Movies like Memorial Day

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Memorial Day (2012)
 6.1
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, military, family relations, military life, world war two, battles, army, national guard, insurgent, infantrymen, battle zone, casualty of war, cemetery, helicopter, infantry, grandparents, farmhouse, migraine, rosary
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, iraq, usa, minnesota, europe, united states

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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, soldier, military, battles, danger, world war two and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Memorial Day: April 9th (2015), The Long Road Home (2017), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), When Trumpets Fade (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, bicycle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, army, wartime life, courage, friendship, military, death, war, battles, chaos, killed in action ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, racism, military, soldier, war, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, escapades, wartime life, anti war, survival, heroes, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, world war two, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, heroic mission, military life, military, survival, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, nazi germany, infantry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 866
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, heroes, tank, platoon, tough heroes, battle zone, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 480K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, military, battles, tank, heroism, nazi germany, american soldier, ambush, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic ...
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, world war two, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, underdog, military life, navy, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, battles, world war one, against the odds, ambition, life is a bitch, military, war, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, desert, vengeance, society, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, military, war, invasion, allies, nazi, german, navy, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, aerial combats, war, military life, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, military, save the day, wartime life, soldier, heroes, super weapon, obsessive quest, race against time, escapades, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, battles, soldier, military, tank, world war two, battle zone, tough heroes, infantrymen, against humanity, war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, sahara, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, infantrymen, battlefield, frontline ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, military, heroic mission, battle zone, war, infantry, world war two, invasion, bunker, battles, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, air raid, navy, war, state affairs, political unrest, imperial japan, battles, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 70s
Place: japan, hawaii, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, graphic violence, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, infantrymen, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, heroes, friendship, american soldier, family relations, pow, courage, brutality, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: iraq war, military, homecoming, battles, survival, heroes, soldier, battle zone, honor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, amputation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 17K
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, red army, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, military life, battle zone, heroism, russian history ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, confined, escapades, battles, war, heroes, soldier, military, kidnapping, chase, on the run, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, dishonesty, war, family problems, battles, injustice, family relations, battle zone, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, attack, u.s. military, tank, war, allies ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%