Movies like Memorial Day

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Memorial Day (2012)
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Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. 
Style: exciting, sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, war, military, family relations, battles, infantrymen, military life, battle zone, army, iraq war, helicopter, infantry, world war two, farmhouse, grandparents, migraine, rosary, national guard
Time: 90s, 40s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: iraq, germany, minnesota, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to Memorial Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about war, battles, military, soldier, heroes, danger and military life mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Memorial Day: April 9th (2015), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), Ardennes Fury (2014), The Eternal Zero (2013), Midway (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soldier, military life, heroes, battles, d day, danger, military, friends, battle zone, military base, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, against the odds, military life, danger, rivalry, military, battles, battle zone, nazi occupation, uniform, bicycle ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: captivating, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, danger, against the odds, society, military, soldier, battles, war, save the day, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, heroic mission, soldier, military, heroes, tough heroes, battles, danger, daring rescue, war, battle zone, nun ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Eternal Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for information on their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe (Junichi ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, human spirit, moral dilemma, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, war, aerial combats, military, battles, post world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: u.s. navy, war, naval battle, against the odds, military, underdog, heroic mission, heroes, military life, danger, navy, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, soldier, military, tank, war, against humanity, battle zone, escapades, infantrymen, danger, tough heroes, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 730
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: gloomy, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military life, heroes, society, military, infantrymen, daring rescue, war, heroic mission, battle zone, survival, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, against the odds, super weapon, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, military, race against time, heroic mission, battles, escapades, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: soldier, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, military, military life, heroes, danger, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, danger, survival, battles, heroic mission, heroes, leadership, military life, anti war, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 376K
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, heroic mission, battle zone, rivalry, confined, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military, military life, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: aerial combat, ambition, heroes, leadership, military life, battles, landing, collision, aerial combats, uninhibited rivalry, chaos and mayhem, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, battles, battle, battle zone, army investigation, superior officer, bodies, life is a bitch, friendship, soldier, military, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: heroic mission, war, battle zone, military life, heroes, society, religions or cults, battles, siblings relations, family relations, one man army, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, vietnam war, military life, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, war, life is a bitch, ambition, military, battles, against the odds, battle, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: heroes, war, escapades, confined, soldier, military, battles, danger, kidnapping, behind enemy lines, nazis, nazi officer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 432
Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: soldier, d day, heroes, battle zone, war, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, sniper, paratrooper, infantry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, iraq war, homecoming, war, battle zone, high school, heroes, battles, military, soldier, survival, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, iraq war, circumcision, marine, grenade, attack, danger, culture clash, battles, behind enemy lines, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, battles, military life, leadership, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, battle zone, soldier, danger, polish ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, aerial combats, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, war, danger, military life, battles, interracial relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 178
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: fascism, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, escapades, confined, against humanity, power relations, prison, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 14K
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, rough, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: siege, soldier, red army, heroes, love affair, military life, battles, battle zone, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, starvation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, infantry, u.s. army, anti war, heroic mission, anti heroes, infantrymen, war, battles, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
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Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, escapades, confined, adventure, terrorism, danger, battles, military, rivalry, criminal heroes, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, epic, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: battles, military, infantrymen, invasion, german, nazism, soldier, squad, military life, heroes, superior officer, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%