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Attack Force Z (1981)
 5.6
 2K
Attack Force Z (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane crash in the South Pacific, Capt. P.G. Kelly (Gibson) and his elite squad of Australian commandos must keep tabs on a defecting Japanese official who could hold the secret to peace.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, heroes, soldier, battles, anti war, island, submarine, mission, war, survival, adventure, espionage, military, confined, secret agents, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, military life, escapades, rescue, race against time, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1945
Place: usa, chicago illinois, australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, war, military, soldier, battles, world war two and danger mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Attack Force Z: The Devil's Brigade (1968), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), The Secret Invasion (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965), American Soldiers (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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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 ...
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, battles, loss of friend, survival, homecoming, selflessness, danger, propaganda, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, okinawa japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film ...
Plot: ira, battles, soldier, heroes, world war two, tunnel, prison, commando, pardon, heroic mission, escape, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, italy, balkan, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in German-occupied Norway, this is based on the efforts of the Norwegian resistance to sabotage German development of the atomic bomb. Resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, skiing, heroes, factory, resistance fighter, espionage, saboteur, race against time, adventure, escapades, government agency, rivalry ...
Place: norway, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Soldiers (2005)
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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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
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Plot: revolution, vengeance, american revolution, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, heroes, patriotism, freedom, heroic mission, soldier ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hornets' Nest (1970)
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Submarine X-1 (1968)
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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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, suspenseful, exciting, epic, factual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, anti war, ship, undercover, rescue, cargo ship, mutiny, submarine, against humanity, confined, daring rescue, espionage ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: bleak, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, danger, escapades, war, heroes, military, dangerous animal, ocean, courtroom drama, survival, military life, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, battles, seaport, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, undercover, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 2K
The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, fall in love, battles, adventure, danger, war, world war two, battlefield, russian, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 18K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, against the odds, danger, underdog, military life, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, desert, soldier, rescue, battles, military, escapades, war, espionage, adventure, undercover, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942, frogman
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%