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List of the best movies like 4 Days in May (2011): Conspiracy, When Trumpets Fade, Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Korczak, Flags of Our Fathers, Alexandra, Emperor, Hamsun, Lebanon, Kings Go Forth.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political
PlaceGermany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Intellectual, Depressive

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceFrance, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryPoland, Germany, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Losers, Orphans
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGhetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

The story of Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:15
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Marine Corps
PlaceIslands, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:35
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Germany, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Elderly Aleksandra visits her Russian soldier grandson, Denis, at the Chechen war front, providing comfort as she tours his army. All the while, Denis ponders the reason for her unexpected appearance.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Emperors
PlotWar, On real events, Investigation, Political, Missing people
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleRomantic, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration02:39
CharactersMilitary, Writers
PlotWar, Life, Political, Family life, Uprising
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, By books, Serious

Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can give from Great Britain. He supports the national socialist ideals, but opposes the way these ideals are turned into action - that Norwegians are jailed and executed. His wife Marie travels in Germany during the war as a sign of support from Knut and herself.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military
CountryIsrael, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersTankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Tanks
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Serious

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship
PlaceSiberia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryItaly, USA
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceVillage, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ships, England, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) is a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceIslands, Japan, USA, Asia, Korea
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Cars
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Teachers
PlotWar
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

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 Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:58
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Architects
PlotWar, On real events, Art
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, Disturbing

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:55
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Political
PlaceSchool, Africa
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary, military, biography
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:20
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlacePrison, Jungle, Vietnam, Germany, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:26
CharactersChildrens
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Relationship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania
Duration01:51
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Cats, Singers
PlotWar, On real events, Soccer, Friendship, Snow
TimeNew Year, World War I
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Aviation
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Soulful, Serious

During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFinland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration01:36
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceUSSR
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani (A War Novel).

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryDenmark
Duration01:44
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Rivalry
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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 all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.





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