Movies like 1971

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1971 (2007)
 8.1
 2K
1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: pow, escape, army, military, prisoner of war camp, soldier, freedom, courage, danger, death, honor, sacrifice, glory, indian pakistani
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, kashmir

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, realistic, serious and captivating films with plots about soldier, military, danger, war, world war two, survival and battles mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like 1971: Kurukshetra (2008), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2018), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), The Last Rescue (2015), The Walking Dead (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kurukshetra (2008)
Genre: War
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As intense battles rage between Indian and Pakistani forces in the Kargil district of Kashmir, Indian Col. Mahadeva (Mohanlal) leads his brave troops on a dangerous mission to capture the rocky Kargil territory. This Malayalam-language war drama -- ...
Plot: soldier, army, gun, death, military, war zone, war hero, officer, pakistani, battlefield, malayalam, war
Place: india, pakistan
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Uri: The Surgical Strike (2018)
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: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, army, military, terrorist attack, revenge, crimes, danger, friendship, murder, violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: pakistan, india
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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, u.s. army, pow, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, against the odds, war, military life, save the day, battles, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Last Rescue (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: World World II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, escape, field hospital, trench, evacuation, rescue, d day, explosion, soldier, friendship, bravery, held captive ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
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67%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, life is a bitch, danger, graphic violence, survival, interracial relations, military life, deadly, war, soldier, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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65%
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, rescue, confined, parents and children, military, getting home, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Allies (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: August 1944 two months after D-Day, the Allies are advancing across France. A team of British and American commandos are dropped behind enemy lines on a secret mission to ambush a German Officer and steal maps charting the location of the enemy ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, ambush, secret mission, danger, battles, survival, friendship, gun, occupied france, british soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Kandagar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.
Style: harsh, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: hostage, escape, taliban, friendship, fight, destiny, danger, airplane
Place: afghanistan
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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 ...
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60%
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: thought provoking, suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, danger, isolation, race against time, leadership, military, island, survival, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: captivating, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, danger, military, battles, soldier, heroes, escapades, war, confined, kidnapping, german, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, confined, danger, chaos, desert, anti war ...
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The Battle of Jangsari (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Korean War, September 1950. In order to fight the enemy forces based in the South of the peninsula, General MacArthur orders the start of the Incheon Landing Operation, deploying diversionary attacks in other locations. Without real military forces ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: korean war, shot to death, soldier, explosion, heroism, operation, combat, heroic mission, war, infantry, tragic event, army ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1950
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 125 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jungle, corporal punishment, captivity, pow, war crime, escape, military, hopes, war, leadership, human spirit, prison life ...
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
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Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, battles, danger, heroes, tank, platoon, battle zone, war ...
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56%
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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: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, danger, war, heroism, battlefield, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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56%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism, civil war ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
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The Border (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their posts at checkpoint 83 in North Värmland, Sweden and make their way through the ice cold winter night towards the Nazi-occupied Norwegian border. Sweden stands on the brink of invasion and they want to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, undercover, danger, confined, missing person, against the odds, escapades, military, battles, secret mission, world war two ...
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Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Occupied France, 1940. A Nazi Commander discovers one of his prisoners, Danny is a champion boxer. He forces him to fight for his company's entertainment. But the POWs realise they can use these contests, as cover for an audacious breakout, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, brutal, complex
Plot: world war two, pow, survival, life & death, soldier, moral dilemma, fistfight, plan, surrounded, british army, nazi occupied france, army ...
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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: war, world war two, rescue mission, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, human spirit, against the odds, military life, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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55%
The Final Stand (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly ...
Style: epic, brutal, stylized, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: attack, world war two, combat, soldier, rescue mission, war, battles, military, surrounded, gunfight, murder, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Volcano (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a dormant volcano suddenly erupts into activity beneath Laach Lake in the Eiffel mountains, panic breaks out among the 500.000 residents.
Style: disaster movie, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: panic, fire, escape, danger, fear, lava, fright, volcanic eruption, rescue, natural disaster, chaos, rivalry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, behind enemy lines, world war two, pow, battles, allies, military, tragic hero, heroic mission, bondage, hapless soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, soldier, torture, violence, escape, rescue, camp, human spirit, danger, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, 70s
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, danger, youth, battle, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 985
Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, communication problem, war, soldier, danger, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 5K
Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
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⇓ 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: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, wartime life, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%