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20 best movies like Battleground (1949)


List of the best movies like Battleground (1949): Too Late the Hero, Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Centurion, The Heroes of Telemark, The Bridge at Remagen, 9th Company, Red Tails, Battle of the Bulge, Fortress of War, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base.

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: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceVillage, England, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

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: 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: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:47
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Tanks
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Epic

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

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: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Depressive, Serious, For men

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceItaly
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report on this absence of the enemy is discounted. By the time it is finally decided to make a move the Germans have arrived in strength and a prolonged ...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, CIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Mountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

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.

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: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Sea battles
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:56
CharactersSpy, Tankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Radio, Uprising
PlaceJapan, Pearl Harbor
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Aviation
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Heavy, Patriotic

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense cease-fire conference is celebrated.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Tanks, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Obsession
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship
PlaceJungle, Japan, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceVillage, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film dramatises the Brigade's first mission in the Italian Campaign, the task of capturing the German mountain stronghold Monte la Difensa, in December 1943. The film is based on the 1966 book of the same name, co-written by American novelist and historian Robert H. Adleman and Col. George Walton, a member of the brigade.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Political, Uprising
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

At the end of World War II, a National Guard infantry company must set up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lt. Costa (Jack Palance) knows that Capt. Cooney (Eddie Albert) is in command only because of the "connections" he made stateside. Costa has serious doubts concerning Cooney's ability to lead, and when Cooney sends Costa and his men out on a dangerous mission -- and refuses to reenforce them -- all hell breaks loose.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Marine Corps
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Lieutenant Joe Rossi is 1st Officer on a Liberty Ship in a great convoy bound from Halifax to Murmansk. After German subs crushed the convoy his ship loses the convoy and is heading alone to Murmansk. In spite of attacks by German planes and subs he get the ship safely to Murmansk.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Puppies
PlotWar, Survival, Marine Corps
PlaceJungle, Islands, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?





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