Movies like Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire (1979)
 7.3
 370
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 their son's death are the subject of this true account film.
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, cover-up, killed in action, family relations, journalist, loss of son, death of son, witness, frustration, bureaucracy, flashback, dead son
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: vietnam, iowa

Most similar movies to Friendly Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about vietnam war, military, war, soldier, military life, anti war and jungle mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Friendly Fire: Platoon Leader (1988), Da 5 Bloods (2020), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), 84C MoPic (1989), Purple Hearts (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 32K
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, vietnam veteran, gold, friendship between men, male friendship, war veteran, minefield, post traumatic stress disorder, friendly fire, landmine, widower, gunshot ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, pregnancy, insurgent, vietcong, infidelity, military life, anti war, political unrest, battles, couples ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 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, battles, heroic mission, military life, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.8
 792
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: vietnam war, romance, bittersweet, tragic love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, wartime life, war, love and romance, military, u.s. navy, warship ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 8K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, adventure, danger, friendship, soldier, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, bleak, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, rescue, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Heroes from Another Land (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 84 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: puerto rican, vietnam war, family relations
Place: vietnam, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Forgotten Man (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A Marine officer reported as killed in Vietnam but was actually a POW returns home. Instead of being welcomed home, however, he discovers that his father has died, his wife has remarried, his daughter has been adopted, his business has been sold and ...
Plot: flashback, missing in action, beach, interrogation, killed in action, escape, u.s. marine, beating, boat, father daughter relationship, mental disorder, veteran ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, memory, soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 229
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 ⇓
61%
 3.7
 554
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, captivity, anti war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sincere, psychological, tense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, investigation, heroes, saving a life, death, heroism, dying, military, self sacrifice, thanksgiving ...
Time: year 1999, year 1969
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suicide, drug dealer, morgue, female doctor, thunder, tragic event, explosion, blood, dying ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 21K
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, war, coming of age, rehabilitation, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, homecoming, survival, military life, vengeance, political unrest, wartime life, prison, anti war, isolation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: 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: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspense, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, escapades, soldier, war, survival, interracial relations, military life, military, society, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, rough, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, hotshot hero, war, anti hero, military life, anti war, innocence lost, officers and cadets, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sadistic killer, actor, vietcong, sailor, officer, singer, soldier, engineer
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, homecoming ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military life, captivity, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 51
Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: contemplative, bleak, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, hopes, buddies, state affairs, friendship, reunion, moral dilemma, introspection, military, legal, friends ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, u.s. navy, bombing, war, adventure, military, heroic mission, soldier, danger, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, china, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: memoir, vietnam war
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: darkroom, tank, injury, brothel, helicopter, vietnam war, boat, motorcycle, execution, photographer
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: laos, vietnam, england, french riviera, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist, bosnian war ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 376K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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