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20 best movies like Under Fire (1983)

List of the best movies like Under Fire (1983): Land and Freedom, Warfighter, Legionnaire, Fury, Lost Command, Age of Heroes, MacArthur, Saints and Soldiers: The Void, Never So Few, Exodus.

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Military, Priests
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Spain
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

David Carr is a British Communist who is unemployed. In 1936, when the Spanish Civil War begins, he decides to fight for the Republican side, a coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists, so he joins the POUM militia and witnesses firsthand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by Stalin's followers and Moscow's orders.

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: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution, Hunger
PlaceRussia, Africa, France, Deserts
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he seeks escape by joining the foreign legion. As part of the legion he tangles with abusive lieutenant Steinkampf and bonds with legionnaires Luther, Mackintosh and Rosetti.

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: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceVietnam, Asia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After being freed from a Vietnamese war prison, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy is sent to help quell resistance forces in Algeria. With the help of the Capt. Esclavier, who has grown weary of war, and Capt. Boisfeuras, who lives for it, Raspeguy attempts to convert a rugged band of soldiers into a formidable fighting unit, with the promise of marrying a beautiful countess if he's made a general.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceIslands, Japan, USA, Asia, Korea
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

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: 5.9
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Japan, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:28
CharactersHeroes, Jews, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Political, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceShips, Israel
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, film noir, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceSyria
StyleBy books, Serious, Disturbing

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, western, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military
PlotRevenge
PlacePrison, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for Confederate coffers. A Confederate sympathizer and a Mexican bandit, each with their own stake in the loot, stand in his way.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersIndians, Heroes
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:53
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution
PlaceVillage, Italy, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political, Uprising
PlaceIsrael
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryHungary, Soviet Union
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Teachers
PlotWar
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

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: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Rwanda, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Revolution, Political
PlaceAfrica, Hotels
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceJapan, Asia, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.

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: 7.1
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Revenge, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Asia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersDogs, Snake, Slaves
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryTaiwan
Duration04:36
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Martial Arts, Fight, Slavery
PlaceJungle, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the yoke of occupying forces from Japan, who took over the nation in 1895. As Rudo sees the traditions and honor of his people stripped away, he realizes the time has come to fight back, and in 1930 he brings together a group of former Seediq Bale soldiers, many of whom have been reduced to infighting, and molds them into a revolutionary army. Rudo and his comrades make their stand when they confront Japanese occupation troops at a youth athletic event, leading to a violent confrontation between the Seediq forces and their oppressors. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag is Part one of the two-part, four-hour Taiwanese edition of the film Warriors of the Rainbow.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Political, Uprising
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

At the end of World War II, a National Guard infantry company must set up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lt. Costa (Jack Palance) knows that Capt. Cooney (Eddie Albert) is in command only because of the "connections" he made stateside. Costa has serious doubts concerning Cooney's ability to lead, and when Cooney sends Costa and his men out on a dangerous mission -- and refuses to reenforce them -- all hell breaks loose.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts, Fight
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.

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: 2.2
Genreaction, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Journalists, Millionaires
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlaceThe White House
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Tanks, Revenge
PlaceVillage, Afghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.





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