Movies like Dunkirk

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Dunkirk (2017)
 7.9
 453K
Dunkirk (2017)
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: atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspense, suspenseful, harsh, epic, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: world war two, war, evacuation, british army, british history, german, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, nazi occupied france, air attack, british navy, french military, air strike, life & death, royal navy, beach, pilot, boat, courage, visceral ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship, flanders

Most similar movies to Dunkirk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, intense, serious and suspenseful films with plots about military, dialogue, mentor, survival, culture clash, war and courage mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Dunkirk: Battle of Britain (1969), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), The Longest Day (1962), '71 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: surprise ending, intense, dramatic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: explosion, rescue, sea, trapped, survival, courage, death, post traumatic stress disorder, oil, betrayal, oil rig, fire ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, jungle, suicide, chaos, letter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 46K
'71 (2014)
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, realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, violence, war, ira, terrorism, explosion, riot, military, british, urban, street ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 291K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
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 ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, exciting, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, love, aerial combats, navy, military, childhood friend, airplane, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, england, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
47%
 7.3
 102K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
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, surprise ending, bilingual, based on true events, intense ...
Plot: heroism, war, american abroad, assault rifle, mercenary, courage, survival, politics, cia agent, explosion, death, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s
Place: libya, pentagon, washington d.c., langley virginia, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 25K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, bomber, mission, engineer, war, battles, military, airplane, u.s. air force, one last job, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, war, navy, negotiation, radio, anti war, chaos and mayhem, imperial japan, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1940s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, battleship, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: art theft, military, treasure hunt, architect, soldier, race against time, war, german, rescue, map, painting, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, mine, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Finest Hours (2016)
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: soldier, winter, war, behind enemy lines, allies, pow, german, heroic mission, nazi germany, bravery, redemption, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, louisiana, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 123K
Allied (2016)
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, tragic ending, bilingual, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, race against time, death, deception, massacre, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, danger, rescue, daring rescue, war, war crime, u.s. army, heroic mission, brutality, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, behind enemy lines, atrocity, sniper, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, fighter pilot, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, sniper, courage, military, warrior, helicopter, army, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
 7.2
 129K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, russian, survival, war, partisan, forest, rebellion, self sacrifice, escape, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
The Great Escape (1963)
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, motorcycle, soldier, chase, uniform, barbed wire, optimism, prisoner, claustrophobia, prison guard ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, alps, switzerland, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 212K
Valkyrie (2008)
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, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, assassination attempt, treason, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism, wife husband relationship ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 72K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, military, mission, german, war, code, nazism, race against time, survival, ocean or sea, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 14K
6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: suspenseful, based on true events, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, violence, terrorism, siege, police, death, politics, military, embassy, heroes, escapades ...
Time: year 1980
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, death, wartime life, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, rough, based on true events, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, palestinian, death threat, hostage situation, airplane hijack, terrorism, politics, danger, violence, culture clash, dialogue, handgun ...
Time: year 1976
Place: uganda, israel, frankfurt germany, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, violence, adventure, survival, sole survivor, on the run, ancient rome, battles, danger, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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