Movies like All Quiet on the Western Front

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
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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 bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing, tragic ending
Plot: soldier, school, military, hospital, anti war, war, heroes, battles, life is a bitch, wartime life, military life, atrocity, innocence lost, leadership, war hero, classmate, love, sniper, world war one, violence, warrior, nun, hand to hand combat, tragedy, german army ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe

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Most similar movies to All Quiet on the Western Front

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about war, soldier, military life, military, battles, anti war and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like All Quiet on the Western Front: Hell Is for Heroes (1962), The Lost Battalion (2001), Company K (2004), The Trench (1999), The Long Day's Dying (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, battles, heroic mission, military life, nazi germany, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
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95%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, survival, military life, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, soldier, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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85%
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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, captivating, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, gory, military life, politics, haunted by the past, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: soldier, military, battlefield, trench warfare, heroes, war, danger, isolation, battles, gory, military life, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, basic training, military life, gory, battles, prison, anti war, captivity, survival, rescue, military, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, danger, military, soldier, battle zone, life is a bitch, introspection, military life, battles, dealing with death, war
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, military life, soldier, haunted by the past, society, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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War Hunt (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, buddies, innocence lost, basic training, war, heroes, military life, idealism, anti war, orphan, deadly, lone wolves ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, christmas, disorder, isolation, buddies, anti war, prank, soldier, friends, battles, surrender ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, anti war, against humanity, homecoming, tragic love, military life, archive footage, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: island, soldier, anti war, danger, military, landing, marines, military life, gory, escapades, anti heroes, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: intrigue, doctor, couple relations, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, war, love affair, against humanity, romance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, germany, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military life, military, heroic mission, anti war, battles, wartime life, siblings relations, battle zone, danger, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: soldier, human nature, family relations, parents and children, battles, wartime life, military, innocence lost, military life, anti war, homecoming, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, germany, europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, military life, war crime, jungle, jungle warfare, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, wartime life, anti war, rebellion, on the run, espionage, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, military, danger, military life, battles, heroes, losing-it hero, behind enemy lines, soldier, lone hero, world war two, school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.3
 755
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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, survival, battles, society, war, daring rescue, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, italy, usa, europe, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: soldier, crane, sole survivor, irishman, revenge, war, obsession, island, race against time, danger, battles, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 621
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, military life, leadership, life is a bitch, adventure, military, battles, love, reunion, heroes, war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, war, sniper, army, battles, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: military, anti war, soldier, infantrymen, price of justice, wartime life, battles, battle zone, superior officer, chaos, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1916
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, war wound, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sincere, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: d day, basic training, boot camp, soldier, premonition, battle zone, hapless soldier, heroic mission, wartime life, military base, battles, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, raf, race against time, escapades, human spirit, fall in love, heroes, chases and races, war, espionage, soldier, military ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, danger, wartime life, battles, military life, war, military, behind enemy lines, battle, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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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: rough, serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, pilot, fighter pilot, military base, life is a bitch, heroes, war, alcohol abuse, military life, basic training, collision ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military life, basic training, revolution, politics, culture clash, danger, terrorism, anti war, rebelliousness, gory, leadership ...
Time: 40s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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