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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
 6.3
 776
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: exciting, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, adventure, military, heroes, ocean or sea, battles, injustice, dangerous animal, danger, military life, escapades, courtroom drama, army investigation, shark, submarine, shark attack, atomic bomb, court martial, u.s. navy, ship wreck, shipwreck
Time: 1940s, 40s

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Most similar movies to Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about heroes, military, war, world war two, danger, soldier and battles mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis: Yamato (2005), Submarine X-1 (1968), Greyhound (2020), A Taste of Hell (1973), The Star (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, world war two, battleship, japanese history, battles, war, survival, ship, heroes, military, danger, first love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 530
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: submarine, world war two, battles, war, leadership, escapades, military, danger, heroes, soldier, ocean or sea, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 49K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: suspense, serious, tragic, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: u.s. navy, navy, submarine, world war two, convoy, war, warship, sea, wartime, cold war, captain, ship captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, escapades, rivalry, heroes, adventure, military, confined, surrender, battles, danger, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.1
 2K
The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, fall in love, battles, adventure, danger, war, world war two, battlefield, russian, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, d day, military, friendship, military base, danger, battles, battle zone, race against time, paratrooper, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, exciting, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, military, danger, soldier, heroes, confined, escapades, war, kidnapping, infiltration, nazi ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 18K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, war, against the odds, heroic mission, u.s. navy, underdog, danger, military life, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 15K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, red army, military life, battle zone, danger, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, power relations, battleship, military, soldier, war, heroes, youth, danger, battles, ocean or sea, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.3
 843
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, race against time, isolation, leadership, danger, island, rebellion, heroic mission, military, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, military, military life, battles, war, leadership, danger, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, heroes, invasion, german, heroic mission, resistance, honor, infantrymen, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, battles, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, seaport, undercover, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, captivating ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, danger, against the odds, military life, save the day, battles, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, danger, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 33K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, fighter pilot, world war two, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, battles, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, wartime life, moral dilemma, nuclear holocaust, super weapon, secret place, battles, against humanity, state affairs, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 171
The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, war, escapades, against humanity, society, confined, military, danger, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 5.0
 72
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, convent, political unrest, against the odds, escapades, military, soldier, danger, adventure, battles, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war one, survival, military life, military, soldier, leadership, heroes, danger, heroic mission, battle zone, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.5
 1K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 195
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 ⇓
41%
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, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, world war two, desert, tank, war, danger, heroes, battle zone, tough heroes, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, north africa, sahara desert, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, war, heroes, military, journalism, destiny, computers and web, wartime life, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 773
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger, war, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 873
The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, survival, military life, military, against the odds, captivity, political unrest, battles, leadership, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%