Movies like Play Dirty

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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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti war, desert, betrayal, adventure, basic training, war, military life, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military, survival, cons and scams, wartime life, against the odds, state affairs, campaign, gay, ship, army, car, german, rock ...
Place: africa, england, europe, germany, 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, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about war, military, soldier, 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), The War Lover (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, rescue, espionage, war, adventure, heroic mission, 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 ⇓
88%
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, soldier, adventure, rescue, survival, anti war, culture clash, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, prison, basic training, military life, battles, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, save the day, adventure, military life, war, battles, danger, heroes, military, survival, human nature ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ 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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, british army, anti war, war, adventure, survival, soldier, rescue, infantry, pacific island, destiny, military ...
Time: year 1942
Place: england, japan, tokyo
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventure, buddies, soldier, politics, jungle, friendship, anti war, war, political unrest, battles, military, a.i. ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, adventure, soldier, war, military, behind enemy lines, resistance, allies, sniper, suicide attempt, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, prison life, battle zone, war, battles, prison, danger, adventure, heroes, military, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, mine, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
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: serious, bleak, 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, cairo egypt, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, water shortage, thirst, survival, anti war, war ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, cairo egypt, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
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 ⇓
55%
 6.1
 959
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, war, daring rescue, race against time, survival, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, rough ...
Plot: allies, soldier, bridge, army, tank, war, behind enemy lines, map, military, heroic mission, danger, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, survival, vengeance, soldier, military, adventure, anti war, captivity, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, jungle warfare, jungle, war, battle zone, anti war, military life, battles, heroes, military, buddies, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, battle zone, rivalry, bravery, heroic mission, against the odds, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples, treason ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, british army, minefield, bravery, desert, rowboat, grenade, british, morphine, helicopter, dam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, commander, sergeant, lieutenant, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: platoon, idealism, soldier, war, chase, village, survival, terrorism, small town, innocence lost, anti war, captivity ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, pardon, navy, adventure, rescue, battles, ocean or sea, escapades, war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: napoleonic wars, british navy, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, behind enemy lines, military, secret mission, commando, suicide mission, war, u.s. army, training, hand grenade, mission, castle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, soldier, survival, adventure, military life ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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