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: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, war, military life, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, helicopter, infantry, world war two, farmhouse, grandparents, migraine, rosary, national guard, iraq war
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1945
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa

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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 captivating films with plots about war, military, battles, soldier, heroes, danger and battle zone mostly in War, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Memorial Day: Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), April 9th (2015), Ardennes Fury (2014), Company of Heroes (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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, paratrooper, d day, military life, battle zone, war, battles, military base, danger, heroes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
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95%
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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, war, soldier, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, against the odds, heroes, military, society, save the day, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
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81%
 6.5
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, military, nazi occupation, rivalry, against the odds, world war two, surprise attack ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 2.2
 762
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, soldier, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, battles, danger, heroes, military, tough heroes, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, war, battle zone, save the day, heroic mission, battles, against the odds, danger, heroes, military, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: u.s. navy, war, naval battle, heroic mission, soldier, danger, heroes, military, underdog, military life, against the odds, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, desert, soldier, heroes, war, battle zone, battles, tough heroes, against humanity, danger, escapades, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 715
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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: aerial combat, soldier, war, leadership, military life, battle zone, battles, ambition, danger, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, bridge, explosion, battles, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, u.s. army, nazi germany, infantry, battle zone, survival, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: war, soldier, against the odds, military, battles, ambition, life is a bitch, firearm, battle
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, kidnapping, battles, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, world war two, russian, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: war, battles, battle, soldier, military life, battle zone, friends, military, army investigation, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, battles, war, danger, battle zone, military, heroic mission, heroes, bunker, invasion, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, red army, battles, soviet, war, danger, battle zone, life is a bitch, love affair, military life, wartime life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: desert, iraq war, soldier, war, battles, military, battle zone, high school, survival, homecoming, heroes, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, survival, war, battle zone, military life, battles, military, one man army, siblings relations, heroic mission, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, leadership, battles, battle zone, danger, military, survival, heroic mission, military life, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, military, infantrymen, soldier, invasion, nazism, german, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, resistance, d day, steel helmet, war, allies, invasion, navy, military, german, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. army, infantry, soldier, military, anti heroes, war, nazi germany, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, military, soldier, battle zone, war, anti war, military life, tough heroes, danger, heroes, against the odds, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.7
 716
Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: war, eastern front, friendship, freemason, soldier, on the run, society, heroic mission, battles, heroes, military, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, strong sexual content, war, military life, battles, adventure, danger, heroes, military, heroic mission, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, american soldier, war crime, shot in the back, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, war, sniper, military life, paratrooper, friendship, human spirit, survival, behind enemy lines, sergeant ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 364K
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, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, tank, nazi germany, heroism, battles, gory, bravery, against the odds, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean or sea, dangerous animal, survival, war, battles, adventure, escapades, heroes, military, army investigation, courtroom drama, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%