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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful, dramatic, tense, harsh ...
Plot: soldier, concentration camp, sergeant, war, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, military, battles, heroes, german, landing, infantrymen, child birth, death, infantry, spanking, child with gun, hospital, world war two, machine gun nest, replacement, dollar bill ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, year 1943, year 1945, 1940s
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia, belgium, mine ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about war, soldier, military, battles, world war two, military life and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Big Red One: Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), Fury (2014), Only the Brave (2006), Hell Is for Heroes (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, battles, explosion, bridge, war, survival, anti war, military, heroic mission, military life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 364K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, battles, tank, nazi germany, heroism, heroes, gory, bravery, against the odds, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 715
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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, daring rescue, military life, battles, danger, battle zone, military, society, survival, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, italy, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. army, infantry, soldier, military, anti heroes, war, nazi germany, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 13K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: french, battles, soldier, algerian, infantry, army, prejudice, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, 1940s ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, rescue, war, espionage, heroic mission, adventure, battles, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, infantrymen, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, military, battle zone, soldier, danger, escapades, heroes, finnish, infantrymen, destiny, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 27K
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, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, soldier, anti war, war, squad, execution, snow, german, russian, battle zone, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 85K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military, dead soldier, allies, destiny, tank, war, steel helmet, military hospital, leadership, historical figure, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, europe, normandy, italy, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, soldier, infantry, awol, pacific island, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 339K
Platoon (1986)
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, jungle, battles, innocence lost, military, village, battle, anti war, war, war crime, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, war, leadership, u.s. army, nazi germany, infantry, battle zone, survival, anti war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, battles, vietnam war, violence, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 47K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, army investigation, trial, escape, murder, frame up, prison, racism, tunnel, courtroom drama, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, irishman, crane, war, vengeance, obsession, island, soldier, survival, adventure, military life ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, jungle warfare, jungle, anti war, war, battle zone, military life, battles, heroes, military, buddies, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: christmas, war, innocence lost, buddies, friends, soldier, prank, anti war, isolation, battles, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 363
Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, shot to death, corpse, friend, horse, death, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 9K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, atrocity, mercenary, civil war, redemption, soldier, genocide, serbian, rape, pregnancy, terrorism, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 2K
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, war, leadership, pilot, military life, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, exciting
Plot: soldier, heroic mission, war, battle, military life, adventure, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, contests and competitions, journalism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hostages, concentration camp, soldier, war, daring rescue, adventure, espionage, rescue, survival, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1943
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: war, wartime life, danger, river battle, battle zone, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: tank, military, war, soldier, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, heroes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe, germany, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 20K
The Great Raid (2005)
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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rescue mission, soldier, war, escape attempt, sniper, massacre, daring rescue, heroic mission, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, the philippines, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: anti war, soldier, friendship, war, military life, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, danger, escapades, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 4K
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, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, losing-it hero, battles, military, soldier, military life, danger, escapades, heroes, dehumanization, behind enemy lines, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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