Movies like Dunkirk

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 8.0
 423K
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, soldier, nazi occupied france, life & death, air attack, british navy, french military, air strike, british history, 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
The Great Escape
Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
USA
172 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, intense, dramatic and suspense films with plots about dialogue, sacrifice, brutality, culture clash, catastrophe, courage and war mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Dunkirk: The Longest Day (1962), '71 (2014), 13 Hours (2016), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Battle of Britain (1969). 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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
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'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, serious, twists and turns ...
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13 Hours
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, intense, factual, dramatic, realistic ...
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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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, submarine, anti war, wartime, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, courage, battles, dialogue, catastrophe, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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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 ...
Plot: war, aviation, politics, nazi, courage, british, wartime, heroic mission, nazis, german, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1940
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Defiance
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 ...
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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 ...
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    User:   100%
 
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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
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    User:   93%
 
A Bridge Too Far
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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 ...
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System:   84%
    User:   88%
 
 7.6
 378K
The Hurt Locker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   84%
    User:   76%
 
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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.
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    User:   85%
 
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The Finest Hours
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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The Dark Knight
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, suspense, serious ...
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Country: USA
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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.
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Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium, chicago illinois ...
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    User:   85%
 
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Valkyrie
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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 ...
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Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
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System:   81%
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Centurion
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bloody, realistic ...
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System:   79%
    User:   87%
 
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
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System:   79%
    User:   73%
 
Tears of the Sun
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Place: africa, nigeria, iraq, hawaii
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System:   78%
    User:   71%
 
 6.9
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Memphis Belle
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Country: UK, Japan, USA
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 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 ...
Plot: spy, war, french, love, espionage, wartime, assassination, betrayal, nazi, period piece, german, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, london, england, germany, north africa ...
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System:   77%
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Flame and Citron
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, assassin, nazi, dishonesty, vengeance, german, assassination, resistance, nazis, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, germany, poland, copenhagen ...
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System:   75%
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 6.8
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Green Zone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, gulf war, military, cia, soldier, iraq war, politics, espionage, spy, chase, assassination, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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System:   75%
    User:   85%
 
 6.8
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Midway
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, factual ...
Plot: war, heroic mission, interracial romance, wartime, battles, sacrifice, fascism, danger, idealism, heroes, catastrophe, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   61%
 
 7.7
 328K
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
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Place: africa, somalia, iraq, arkansas
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System:   74%
    User:   75%
 
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
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System:   74%
    User:   82%
 
Behind Enemy Lines
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: realistic, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, survival, chase, adventure, soldier, atrocity, behind enemy lines, sniper, courage, daring rescue, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, iraq, serbia, bosnia herzegovina
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System:   74%
    User:   80%
 

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