Movies like 1917

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1917 (2019)
 8.3
 312K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, pursuit, behind enemy lines, british military, brother brother relationship, storytelling, german soldier, dog, sniper, airplane, air disaster, friendship, violence, forest, death, plane crash, running, fog, singing, song ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917

Most similar movies to 1917

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and suspense films with plots about soldier, military, battles, war, explosion, world war one and violence mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like 1917: Journey's End (2017), The Trench (1999), The Great War (2019), Private Peaceful (2012), Tolkien (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, officer, british army, war, army, battle, fear, nightmare, battles, friendship, explosion ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 2K
The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, military, battlefield, trench warfare, danger, gory, military life, heroes, war, isolation ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 599
The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, battlefield, military life, soldier, military, trench warfare, wartime life, combat, war violence, battles, infantrymen, death ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, war, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 27K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, male protagonist, soldier, teenage boy, group of friends, friendship between boys ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1916 ...
Place: oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: world war one, soldier, friendship, insubordination, alcohol abuse, murder, battles, heroes, french army, military, friends, infantrymen ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, year 1919, year 1918
Place: romania, macedonia, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, battles, hospital, school, military, heroes, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: ss, holocaust, brother brother relationship, nazi, nazi occupation, german soldier, world war two, soldier, jewish, danger, military, fear ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, nice france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, military, rebelliousness, society, battles, infantrymen, superior officer, battle zone, rebellion, chaos ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 221
The Fear (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young soldier testifies of his thoughts about the first world war, between disillusion, fear and hate, following his path through the letters he sends to his lover.
Plot: world war one, war, snow, soldier, self mutilation, military, alcohol, fear, gay interest, first person narration, nightmare, nurse ...
Time: year 1916, year 1914, 1910s, year 1915, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 763
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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, survival, military life, society, heroic mission, battle zone, danger, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 280
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: disturbing, psychological, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, politics, haunted by the past, battles, gory, military life, prison life, military, soldier, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jungle Fighters (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they ...
Style: suspense
Plot: anti war, jungle, world war two, soldier, british army, army, main character dies, submachine gun, grenade, patrol, jungle warfare, sergeant ...
Time: year 1942
Place: burma, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 2K
Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: gloomy, rough, serious, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: world war one, air disaster, military, soldier, pilot, aerial combat, fighter pilot, aerial combats, battle zone, danger, alcohol abuse, rescue ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, uplifting, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: soldier, battles, friendship, world war two, military life, danger, wartime life, war, military, behind enemy lines, battle, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 475
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, tense, cinema verite ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, survival, military, murder, soldier, friendship, escape, pursuit, betrayal, prisoner, captured, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: congo, cambodia, vietnam, normandy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, world war one, idealism, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, brussels, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of son, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, world war two, soldier, war, war crime, prisoner of war camp, anti war, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier, mission, invasion, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 369K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, soldier, friend, military, husband wife relationship, friendship, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, political unrest, officers and cadets, life is a bitch, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, childbirth, d day, sniper, battles, sergeant, concentration camp, war, survival, child birth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, buddies, disorder, friends, battles, isolation, surrender, prank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, english, french military, battlefield, gun, battle, rifle, combat, archive footage, british, sniper, musket ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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