10 best movies like 1917 (2019)

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1917 2019
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.
List of the best movies like 1917 (2019): Mamangam, War Horse, Centurion, Midway, Memorial Day, Kesari, 12 Strong, Anthropoid, Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Red Tails.

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Mamangam (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia

Based on the medieval fair called Mamankam, which was celebrated every 12 years between 800 AD and 1755 AD, the story of the film is supposedly about a brave warrior of Malabar and his loyal soldiers.

War Horse (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Centurion (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Midway (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Hong Kong

The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.

Memorial Day (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. 

Kesari (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:05

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

12 Strong (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Anthropoid (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

Red Tails (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

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Air Force (1943)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Death and Glory in Changde (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina

Directed by Shen Dong and starring Ray Lui, An Yixuan and Yuan Wenkang, Death and Glory in Changde recalls one of the most cruel and controversial battles during China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937-45), Changde Battle, in November 1943.

American Soldiers (2005)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryCanada

Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close quarter combat and a desperate fight for survival.

Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA

Spend time on both sides of World War I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colorful "flying circus" of Fokker fighter planes, during the time from his arrival at the war front to his death in combat. On the other side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

The Outpost (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Battle of Britain (1969)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:12

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.

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05

Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

The Sacrifice (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina

In 1953, the Korean War is entering the final stage. The People's Volunteer Army of China has launched the last major battle in Kumsong. In order to arrive at the battleground on time and deliver enough force to the Kumsong front line, the soldiers have to defend themselves against the never ending bombing of enemy bombers and race with time to repair bridges, all under the circumstance of supply shortages and inferior equipment. The rarely told history slowly unfolds.

The Fighting 69th (1940)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Alexander (2004)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Midway (1976)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

King Arthur (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:06

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration01:42

The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.

Dunkirk (1958)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:14

A British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others were less willing.

55 Days at Peking (1963)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

The Warrior (2001)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea, China
Duration02:13

In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got charged as spies and sent in exile to a remote desert.

Rommel (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Austria
Duration02:00

The story of the final seven months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Fortress of War (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941.

Fury (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14

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 crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.




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