Movies like The Boys in Company C

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The Boys in Company C (1978)
 7.0
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they purposely lose a soccer game against a South Vietnamese team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, war, heroes, friends, soldier, battles, marines, fighting the system, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, rebellion, instructor, anti war, hotshot hero, society, boot camp, chaos and mayhem, chaos, rebelliousness, wartime life, military life, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to The Boys in Company C

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, military life, vietnam war, anti war and battles mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Boys in Company C: The Iron Triangle (1989), Apocalypse Now (1979), 84C MoPic (1989), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Going Back (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, confined, captivity, military life, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, battles, political unrest, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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100%
 8.4
 640K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: army, anti war, vietnam war, mission, military, soldier, losing-it hero, jungle, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military, battles, heroic mission, military life, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, haunted by the past, battles, hopes, war, soldier, idealism, political unrest, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, military, adventure, life is a bitch, battles, love, war, heroes, soldier, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.8
 635
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, vengeance, confined, friendship, haunted by the past, politics, war, captivity, military life, innocence lost ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, military life, sniper, suicide, sergeant, anti war, cruelty, platoon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, tough heroes, revolution, battles, politics, military, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, soldier, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: environmentalism, friends, battles, graphic violence, soldier, military, buddies, society, journalism, war, orphan, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 889
Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, bittersweet, war, romance, military, love and romance, wartime life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, tragic love, u.s. navy, warship ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, adventure, against the odds, daring rescue, soldier, friendship ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, self discovery, jungle, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, survival, battle zone, heroic mission, military base, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, wartime life, anti war, political unrest, military life, culture clash, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, basic training, terrorism, politics, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 400K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, battlefield, combat, war crime, anti war, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, squad ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.3
 4K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle warfare, military, battles, soldier, friendship, captivity, innocence lost, idealism, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 5K
Tunnel Rats (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, heroic mission, tunnel, escapades, chaos, military life, jungle, vietnam war, military, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, soldier, racism, injustice, military life, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, u.s. military, gay, barracks ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, soldier, pregnancy, insurgent, politics, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, media, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, military life, rebellion, anti war, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 65
Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, friends, power relations, battles, military, state affairs, hopes, buddies, war, legal, friendship, introspection ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 41K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, recruit, insubordination, military base, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, target practice, awol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radio, vietnam war, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, death, superior officer, marines, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 1K
Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: military life, introspection, rebellion, military, moral dilemma, idealism, friendship, hopes, soldier, rivalry, basic training, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, biting, tense ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, graphic violence, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, military, survival, soldier, military life, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 854
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, human spirit, fighting the system, refugee, re-education, political unrest, parents and children, hopes, society, tragic hero, military, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%