Movies like Dunkirk

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Dunkirk (2017)
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Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh, atmospheric, suspense, epic, tense, intense ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, nazi occupied france, soldier, life & death, air attack, british navy, french military, british history, air strike, boat, courage, visceral, stranded, british, violence ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship, flanders
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The Dark Knight
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
152 min.
 9.0
Saving Private Ryan
Action, Drama, War
USA
169 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out intense, realistic, dramatic and serious films with plots about sacrifice, dialogue, catastrophe, courage, brutality, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Dunkirk: The Longest Day (1962), A Bridge Too Far (1977), '71 (2014), 13 Hours (2016), Saving Private Ryan (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Longest Day
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, d day, nazi, wartime, resistance, sacrifice, courage, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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A Bridge Too Far
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, allies, violence, heroic mission, wartime, courage, danger, british, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, holland, poland, england ...
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System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
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 44K
'71
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, survival, british, soldier, war, brutality, terrorism, ira, chase, irish, politics, urban ...
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13 Hours
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
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Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: suspense, intense, factual, dramatic, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s
Place: libya, middle east, iraq, africa, pentagon ...
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Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: war, military, gory, courage, sacrifice, violence, friendship, army, d day, destiny, obsessive quest, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, normandy, poland ...
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    User:   62%
 
The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, prison, motorcycle, chase, freedom, survival, camp, german, nazi, escape, soldier, prison escape ...
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Memphis Belle
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, airplane, soldier, friendship, courage, survival, wartime, aviation, sacrifice, daring rescue, rescue, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, australia
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    User:   78%
 
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The Hurt Locker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   70%
 
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The Dark Knight
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Style: exciting, stylized, epic, suspense, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
 7.1
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Allied
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, romantic, intense, realistic, scenic ...
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Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, london, england, germany, north africa ...
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    User:   69%
 
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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System:   68%
    User:   73%
 
 7.3
 381K
American Sniper
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
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Centurion
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, europe, britain, rome italy
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    User:   61%
 
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Battle of Britain
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 ...
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    User:   100%
 
 7.2
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Defiance
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
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    User:   78%
 
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Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, death of protagonist, world war two, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
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System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
The Monuments Men
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: war, treasure hunt, military, art, nazis, wartime, german, nazi, courage, soldier, betrayal, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, mine, france ...
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System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
 8.4
 197K
The Boat
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, war, german, survival, courage, nazi, underwater, soldier, friendship, anti war, realism, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, seaport, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   71%
 
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Saints and Soldiers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, rough, touching ...
Plot: war, german, soldier, redemption, survival, friendship, wartime, courage, heroic mission, sacrifice, islam, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
The Finest Hours
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, adventure, boat, ocean, courage, daring rescue, natural disaster, catastrophe, storm at sea, coast guard, sinking ship, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new england, usa, england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
 7.7
 326K
Black Hawk Down
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, survival, military, courage, sacrifice, violence, civil war, genocide, gunfight, politics, rescue, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, year 1992, 1990s
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
The Guns of Navarone
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, adventure, war, betrayal, german, gunfight, nazi, violence, wartime, save the day, foul language, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
The Dark Knight Rises
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, suspense, epic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilante, vengeance, redemption, secret identity, dark hero, vigilantism, murder, betrayal, destruction, chase, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, dungeon, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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 7.1
 172K
Everest
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
We Were Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
Enemy at the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: war, german, friendship, russian, nazi, propaganda, courage, sniper, betrayal, politics, violence, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland, soviet union
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
Letters from Iwo Jima
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, sacrifice, courage, suicide, brutality, violence, island, death, friendship, wartime, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 

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Pearl Harbor
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Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s ...
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System:   48%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
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Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
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