Movies and TV shows like Band of Brothers

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Band of Brothers (2001)
 9.5
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Band of Brothers
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 parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, epic, realistic, captivating, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, d day, drugs/alcohol, friendship, military life, battles, battle zone, military, hopes, danger, paratrooper, buddies, survival, human spirit, heroic mission, heroes, u.s. army, kidnapping, friends, sniper, behind enemy lines, sergeant, loss of friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany, netherlands, austria, belgium, paris france
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
Letters from Iwo Jima
Drama, History, War
USA
141 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Band of Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about war, military, soldier, battles, heroes, military life and violence mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Band of Brothers: The Pacific (2010), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Generation Kill (2008), Assembly (2007), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.3
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The Pacific
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, battle zone, survival, friendship, military life, battles, military, danger, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean, korea
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System:   95%
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Saving Private Ryan
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, epic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: war, military, gory, courage, sacrifice, violence, friendship, army, d day, destiny, obsessive quest, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, normandy, poland ...
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System:   80%
    User:   100%
 
Generation Kill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, morality, courage, violence, soldier, anti war, dialogue, politics, political, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   67%
 
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 7.3
 6K
Assembly
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, soldier, civil war, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, military, leadership, injustice, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: asia, china
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System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
Letters from Iwo Jima
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, sacrifice, courage, suicide, brutality, violence, island, death, friendship, wartime, anti war ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
The Last Samurai
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
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System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: war, gory, civil war, survival, violence, death, soldier, betrayal, wartime, archaeologist, brutality, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   100%
 
The Longest Day
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, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, d day, nazi, wartime, resistance, sacrifice, courage, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 364K
Fury
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: war, soldier, gory, battles, tank, military, nazi germany, battle zone, against the odds, heroism, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
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System:   34%
    User:   100%
 
We Were Soldiers
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
Fortress of War
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, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, war, battles, battle zone, military, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, heroes, invasion, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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Black Hawk Down
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 7.9
 4K
Over There
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, gulf war, military life, battle zone, battles, u.s. army, danger, leadership, iraq war, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
A Bridge Too Far
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, allies, violence, heroic mission, wartime, courage, danger, british, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, holland, poland, england ...
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
When Trumpets Fade
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, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, survival, battle zone, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
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System:   29%
    User:   100%
 
Max Manus: Man of War
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, idealism, german, nazi, resistance, heroic mission, wartime, escape, finnish, nazis, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, africa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
Movie in collections
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 20K
Generation War
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: war, soldier, anti semitism, against humanity, military, betrayal, friendship, holocaust, danger, friends, sexuality, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   67%
 
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, military, heroic mission, battles, heroes, death, world war two, cigarette smoking, corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 7.5
 237K
Lone Survivor
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, war, courage, sacrifice, gunfight, terrorism, death, soldier, violence, realism, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
The Thin Red Line
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, meditative ...
Plot: war, jungle, sacrifice, sergeant, insanity, death, anti war, battle zone, existentialism, invasion, commander, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
 5.9
 31K
Red Tails
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, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, airplane, german, soldier, military base, nazi, segregation, wartime, interracial relations, aviation, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, italy, cuba, pentagon
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System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
Movie in collections
 8.1
 339K
Platoon
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
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System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
The Lost Battalion
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: serious, bleak, 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: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Saints and Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, rough, touching ...
Plot: war, german, soldier, redemption, survival, friendship, wartime, courage, heroic mission, sacrifice, islam, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium, chicago illinois ...
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System:   27%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 25K
Memphis Belle
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, airplane, soldier, friendship, courage, survival, wartime, aviation, sacrifice, daring rescue, rescue, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
The Secret Invasion
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, prison escape, battles, danger, escapades, tunnel, prison, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, italy, cairo egypt
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System:   27%
    User:   25%
 

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The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, violence, finnish, soldier, brutality, courage, military life, russian, battle zone, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
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System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
 5.5
 715
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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, daring rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
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