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Sword of Honour (2001)
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. Instead he finds himself in the middle of an army full of cowards, incompetents and a few outright evil men. They of course reap the fortunes of war, promotions and fame, but never Crouchback. His war is just an endless list of transfers and an hopeless but noble quest for righteousness.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, haunted by the past, military life, world war two, war, society, basic training, a.i., car chase, wartime life, innocence lost, unfulfillment, power relations, catholic, british army
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, wartime life, world war two, military life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Sword of Honour: Our Girl (2013), Housewife, 49 (2006), Yanks (1979), The Long Day's Dying (1968), Silence (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: parents and children, military, self discovery, family relations, military base, military life, basic training, siblings relations, petty job, hopes, soldier, british army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, female protagonist, parent grown child relationship, heroes, volunteer, unhappy marriage, family home ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
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66%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, confined, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, idealism, heroism, world war two, death of son, soldier, suicide attempt, brawl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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60%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, social relations, war, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
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58%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, courtroom drama, military, mentally unstable, crimes, rebellion, law enforcement ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: russian soldier, world war two, holocaust, battles, military, love affair, military life, friendship, wartime life, soldier, basic training, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric
Plot: military, forbidden love, haunted by the past, society, military life, anti war, new wave, estate, soldier, world war two, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: czech republic, germany, czechoslovakia
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55%
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, hopes, rivalry, soldier, idealism, moral dilemma, friendship, war, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: touching, sentimental, offbeat, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: farm, world war two, soldier, cross dressing, deserter, military, gender bending, fall in love, wartime life, transvestism, romance, war ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, torture, british army, hill, sadism, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: sahara, africa, libya, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, london blitz, world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, danger, military life, confined, escapades, isolation, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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52%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, epic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, war, soldier, military, battles, gory, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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52%
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, d day, basic training, soldier, boot camp, power relations, battles, atrocity, hapless soldier, wartime life, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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51%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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51%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: against the odds, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, daring rescue, danger, world war two
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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49%
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, anti war, homecoming, human nature, parents and children, family relations, golden years, military, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
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49%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
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Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, activist, spy, resistance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, espionage, intrigue, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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49%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, anti hero, marines, chaos, power relations, battles, instructor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, human nature, heroes, danger, escapades, adventure, soldier, military, save the day, war, survival, introspection ...
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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48%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, against humanity, danger, escapades, battles, human spirit, holocaust, military, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 202
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, danger, captivity, prison life, isolation, confined, wartime life, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
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Carter's Army (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, racism, interracial relations, world war two, army, redneck, bridge, military life, against the odds, basic training, wartime life ...
Place: europe, london, england
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47%
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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
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%