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Play Dirty (1969)
 6.8
 3K
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: exciting, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, soldier, betrayal, anti war, war, survival, adventure, military, heroes, battles, against the odds, danger, campaign, wartime life, military life, escapades, basic training, state affairs, cons and scams, gay, ship, army, car, german, rock ...
Place: africa, england, germany, europe, mine, north africa

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Most similar movies to Play Dirty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about war, soldier, military, escapades, heroes, danger and battles mostly in War, Drama 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), Raid on Rommel (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, rescue, desert, battles, against the odds, danger, military, landing, survival, undercover, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: libya, africa, 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: rescue, insubordination, soldier, good versus evil, nazi germany, espionage, kidnapping, war, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, 70mm film
Plot: war, village, plague, village life, adventure, survival, on the run, battles, heroes, supernatural ability, chaos, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, confined, rescue, danger, survival, prison, gory, basic training, military life, battles, military, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, wartime life, war, confined, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, hostages, espionage, battles, tough heroes, against the odds ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: bomber, human nature, military, soldier, love triangle, survival, military life, heroes, danger, introspection, battles, escapades ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 645
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: state affairs, friendship, soldier, military, rivalry, betrayal, politics, starting over, moral dilemma, a.i., war, wartime life ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, adventure, military, good versus evil, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, military, hospital, desert, infantry, horse, heroic mission, wartime life, adventure, state affairs, war, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, middle east, new zealand, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: rough, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, prison life, heroes, prison, military, rebellion, danger, war, against humanity, adventure, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, soviet union, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: captivating, sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, anti war, behind enemy lines, friends, war, escapades, wartime life, military life, heroes, battles, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, resistance, behind enemy lines, allies, soldier, military, suicide attempt, sniper, adventure, war, german ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, battleship, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, battles, chases and races, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, war, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 1990s
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 403
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, soldier, military, army, bridge, showbiz, escapades, adventure, wartime life, mute or deaf, interracial relations, war ...
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: allies, soldier, behind enemy lines, map, bridge, tank, army, war, german, military, resistance, failed attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, war, military, survival, vengeance, anti war, military life, left to die, heroes, leadership, beast, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
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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, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, undercover, heroic mission, state affairs, escapades, adventure, adventurer, dishonesty, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, secret agents, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: scotland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, jungle, jungle warfare, war, wartime life, escapades, heroes, buddies, military life, siblings relations, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.6
 376K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, rivalry, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, against the odds, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 11K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, military, soldier, aging, racism, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, war, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military, survival, heroic mission, battles, battle zone, wartime life, siblings relations, danger, anti war, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: soldier, explosion, bridge, battles, war, survival, military, against the odds, anti war, danger, military life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, desert, military, rowboat, bravery, grenade, minefield, british, morphine, helicopter, british army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ship, rescue, battles, war, hotshot hero, adventure, danger, military life, couples, heroes, treason, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy ch√Ęteau and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: behind enemy lines, soldier, military, basic training, machismo, castle, hand grenade, suicide mission, military police, mission, training, commando ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: idealism, platoon, redemption, terrorism, genocide, village, against humanity, village life, crimes, escapades, witnessing a crime, confined ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, race against time, military life, heroes, danger ...
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: task force, betrayal, double agent, military, bridge, partisan, traitor, battle, sergeant, colonel, adventure, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, england, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, torture, insanity, mercenary, interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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