Shell shock movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shell shock movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, epic, emotional, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with shell shock, soldier, war, military, battles, world war two, world war one, death, gun and flashback plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, USA, Netherlands and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shell shock: Dunkirk (2017), Behind the Lines (1997), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), The Return of the Soldier (1982), All Quiet on the Western Front (2022), The Forgotten Battle (2020), To Serve Them All My Days (1980), Passchendaele (2008), 1917 (2019), Valley of Tears (2020).

List of shell shock movies

Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: world war two, military, survival, war, soldier, evacuation, military officer, beach, wartime, air attack, rescue mission, army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, los angeles ...
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Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: psychological, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, shell shock, war, writers, psychology, mental illness, world war two, anti war, friendship, battles, wartime life, military life ...
Place: scotland, europe
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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: war, military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, doctor, mentally unstable, psychiatrist, psychiatric ward, shell shock, post traumatic stress disorder, hospital, wartime ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
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The Return of the Soldier (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes ...
Plot: world war one, shell shock, amnesia, dead children, love triangle, husband wife relationship, doctor, socialite, army captain, family tragedy, dead son, regression ...
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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the ...
Style: epic, tragic
Plot: world war one, battles, war, couples, intrigue, death, world war two, dream, mission, tank, transformation, airplane ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1917, 20th century, year 1914
Place: germany, france
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The Forgotten Battle (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: world war two, military, war, soldier, british soldier, killed in action, british military, combat, battles, resistance fighter, showdown, freedom fighter ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, netherlands, holland
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To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
TV show
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, touching
Plot: boys' school, world war two, writers, boarding school, private school, preparatory school, shell shock, teacher, public school, working class, fish out of water, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, epic ...
Plot: world war one, veteran, military, battles, military hospital, platoon, heroic mission, military life, battlefield, heroes, love and romance, war ...
Time: 1910s, 50s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, flanders, france
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1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: tense, entertaining, sad, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british soldier, british army, soldier, military, battlefield, british military, death, survival, dangerous mission ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france
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Valley of Tears (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: On October 6th 1973, the Middle East was shaken by the biggest war it had ever seen. A war that should have been the last one, and that forever changed the region.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, military, israeli army, war, soldier, fight, suspense, fight for supremacy, military base, battles, warrior, military life ...
Time: year 1973
Place: israel, middle east
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Unknown Battle (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
Style: rough, epic, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, infantry, wehrmacht, great patriotic war, soviet army, war, battles, soldier, attack, battle zone, heroism, suspense ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: sad, factual, melancholic, thought provoking, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: childhood, father son relationship, winnie the pooh, bookstore, traumatic childhood, writers, fame, husband wife relationship, playwright, marital problem, nanny, game playing ...
Time: post world war one, future, 1930s, year 1934, year 1941
Place: england, london, new york
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A Month in the Country (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is ...
Style: scenic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, depression, loneliness, church, introspection, haunted by the past, village, escape from reality, healing, world war one veteran, mural, nude ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 1910s, post world war one
Place: england, texas, europe, yorkshire
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: youth, healer, coming of age, friendship, village, child's point of view, introspection, war, social relations, village life, elderly, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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Field of Honor (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him.
Plot: korean war, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, rescue mission, war violence, raid, desertion, chinese, mercenary, shell shock, combat ...
Time: 20th century, year 1951, 50s
Place: korea
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Combat Shock (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.
Style: disturbing, controversial, depressing, bloody, indie film ...
Plot: vietnam war, misfit, exploitation, suicide, veteran, urban decay, teenager, mental disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, freak, surrealism, military ...
Place: new york, vietnam, usa
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The Raggedy Rawney (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, mentally unstable, battles, oracle, gender bending, fish out of water, fall in love, battle zone, frame up, man dressed as a woman, skinny dipping ...
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King & Country (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 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: thought provoking, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, courtroom, military, war, anti war, courtroom drama, lawyer, court martial, desertion, aviation, soldier, british army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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Period of Adjustment (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: George Haverstick, a Korean war veteran, hastily marries Isabel, whom he met in hospital while he was recovering from a nervous condition. To Isabel's horror, they drive to Florida on their honeymoon in an old hearse. They spend much of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, retro
Plot: christmas, korean war, couples, friendship, friends, adult virgin, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dog, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
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1914-1918 (1996)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
TV show
Story: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century is a 1996 documentary series that aired on PBS. It chronicles World War I over eight episodes. It was narrated by Dame Judi Dench in the UK and Salome Jens in the United States. The series won two ...
Plot: world war one, fictional history, intrigue, world war, genocide, mutiny, cemetery, anarchy, lynching, factory, blindness, riot ...
Time: 1910s
Place: turkey, mexico, belgium, france, versailles
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Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, factual, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, battles, survival, code, soldier, friendship, courage, military life ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, post world war two, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war, world war two, winter, military, invasion, cold weather, tank, politics, resistance, russo finnish war, violence, fight ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, baltics, europe, ussr ...
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, daring rescue, survival, heroic mission, against humanity, life is a bitch, escapades, save the day, leadership, race against time, military, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: sentimental, epic, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: world war one, love triangle, village, political unrest, soldier, fall in love, forbidden love, catholic, orgasm, village idiot, couples, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, california, england, europe
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Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, sexy, romantic, enigmatic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, gender, world war one, lesbian, friendship, british, life philosophy, multiple storylines, adaptation, wartime, beautiful scenery, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, london, india, asia, europe
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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, great depression, childhood, underdog, americana, starting over, world war one, love story, comeback, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: anime, bleak, gloomy, heartbreaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, resistance fighter, swat team, resistance, political unrest, politics, world war two, double agent, cyberpunk, suicide, gunfight ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, journalism, murder, missing person, violence, civil war, photographer, battles, suspense, vengeance, obsessive quest, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, new jersey, middle east, vietnam, europe ...
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: village, world war one, small town, scientific expedition, culture clash, countryside, farm, love, redemption, fantasy world, catastrophe, brutality ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, future, 20th century
Place: wales, england, scotland, london, ireland ...
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 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: political, brutal, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, anti war, war, soldier, eastern front, nazi, military, tank, wehrmacht, survival, russian soldier, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, siberia, france, berlin germany, russia ...
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