Movies like Union Bound

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Union Bound (2016)
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Union Bound (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He went to war to free slaves but in the end was freed by them.
Plot: slavery, forest, civil war, american civil war, slave, soldier, train, running, honor, sacrifice, patriotism, diary, american history, union, escape, prisoner of war camp, union soldier
Place: america

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Most similar movies to Union Bound

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspense films with plots about soldier, death, battles, military, violence, courage and sacrifice mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Union Bound: Harriet (2019), Gettysburg (1993), Across Five Aprils (1990), The Colt (2005), Free State of Jones (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harriet (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, enigmatic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: slavery, american civil war, resistance fighter, female protagonist, black woman, african american, freedom, fear, belief in god, song, beating, bound and gagged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, south carolina, maryland, pennsylvania, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 28K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Across Five Aprils (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: Jethro Creighton (Todd Duffey) is a young man of nine years from Southern Illinois who is growing up during the outbreak of the American Civil War. Helping his father farm is all he really knows. This makes things difficult when his kin fights for ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, union, soldier, dialect, battle, civil war, brother brother relationship, death, family relations, confederacy, battles
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.6
 517
The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, battles, colt, military life, americana, basic training, daring rescue, military, danger, friendship, heroism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: factual, captivating, intense, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, rebellion, justice, wartime, revolution, courage, period piece, vengeance, society, escapades, u.s. civil war ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 424
Class of '61 (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.
Plot: american civil war, brawl, hand to hand combat, civil war, accomplice, fight for freedom, battles, pistol, kiss, fistfight, gunfight, revolver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 68K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, ancient rome, master and servant, slave, gladiator, adventure, legends and myths, honor, soldier, military, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airport, hostage, chases and races, heroes, military, daring rescue, hostages, escapades, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 8.4
 4K
Black Water (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.
Plot: prisoner, jail, bomb, island, escape, murder, imprisonment, train, prison, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 8K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: racism, small town, massacre, murder, hanging, false accusation, countryside, sheriff, racial slur, race riot, politics, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 263K
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, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, vengeance, revolution, war, american revolution, soldier, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 35K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, war, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: jail, escape, american, court, trial, desert, passport, captive, arab
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 803
Hardflip (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hardflip follows the story of Caleb (Randy Wayne) a young skater whose ill mother (Rosanna Arquette) and absent father (John Schneider) leave him reaching for the only hope he has...becoming a sponsored skater. After his mother falls ill, Caleb ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, forgiveness, self discovery, youth, parents and children, ambition, teenager, death of mother, skateboard, single mother, suicide attempt, skateboarding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 130K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, human spirit, glory, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 2K
1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: pow, escape, military, army, freedom, courage, prisoner of war camp, soldier, danger, glory, sacrifice, honor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Roots: The Gift (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters captures Moyer. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already ...
Plot: slavery, captive, freedom, holiday, racism, interracial relations, family relations, cross cultural relations, christmas, escape, african american, inheritance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, youth, danger, battle, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, rescue, military, soldier, hijacking, terrorism, heroes, hostages, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, france, middle east, africa, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Battleship Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: escape, japanese soldier, mine, freedom, rescue, korean, beating, betrayal, torture, soldier, father daughter relationship, island ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 1K
The Hunley (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: submarine, american civil war, civil war, anti heroes, escapades, war, military, ocean or sea, failed attempt, battles, weapon system, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1995, 1860s, 1800s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gods and Generals (2003)
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, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, war hero, military life, social relations, couple relations, rivalry, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, court, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.9
 14
The Barracks (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: From Drug abuse, Hate Crimes, Sex, Abuse of authority, Violence and the former Don't ask, Don't tell policy. The Barracks is the place to be.
Plot: entity, american soldier, social problem, u.s. military, respect, uniform, honor, duty, government, lie, secret, soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 18
First Fruits (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 66 min.
Story: In 1732, two young Moravians leave their comfortable community of Hernhut, Germany, to bring the Gospel to the slaves in the West Indies.
Style: christian film
Plot: island, missionary, malaria, christian, religious conversion, slave, plantation, slavery, ship, first person narration, sea voyage, pottery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman soldier, betrayal, vengeance, false accusation, survival, roman, arena, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, jerusalem, palestine, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, soldier, battles, war, military life, heroes, battlefield, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 75K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, danger, heroic mission, patriotism, resistance, occupation, battles, adventure, save the day, war, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Reckoning (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Reckoning will be an accurate portrayal of history, while largely fictionalizing the townspeople. It is a story filled with compelling characters, drama, and conspiracy. A small, integrated town begins to unravel over an affair between a white, ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, violence, affair, film history, american history
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 29K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, combat, roadblock, army, taliban, battles, death, gunfight, danger, politics ...
Time: 2000s, year 2009, year 2006, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%