Movies like The Yellow Birds

If you like "The Yellow Birds" you are looking for tense, thought provoking and captivating movies about / with iraq war, soldier, friendship, military, heroes, brutality and life is a bitch themes of Drama and War genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Yellow Birds (2017)
 5.7
 4K
The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, realistic, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, friendship, military, heroes, brutality, life is a bitch, courage, danger, adaptation, military officer, violence, heroism, hopes, murder, american soldier
Place: virginia

Movie in categories

iraq war movies
126
soldier movies
3599
friendship movies
15376
military movies
2697
heroes movies
9665
brutality movies
10052
courage movies
2468

Most similar movies to The Yellow Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about soldier, military, danger, war, violence, friendship and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Yellow Birds: Thank You for Your Service (2017), At War as at War (1969), Unknown Soldier (2017), Generation Kill (2008), Semper Fi (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, rage, violence, married couple, homecoming, beer, screaming, military industrial complex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
At War as at War (1969)
Genre: War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's trying to impress his superior Soviet officers who put him ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soviet army, world war two, military, soldier, heroism, transformation, heroes, friendship, leadership, battles, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 132 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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, husband wife relationship, friendship, friend, soldier, military, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
adaptation movies
7285
violence movies
13603
tense movies
11318
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 3K
Semper Fi (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cal is a dedicated cop who also serves as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. When his reckless half brother lands in jail for accidentally killing a man, Cal and his buddies hatch a plan to break him out of prison -- no matter what the cost.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, violence, adaptation, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, friendship, brutality, dishonesty, danger, life philosophy, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: China's deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector.
Style: psychological, disturbing, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, violence, ex special forces, fire, chinese, blood, helicopter, friendship, military, military officer, murder, heroism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, army, terrorist attack, military, revenge, murder, violence, crimes, friendship, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2015, year 2016
Place: india, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 205
Battle Scars (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every Marine has a story, some they're proud of, other they'd rather forget. After coming home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, Luke Stephens wants nothing more than to forget. What happens when our soldiers come ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: soldier, marine, post traumatic stress disorder, military, post traumatic stress, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, brothers, military life, war veteran, ex soldier, life is a bitch ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 846
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 355
Soldier Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on real events. This is a story about exciting events that occurred in the life of the smallest soldier - the hero of the Great Patriotic War, six-year-old Sergei Aleshkov. He lost all his relatives and got into the army. With a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, society, violence, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, military, soldier, heroes, fascism, deadly ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, friends, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, friendship, destiny, captivity, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sniper: Special Ops (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Special Ops military Force, led by expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler, are sent to a remote Afghan village to extract an American congressman being held by the Taliban.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, explosion, courage, heroism, battles, deadly, sniper, gunfight, danger, war, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, tunnel, world war one, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 2K
I Am Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: I Am Soldier follows Mickey Tomlinson (Tom Hughes), a military chef, who attempts the most dangerous military selection known to man: The Special Air Service (S.A.S.) selection. The S.A.S. Is the United Kingdom's most renowned Special Forces ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, heroism, brutality, deadly, hopes, violence, friendship, dishonesty, heroes, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
 7.5
 436K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, marines, military, terrorism, war, u.s. army, bomb squad, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
heroism movies
531
realistic movies
28275
hopes movies
6015
murder movies
18445
 6.4
 610
Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, soldier, military, friendship, society, deadly, violence, friendship between men, fascism, great patriotic war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 9K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 1K
Karbala (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Bulgaria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: On 3 April 2004, during the holiday of Ashura, Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muktada As-Sadr, launched an insurgency in the Polish zone. The Poles, together with Bulgarian soldiers and Iraqi police, were given the task of defending City Hall, ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: iraq war, soldier, camaraderie, survival, brutality, combat, battles, tragic event, courage, rescue attempt, conflict, squad ...
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. military, soldier, u.s. army, self sacrifice, right and wrong, danger, hopes, lost, sacrifice, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 115
Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, friendship, disability, under the surface, military hospital, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 5.4
 320
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, captivating, psychological, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, soldier, military, politics, gory, battles, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 397K
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: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, battlefield, combat, war crime, jungle warfare, anti war, military life, jungle, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 453K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, nazi germany, battles, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, military, confined, moral dilemma, prison life, war, prison, soldier, shot in the leg, war on terror, boxing match, scandal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 460K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%