Movies like Only the Brave

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Only the Brave (2006)
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Only the Brave (2006)
Original name: Only The Brave
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, battle zone, infantrymen, rescue mission, siege, attack, behind enemy lines, japanese american, war hero, heroes, graphic violence, army, violence, forest, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, france, usa, europe, hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about military, war, soldier, world war two, heroes, battles and danger mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Only the Brave: The Big Red One (1980), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), The Bridge at Remagen (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, childbirth, d day, sniper, battles, soldier, military, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, belgium ...
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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, army, world war two, 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 ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, military life, war, danger, save the day, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, friendship, battles, soldier ...
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68%
 5.6
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, life is a bitch, wartime life, battles, red army, military life, battle zone, danger, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: russia, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.6
 424K
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, american soldier, heroism, battles, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, american soldier, u.s. army, family relations, courage, pow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, military life, against the odds, infantrymen, danger, heroes, battle zone, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany
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67%
 2.2
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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, tough heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, anti war, military life, basic training, wartime life, espionage, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, norway, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, wartime life, danger, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, aerial combats, airplane, world war two, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, pilot, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, military, d day, race against time, battles, friendship, battle zone, danger, military base, paratrooper, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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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Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, wehrmacht, infantrymen, heroes, invasion, nazism, squad, german, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
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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, rescue mission, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, human spirit, against the odds, military life, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 4K
633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, danger, save the day, military, hopes, against the odds, air raid, human spirit, heroic mission, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
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
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 3K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, rescue, soldier, desert, battles, against the odds, officers and cadets, military life, wartime life, survival, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, frogman, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 5K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, military, battle zone, military life, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.3
 845
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 ⇓
56%
 5.3
 541
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, submarine, battles, soldier, war, military, heroes, danger, officers and cadets, escapades, leadership, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%