Movies like The Beast of War

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The Beast of War (1988)
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The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense, dramatic, factual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, soldier, battles, beast, war, anti war, military, survival, vengeance, adventure, heroes, confined, treason, destiny, captivity, village life, danger, heroic mission, false accusation, wartime life, military life, escapades, rivalry, behind enemy lines, leadership ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq, vietnam

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Most similar movies to The Beast of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about military, heroes, war, soldier, battles, danger and escapades mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Beast of War: The Guns of Navarone (1961), Major Dundee (1965), Bat*21 (1988), The Iron Triangle (1989), The Bridge at Remagen (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, battles, behind enemy lines, military, resistance, allies, war, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
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 6.7
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Major Dundee (1965)
Genre: Adventure, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, military, soldier, rescue, american civil war, village, apache, raid, heroes, leadership, adventure, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: mexico, new mexico, usa, texas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: village, battles, anti war, adventure, war, village life, military, danger, chaos, society, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 18K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, danger, confined, sniper, survival, woman in danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 31K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 1K
Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, military, village, political unrest, military life, danger, life is a bitch, battles, chaos, survival, terrorism, genocide ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, terrorism, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, danger, race against time, soldier, deadly, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 734
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, buddies, state affairs, friendship, jungle, starting over, moral dilemma, wartime life, terrorism, captivity ...
Place: asia, malaysia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, soldier, life is a bitch, escapades, war, captivity, rebelliousness, prison life, danger, heroes, espionage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, soldier, losing-it hero, heroes, behind enemy lines, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, crane, sole survivor, irishman, revenge, war, obsession, island, military life, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, military, wartime life, battles, good versus evil, state affairs, confined, soldier, escapades, heroes, danger ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, battles, soldier, military, deserter, war, u.s. navy, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, manila philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, ambush, battles, officers and cadets, basic training, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, danger, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, minefield, war, bravery, desert, military, british army, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, survival, military life, military, war, leadership, danger, soldier, heroes, heroic mission, battle zone, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tango Charlie (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali. Once there, he comes to know that things can be quiet for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, terrorism, war, heroes, danger, deadly, soldier, anti war, rivalry, escapades, crimes, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, leadership, adventure, rise to the top, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, desert, world war two, heroes, adventure, rescue, escapades, soldier, espionage, military, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Drop (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, gold, battles, military life, heroic mission, adventure, military, confined, survival, danger, espionage, against humanity ...
Place: holland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Misfit Brigade (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, Denmark, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: battles, soldier, anti war, world war two, nazism, eastern front, prison life, battle zone, military, confined, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%