Movies like Railway Spine

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Railway Spine (2016)
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Railway Spine (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michael Delucca, a Vietnam veteran broken by his struggle with post-traumatic stress, recollects his violent postwar life in a raw and touching memoir for the son he never knew.
Plot: vietnam war, memoir
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to Railway Spine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about vietnam war, soldier, military, war, military life, battles and anti war mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Railway Spine: There Is No 13 (1974), Platoon Leader (1988), Purple Hearts (1984), 84C MoPic (1989), Heroes from Another Land (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
There Is No 13 (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this wartime drama, a young soldier spends much of stint in Vietnam remembering his life and his 12 love affairs. The story ends before he can have a 13th.
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, memory
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, self discovery, jungle, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.8
 889
Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, bittersweet, war, romance, military, love and romance, wartime life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, tragic love, u.s. navy, warship ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military, battles, heroic mission, military life, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Heroes from Another Land (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This docu-drama deals with the lives of two soldiers from Puerto Rico enlisted to fight during the Vietnam conflict. Based on a real-life incident, the movie relates the young soldiers' ambiguity about the war and the tragic consequences their ...
Plot: family relations, puerto rican, vietnam war
Place: puerto rico, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.0
 29
Explosion (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During the height of the Vietnam war, a hippie and a draft dodger get together and hatch a plan to flee to Canada. They steal a car and head towards Vancouver, but the trip doesn't go as smoothly as they planned, and before long they're ...
Plot: vietnam war, psychiatrist, murder, violence, misanthrope, deserter, anger, father son relationship, death
Place: vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 407
Friendly Fire (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In March 1970, a U.S. Army officer arrived at the Iowa farm of Peg and Gene Mullen and informed them that their son Michael had been killed in Vietnam by "friendly fire." Their determined attempts to learn more about the circumstances of ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, killed in action, cover-up, flashback, witness, dead son, loss of son, frustration, journalist, death of son, bureaucracy ...
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: vietnam, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, soldier, racism, injustice, military life, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. army, u.s. military, gay, barracks ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, haunted by the past, battles, hopes, war, soldier, idealism, political unrest, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, war crime, soldier, gang rape, atrocity, rape, anti war, crimes, military, military life, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1974, 70s, year 1966
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 635
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, vengeance, confined, friendship, haunted by the past, politics, war, captivity, military life, innocence lost ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Target for Death (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Vietnam, Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Coordinates of Death (Russian Title: Koordinaty smerti / Координаты смерти) is a 1985 Soviet-Vietnamese co-production directed by Samvel Gasparov and Nguyen Xuan Chan. Set during the Vietnam War (presumably during Operation ...
Plot: vietnam war, officer, sadistic killer, vietcong, sailor, soldier, singer, actor, engineer
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, adventure, against the odds, daring rescue, soldier, friendship ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, tough heroes, revolution, battles, politics, military, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, soldier, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, military, friendship, heroes, rebellion, fighting the system, soldier, hotshot hero, society, war, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An Army medic working in a mortuary in Saigon becomes emotionally involved with a group of Vietnamese orphans.
Plot: orphanage, vietnam war, orphan, catholic orphanage, military, tragic event, survival, suicide, blackmail, morgue, drug dealer, dying ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Friends Need Killing (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam veteran goes on a killing spree, targeting the men with whom he served in the army.
Plot: killing spree, vietnam war, nihilism, murder, vietnam veteran, skydiving, forced suicide, revenge, proto-slasher
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, confined, captivity, military life, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, battles, political unrest, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, couples, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 65
Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, friends, power relations, battles, military, state affairs, hopes, buddies, war, legal, friendship, introspection ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 266
The Last Blood (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier attacks his corrupt superior officer and is court marshalled but before he can be sent to a firing squad he escapes...
Plot: vietnam war, escape, green beret, violence, reporter, vietcong, prisoner of war camp, pow, torture, military officer, journalist, frustration ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Frankie's House (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In 1964 in Laos, young Tim Page discovers his vocation as a photojournalist and is given a job, a camera, and a trip to Vietnam. There, he learns the ropes, learns about the war first in Saigon, and then "in country" on patrol with troops. ...
Plot: photographer, vietnam war, war photographer, vietcong, journalism, boat, helicopter, motorcycle, tank, execution, brothel, photograph ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, french riviera, england, saigon, laos
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Can't See 'round Corners (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frankie McCoy (Ken Shorter) is a born loser from the Sydney suburb of Newtown, and a gambler and a bit of an SP bookie. When he's conscripted into the army to fight in the Vietnam war, he deserts, but in pursuit of money, he falls into debt ...
Plot: conscription, deserter, vietnam war, army, misanthrope, fight, young man, violence, robbery, criminal, police, anger
Place: vietnam, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.3
 23K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, soldier, disfigurement, bird, military hospital, war, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, biting, tense ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, graphic violence, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, military, survival, soldier, military life, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, soldier, pregnancy, insurgent, politics, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, media, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Some Kind of Hero (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, infidelity, vietnam war, prostitute, prison, redemption, working class, innocence lost, captivity, vengeance, farce ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 220
Cease Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. Only after joining a veterans' therapy group does Tim ...
Plot: nightmare, vietnam veteran, support group, house, combat, vietnam war, post traumatic stress disorder
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 1K
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: veteran, revenge, hostage, rape, vietnam veteran, friends, psychopath, injustice, friendship, homecoming, vengeance, courtroom drama ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, heroes, investigation, death, saving a life, military, dying, heroism, thanksgiving, self sacrifice ...
Time: year 1969, year 1999
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%