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Play Dirty (1969)
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Play Dirty (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti war, desert, betrayal, adventure, basic training, military life, war, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military, survival, cons and scams, wartime life, against the odds, state affairs, campaign, shot in the butt, barrel, walking, military officer, cigarette smoking, stone ...
Place: africa, england, europe, germany, north africa, mine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and exciting films with plots about war, military, soldier, heroes, escapades, danger and battles mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Play Dirty: Tobruk (1967), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), The Last Valley (1971), The Long Day's Dying (1968), The War Lover (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 2K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, rescue, war, espionage, heroic mission, adventure, battles, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: nazi germany, soldier, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, espionage, insubordination, war, kidnapping, heroic mission, heroes, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, 70mm film
Plot: war, village, plague, adventure, soldier, rescue, survival, anti war, culture clash, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, gory, survival, war, captive, anti war, basic training, prison, military life, battles, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, soldier, adventure, save the day, military life, battles, war, danger, heroes, military, survival, human nature ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, adventure, soldier, war, military, greek, behind enemy lines, resistance, allies, sniper, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, british army, anti war, war, adventure, survival, soldier, rescue, pacific island, infantry, destiny, military ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Misfit Brigade (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, battle zone, prison life, prison, war, battles, danger, heroes, adventure, military, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, soviet union, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.5
 626
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventure, buddies, soldier, jungle, politics, friendship, war, anti war, political unrest, battles, military, a.i. ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 951
Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, undercover, adventure, secret agents, soldier, espionage, heroic mission, wartime life, escapades, military, state affairs, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: scotland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 395
Carter's Army (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, bridge, army, military, racism, interracial relations, war, adventure, basic training, military life, battles, mute or deaf ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 10K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, mercenary, kidnapping, soldier, military, adventure, rescue, war, aging, racism, head of state, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, daring rescue, war, race against time, survival, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ 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, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, battles, explosion, bridge, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: anti war, soldier, friendship, war, military life, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, danger, escapades, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hostages, concentration camp, soldier, war, daring rescue, adventure, espionage, rescue, survival, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, desert, infantry, hospital, military, leadership, adventure, thirst, water shortage, survival, war, anti war ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
Place: australia, new zealand, middle east, palestine, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, jungle warfare, jungle, anti war, war, battle zone, military life, battles, heroes, military, buddies, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.6
 364K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, battles, tank, nazi germany, heroism, heroes, gory, bravery, against the odds, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: allies, soldier, army, bridge, war, behind enemy lines, map, military, heroic mission, danger, german, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, escapades, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, infantrymen, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 1K
Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, War, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: platoon, idealism, soldier, war, chase, survival, village, terrorism, innocence lost, small town, anti war, captivity ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, exciting
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, war, battle, military life, adventure, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, contests and competitions, journalism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: british navy, napoleonic wars, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 10K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, british army, bravery, minefield, desert, rowboat, grenade, dam, morphine, helicopter, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, anti war, desert, military, war, battles, escapades, heroes, captivity, military life, confined ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, israel, middle east, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, serious, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insubordination, soldier, heroic mission, war, adventure, battles, battle zone, chases and races, military base, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, sergeant, concentration camp, war, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, military, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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