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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 realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, state affairs, world war two and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: War and Remembrance (1988), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), The Color of War (2001), Ike: The War Years (1979), Our World War (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: war, d day, german, massacre, soldier, behind enemy lines, patriotism, battles, genocide, family in crisis, state affairs, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, europe, battleship, usa ...
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95%
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, rise to the top, life is a bitch, politics, newspaper, head of state ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: battle zone, war, wartime life, battles, media, journalism, state affairs, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, military, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
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90%
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, exciting, realistic
Plot: war, life is a bitch, against humanity, wartime life, state affairs, battles, politics, d day, military, americana, military life, heroes ...
Place: london, europe, kansas, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: captivating, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, world war one, british
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: war, atomic bomb, moral dilemma, military, soldier, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, heroic mission, ambition, danger, resistance, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
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77%
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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: captivating, rough, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: military, war, battle zone, siblings relations, survival, military life, battles, family relations, soldier, danger, skinny dipping, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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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, emotional, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, lovers apart, love and romance, romance, young lovers, military, couples, army, lovers, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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72%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, danger, battle zone, battles, rivalry, military, military life, against the odds, nazi occupation, nazi soldier, german abroad ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: holocaust, ambition, politics, teenage life, political unrest, head of state, leadership, heroes, military, orphan, war, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
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66%
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, battles, sniper, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, eastern front, freemason, friendship, soldier, military, heroes, human spirit, battles, chases and races, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, exciting, captivating
Plot: d day, soldier, heroic mission, war, military, heroes, battles, danger, battle zone, mortar, world war two, invasion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: battle zone, adventure, military life, heroes, battles, superior officer, soldier, friendship, military, war, escapades, british empire ...
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: head of state, historical character, political unrest, assassination, society, politics, state affairs, negotiation, political thriller, diplomacy, year 1914, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, military life, german, anti war, battles, infantrymen, heroes, squad, d day, navy ...
Time: 60s, year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
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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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, u.s. army, battles, heroes, danger, idealism, politics, tough heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, german, nazism, against humanity, military, war, soldier, atrocity, guilt, sexuality, friends, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: white house, politics, interracial relations, master and servant, workplace situations, power relations, campaign, state affairs, hopes, human spirit, society, head of state ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, exciting
Plot: soldier, battle zone, war, infantrymen, battles, family relations, military life, military, iraq war, national guard, farmhouse, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, political unrest, leadership, heroes, basic training, race against time, idealism, war, wartime life, heroic mission, state affairs ...
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, aerial combats, wartime life, war, battle zone, soldier, military, danger, friends, partners, military life, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: epic, captivating, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: battle zone, war, hapless soldier, wartime life, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, battles, soldier, military, military life, young soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, judge, war crime, execution, psychologist, nazi germany, nazism, anti semitism, courtroom drama, german, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france, england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, state affairs, danger, political unrest, cruelty, bravery, invasion, king, fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, flanders, norway, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, battles, wartime life, war, infantrymen, rivalry, military, against the odds, battlefield, attack, tank ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: disturbing, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: american civil war, slavery, family life, head of state, political unrest, wartime life, state affairs, war, military, family relations, battles, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: soldier, treason, battles, war, state affairs, civil war, sexual tension, revolution, throne, military, betrayal, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, rebellion, undercover, ambition, rebelliousness, treason, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, war, hapless soldier, rebelliousness, society, social differences, rebellion, danger, state affairs, battle zone ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, england, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%