Movies like The Forgotten Man

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The Forgotten Man (1971)
 6.9
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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 his life has completely changed.
Plot: jungle, prospector, torture, beach, pow, boat, father daughter relationship, veteran, missing, interrogation, vietcong, mental disorder, beating, u.s. marine, escape, presumed dead, killed in action, post traumatic stress disorder, flashback, missing in action, missing person
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to The Forgotten Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about pow, war, military, jungle, vietnam war, soldier and battles mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Forgotten Man: Friendly Fire (1979), The Last Blood (1983), Platoon Leader (1988), The Walking Dead (1995), The Deer Hunter (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 378
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 ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, cover-up, killed in action, family relations, frustration, journalist, dead son, death of son, bureaucracy, loss of son, flashback ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: iowa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 244
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: vietnam war, green beret, escape, exploitation, violence, reporter, prisoner of war camp, military officer, frustration, torture, journalist, pow ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, self discovery, jungle, military, heroes, war, escapades, soldier, adventure, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: tense, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, danger, war, graphic violence, survival, interracial relations, military life, escapades, society, soldier, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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398
missing movies
148
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4207
 8.1
 318K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, friends, character change, hunting, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.0
 126
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, jail cell, pow, interrogation, torture ...
Time: year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 145
The Steel Claw (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines. ...
Plot: traitor, island, japanese army, world war two, japanese soldier, machine gun, tommy gun, massacre, ambush, filipino, train, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.1
 38
Red Sky (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vietnam - 1946. Philippe is committed to pacifying an unknown country made of dense forests and spectacular mountains. His ideals collapse when he realizes that he must torture and kill a young vietnamese who is fighting for his independence. He ...
Plot: lake, night, bare breasts, kiss, jungle, butterfly, french soldier, female prisoner, cat, map, male nudity, torture ...
Time: year 1946
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 136
Soldat blanc (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A muggy Saigon, late 1945. Stationed at a military camp in French Indochina, two young men--Robert and André--become close friends as they share the boredom and excitement of waiting for their first mission. But when they discover that instead of ...
Plot: soldier, french army, battles, pow, gun, pubic hair, period piece, battle, skinny dipping, male nudity
Place: vietnam, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, confined, danger, war, military, profanity, escape, graphic violence, politics, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Seven Women from Hell (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.
Plot: evacuation, cruelty, plantation, hunger, cigarette smoking, barbarian, american soldier, rape, torture, death of child, pow, lecher ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, military life, heroic mission, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 487
Dear Elza! (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Mankind is nature's greatest mistake. In his actions echoes millions of years of instinct and a few genius's idea's useless revolution." End of 1942, eastern front, Ukraine. Private Lombos, tied to his family and his ...
Plot: eastern front, explosion, interrogation, rifle, military police, grenade, translator, german soldier, mistreatment, barbed wire, factory, battle ...
Time: year 1942
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 51K
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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, pow, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, court, trial, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, soldier, pregnancy, insurgent, politics, society, state affairs, media, danger, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the ...
Plot: explosion, jungle, death of mother, battlefield, raid, machete, war violence, hand grenade, foot chase, violence, shark attack, combat ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, life is a bitch, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 159
Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, biting, serious ...
Plot: military, war, society, revolution, battles, jungle, rebellion, politics, journalism, witnessing a crime, media, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, asia, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kampuchea: The Untold Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After seeing his parents and grandmother killed by the Vietnamese, a 12 year old Khmer boy flees with his baby sister in an attempt to reach safety in Thailand. On the way he befriends a group of Khmer fighters.
Plot: jungle, death, gun, child
Place: thailand, vietnam, indochina, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
Plot: war hero, grenade, american soldier, guerilla warfare, church, japanese soldier, asian, soldier, children, rescue, driving, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 558
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, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Secret of Blood Island (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a British secret agent, shot down over Malaya near to a Allied POW forced labour camp. There she is hidden, disguised as a youthful prisoner, until her escape can be effected. The costs of keeping her identity secret fall ...
Plot: agent, world war two, torture, jungle, secret, prison, concentration camp, pow, prisoners of war
Time: 1940s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 45K
Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: racism, farm, misery, african american, post traumatic stress disorder, post war, prejudice, ku klux klan, civil rights, farming, hate, money ...
Time: post world war two, year 1939, pre world war two, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he ...
Plot: massage, wheelchair, pond, priest, hospital, nurse, church, phone booth, courthouse, swimming, handcuffed, airplane ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, vermont, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 39K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, military base, insubordination, recruit, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, stockade, awol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 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, confined, military, escapades, danger, breeding ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: singapore, asia, japan, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, one man army, heroes, burned alive, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%