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The World Wars
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: war, head of state, soldier, reenactment, military, state affairs, leadership, battles, politics, nazi, totalitarianism, infantrymen, dictatorship, allies, nazism, russian, german, life changing experience, historical character, president, army, winston churchill, adolf hitler
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, usa
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Band of Brothers
Action, Drama, History, War
USA, UK
594 min.
 9.5
War and Remembrance
Drama, War
USA
620 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about war, military, world war two, soldier, battles, heroes and state affairs mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), War and Remembrance (1988), Nuremberg (2000), Storming Juno (2010), Ike: The War Years (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 115 min.
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Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
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War and Remembrance
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
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Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, leadership, anti semitism, uncover truth, holocaust, courtroom drama, racism, against humanity, war crime, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, germany
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Storming Juno
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Brother's War
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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    User:   34%
 
The Battle of Culloden
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Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: reenactment, soldier, rebelliousness, battle zone, war, social differences, battles, danger, military, battle, rebellion, society ...
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Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: war, survival, russian, german, brutality, propaganda, murder, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, wartime, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
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The Winds of War
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 720 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military life, battles, battle zone, danger, military, rivalry, against the odds, world war two, surprise attack, german abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing
Plot: head of state, war, losing-it hero, downfall, isolation, life turned upside down, against humanity, suicide, bunker, confined, military, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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Is Paris Burning?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, brutal, emotional ...
Plot: war, military, rescue, gory, heroic mission, nazis, german, wartime life, revolution, nazi, idealism, distopia ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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Conspiracy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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War Horse
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: epic, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: war, friendship, german, hopes, horse, british, beautiful scenery, wartime, storytelling, innocence lost, military, animals ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, tense, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
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    User:   34%
 
The Color of War
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: wartime life, battle zone, life is a bitch, war, media, military, journalism, battles, against humanity, society, state affairs, fascism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
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Fortress of War
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, war, battles, battle zone, military, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, heroes, invasion, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: europe, russia
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Only the Brave
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
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System:   32%
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The Empty Mirror
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, surreal, sincere ...
Plot: head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, obsession, introspection, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
The Saboteurs
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, soldier, blind ambition, moral dilemma, ambition, atomic bomb, danger, military, hitler, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
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System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
1944: The Final Defence
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, war, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, rivalry, infantrymen, russian soldier, bombing, world war two ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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System:   31%
    User:   35%
 

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Gettysburg
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, idealism, military, friendship, soldier, politics, courage, violence, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Guns at Batasi
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Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, war, officers and cadets, military life, adventure, political unrest, military, rebellion, daring rescue, idealism, introspection, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
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