Movies and TV shows like The Cowra Breakout

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The Cowra Breakout (1984)
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The Cowra Breakout (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days.
Plot: christmas, world war two, cave, suicide, pow, farm, massacre, drawing, diary, machine gun, hanging, mass suicide, seppuku, escape attempt, escape, prisoner of war camp, wristwatch, sake, bayonet
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, pow, battles and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Cowra Breakout: Jenny's War (1985), The Great Raid (2005), A Town Like Alice (1981), Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006), Colditz (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jenny's War (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
Plot: capture, woman in danger, raf, pow, search, behind enemy lines, escape, pilot, prisoner of war camp, world war two, gestapo, nazi ...
Time: post world war two
Place: germany
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, swat team, military life, human spirit, against the odds, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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A Town Like Alice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, british colonial, skating, pow, japanese army, inheritance, australian outback, british, australian, prisoners of war
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: australia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.
Plot: world war two, nazi, escape, prison, pow, prison escape, prisoners of war
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, war, danger, heroism, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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62%
The Quick and the Dead (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pretty intense war-action drama about a small group of soldiers who capture a German observation post, but in turn are captured themselves. They soon escape and--with the aid of two women--try to fight their way to safety.
Plot: world war two, soldier, behind enemy lines, knife, battle, house, violence, ambush, chase, judo, italian woman, doctor ...
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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, american soldier, war, heroes, squad, battles, navy, infantrymen, babies and infants, anti war ...
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Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: rough, touching, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, pow, behind enemy lines, world war two, battles, allies, heroic mission, tragic hero, military, battle zone, hapless soldier, bondage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Last Blood (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier attacks his corrupt superior officer and is court marshalled but before he can be sent to a firing squad he escapes...
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
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1915 (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 360 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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1971 (2007)
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Duration: 136 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, harsh ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Great Transport (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This WW2 epic was one of the last movies of that kind made in former Yugoslavia. It tells the true story of great transport of Partizans from Vojvodina to Bosnia in 1943.
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The Pacific (2010)
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Duration: 530 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 550 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Plot: jungle, world war two, prison, soldier, nurse, torture, death, prisoner of war camp, ship wreck, pow, hotel, bombing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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TV show
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, serious, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dear Elza! (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 96 min.
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Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. It originally aired from 14 October 2001 to 18 November 2001.
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Plot: pow, world war two, war crime, prisoner of war camp, survival, wartime life, military, prison life, friendship, confined, buddies, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: singapore, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman becomes an anti war activist when she sees what is happening in Veitnam after the Australians got involved.
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Time: 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, tense, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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44%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, war, heroes, military, battles, escapades, danger, confined, soldier, kidnapping, pursuit, bunker ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle warfare, military, battles, soldier, captivity, political unrest, innocence lost, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, danger, war, battle zone, soldier, media, trench warfare, skinny dipping, male nudity
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sitcom
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, american soldier, aviation, escapades, heroes, war, marines, mechanic, danger, adventure ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 3K
Sahara (1995)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, adventure, danger, heroes, escapades, war, military, human spirit, survival, desert, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: sahara, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 606
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
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Time: 1940s, 40s
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36%