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Anzacs (1985)
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, and then on the Western Front for the remainder of the war. It follows in the wake of Australian New Wave war films such as Breaker Morant, Gallipoli, and precedes The Lighthorsemen. Recurring themes of these films include the Australian identity, such as mateship and larrikinism, the loss of innocence in war, and also the continued coming of age of the Australian nation and its soldiers.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war one, war, adventure, friendship, military, heroes, soldier, battles, military life, escapades, battle zone, superior officer, british empire, sergeant, army life, trench warfare, british military, firearm, dead soldier, steel helmet, uniform
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about soldier, war, military, battles, military life, world war one and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Anzacs: Our World War (2014), Deadline Gallipoli (2015), Gallipoli (2015), The Passing Bells (2014), Anzac Girls (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, wartime life, military life, struggle for survival, british military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
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Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, battle zone, war, soldier, media, trench warfare, male nudity, skinny dipping, danger
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: middle east
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
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Plot: war, military, world war one, military life, survival, battle zone, battles, family relations, soldier, graphic violence, siblings relations, skinny dipping ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
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Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
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Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, battle zone, hapless soldier, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, military, hopes, battles, fall in love, tragic love, wartime life, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
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Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, world war one, tunnel, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier, diversion ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
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The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious
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Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 80 min.
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Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 165 min.
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Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, epic, stylized
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, bleak
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Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, disturbing, tense
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
TV show
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: realistic, serious
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The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 133 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, captivating, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 93 min.
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, bleak
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