Movies and TV shows like The Boat 1985

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The Boat (1985)
 8.9
 29K
The Boat (1985)
Original name: Das Boot
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, tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, epic, atmospheric
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, sinking ship, military, torpedo, survival, nazism, life is a bitch, confined, military life, war, ocean, german, graphic violence, anti war, escapades, rivalry, captain, commander, realism, seaport ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about military, war, world war two, soldier, danger, battles and military life mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Boat: Das Boot (2018), Greyhound (2020), Piece of Cake (1988), Band of Brothers (2001), Colditz (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, naval battle, navy, war, battles, german, ocean, military, mission, third reich, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
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Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: submarine, navy, french resistance, world war two, insubordination, nazi occupation, gestapo, leadership, military, battles, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 92K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, u.s. navy, navy, warship, submarine, war, convoy, ship captain, ocean, battleship, us military, naval officer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 736
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, military life, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, sniper, battles, military life, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, american soldier, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: pow, world war two, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, wartime life, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, bittersweet, battle zone, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 109K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, soldier, navy, military, squad, marines, battle zone, peril, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 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 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, red army, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, military life, battle zone, heroism, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 6K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 35K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, island, military, survival, escapades, soldier, war, anti war, stranded, u.s. army, confined, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 5K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, battles, survival, life is a bitch, military, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, heroic mission, military life, military, survival, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, nazi germany, infantry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 627
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: world war two, submarine, battles, battleship, power relations, seaport, ocean, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 516
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy
Plot: world war two, survival, d day, bunker, confined, escapades, war, hopes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, behind enemy lines, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, irishman, sole survivor, revenge, war, obsession, island, battles, survival, military ...
Time: year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.4
 3K
Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, american soldier, occupied france, d day, military life, anti war, squad, german, navy, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 859
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: world war two, submarine, battleship, ocean, scuba diving, japanese soldier, island, fistfight, love interest, battles, adventure, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.6
 12K
My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, military life, captivity, military, life is a bitch, battles, occupation, soldier, confined, recruit, rivalry, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944
Place: korea, south korea, mongolia, france, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.0
 230
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, vengeance, battles, military, soldier, war, rivalry, confined, escapades, adventure, prisoner of war camp, german army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, resistance, activist, spy, gays and lesbians, war, crumbling marriage, politics, state affairs, intrigue, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1940s
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, romania, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, surrender, graphic violence, escapades, military, hopes, survival, aging, heroes, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, battles, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, sitcom
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, aviation, soldier, american soldier, mechanic, marines, escapades, war, heroes, adventure, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%