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20 best movies like Memphis Belle (1990)

List of the best movies like Memphis Belle (1990): Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Battleground, Lone Survivor, Fury, Age of Heroes, Too Late the Hero, Fortress, Battle of the Bulge, The Heroes of Telemark, The Tuskegee Airmen.

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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: 7.5
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: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Patriotic

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

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: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Chase
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

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: 5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.

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: 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: 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: 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
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: 7.3
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: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
Duration01:53
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Aviation
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Patriotic, Tense

The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of a Polish fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles—driven across Europe by the German war machine—finally make their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

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: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

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: 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: 7.5
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: 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
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: 4.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Warriors, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Travel, Martial Arts, Hockey
PlaceIndonesia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Rusty Wittenburg is a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and his job. He fights daily to maintain the line between reality and the nightmares his PTSD conjures up for him. Dedicated to his team and his mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow brothers and teammates.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Marine Corps
PlacePrison, Jungle, Vietnam
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Hospitals, Australia, Pearl Harbor
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men

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.

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: 6.8
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?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Obsession, Pursuit
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Heavy, Tense

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.

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.





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