldier, heroic mission, chaos, escapades, military life, war, vietcong, darkness, underground ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, biting, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, graphic violence, military life, interracial relations, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, military, survival, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
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: serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, us military, infantrymen, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, self discovery, jungle ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: rough, realistic, disturbing, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, battlefield, battles, combat, jungle warfare, jungle, squad, war, anti war, war crime ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, bomb, helicopter, swat team, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, escape, battles, escapades, heroes, rescue, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
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, war, anti war, escapades, mission, reconnaissance, liberation, battles, soldier, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, biting, serious ...
Plot: torture, spy, military, battles, revolution, political unrest, idealism, rebelliousness, jungle, anti war, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, asia, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, genocide, battles, wilderness, soldier, against humanity, military, heroes, politics, weakness, state affairs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, coup d'etat, revolution, gang ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, train, male nudity, deserter, military training, mutiny, pacifist, idealist, anti war protest, french army, execution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%