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Fires on the Plain (2014)
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Original name: 野火
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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious
Plot: war, survival, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, military, soldier, life is a bitch, graphic violence, wartime life, losing-it hero, unfulfillment
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, danger, world war two, survival and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Fires on the Plain: None But the Brave (1965), Kippur (2000), The Patrol (2013), Rose (2011), Back Door to Hell (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, island, survival, escapades, military, war, danger, soldier, anti war, stranded, u.s. army, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 2K
Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, isolation, military life, british army, chaos, confined, danger, desert, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 3K
Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: realistic, rough, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, military, ex military, farm, occupation, survival, rapist ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, military, danger, mission gone awry, against the odds, infantrymen, escapades, graphic violence, war, hapless soldier, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, danger, war, military, espionage, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 11K
My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: world war two, military life, military, battles, captivity, life is a bitch, rivalry, soldier, squad, confined, recruit, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: korea, south korea, mongolia, france, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Bunker (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1944, in the Belgian - German border, seven German soldiers survive an American attack in the front and lock themselves in a bunker to protect the position. Under siege by the enemy and with little ammunition, they decide to explore underground ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, bunker, danger, isolation, wartime life, survival, escapades, ghost, deadly, plague, tunnel ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, anti war, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, military, ocean or sea, human spirit, danger, adventure, getting home, human nature, lifeboat, isolation, soldier, disaster film ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, human spirit, escapades, danger, against humanity, military, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, survival, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, politics ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 5K
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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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
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 846
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, danger, war, battle zone, heroic mission, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 2.3
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 430
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles, family relations, injustice, family problems, battle zone, deadly, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, rivalry, escapades, confined, heroes, war, adventure, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 1K
Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%