Movies like PT 109

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PT 109 (1963)
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PT 109 (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's war time experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and signal the Navy for rescue.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, john f. kennedy, war, ship, island, leadership, usa president, sea, president, usa history, heroes, military, rescue, native, enemy, u.s. navy, u.s. military, burn victim, survival, adventure, battles, anti war, isolation, escapades, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to PT 109

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about world war two, military, war, heroes, battles, soldier and danger mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like PT 109: Against the Sun (2014), Everyman's War (2009), MacArthur (1977), The Devil's Brigade (1968), Too Late the Hero (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, world war two, military, human spirit, adventure, ocean, disaster, soldier, getting home, human nature, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 5K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, military, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, jungle, battles, soldier, swamp, heroic mission, military life, friendship, wartime life, siblings relations, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia, pacific ocean, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 3K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, war, espionage, commando, tank, battles, rescue, desert, british military, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, youth, u.s. navy, coming of age, prison, military life, basic training, innocence lost, military base, battleship, power relations, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.3
 879
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, battle zone, heroic mission, infantrymen, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, reconnaissance, liberation, battles, soldier, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 3K
Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, nazi, submarine, tank, behind enemy lines, american abroad, us military, tragic hero, survival, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 252K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, naval battle, ocean, nazi, anti war, military, battles, survival, mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 9K
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, military, jungle, golf, survival, war, rescue, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, war, against the odds, battles, human spirit, idealism, basic training, military life, heroic mission, heroes, leadership ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 4K
633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, air raid, against the odds, hopes, save the day, military, war, behind enemy lines, brother sister relationship, crash landing, fishing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, anti war, wartime life, battle zone, siblings relations, tank, nazi germany, war ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 2K
The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, political ...
Plot: military, war, american revolution, george washington, heroes, battles, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, battlefield ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, ship, military, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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450
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210
Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: world war two, submarine, fistfight, love interest, japanese soldier, scuba diving, island, ocean, battleship, adventure, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, tank, nazi, commando, battles, desert, british soldier, campaign, tough heroes, confined, daring rescue, military ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 103K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, war, sacrifice, german, general, destiny, nazi, military life, tank, tough guy, violence, anti war ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, year 1945, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, battles, infantry, soldier, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.3
 936
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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, save the day, leadership, isolation, race against time, survival, military, soldier, rebellion, island, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, couple relations, military base, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, wartime life, human spirit, military life, working class ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 407
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: royal navy, wartime, submarine, navy, love triangle, battles, adventure, heroes, war, military, escapades, ship ...
Time: 60s
Place: malta, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, military life, air raid, u.s. military, state affairs, political unrest, warship, u.s. army ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 4K
Morituri (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, submarine, spy, sabotage, nazi, soldier, war, ocean, sea, anti war, mutiny, sailing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: japan, england, germany, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: war, world war two, courage, military, army, nazi, sniper, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, middle ages, 20th century
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 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, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, navy, battleship, warship, japanese history, military, war, battles, heroes, lost love, first love, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%