Movies like Death Race 1973

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Death Race (1973)
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Death Race (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the North African desert in World War II, a crippled American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank.
Plot: airplane, world war two, german, desert, pilot, pursuit, chase, american, minefield, stranded in the desert, tank

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Most similar movies to Death Race

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and exciting films with plots about world war two, soldier, tank, battles, military, nazi and war mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Death Race: The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969), Fortress (2012), The Last Escape (1970), Sinai Commados (1968), War Fever (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film looks through the eyes of the German offense during World War II, specifically a German tank crew who, after losing a battle, struggle to get home.
Plot: world war two, tank, u.s. army, bombing, german soldier
Time: 1940s
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95%
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, aerial combats, airplane, world war two, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, pilot, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, kidnapping, war, soldier, confined, danger, escapades, battles, military, heroes, pow, captive ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Sinai Commados (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, War
Country: Israel, West Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the start of the 1967 Six-Day War (June 5-10) between Israel and the surrounding Arab nations, a team of eight Israeli commandos, with their female boat captain in tow, are sent on a suicide mission deep into the Sinai to destroy an important ...
Plot: commando, radar, fire fight, chase, pilot, israeli, rowboat, desert, gunfight, patriotism, propaganda, nationalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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War Fever (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A twist of fate leads a recent Westpoint grad into being responsible for the execution of two fellow American GIs. The young lieutenant comes of age, and the two battle hardened veterans achieve a state of grace through acts of sacrifice.
Plot: death sentence, army, german, firing squad, chaplain, german army, prisoner, cigarette smoking, small town, tank, sentenced to death, american ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Quick and the Dead (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pretty intense war-action drama about a small group of soldiers who capture a German observation post, but in turn are captured themselves. They soon escape and--with the aid of two women--try to fight their way to safety.
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, soldier, house, escape, on the run, ambush, machine gun, violence, martial arts, judo throw, pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Operation Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, chase, murder, german, torture, nazi, tank, violence, air strike, gunfight ...
Time: year 1940
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, desert, battles, rescue, soldier, espionage, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, wartime life, landing ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: rough, touching, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, behind enemy lines, world war two, pow, battles, allies, heroic mission, tragic hero, military, battle zone, hapless soldier, bondage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Sahara (1995)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, adventure, danger, heroes, escapades, war, military, human spirit, survival, desert, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: sahara desert, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Secret War of Jackie's Girls (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An improbable story, but entertaining, of five American women pilots recruited in to the British RAF before the USA joined the war to fly a new top secret aircraft, which turns out to be helicopters, with a Hollywood mansion standing in for a ...
Plot: secret mission, pilot, aviator, world war two, helicopter
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lost Flight (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bridges is the captain of a downed airliner who must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."
Plot: catastrophe, survival, crash landing, aviation, airplane accident, island, sea, castaway, tropical island, airplane
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, prison escape, prisoners of war
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Great Transport (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This WW2 epic was one of the last movies of that kind made in former Yugoslavia. It tells the true story of great transport of Partizans from Vojvodina to Bosnia in 1943.
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, machine gun, horse, tragedy, tank, exploding bridge, convoy, ambush, massacre, ss, battles ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hurricane (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach, fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, air battle, hurricane, fighter plane, pilot, killed in action, warplane, air force, danger, heroic mission, friendship, cabin ...
Place: united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroes, soldier, military base, battles, heroic mission, working undercover, weapon system, graphic violence, war, undercover, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Requiem (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American commando officer, in search of his father's killers, becomes part of a plot to capture a trainload of gold bullion destined to finance the Nazi cause. What begins as mission impossible explodes into a battle to rock the Balkans.
Plot: explosion, train, drunkenness, water, army, girl, german, rifle, world war two, siren, father, fight ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Passage (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.
Style: factual, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: scientist, world war two, exploitation, pursuit, chase, resistance, nazi, ss officer, shepherd, rescue mission, nazis, basque ...
Time: 1940s
Place: basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, battles, military, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich (2016)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An intense thriller from the frontlines of World War II. As Operation Valkyrie prepares to assassinate Adolph Hitler, an Allied special ops team prepares to extract the man destined to lead post-war Germany. But after Valkyrie fails, everything ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, visually appealing
Plot: world war two, nazi, russian, soldier, operation, resistance, wartime, officer, american, german, fight, undercover ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, american soldier, behind enemy lines, u.s. army, war, wartime, swat, nazi hunter, anti nazi ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Rescue (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: World World II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, escape, field hospital, trench, rescue, evacuation, friendship, explosion, soldier, bravery, d day, held captive ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, soldier, world war two, against the odds, war, battles, military life, save the day, danger, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, swat team, military life, human spirit, against the odds, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, danger, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, battles, behind enemy lines, military, allies, resistance, war, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, officers and cadets, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, battles, desert, tank, world war two, infantrymen, tough heroes, war, battle zone, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, north africa, sahara desert, germany, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%