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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.
TV show
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, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, historical character, infantrymen, military, politics, state affairs, army, battles, president, nazism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, head of state, allies, leadership, world war two, life changing experience, archive footage, reenactment, german, russian, josef stalin, usa politics ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s ...
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, war, soldier, battles, world war two, military life and wartime life mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: The Saboteurs (2015), The Color of War (2001), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Beyond the Front Line (2004), Gallipoli (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroic mission, danger, ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, soldier, moral dilemma, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany, scotland, england
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
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81%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, fascism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, society, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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81%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, political unrest, holocaust, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, stylized ...
Plot: war, military, world war one, military life, survival, battle zone, family relations, battles, danger, soldier, graphic violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, german, battleship, massacre, soldier, d day, battles, patriotism, totalitarianism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, usa, pearl harbor ...
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: political thriller, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, politics, historical character, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, society, negotiation, diplomacy, prime minister, french politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: europe, england, france, germany
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57%
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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, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, romance, lovers, lovers apart, military, army, battles, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, struggle for survival, military life, wartime life, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
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54%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
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: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, head of state, against humanity, heroes, battles, state affairs, military, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
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52%
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, war crime, courtroom, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, france, europe
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, family life, working class, military, society, rebellion, standoff, brother brother relationship, showdown, slavery, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
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48%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, sniper, military life, battles, combat, paratrooper, warrior, human spirit, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
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: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war one, heroes, soldier, adventure, escapades, military, military life, friendship, battle zone, war, battles, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
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Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, hopes, life is a bitch, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, against humanity, military, nazi germany, atrocity, german, friendship, soldier, danger, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, berlin germany, soviet union, ussr
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, world war two, soldier, u.s. army, american soldier, navy, squad, infantrymen, german, battles, babies and infants, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, france
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John Ford Goes to War (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. During the war, Field Photo made at least 87 documentaries, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, documentary filmmaking
Plot: filmmaking, military, military life, politics, state affairs, wartime life, battle zone, showbiz, lifestyle, society, war, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, maine
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44%
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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: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: iraq war, world war two, soldier, military, war, family relations, military life, battles, army, national guard, insurgent, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, usa, iraq, europe ...
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44%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, heroic mission, military, battle zone, danger, war, infantry, world war two, invasion, bunker, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, normandy, canada
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, state affairs, escapades, war, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, navy, battlefield, soldier, squad, military, marines, battle zone, friends, peril ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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43%
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Tobruk (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: world war two, desert, soldier, military, battles, survival, military life, wartime life, danger, escapades, basic training, officers and cadets ...
Time: year 1942, 19th century, 20th century
Place: czech republic, egypt
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
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Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: love triangle, battles, war, danger, military, military life, political unrest, life is a bitch, soldier, army, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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41%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, wartime life, military, leadership, politics, state affairs, society, head of state, war, totalitarianism, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%