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Canopy (2013)
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, tropical world, hunted by Japanese troops, Seng, a Singapore-Chinese resistance fighter emerges from the jungle and the two young men find themselves thrown together hoping to survive.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, war, soldier, communication problem, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, imperial japan, escapades, friendship, capture, air force, parachute, on the run, friend, danger, airforce
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia

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Most similar movies to Canopy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, soldier, military, war, world war two, escapades and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Canopy: None But the Brave (1965), April 9th (2015), Kokoda (2006), Fires on the Plain (2014), Back Door to Hell (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, island, military, survival, escapades, stranded, soldier, war, anti war, u.s. army, stranded on an island, infantry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, wehrmacht, nazi, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.1
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Kokoda (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, war, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, heroism, battlefield, soldier, anti war, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: japanese soldier, war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, world war two, rivalry, graphic violence, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, reconnaissance, liberation, battles, soldier, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.3
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, insubordination, military, sabotage, heroic mission, adventure, battle zone, chase, war, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: norway, scottish highlands, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, island, survival, pilot, friendship, friendship between men, betrayal, adventure, human spirit, u.s. air force, stranded on an island ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, tank, war, racism, military, soldier, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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
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Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Red Rose of Normandy (2011)
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: world war two, soldier, heroes, military, escapades, lovers on the run, family relations, battles, d day, chase, lovers reunited, tank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: epic, brutal, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, jungle, war, soldier, military, island, vengeance, survival, betrayal, adventure, u.s. navy, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, borneo, tokyo, germany, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
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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: world war two, military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Angel of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War is declared and Britain must take action against Nazi Germany if Europe is going to be saved from its ruthless clutches. Determined to beat the enemy Flt. Office Earl Kirk, a young South African pilot, volunteers his services to the Royal Air ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, heroes, blind ambition, war, aviation, world war two, british soldier, death, woman, fighter plane, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, getting home, human nature, soldier, disaster, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, against the odds, mission gone awry, military, escapades, infantrymen, war, hapless soldier, graphic violence, soldier, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, graphic violence, military life, interracial relations, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, military, survival, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, nazi, nazi germany, soldier, runaway, rescue, insubordination, spy, leadership, secret agents ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, missing person, espionage, life is a bitch, undercover, war, strong female presence, resistance fighter, danger
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, military, ship, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 3K
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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, d day, soldier, fall in love, adventure, battles, battlefield, russian, soviet army, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, tank, commando, british military, battles, rescue, military, soldier, desert, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Zaytoun (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, refugee, war, military, battle zone, soldier, military life, boy, adventure, little boy, youth, children in wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, kidnapping, confined, escapades, battles, war, heroes, escape, chase, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 5K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, battles, wartime life, military, soldier, survival, self sacrifice, female protagonist, journalist, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 196
The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rock climbing, escapades, war, chase, contests and competitions, military, adventure, survival, on the run, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 928
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, jungle, british colonialism, british empire, battles, psychopath, friends, buddies, war, daring rescue, a.i., terrorism ...
Place: asia, malaysia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 4K
Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, suspense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, manhunt, escape, wilderness, bandit, captive, revenge, on the run, adventure, woman in danger, chase, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%