Movies like Purple Hearts

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Purple Hearts (1984)
 5.8
 788
Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, romance, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, wartime life, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, medical, warship, surgeon, helicopter, army life, u.s. navy
Place: vietnam, asia

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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 military, soldier, war, vietnam war, military life, anti war and battles mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Purple Hearts: The Boys in Company C (1978), Platoon Leader (1988), The Iron Triangle (1989), Going Back (2001), The Veteran (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
85%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 626
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 ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 553
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 ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
70%
 7.1
 51
Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, state affairs, power relations, battles, friends, friendship, reunion, moral dilemma, introspection, buddies, hopes, war ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
65%
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, state affairs, confined, espionage, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, heroes, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
57%
 7.3
 21K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, soldier, disfigurement, bird, war, coming of age, rehabilitation, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
48%
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%
The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: world war two, farm, soldier, deserter, cross dressing, on the run, love and romance, war, military, romance, transvestism, bittersweet ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, touching ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, love and romance, soldier, friends, homecoming, wartime life, looking for love, drugs/alcohol, military, wooing, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, racism, soldier, injustice, military life, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, u.s. military, gay, gay slur ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, pregnancy, vietcong, insurgent, danger, journalism, media, rebellion, battles, couples ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, military life, heroes, wartime life, war, battlefield, death, ambush, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1974, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, infidelity, forbidden love, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 470
Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, vietnam war, racial injustice, parents and children, military, war, military life, interracial relations, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, patriot ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
 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 ⇓
34%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, vietnam war, boot camp, sergeant, suicide, sniper, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, saving a life, death, heroism, investigation, dying, military, heroes, self sacrifice, thanksgiving ...
Time: year 1969, year 1999
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, haunted by the past, betrayal, love and romance, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 2K
Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, military, fall in love, military life, romance, danger, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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