Movies like Hacksaw Ridge

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
 8.1
 357K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, based on true events, inspirational, brutal, suspense, sentimental, intense, dramatic, realistic, bloody ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism, prejudice, fight scenes, pacifist, alcoholic, war hero, religious, blood, love, sniper, army, religion, death, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa

Most similar movies to Hacksaw Ridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, realistic, intense and serious films with plots about sacrifice, culture clash, war, courage, survival, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Hacksaw Ridge: Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), American Sniper (2014), We Were Soldiers (2002), Unbroken (2014), Windtalkers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: survival, military, suicide, battles, war, shooting, stabbing, disfigurement, commander, letter, invasion, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 397K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, soldier, military, war, military life, navy seal, danger, battles, tough heroes, haunted by the past, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, military, vietnam war, military life, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 129K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: rough, bleak, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: captivity, u.s. air force, soldier, war, island, survival, shark, military, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: code, island, mexican standoff, military, behind enemy lines, native americans, war, survival, friendship, marines, gain trust, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: military, fame, loss of friend, war, survival, danger, homecoming, selflessness, propaganda, battles, state affairs, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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55%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: 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, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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100%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: allies, soldier, behind enemy lines, map, bridge, tank, army, war, german, military, mission gone awry, failed attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, holland, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, deadly, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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The Patriot (2000)
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: uplifting, captivating, rough, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, freedom, battles, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, pow, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, father son relationship, promise, husband wife relationship, world war one, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, compassion, nursing, aspiring writer, war injury, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, battles, introspection, anti war, leadership, military life, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, battleship, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, gunfight, soldier, courage, battles, war, terrorism, selflessness, squad, military life, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, sincere, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: maine, west virginia, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, commander, invasion, sergeant, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, paranoia, fear, execution, loyalty, siege, marriage, secretary, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, frankfurt germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: spirituality, family, small town, war, wartime life, family relations, parents and children, small town life, against the odds, youth, coming of age, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, death, anti war, basic training, boot camp, war, military, morality, military life, dishonesty, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, massacre, escape attempt, soldier, rescue mission, war, hopes, danger, behind enemy lines, ambition, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
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Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, intense, brutal, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sudden death, war crime, pet dog, killing a dog, twin, soccer match, stealing food, sergeant, twin brother, post world war two, doll, little girl ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
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The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, siege, war, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, gunfight, soldier, mexican, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
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Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, military, aviation, training, fighter pilot, african american, war, danger, military life, human spirit, basic training, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: military, tank, war, leadership, military life, heroes, danger, soldier, campaign, allies, escapades, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, friendship, master warrior, battles, human spirit, war, pride and honor, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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