Movies like Aces High

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Aces High (1976)
 6.5
 3K
Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: world war one, fighter pilot, aviation, fighter plane, aerial combat, luftwaffe, world war two, pilot, intrigue, military, soldier, british empire, british military, dying young, war, heroes, battles, graphic violence, rescue, life is a bitch, aerial combats, military base, collision, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france

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Most similar movies to Aces High

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about soldier, war, military, world war two, battles, danger and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Aces High: Battle of Britain (1969), The Blue Max (1966), The Red Baron (2008), Fury (2014), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, aerial combat, luftwaffe, war, raf, british history, fighter plane, nazi, air battle, airplane, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
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The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: sexy, epic, brutal, breathtaking, talky ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, ambition, war, fighter pilot, aviation, military, biplane, rivalry, soldier, aerial combat, german army ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1910s, year 1916
Place: berlin germany, france, germany, england
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100%
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, aviation, war, soldier, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, airplane shot down, pilot, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 491K
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, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, soldier, military, heroism, american soldier, nazi germany, violence, battles, nazi, ambush ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, fighter pilot, aerial combat, soldier, heroic mission, military life, military, aviation, collision, battles, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, aerial combats, world war two, airplane, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, war, fighter plane, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
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The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
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, rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, trench warfare, survival, military, military life, u.s. army, american abroad, u.s. military, pigeon, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: harsh, exciting, realistic, factual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, airplane, world war one, aerial combat, aviation, adventure, fighter pilot, german, zeppelin, vengeance, biplane, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, raf, aviation, luftwaffe, airplane, wartime, zeppelin, mosquito, fighter plane, aerial combat, soldier, military ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, mission gone awry, against the odds, military, escapades, infantrymen, world war two, graphic violence, hapless soldier, war, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 29K
Memphis Belle (1990)
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: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, one man army, soldier, graphic violence, family relations, battle zone, heroic mission, military life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, middle ages, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
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Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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 ...
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Plot: world war two, war, heroism, heroes, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, russian history, battle zone, military life, tank, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, military life, introspection, life is a bitch, mountain, war, dealing with death, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, war, world war two, intrigue, military, battles, school, hospital, anti war, death of hero, war hero ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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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: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, military base, soldier, heroic mission ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King & Country (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war one, courtroom, anti war, courtroom drama, war, lawyer, aviation, desertion, court martial, military, soldier, british army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: suspense, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british army, british soldier, military, death, survival, soldier, battlefield, dangerous mission, chase ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
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Story: After the fall of the September Campaign of 1939, two Polish pilots are forced to fight for their nation in foreign battlefronts.
Style: exciting, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eagles Over London (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The British High Command finds itself in the thick of a huge dilemma when it is realized that they have long been infiltrated by spies from a German intelligence group. This all happens during the preliminary stages of the Battle of Britain.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Style: epic, tragic
Plot: world war one, intrigue, war, airplane, world war two, tank, battles, german army, german soldier, goose, war veteran, death of friend ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 131 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, epic
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, battles, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, wartime life, military life, war, world war two ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
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Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
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Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
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The Last Drop (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 3K
Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%