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List of the best movies like Come and See (1985): Beasts of No Nation, Ivan's Childhood, Shooting Dogs, The Round Up, Deathwatch, Escape from Sobibor, The Flowers of War, Katyn, Mission to Moscow, City of Life and Death.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Fathers, Mothers
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Relationship, Weapon
PlaceSchool, Jungle, Africa
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36
CharactersSpy, Childrens, Heroes, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Hungary
Duration01:55
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Superpowers, Supernatural, Religious
TimeWorld War I
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German trench, abandoned except for a few dazed German soldiers. After killing most of the Germans, and taking one prisoner, the British company fortifies to hold the trench until reinforcements can arrive. Soon, however, strange things being to happen as a sense of evil descends on the trench and the British begin turn on each other.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Yugoslavia
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlacePrison, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Makes me think, Serious

The true story of WWII's notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:26
CharactersStudents, Priests
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceChina
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:59
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Missing people
PlaceRussia, USSR, Poland
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleDepressive, Serious

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Dancing, Ballet, Political
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Russia, Court, USSR
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Makes me think, Serious

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:13
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Robbery, Love triangle
PlaceForest, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:45
CharactersGay, Jews
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
StyleGloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Serious

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07
PlotWar, Survival, Death, False accusations
PlaceRussia, Forest
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, Poland
Duration02:11
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExplicit scenes, Depressive, Serious

A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian and, for a day or two after the invasion, keeps herself safe, but then the rapes begin. She resolves to control her fate

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
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: 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: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySpain
Duration01:21
CharactersDogs, Teens, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceVillage, Concentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Disturbing

Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing the freed world the atrocities committed by the Nazis, exhaustively documented. He will be a key witness during the Nuremberg Trials.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Liberia
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Military, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceSchool, Africa
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Betrayal
PlaceRussia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Patriotic, Epic

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

During World War II in the freezing winter of 1944-45 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:37
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Drivers
PlotWar
PlaceRussia, Germany
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, By books, Heavy, Depressive

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a prisoner, and his only son was killed in action only a few days before the victory...

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Priests
PlotWar, On real events
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:23
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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 breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun-shik’s unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun-shik and Tatsuo are held captive by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by the Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again on the shores of Normandy.

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.





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