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Merrill's Marauders (1962)
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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 pitched battles at every strong-point.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, jungle, battles, soldier, swamp, heroes, friendship, anti war, injustice, escapades, chaos, military life, siblings relations, wartime life, campaign, buddies, heroic mission, battle zone, village, mountain, reconnaissance, army, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: japan, burma, asia, pacific ocean, southeast asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, war, battles, soldier, world war two, heroes and danger mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Merrill's Marauders: Back Door to Hell (1964), When Trumpets Fade (1998), The 7th Dawn (1964), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Only the Brave (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, liberation, reconnaissance, battles, soldier, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, jungle, military, politics, british empire, wilderness, battles, british colonialism, psychopath, friends, soldier, betrayal ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: world war two, military, war, battles, infantry, soldier, rebellion, military life, heroic mission, heroes, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
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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 ...
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
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Duration: 156 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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