Movies like A Captain's Honor

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A Captain's Honor (1982)
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Original name: L'Honneur d'un capitaine
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: courtroom, heroes, military, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, society, false accusation, military life, wartime life, obsessive quest, state affairs, couple relations, righting the wronged, army, teacher, torture, court, soldier, church, death of protagonist, translator, pow, captain ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany

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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, wartime life, military life, life is a bitch and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Captain's Honor: The 317th Platoon (1965), The Crab-Drum (1977), Nothing to Report (1973), Covert Action (1988), The Winston Affair (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 317th Platoon (1965)
Genre: War
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: military, soldier, jungle, chaos, solitude, battles, state affairs, escapades, heroes, survival, rebellion, war ...
Time: 50s, year 1954
Place: indochina, vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia ...
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, war, betrayal, wartime life, friendship, haunted by the past, military life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: algeria, africa, asia, vietnam, newfoundland ...
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80%
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, battles, rebellion, military, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, society, war, military life, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Covert Action (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Inside the stately Senate Hearing Room, Frank White, professional soldier, Vietnam vet and CIA operative, is fighting the toughest battle of his life: he's on trial for the assassination of Miguel Rivera, a Central American diplomat. Only two ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mercenary, court, rivalry, politics, rebellion, assassination, espionage, adventure, heroes, crimes, undercover, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
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49%
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, murder, courtroom drama, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, wartime life, infidelity, military life, false accusation, racism, psychopath ...
Place: india, asia
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48%
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The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, murder, torture, algerian war, military life, investigation, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, state affairs, brutality, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, brawl, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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38%
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 ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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37%
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Genre: Drama, War
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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: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
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Place: france
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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, factual, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, rebelliousness, human nature, resistance, execution, robbery, torture, nazi occupation, heroes, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wounded soldier, war injury, war zone ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
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Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ...
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Place: italy, alps
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30%
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Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
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Duration: 208 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
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Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
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30%
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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: disturbing, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Time: 1910s, year 1919
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29%
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Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, bleak ...
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29%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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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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Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
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28%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, life is a bitch, military, soldier, war, friends, military life, friendship, destiny, anti war, captivity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Kilometre Zero (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Iraq, Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: military, military life, on the road, obsessive quest, society, escapades, oppression, genocide, travel, life & death, dark humor, taxi ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak ...
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26%