Movies like Night Wars

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Night Wars (1988)
 4.4
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Night Wars (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two Vietnam Veterans have realistic nightmares about the war. So real are these nightmares that they start getting injured in them, and bringing things back that they had in the dream. They then buy weapons and go in to try and get one of their friends out that originally died in a POW camp during the Vietnam war. This is made harder by a traitor from the US Military Corps.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: vietnam war, traitor, nightmare, vietnam veteran, bad dream, violence, torture, psychologist, dream, pow, best friend, gunfight, war veteran, blood, submachine gun, dream world, vietcong, wound, husband wife relationship, death of friend, battlefield, vietnam war veteran, recurring dream, fantasy becomes reality, branding ...
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to Night Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, serious, bleak and suspenseful films with plots about murder, violence, blood, nightmare, vietnam war, gore and vietnam veteran mostly in Horror, Mystery and War genres. Some movies like Night Wars: M.I.A. A Greater Evil (2018), Da 5 Bloods (2020), It Comes at Night (2017), Jacob's Ladder (1990), The Lost Platoon (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
M.I.A. A Greater Evil (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American college students head to the jungles of Vietnam to search for lost gold. They become hopelessly lost, and they may not be alone.
Plot: vietnam war, pow, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, conspiracy theory, vietnam veteran, missing, war veteran, missing person
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 35K
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship between men, vietnam veteran, war veteran, gold, minefield, father son relationship, interracial romance, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, multiple time frames, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, pandemic, forest, fear, nightmare, paranoia, hopelessness, survival, murder, infected, family relations, desperation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 98K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, haunted by the past, nightmare, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Lost Platoon (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An American reporter covering a civil war in Nicaragua discovers that four soldiers that he used to know during World War II are there and they are actual vampires fighting their own personal war against an evil Nicaraguan general and his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary
Plot: vampire, soldier, media, military, imaginary, supernatural, heroes, deadly, danger, journalism, escapades, siblings relations ...
Place: nicaragua, latin america, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.9
 909
Zombie Wars (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fifty years after a world-wide zombie epidemic had begun, a small group of rebel soldiers learn that intelligent zombies have begun breeding humans for food. The soldiers plan an all-out war to rid the Earth of the flesh-eating monsters for good, as ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, soldier, blood, supernatural, survival, chaos, deadly, danger, gory, survival horror, gore, breeding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Operation Warzone (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A squad of U.S. troops seek out a mysterious agent hiding out in the jungles of 1960s Vietnam whom has classified documents that could win the war.
Plot: explosion, brawl, secret mission, fistfight, vietcong, tunnel, gunfight
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, self discovery, jungle, soldier, escapades, military, heroes, war, adventure, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.9
 769
Retribution (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: psychiatry, nightmare, sliced in two, disembowelment, bandit, gambling debt, husband wife relationship, flashback, death, artist, halloween, murder ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Black Frankenstein (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vietnam veteran, laboratory, monster, experiment, scientist, creature feature, mad scientist, animal attack, sabotage, convulsion, test tube, gore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 196
The Devastator (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.
Plot: vietnam veteran, small town, marijuana, drug dealer, sheriff, fire, helicopter, widow, vietnam war, death of friend, biker, biker gang ...
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 469
Terrified (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Traumatized after witnessing her jealous husband kill her adulterous lover and then himself, an unbalanced, nymphomaniac young woman finds herself stalked by an unknown assailant, but she cannot make anyone believe her desperate situation.
Plot: stalker, infidelity, dream, desire, police, adultery, violence, fear, nightmare, murder, insanity, nymphomaniac ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mangler Reborn (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A decade after the original massacre, another man obsessed over his machine ends with several murders and possession.
Plot: breaking and entering, psychopath, nightmare, supernatural power, abduction, captive woman, burglar, maniac, captive, possession, murder, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Scream Bloody Murder (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The odd, unhealthy relationship between a psychologically damaged man and his sister is upended by the arrival of a mysterious drifter.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: mannequin, murder, biker, skinny dipping, virgin, brother sister relationship, insanity, alcoholic father, serial killer, voyeur, shark, nightmare ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 4K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, experiment, insanity, hallucination, delusion, experiment gone awry, deadly, doctors and patients, mental illness, obsession, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 198
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, vietnam war, combat
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 469
The Gateway (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Danni moves into a New York apartment and starts sprucing the place up. She doesn’t know the previous tenant committed suicide in very strange circumstances. Nor does she know there’s a mysterious portal to another dimension in the bathroom ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: portal, creature, murder, violence, bathroom, investigation, parallel world, danger, deadly, monster, moving, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
2 Bedroom 1 Bath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple moves into what appears to be the perfect home, but when they discover that they will soon become parents, things begin to fall apart. Rachel, the expectant mother, is haunted by a ghost in a red dress, while Kevin, the soon to be ...
Style: bleak, scary, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: pregnancy, vengeful ghost, evil force, husband wife relationship, nightmare, marriage, landlord, expectant father, fear, haunted house, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.3
 2K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, surreal, scary ...
Plot: island, murder, slasher, beach, danger, supernatural, graphic violence, psychopath, dream, nightmare, death, fear ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Killer Instinct (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For America, the Vietnam War is over. Johnny doesn't see it that way. This Special Forces soldier battles vicious Vietcong, a sadistic Russian advisor and his own peacenik girlfriend as he embarks on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Style: cult film
Plot: mission, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, swat team, russian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vietnam war veteran
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 126
Terrorgram (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three horror stories linked by a sinister delivery boy. The stories are "Heroine Overdose", "Pandora" and "Veteran's Day".
Style: psychotronic, anthology
Plot: cynic, monster, torture, demon, greek mythology, delivery boy, revenge, retribution, pow, vietnam war, heroine, filmmaker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 85K
Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: macabre, suspense, absurd, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, nazi, paratrooper, fascist, war, wartime, violence, supernatural, laboratory, soldier, danger, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 528
Demonwarp (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and his daughter are attacked in the woods by what they believe is a Bigfoot-type creature. However, they soon begin to suspect that they may have stumbled onto a nest of aliens in a hidden spacecraft.
Plot: bigfoot, forest, zombie, nightmare, cave, camping, space marine, alien life-form, sunbathing, female nudity, spacecraft, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
 109
Echoes (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An artist is plagued by nightmares of a love triangle and murder. A psychic says the dream figure is his brother, a "troubled soul" from an ancient past life. Nearly born as his twin but miscarried, this past life rival now breaks through ...
Plot: artist, nightmare, obsession, dream, twins, past life, new age, psychic
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 3K
Combat Shock (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: nihilism, haunted by the past, veteran, violence, post traumatic stress disorder, urban decay, soldier, gang, mentally unstable, drug dealing, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Place: new york, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 235
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: escape, violence, green beret, vietnam war, exploitation, prisoner of war camp, vietcong, military officer, torture, reporter, frustration, journalist ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 370K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, alien encounter, lovecraftian, space and aliens, paranoia, survival, fear, trapped, mutation, scientist, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 238
Deadly Games (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town's policeman or the manager of the local theater, and she devises a plan to ...
Style: christmas horror
Plot: masked killer, slasher, nude woman murdered, woman strangled to death, weird, exploitation, murder of a nude woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war veteran, female nudity, woman drowned, vietnam veteran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California.
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: scientist, violence, mutant, monster, nuclear, sea monster, creature feature, aquatic humanoid, blood, animals, ogre, sea ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 603K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, vietnam war, losing-it hero, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%