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Sand Castle (2017)
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Sand Castle (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set during the occupation of Iraq, a squad of U.S. soldiers try to protect a small village.
Style: thought provoking, tense, rough, captivating, melancholic
Plot: occupation, small village, military, soldier, male objectification, military base, netflix, human, shower, pubic hair, taking a shower, male in shower
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, serious and rough films with plots about military, soldier, war, danger, battles, heroes and military life mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Sand Castle: Battle for Haditha (2007), Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014), My Way (2011), Sisters in Arms (2019), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, culture clash, military life, graphic violence, society, occupation, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: confined, military, friendship, moral dilemma, prison life, war, prison, soldier, boxing match, boredom, war on terror, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq
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100%
 7.7
 11K
My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, military life, life is a bitch, captivity, military, battles, soldier, recruit, squad, occupation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: korea, south korea, mongolia, france, russia ...
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51%
Sisters in Arms (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kenza and Yaël are two young French women who go to Syria to fight alongside the Kurdish forces. There they meet Zara, a Yezidi survivor. Born in different cultures but deeply united, the women-fighters heal their past wounds and discover their ...
Style: compassionate, realistic, suspense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: isis, strong female lead, female friendship, female soldier, soldier, military, female protagonist, fighting crime, sniper, wartime life, heroism, fighting the system ...
Place: usa, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, taliban, military, battles, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, danger, soldier, war, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, u.s. army, pow, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, danger, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, d day, military, friendship, danger, military base, battle zone, race against time, battles, paratrooper, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
45%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, war, danger, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 75K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, strong female lead, fighting the system, military, basic training, army, navy, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 104
Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, friendship, disability, under the surface, military hospital, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: tense, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, adaptation, military, brutality, life is a bitch, heroes, friendship, danger, courage, military officer, violence ...
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 450K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2001, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.2
 853
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, race against time, isolation, leadership, danger, military, survival, rebelliousness, soldier, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 704
Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, military, anti war, buddies, idealism, danger, media, soldier, war, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, gulf war, army, soldier, deception, patriotism, military, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nassiryia - Per non dimenticare (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Nov. 12 2003, Nassirya Iraq. A terrorist attack succeed to kill 24 Italians participating to the peace keeping mission "Antica Babilonia". It has not importance what that group of brave and professional soldiers (and civilians)did to help ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: italian army, murder, terrorism, swat, car bomb, police protection, police officer killed, police funeral, police shootout, al qaeda, italian soldier, italian police ...
Time: 2000s
Place: italy, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: parents and children, military, self discovery, family relations, military base, military life, basic training, siblings relations, petty job, hopes, soldier, british army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3K
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 ⇓
42%
 5.6
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5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: military, death, soldier, news report, journalist, media, state affairs, politics, political unrest, war, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 875
The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, survival, military life, military, against the odds, captivity, political unrest, battles, leadership, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, military, danger, against the odds, mission gone awry, escapades, infantrymen, graphic violence, war, hapless soldier, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, battles, escapades, danger, heroes, military, confined, rivalry, adventure, war, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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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
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 272K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, death, military life, war, squad, navy seal, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, danger, military, vengeance, allies, politics, rivalry, fighting the system, daring rescue, espionage, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 440K
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 ⇓
42%
 5.1
 860
Allies (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: August 1944 two months after D-Day, the Allies are advancing across France. A team of British and American commandos are dropped behind enemy lines on a secret mission to ambush a German Officer and steal maps charting the location of the enemy ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: military, world war two, ambush, soldier, secret mission, battles, danger, friendship, survival, summer, occupied france, human ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 1K
The Border (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their posts at checkpoint 83 in North Värmland, Sweden and make their way through the ice cold winter night towards the Nazi-occupied Norwegian border. Sweden stands on the brink of invasion and they want to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, undercover, danger, confined, missing person, against the odds, escapades, military, battles, secret mission, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: sweden, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%