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: thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, war, prison, survival, espionage, vengeance, revolution, military, heroes, confined, politics, soldier, battles, prison life, life is a bitch, graphic violence, captivity, rebellion, anti war, danger, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, isolation ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about war, military, 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, military life, captivity, wartime life, political unrest, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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95%
 6.9
 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, against the odds, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, disturbing, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, hopes, heroic mission, military life, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, state affairs, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, prison life, isolation, confined, danger, wartime life, genocide, captivity, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, psychological, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, politics, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, soldier, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, rescue, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, hotshot hero, war, military life, anti war, innocence lost, officers and cadets, wartime life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: war, vietnam war, military, jungle warfare, battles, soldier, u.s. army, idealism, political unrest, survival, captivity, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, apocalypse, anti war, friendship, doctors and patients, self discovery, wartime life, culture clash, heroic mission, innocence lost, kidnapping, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, war, against the odds, adventure, danger, friendship, battles, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: war, survival, military life, danger, escapades, isolation, confined, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, culture clash, rebelliousness, military life, terrorism, anti war, political unrest, basic training, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monastery, political unrest, military life, anti war, genocide, rebelliousness, battle zone, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, heroes, military, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, 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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, contests and competitions, military, hopes, graphic violence, battles, wartime life, escapades, state affairs, heroes, aging, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, heroic mission, danger, tunnel, chaos, military life, escapades, jungle, blood, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, danger, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, survival, politics, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, usa, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, military, life is a bitch, adventure, love, wartime life, anti war, reunion, filmmaking ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 374K
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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 802
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, danger, racism, assassination, life is a bitch, military, terrorism, state affairs, soldier, battles, media, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 152
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: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: military, journalism, media, revolution, battles, rebelliousness, witnessing a crime, state affairs, politics, rebellion, war, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, latin america, asia, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, battles, escape, machine gun, helicopter, booby trap, prisoner of war camp, jungle warfare, bomb, swat team, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1973
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 5K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, biting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, soldier, war, graphic violence, survival, interracial relations, military life, escapades, military, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, emotional, sincere, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, military, politics, against humanity, heroes, friendship, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%