Movies like The Highest Honor

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The Highest Honor (1982)
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The Highest Honor (1982)
Original name: The Highest Honour
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan, Australia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed.
Plot: world war two, prison, spy, ship, escape, invasion, warship, death, torture, murder, chinese, historical event, captain, atomic bomb, commando, military police, british, japanese army, propaganda, japanese occupation, guilt, decapitation, raid, cambridge university, british soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: australia, singapore, indonesia, sydney australia

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Most similar movies to The Highest Honor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and suspenseful films with plots about world war two, war, prison, survival, nazi, soldier and escape mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Highest Honor: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), Prisoners of the Sun (1990), Return from the River Kwai (1989), Come What May (2015), King Rat (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: world war two, pow, war crime, anti war, war, christmas, prison, samurai, imperial japan, japanese occupation, british, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, australia, indonesia
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95%
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia, the Japanese Empire has operated a prisoner of war camp for Australian soldiers. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of over eight hundred ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, courtroom, courtroom drama, prisoner of war camp, war crime, island, murder, army investigation, legal, against humanity, confined, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: indonesia, australia, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Return from the River Kwai (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp commander Tanaka wants to set an example and orders that ...
Plot: world war two, prisoners of war, prison, british, japanese army, submarine, british empire, train, british soldier, pow, decapitation, imperial japan
Time: 1940s
Place: thailand, burma, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Come What May (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast.
Style: propaganda film
Plot: world war two, nazi, teenager, woman, wartime life, school, teacher, village, execution, grave, goose, tank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1939, 1930s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, dramatic, harsh, political ...
Plot: world war two, prison, war, prisoner of war camp, wartime, prisoners of war, friendship, prison life, rat, british, capitalism, relationships ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: california, poland, england, japan, asia ...
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64%
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Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Beginning in 1943. year. The tragic story of the prisoners... partisans and others who were found in a prison in Montenegro at the time when the Chetniks and the occupiers at all costs they want to crush the uprising in Yugoslavia.
Plot: partisan, world war two, wedding, fascist, execution, cold the temperature, nazi, tank, struggle, fear, escape, death ...
Time: year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, russian, torture, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, jewish, hospital, execution, war, propaganda, baby, disturbed individual, dead son, starvation, starving child ...
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: touching, harsh, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, pow, holocaust, prison, island, justice, war, friendship, war crime, survival, nazi, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, singapore, australia, germany, indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Quality of Mercy (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the beginning of 1945 during WW2 in former Austria. 500 Russian prisoners of war who have refused to fight on the side of the Germans against their country were moved to the concentration camp in Mauthausen awaiting execution. They decide to ...
Plot: world war two, murder, death, escape, prisoner, nazi, resistance, manhunt, execution, war crime, concentration camp, russian soldier ...
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war two, politics, atomic bomb, nuclear war, nuclear, surrender, catastrophe, disaster, office, political unrest, wartime life, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, new york, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: political, twists and turns, intellectual, dramatic, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, cruise ship, holocaust, jewish, nazi, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, sea, murder, world politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, havana cuba, california, israel ...
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44%
Waiting for Dawn (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. Her boyhood friend is Coolie Keung, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, adventure, war, love and romance, society, friends, wartime life, fall in love, rich and poor, friendship, love triangle, rice ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, bunker, d day, survival, holocaust, wartime life, prison, human spirit, confined, escapades, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
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The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, noir, allegory, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, prison, military, war, desert, prison escape, brutality, military prison, sadism, racism, fighting the system, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: sahara, africa, germany, libya, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: bleak, realistic, political, psychological, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, christmas, anti war, innocence lost, war, friendship, violence, tragedy, runaway, sacrifice, stereotypes, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Black Birds (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: WW2 story about group of prisoners who are trying to escape the death camp, run by local pro-Nazi militia.
Plot: world war two, partisan, prison, nazi, concentration camp
Time: 1940s
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Tenth Man (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During World War 2 the Germans arrested people at random off the streets of Paris and in retaliation to sabotage by the resistance announced the execution of one in ten prisoners. Chosen as one of the victims, lawyer Chavel trades his place with ...
Style: noir, gloomy, sentimental, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, fall in love, dishonesty, mysterious character, love and romance, hidden identity, romance, switching roles, firing squad, secret identity, mansion ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 49K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, harsh, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, genocide, prison, brutality, life & death ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ...
Style: political
Plot: world war two, japanese soldier, japanese army, soldier, atomic bomb, imperial japan, emperor, general, japanese military, british empire, officer, revolt ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: sexy, emotional, enigmatic, factual, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, love, french resistance, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, resistance, runaway, secrets, love story, relationships, literature ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, england, lyon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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.
Style: odd
Plot: world war two, soldier, british army, japanese army, buddhism
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, factual, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, rebelliousness, human nature, resistance, execution, war, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sign of the Beast (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set during the Second World War in the Finnish war zone.
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, field hospital, writers, retreat, german officer, nazi officer, anti war, sniper, drunk, wounded soldier, deserter ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, nazi, gangsters, resistance, betrayal, prison, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, vichy, marseille, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, splatter, factual, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, genocide, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, prison, childhood, war, japanese army, pow, survival, children in wartime, captivity, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: china, japan, tokyo, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, survival, japanese occupation of china, nurse, orphan, selflessness, self discovery, rescue, society, escapades, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: china, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%