Movies like Hail, Hero!

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Hail, Hero! (1969)
 5.5
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Hail, Hero! (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the law as a Vietnam protestor. It is our hero's intention to use love, rather than bullets, to combat the Viet Cong. Needless to say, his idealism is no match for the harsher realities of war, but this doesn't stop him from endlessly spouting the sort of agit-prop rhetoric so beloved of filmmakers of the era. In addition to Michael Douglas, co-star Peter Strauss likewise makes his first film appearance in Hail, Hero! Dated in the extreme, the film is saved by the musical score by Gordon Lightfoot.
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, coming of age, love, cowboy, student, vietnam war, male female relationship, ranch, father son relationship, cook, college student, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, barn, college dropout, military enlistment, u.s. senator, mother son relationship
Place: vietnam, arizona

Most similar movies to Hail, Hero!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and visually appealing films with plots about father son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, male female relationship and brother brother relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hail, Hero!: Summertree (1971), A River Runs Through It (1992), The Last Passport (2009), Time to Run (1973), Dog Days of Summer (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 248
Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Plot: college, military life, rebellion, war, soldier, society, innocence lost, rebelliousness, parents and children, americana, anti war, vietnam war ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: police, military, veteran, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, post office, love, friendship, male female relationship, family relations, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 94
Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, student, sermon, nuclear power plant, running away from home, christianity, hitchhiker, church, husband wife relationship, preacher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sabotage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, father son relationship, childhood, friendship between boys, friendship, blindness, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: terminal illness, loss of wife, father son relationship, coming of age, death of wife, widower, death of mother, estranged father, husband wife relationship, family relations, cancer, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 121
The Prodigal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.
Style: christian film
Plot: drunkenness, sports car, marijuana, christian, sermon, motorboat, tennis, religious conversion, husband wife relationship, book, slum, fishing boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 12K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, homecoming, family problems, understanding, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Birch Interval (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to live with Amish relatives in post-war Pennsylvania, where her life dramatically changes.
Plot: loyalty, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional family, male female relationship, 11 year old, tied to a tree, countryside, family relations, weirdo, recluse, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Consenting Adult (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family conflict, male homosexuality, telephone call, first gay sexual experience, psychiatry, male virgin, waterfront, gay son, athlete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Plot: knife fight, dysfunctional family, bar, juvenile delinquency, mother daughter relationship, racial violence, racism, generation gap, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, prejudice, race riot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, sibling rivalry, homecoming, manipulation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, rancher, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: family reunited, family relations, secret, dysfunctional family, family conflict, love, father son relationship, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, family gatherings ...
Place: new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 29
Homer (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homer is 18... and he wants to keep the feeling of the first time going for the rest of his life
Plot: generation gap, motorcycle, funeral, farmer, parent child relationship, marijuana, sheriff, loss of friend, protest, cult, hitchhiking, vietnam war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: wisconsin, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 2K
Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, shooting, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, love and romance, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, female director, family relations, writers, indian reservation, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, native american
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 255
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, teenage life, small town, vengeance, coming of age, society, youth, single parent, betrayal, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 53K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, sexy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mate swapping, dysfunctional family, swinger, neighbor, snow, thanksgiving, infidelity, sexual exploration, storm, adultery, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 135
Family Prayers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This coming of age story set in the 1960s takes a look at the effects of a couple's break-up on a sensitive, thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s.
Plot: punch, fight, vietnam war, freezer, barbershop, money problems, betting, bar mitzvah, gambling addiction, jewish, compulsive gambler, gambling debt ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: california, vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, three brothers, family relations, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, theft, teenage boy, boy, birthday, marriage, fired from the job, coming of age ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 334
Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Plot: teenage sexuality, deep cleavage, sexually dissatisfied wife, large breasts, unhappy marriage, father daughter relationship, dementia, funeral, female masturbation, mother daughter relationship, adultery, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 483
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, teenage love, family life, self discovery, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, gender, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, marriage, illegitimate son, father son relationship, secret, affair, male female relationship, past, family relations
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, family life, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, estrangement, couples, terrorism, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Claudelle Inglish (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rural southern girl reaches the age where she's ready for a little excitement away from home. Director Gordon Douglas' 1961 drama stars Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Chad Everett, Constance Ford, Claude Akins, Frank ...
Plot: postman, promiscuous woman, reverend, rejection, marital infidelity, high school, death by gunshot, dress, abandonment, marriage proposal, father daughter relationship, music box ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 617
Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, cargo ship, college, machismo, prostitute, sailor, student, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, tennessee, boston, england, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 423
Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film
Plot: responsibility, christian, integrity, fatherhood, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, prayer, faith, love, grief, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try and advert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. vice president, vice president, u.s. president, secretary of state, airplane accident, airplane, impersonation
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 195
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, post traumatic stress disorder, house, combat, vietnam war
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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