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Enemy at the Gates 2001
Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
List of the best movies like Enemy at the Gates (2001): Black Hawk Down, American Renegades, The Quiet American, Che!, Colonia, Alexander, The Lobster, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Virtuoso, Smokin' Aces.

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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSnipers, Soldier, Warriors, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceAfrica, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious, Epic

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

American Renegades (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Pilots, Friends, Soldier
PlotTreasures, Robbery, Death, Chase, Cheating
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

The Quiet American (2002)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Australia, France
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Military, Lovers
PlotWar, Political, Love triangle
PlaceAsia, Vietnam
StyleMakes me think, Serious

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

Che! (1969)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryArgentina, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Peru, Chile, USA, Mexico

Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The film covers Guevara's life from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in an ambush by government troops in the mountains of Bolivia in 1967.

Colonia (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Students, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Love, Revolution, Religious, Sects
PlacePrison, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Tense

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Alexander (2004)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Italy
CharactersEmperors, Heroes, Military
PlotAdventure, Love, War, Travel, Death
StyleTense, Serious, Epic

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.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
CharactersBlind, Dogs, Animals, Wolves, Architects
PlotLove, Death, Relationship, Emotions, Loneliness
PlaceForest, Hotels, Islands, Greece
StylePhilosophical, Smart, Gloomy, Deep Meaning, Dystopian

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Canada
CharactersSubmariners, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSubmarines, USSR, Ocean
TimeCold War
StylePatriotic, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, Twisted plot

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

The Virtuoso (2021)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersDogs, Snipers
PlotSnow, Cold

A lonesome stranger with nerves of steel must track down and kill a rogue hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry. No name. No description. Nothing.

Smokin' Aces (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersMafia, Snipers, Gangsters, Killers, FBI
StyleExciting, For men, Twisted plot, Black humor

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Off Piste (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Republic of Ireland

An ex-SAS recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those who's lives he has destroyed.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium
PlotWar, Political, Uprising, Fear, Freedom
StyleFascinating, Depressive

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

The Hurt Locker (2008)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CharactersSnipers, Soldier, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Death, Marine Corps, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Disturbing, Serious

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan
CharactersSingers, Soldier, Cats, Military
PlotOn real events, War, Soccer, Snow, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Touching, Soulful

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.

Jackie (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChile, France, USA, Hong Kong, Germany
CharactersSnipers, Journalists, Strong women, Presidential, Widows
PlotPolitical, Depression, Death, On real events
PlaceAircraft, USA, Cemetery, Texas, The White House
StyleTense, Heartbreaking

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

The White Countess (2005)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, China
CharactersBlind, Friends
PlotPolitical, Money, Intrigue, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Atmospheric, Soulful, Gloomy

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

The Quiet American (1958)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom

Cynical British journalist Fowler falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official also begins vying for the girl’s attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy.

The Jackal (1997)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
CharactersSnipers, Spy, Gangsters, FBI, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Chase, KGB
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, For men, Smart, Disturbing, Tense

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, USA
PlotLove triangle, Rivalry
StyleCute, Smart

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.

Resistance (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
CharactersJews, Orphans, Heroes
PlotOn real events
TimeWorld War II

The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.