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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, head of state, nazi, reenactment, military, state affairs, leadership, battles, politics, totalitarianism, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, world war two, heroes and military life mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The World Wars: War and Remembrance (1988), Our World War (2014), The Saboteurs (2015), Ike: The War Years (1979), Gallipoli (2015). 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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, behind enemy lines, massacre, german, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, usa ...
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: battles, war, soldier, battle zone, military, world war one, british
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, atomic bomb, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, soldier, blind ambition, moral dilemma, ambition, danger, military, chemistry, saboteur ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: d day, soldier, war, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity ...
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, rough, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, battle zone, survival, military life, battles, siblings relations, danger, family relations, skinny dipping, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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91%
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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: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, young lovers, romance, united kingdom, cheating, infidelity, trench warfare, love and romance, military, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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87%
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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: suspenseful, serious, 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, nazi occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: war, eastern front, friendship, freemason, soldier, on the run, society, heroic mission, battles, heroes, military, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: bleak, serious, 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, 1940s, 1930s
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81%
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, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, war, military life, warrior, friendship, human spirit, survival, sniper, expedition, shooting ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, battles, war, danger, battle zone, military, heroic mission, heroes, invasion, bunker, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, military life, war, battle zone, battles, military, adventure, friendship, escapades, heroes, superior officer, army life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
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61%
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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, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, atrocity, nazism, war, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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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: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fortress of War (2010)
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, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, infantrymen, military, soldier, german, invasion, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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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: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, wartime life, war, battles, heroes, military, rivalry, infantrymen, russian soldier, bombing, world war two ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: war, soldier, against the odds, military, battles, ambition, life is a bitch, firearm, battle
Time: 1910s, 1920s, year 1919, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ 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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, military life, war, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, farmhouse, helicopter, infantry ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, against the odds, heroes, 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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, war, heroes, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, against the odds, danger, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, politics, state affairs, political thriller, assassination, political unrest, society, negotiation, historical character, prime minister, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, assassination attempt, d day, soldier, military, intrigue, political conspiracy, political unrest, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: vietnam war, military, war, battles, soldier, u.s. army, innocence lost, military life, tough heroes, heroes, survival, idealism ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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47%
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: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, battle zone, hopes, battlefield, young soldier, soldier, war, military life, battles, military, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, war, battle, soldier, military life, battle zone, friends, military, army investigation, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: american civil war, slavery, head of state, wartime life, war, battles, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, love triangle, soldier, battle zone, siblings relations, wartime life, battles, military, family relations, love affair, military life, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%