Movies like No Man is an Island

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No Man is an Island (1962)
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No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: world war two, scorpion, priest, u.s. navy, behind enemy lines
Place: japan, pearl harbor, pacific ocean, minneapolis minnesota

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Most similar movies to No Man is an Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, nazi, battles, military and behind enemy lines mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like No Man is an Island: The Heroes (1989), The Burmese Harp (1985), Operation Stadium (1977), King Rat (1965), Evening Bells (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Heroes (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Heroes follows one of the most extraordinary and heroic exploits of World War II. After months of rigorous training in the north of Australia, a team of 14 men, most barely out of their teens, set sail from Cairns on ...
Plot: butt naked, swat team, shared shower, canoe, behind enemy lines, australian, male in shower, male nudity, shower, heroism, naked in public, group shower ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: japan
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95%
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.
Plot: world war two, nazi, escape, prison, pow, prisoners of war, prison escape
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87%
The Burmese Harp (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Plot: buddhism, british army, soldier, japanese army, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma
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86%
Operation Stadium (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This movie tells a true story about events in Zagreb in 1941. Nazis and their collaborators organized the great gathering of students on Dubrava stadium. The intention was to publicly separate Jews from them which would lead to future pogrom. The ...
Plot: world war two, stadium, partisan, firearm, invasion, nazis, nazi
Time: year 1941
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84%
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 4K
King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, military, confined, escapades, danger, captivity ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: singapore, asia, japan, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Evening Bells (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trials and tribulations of a Croatian Communist intellectual in the turbulent years before, during and after WW2.
Plot: world war two, fascism, communist, stockings, legs
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
Style: rough, touching, suspense, psychological
Plot: world war two, sibling relationship, bombing, firefly, little girl, brother sister relationship, molotov cocktail, war, brother brother relationship, underwear, flashback, firebomb
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 34
Elysium (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, boy, death of child, nazi, children, concentration camp, medical experiment, jewish
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: bomber, world war two, torture, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 301
Women of Valor (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: TV movie, first shown by CBS in 1986. A group of American Army nurses are captured by the Japanese in April 1942. They are put in a prisoner-of-war camp in Bataan, where they spend three years of their lives. The story focuses on Lt Margaret Ann ...
Plot: world war two, female friendship, military officer, wedding, pow, radio, gramophone, female bonding, hospital, tent, nurse, hostage ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pacific ocean, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Battle of Okinawa (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The Americans are swiftly closing on Okinawa, an island just south of the Japanese mainland. The Imperial command sends top generals and several army divisions to defend it at all costs. The mission quickly degenerates as vital resources and troops ...
Plot: world war two, u.s. navy, japanese army, u.s. army, japanese soldier, young soldier, japanese navy, brutality, japanese history
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, okinawa japan, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Based on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East of 1946–48, depicts Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo (played by Masahiko Tsugawa) as a family man who fought to defend Japan and Asia from western colonialism but was ultimately ...
Plot: world war two, trial, prime minister, post world war two, court martial, japanese history, courtroom, court, pride, military
Place: pearl harbor, japan, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, prank, battles, friends, disorder, isolation, surrender, soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval battle, naval officer, military life, world war two, battleship, military, war, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 125
Pueblo (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatization showing the 1968 seizure of the spy ship, Pueblo, by the North Koreans and the treatment of the Pueblo's crew during their year of captivity through flashbacks during the 1969 investigation of the affair.
Plot: signature, piracy, u.s. navy, cold war, hunger, capture, kidnapping, mistreatment, pow, jail cell, interrogation, torture ...
Time: year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 1K
Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, island, anti war, war, military life, wartime life, officers and cadets, anti hero, marines, gory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: french army, world war two, beach, shore, steel helmet, uniform, french military, sand, car accident, soldier, french soldier
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Partisans (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lieutenant Takala meets his fellow partisans of 20th division many year after the war. With flashbacks we see the events of summer 1944.
Plot: officer, battlefield, male nudity, morality, guerilla warfare, russian soldier, religion, sex scene, military officer, world war two, debauchery, trench ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: soviet union, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Boys from St. Petri (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.
Plot: sabotage, teenager, high school, resistance, world war two
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Front in the Rear of the Enemy (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A final episode in the trilogy about the Russian partisan's resistance during WWII. The film is set in 1944, when Russian partisans are making progress in their fighting against the Nazi occupation of Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Lt. ...
Plot: soviet army, firearm, partisan, world war two, great patriotic war, nazi occupation
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court martial, courtroom, army investigation, rivalry, rebellion, military, legal action, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, legal ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Soldiers Aren't Born (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The continuation of a story started by Alexander Stolper epic movie "Zhivye i Myortvye".
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, battle, russian soldier, great patriotic war, red army, battles, military uniform
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, human spirit, battles, escapades, danger, against humanity, military, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Japan's Longest Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to ...
Plot: japanese army, world war two, japanese soldier, imperial japan, british, british empire, funeral, gore, officer, general, japanese history, revolt ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, china, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: mother superior, monk, jewish, monastery, stock footage, nun, catholic church, nazi, world war two, friendship, nazi occupation, bishop
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of ...
Plot: church, priest, nun, convent school, catholic church, catholic school, missionary, nun's habit, catholic priest
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74%
Spring on the Oder (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A war drama set in Germany at the end od WWII.
Plot: russian abroad, red army, great patriotic war, world war two, uniform, russian soldier, soviet army
Time: year 1945
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73%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
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Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, massacre, behind enemy lines, german, battleship, d day, soldier, battles, dictatorship, totalitarianism, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pacific ocean, usa ...
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73%
 4.2
 3K
War Pigs (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.
Plot: world war two, interrogation, beating, battle, wehrmacht, american soldier, ambush, behind enemy lines, battles, wound, u.s. army, nazis ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%