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List of the best movies like The Star (2002): Stalingrad, 9th Company, Khartoum, Alatriste, Age of Heroes, The Big Red One, Farewell to the King, Fortress of War, The Battle of Neretva, The Heroes of Telemark.

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Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

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: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Justice
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Epic, Serious

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceAfrica, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A veteran sergeant of World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson, in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, and ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Islands, Japan, Asia, Indonesia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

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: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Yugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.

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: 6.3
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: 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: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceGreece, Sparta
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, For men

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25
CharactersKings, Knights, Military, Fathers, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Expeditions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAfrica, England, Deserts, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Chase
PlaceEngland, Australia, Germany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

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: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Tough guys, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, India
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in the members of the party. When an attack occurs Sharpe takes control of the situation, leading the group 300 miles through enemy territory and training the disorganized, rag-tag group to be proper soldiers. Despite all these responsibilities, Sharpe still manages to find time for a little romance...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Priests, Street children
PlotWar, Adventure, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

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: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryNetherlands, Hungary, Belgium
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Fear
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by her stubborn closeness.

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: 7.1
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: 6.7
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: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Refugees
PlotWar, Adventure, Religious, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, China, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers.

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: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Death, Political
PlaceAfrica
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, By books, Fascinating

A naval adventure, based on the novels by C.S. Forester, about the heroic, 19th-century British seafarer. The story sails with his ship, the Lydia, through battles with Spain and then France won with wit rather than might.

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.





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