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The Color of War (2001)
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The Color of War (2001)
Original name: The color of war
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, contemplative
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, war, life is a bitch, journalism, against humanity, battle zone, battles, combat, soldier, historical event, society, media, state affairs, nazism, fascism, archive footage
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films and TV series with plots about war, military, soldier, world war two, wartime life, battles and life is a bitch mostly in War, History and Drama genres. Some movies like The Color of War: The World Wars (2014), Brother's War (2009), Beyond the Front Line (2004), Texas '46 (2002), Ike: The War Years (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, historical character, infantrymen, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, totalitarianism, nazism, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa, europe
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: eastern front, battles, friendship, survival, military, human spirit, confined, heroes, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, head of state, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, state affairs, against humanity, war, orphan, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, usa, ussr, britain
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83%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1944, year 2002, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, saga
Plot: world war two, battles, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, military, americana ...
Place: usa, kansas, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, bittersweet, battle zone, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Tobruk (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: soldier, desert, survival, military, battles, wartime life, military life, world war two, heroes, escapades, war, anti war ...
Time: year 1942, 20th century, 19th century
Place: czech republic, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, fascism, nazism, racism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, nazi, historical character, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, military, soldier, navy, squad, marines, battle zone, peril, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
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Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, wartime life, genocide, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, breeding, war, forbidden love, ss ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, battles, war, against the odds, heroic mission, battle zone, battleship, world war two, surrender, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
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The Promise (2011)
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56%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
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Generation War (2013)
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Duration: 270 min.
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Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 157 min.
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 44 min.
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ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
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Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, realistic, serious, epic ...
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