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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
The Winds of War
Drama, Romance, War
USA
720 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about war, military, world war two, battles, soldier, politics and heroes mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), War and Remembrance (1988), The Winds of War (1983), Only the Brave (2006), Band of Brothers (2001). 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, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, anti semitism, fascism, hitler, against humanity, politics, racism, ambition, state affairs, head of state, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria
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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, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes, military, fascism, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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World War II: When Lions Roared
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
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    User:   57%
 
The Winds of War
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 720 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, war, politics, family life, society, state affairs, family relations, fascism, head of state, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, germany, europe, italy ...
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    User:   47%
 
 5.4
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Band of Brothers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   32%
 
 6.6
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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 ...
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    User:   44%
 
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Memorial Day
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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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    User:   35%
 
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Nuremberg
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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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
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    User:   37%
 
 7.8
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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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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Backstairs at the White House
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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Hiroshima
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Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 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 ...
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    User:   38%
 
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Stalingrad
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
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    User:   35%
 
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The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
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Audience: boys' night
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    User:   29%
 
The Longest Day
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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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: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
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Place: france, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Lawrence of Arabia
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, scenic, breathtaking ...
Plot: desert, war, adventure, culture clash, idealism, horse, destiny, soldier, obsession, leadership, storytelling, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, africa, ottoman empire, england, jerusalem ...
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
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, heroic mission, gory, 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:   41%
 
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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, captivating, serious, 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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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, soldier, war, leadership, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, military, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Ike: The War Years
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: exciting, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: d day, war, soldier, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity ...
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
Cast a Giant Shadow
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, military, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
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Katyn
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: war, survival, russian, german, brutality, propaganda, murder, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, wartime, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
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System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
The Secret Invasion
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, heroic mission, adventure, battles, danger, escapades, prison escape, tunnel, prison, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt
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System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
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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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System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
The Missiles of October
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: government agency, head of state, war, leadership, race against time, save the day, danger, cold war, rivalry, state affairs, politics, ego clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
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Patton
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, sacrifice, german, violence, leadership, wartime, fighting the system, character study, military life, courage, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943 ...
Place: africa, europe, germany, italy, normandy ...
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
 7.5
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Speer und er
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, war, head of state, friendship, rise and fall, anti semitism, trial, courtroom drama, megalomaniac, architect, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
 8.1
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Gandhi
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, politics, freedom, assassination, lawyer, british, violence, protest, muslim, ethnic conflict, leadership, indians ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, south africa, asia, new delhi ...
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System:   29%
    User:   23%
 

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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
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Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
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