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The Secret Invasion (1964)
 5.9
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The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, prison escape, prison, tunnel, ira, war, daring rescue, german, adventure, heroic mission, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, military, criminal heroes, pardon, german soldier, self sacrifice, resistance, forgery, military officer, behind enemy lines, world war two, street shootout ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt

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Most similar movies to The Secret Invasion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about military, war, heroes, soldier, danger, battles and world war two mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Secret Invasion: The Devil's Brigade (1968), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Fortress (2012), Red Tails (2012), Only the Brave (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, german army, missionary, german soldier, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, soldier, military, daring rescue, rescue, anti war, village, basic training, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
87%
 5.1
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, war, leadership, pilot, military life, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, fighter pilot, soldier, war, discrimination, military base, aerial combats, interracial relations, heroic mission, military life, danger, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 730
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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, military life, battles, battle zone, danger, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 571
Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military base, war, heroic mission, working undercover, escapades, adventure, military, battles, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
73%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: task force, betrayal, bridge, sergeant, colonel, battle, partisan, traitor, adventure, military, war, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, yugoslavia, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 16K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: u.s. navy, war, naval battle, heroic mission, soldier, danger, heroes, military, underdog, military life, against the odds, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 723
Hornets' Nest (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, kidnapping, battles, heroes, village, war, adventure, countryside, gang, gays and lesbians, orphan ...
Time: year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 2K
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: military, d day, soldier, war, escapades, heroes, adventure, battles, fall in love, danger, tank, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: tank, military, war, soldier, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, heroes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Attack Force Z (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, soldier, mission, commando, anti war, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, war, espionage, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1945
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, kidnapping, battles, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, russian, nazis, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, military, infantrymen, soldier, invasion, nazism, german, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, d day, steel helmet, war, allies, invasion, navy, military, german, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, paratrooper, d day, battle zone, war, military life, military base, battles, danger, heroes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
61%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean or sea, dangerous animal, survival, war, battles, adventure, escapades, heroes, military, army investigation, courtroom drama, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 2.2
 778
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, soldier, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, battles, danger, heroes, military, tough heroes, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rocket, german, undercover, secret agents, war, espionage, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, working undercover, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: british history, aerial combat, war, heroic mission, battles, politics, danger, heroes, military, soldier, rescue, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, adventure, vengeance, war, against the odds, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, war, confined, adventure, military, against the odds, family life, hostages, soldier ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battle, soldier, race against time, save the day, convict, mission, crazy, jungle, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 462
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, war, soldier, officers and cadets, ocean or sea, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, tank, soldier, desert, heroes, battle zone, war, battles, tough heroes, against humanity, danger, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%