Movies like Das Boot - The Director's Cut

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Das Boot - The Director's Cut (1981)
 8.4
 254K
Das Boot - The Director's Cut (1981)
Original name: Das Boot
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, breathtaking, factual, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, ocean, naval battle, anti war, military, nazi, boat, battles, suspense, survival, courage, kriegsmarine, mission, wehrmacht, ship captain, sea, politics, sinking ship, hide and seek, nazi soldier, team, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941, 40s
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and harsh films with plots about military, world war two, war, survival, runaway, soldier and suspense mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Das Boot - The Director's Cut: Greyhound (2020), U-571 (2000), Stalingrad (1993), The Boat (1985), Midway (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Greyhound (2020)
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Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco, atlantic ocean
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 6.6
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, russian, german, nazism, soldier, survival, military, starvation, military life, wehrmacht ...
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, sinking ship, battles, torpedo, military, military life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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Midway (1976)
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Duration: 132 min.
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Plot: world war two, military, war, sea battle, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, suspense, naval battle ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saints and Soldiers (2003)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, intense, emotional, rough, epic ...
Plot: world war two, military, behind enemy lines, soldier, pow, war, battles, winter, survival, friendship, allies, heroic mission ...
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 8K
Das Boot (2018)
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Style: tense, suspenseful, tricky, bleak, psychological ...
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 6.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Son of Saul (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Pianist (2002)
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