Movies like Shadow of a Hero

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Shadow of a Hero (2015)
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Shadow of a Hero (2015)
Original name: Skyggen af en helt
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A grandchild sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: grandfather, uncover truth, life, military, family, heroes, wartime, lifestyle, generation, wartime life, military life, social issues, breaking the fourth wall, three generations, poet, spanish civil war, family history, reenactment

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Most similar movies to Shadow of a Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about military, war, heroes, battles, soldier, wartime life and world war two mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Shadow of a Hero: The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978), The Outlaw (2010), The Liberator (2013), The Dig (2021), The Last Days of Patton (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautifully photographed story that gives insight into the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers and the period in which they lived.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, siblings relations, military, rivalry, confined, heroes, inventions and discoveries, human spirit, aviation, historical figure, u.s. army, contest ...
Place: north carolina, ohio
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, employer employee relationship, playwright, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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76%
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, rebellion, war, military, leadership, state affairs, ambition, folk hero, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, paris france, spain ...
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75%
 7.1
 65K
The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: archaeologist, archeological dig, excavation, world war two, plane crash, family secret, archaeology, war, uncover truth, family, mystery, boy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, melancholic, surprise ending
Plot: civil war, soldier, military, husband wife relationship, spy, combat, battles, battlefield, american civil war, chase, politician, storytelling ...
Time: 1890s
Place: san francisco, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Days of Patton (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The Last Days of Patton is a 1986 made-for-television film sequel to the 1970 film Patton, which portrays the last few months of the general's life. George C. Scott reprises the role of General George S. Patton, and Eva Marie Saint portrays ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, hospital, world war one, retiring, power relations, battles, basic training, military life, human spirit, wartime life, leadership, military ...
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Queen & Country (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, France, UK, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: military life, military, soldier, friends, boot camp, disorder, wartime life, youth, buddies, war, bittersweet, training camp ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe
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62%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, national socialism, wartime life, military, leadership, rebellion, rebelliousness, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: painter, uncover truth, mystery, artists and showbiz, investigation, lifestyle, crimes, love affair, ambition, art, conspiracy, death in the family ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 37K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, 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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, human spirit, mining, hopes, isolation, danger, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 886
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, politics, danger, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, battles, wartime life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 2K
The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, military life, against the odds, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, danger ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Neither Hero Nor Traitor (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Matías dreams of going to study music in Spain. He must convince his girlfriend to join him later and deal with his father's opposition. But the board changes completely when the Falklands war is declared and he is called to fight.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, changing lives, lifestyle change, music, family relations, wartime life, drastic change of life, wartime, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1982
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascism, against humanity, head of state, state affairs, society, distopia, wartime life, rise and fall, heroes, military, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: alps, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, heroes, artists and showbiz, showbiz, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, saga ...
Plot: battles, leadership, wartime life, love affair, true love, society, military, love and romance, heroes, romance, american civil war, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, compassion, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, heroes, leadership, military life, basic training, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 18K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The War Below (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During World War I, a group of British miners are recruited to tunnel underneath no man's land and set bombs from below the German front in hopes of breaking the deadly stalemate of the Battle of Messines.
Style: suspense, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: world war one, wartime, miner, fight for supremacy, patriot, patriotism, mining, war, heroism, wartime life, heroic mission, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, military life, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, society, military, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, social problems, marital problem, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 226
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 621
X-15 (1961)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: X-15 is a 1961 movie that tells a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane, the men who flew it and the women who loved them.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, heroes, military, space and aliens, ambition, adventure, escapades, airplane, control room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: ussr, soviet union, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, ambition, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: finland, russia, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%