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The World Wars (2014)
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The World Wars (2014)
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, army, german, military, politics, battles, president, historical character, life changing experience, nazism, russian, totalitarianism, dictatorship, head of state, allies, leadership, state affairs, reenactment, nazi, winston churchill, adolf hitler
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about military, soldier, war, battles, world war two, state affairs and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), War and Remembrance (1988), The Color of War (2001), Ike: The War Years (1979), Our World War (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: fascism, dictatorship, against humanity, racism, hitler, historical character, state affairs, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, newspaper, head of state ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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War and Remembrance (1988)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, d day, german, massacre, soldier, patriotism, survival, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, europe, battleship, usa ...
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94%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: war, journalism, media, military, society, battles, wartime life, battle zone, state affairs, against humanity, life is a bitch, fascism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
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92%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: politics, battles, military life, heroes, head of state, americana, against humanity, state affairs, war, military, soldier, d day ...
Place: london, usa, england, europe, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, british, world war one
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Saboteurs (2015)
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, atomic bomb, heroic mission, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, soldier, ambition, moral dilemma, danger, chemistry, resistance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, england
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79%
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, captivating, rough ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, danger, military life, battles, survival, family relations, battle zone, siblings relations, skinny dipping, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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76%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, against the odds, military life, danger, rivalry, military, battles, battle zone, nazi occupation, uniform, bicycle ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, denmark
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75%
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, stylized, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, war, love affair, lovers, couples, military, lovers apart, love and romance, romance, army, young lovers, trench warfare ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
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: realistic, captivating, talky, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: war, politics, ambition, holocaust, leadership, head of state, heroes, political unrest, teenage life, military, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
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67%
Band of Brothers (2001)
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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64%
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: war, freemason, eastern front, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, on the run, survival, battles, heroic mission, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Storming Juno (2010)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: soldier, d day, heroes, battle zone, war, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, sniper, paratrooper, infantry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, canada
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61%
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adventure, superior officer, war, military life, heroes, battles, soldier, military, friendship, escapades, battle zone, steel helmet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: head of state, historical character, political unrest, negotiation, state affairs, society, politics, assassination, political thriller, prime minister, year 1914, diplomacy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, heroes, military life, squad, battles, babies and infants, anti war, german, navy, d day ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, france
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, holocaust, german, nazism, against humanity, war, atrocity, soldier, sexuality, guilt, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: war, military, vietnam war, soldier, u.s. army, battles, politics, danger, idealism, survival, tough heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Memorial Day (2012)
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 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, family relations, war, battle zone, military life, battles, military, infantry, rosary, farmhouse, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
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: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, politics, idealism, against the odds, battles, leadership, political unrest, basic training, human spirit, heroes, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
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: realistic, touching, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: white house, politics, workplace situations, campaign, society, human spirit, head of state, power relations, state affairs, interracial relations, hopes, master and servant ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 50s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, friends, war, wartime life, danger, partners, military life, against the odds, soldier, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, soldier, military, military life, battles, youth, battle zone, war, hapless soldier, wartime life, life is a bitch, young soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nuremberg (2000)
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: disturbing, realistic, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, judge, execution, psychologist, nazi germany, nazism, anti semitism, courtroom drama, superior, uncover truth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
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: captivating, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, infantrymen, wartime life, war, battles, against the odds, military, rivalry, heroes, bombing, russian soldier, machine gun ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: treason, political unrest, dishonesty, battles, rebellion, civil war, sexual tension, revolution, soldier, throne, military, war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere
Plot: american civil war, slavery, society, working class, rebellion, military, political unrest, family life, head of state, war, state affairs, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, rebellion, danger, power relations, war, state affairs, hapless soldier, battle zone, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, scottish highlands, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, treason, rivalry, rebellion, undercover, ambition, rebelliousness, occupation ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, politics, battles, rebelliousness, political unrest, leadership, heroes, revolution, rebellion, state affairs, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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40%