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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountrySoviet Union, Czechoslovakia
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death
StyleBy books, Touching

About the great Czech satirist Jaroslav Hašek, who was captured by the Russians during the First World War. Not wanting to fight for the interests of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Hašek enters the Red Army and, as a commissar of the international brigade, goes the military way from Samara to Irkutsk.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union

The war is over. Once a young sculptor, and now a soldier, he returned home. Married, there were children. In search of work, he was hired to make grave monuments. Time passed... At one time, visiting a cemetery with friends, he saw with different eyes all his work done over the years...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
CharactersDogs, Bears, Snake, Soldier, Cows
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Helicopters, Lake

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military

The thief accidentally notices the secret of a girl and tries to exploit this position ....

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryRomania, Germany, Belgium
CharactersLosers, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
TimeWorld War II
StyleLight, Fascinating, Fancy, Black humor

Set during World War II, somewhere in Eastern Europe. A German soldier is found dead near the village. The local authorities must find the culprit, or they will be all shot by the Nazis the morning after. There's no way to find the guilty one, but there's Ipu, the madman of the village, whom they promise a hero's funeral if he will claims responsibility and agrees to die in their place. He must decide, and time is running out.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrecomedy, drama, military

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryAustria, Luxembourg
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlaceGermany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their extraordinary relationship is thrillingly revealed.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
PlotWar, Survival
TimeNew Year, World War II

Blockade Leningrad, December 31. In the country house of the Resurrection, living "in a special situation," six people and a chicken gather, who no one can cook. Previously, the cook was engaged in this, but the Voskresenskys were taken away from her on the eve - hard times came on the outside, and the situation is also difficult inside: the youngest son brought a hungry girl, the eldest daughter of an unknown man for whom she is going to marry. Before the New Year there are few minutes left, and the number of problems grows snowball.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Gay, Artists, Military, Friends
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Money, Death
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
TimeWorld War I
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think

In November 1918, a few days before the Armistice, when Lieutenant Pradelle orders a senseless attack, he causes a useless disaster; but his outrageous act also binds the lives of two soldiers who have nothing more in common than the battlefield: Édouard saves Albert, although at a high cost. They become companions in misfortune who will attempt to survive in a changing world. Pradelle, in his own way, does the same.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Defenders
PlotWar, Friendship
StyleAction, Fascinating

A soldier protects a mule during the Spanish Civil War.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Soldier, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Weapon, Depression, Political
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, military
CountryGermany, Soviet Union

About amusing adventures of the young blunderer Yankel during World War II who survives thanks to the sluggishness. The hired legionary he is taken prisoner, will pass across Sicily with the army of allies and it will appear in Indochina. And everywhere he will be accompanied by glory.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
TimeWorld War II

It's 1943 and World War II is raging in Europe. In New York, Arturo and Flora the daughter of a restaurant owner are in love, but she is promised in marriage to the son of a Mafia boss. There is a way around this, but to be able to marry Flora, Arturo needs to get permission from her father, who lives in a village in Sicily. Arturo doesn't have any money, so the only way he can get to Sicily is to enlist in the U.S. Army, which is preparing for a landing on the island.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUSA, Cambodia, Romania
CharactersFamily, Military, Scammers, FBI, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Cars, Relationship
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CharactersDogs, Military, Soldier, Cows
PlotWar, Travel, Cars, Money, Political

Somewhere in the Balkans, 1995. A team of aid workers must solve an apparently simple problem in an almost completely pacified territory that has been devastated by a cruel war, but some of the local inhabitants, the retreating combatants, the UN forces, many cows and an absurd bureaucracy will not cease to put obstacles in their way.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, France
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Artists, Twins, Journalists
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Death, Breakup, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, England, Beach, London
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Makes me think

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq
StyleBy books, Touching

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLosers, Refugees
PlotWar, Political, Chase
PlaceVillage, England, London, Serbia
StyleFancy, Black humor, Sad ones

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CharactersMilitary, Santa Claus, Soldier, Psychiatrists, Pilots
PlaceDeserts, Hospitals
TimeNew Year, World War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, music, biography

After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of friends, including a man with cerebral palsy and an alcoholic war veteran, Richard discovers his gift for motivational speaking and becomes an advocate for people with disabilities.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Vietnam, Asia

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Genrecomedy, drama, military

An engaged couple, whose two fathers are millionaire ship owners, is determined to put a little life in their engagement by writing a threatening letter.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CharactersDogs, Spy, Thieves, Jews, Students
PlotWar, Survival, Dancing, Prison Break, Chase
PlacePrison, Aircraft, School, England, France
TimeWorld War II

Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German forces. As the French government braces for impact, the lives of a young writer, a vain movie star, a French politician and a young scientist are examined as they attempt to deal with war and evade German spies.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryYugoslavia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria
PlotWar, Revolution, Art, Freedom
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Smart, Black humor, Makes me think, Depressive

Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Blacky and steals his girlfriend. After a lengthy stay in a below-ground shelter, the couple reemerges during the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s as Marko realizes that the situation is ripe for exploitation.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Italy
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Travel, Political

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent?

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
TimeWorld War II

A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, military
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Military, Surgeons
PlotWar, Treasures
PlaceIraq, Deserts
StyleTense, Black humor, Makes me think, Disturbing

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountryLuxembourg, Spain
CharactersKings, Knights, Thieves, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Double life
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.