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List of the best movies like War (2002): Stalingrad, Fury, Bastards, The Star, 9th Company, Warriors, The Bridge at Remagen, When Trumpets Fade, Danger Close, The Lost Battalion.

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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: 7.6
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: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Difficult teens
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

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: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountrySpain
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Political
PlaceVillage, Yugoslavia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.

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
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceFrance, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceVietnam, Australia
StyleHeavy, Tense, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Abduction, Investigation, Justice
PlaceVietnam
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

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: 7.4
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: 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: 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: 5
Genrehorror, action, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Art
PlaceDeserts, Texas
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleHeavy, Fancy, Depressive, Serious

The movie encompasses several different elements-the perils of war, a touch of macabre, sadness and redemption.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryAustralia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War I
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Rivalry
PlaceIreland
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

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: 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: 6.3
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: 4.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious, Disturbing

A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryCanada
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Death
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceOcean, Warships
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Very little time has passed since the beginning of World War II. The young captain of the ship receives a crucial task - to deliver a secret cargo. But besides this, prisoners are brought on board. During swimming, convicts riot. At the same time, an enemy aircraft is circling the ship. In this difficult moment, the crew of the ship have to join forces with the prisoners, because this is the only way to resist death...

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Marine Corps
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Lieutenant Joe Rossi is 1st Officer on a Liberty Ship in a great convoy bound from Halifax to Murmansk. After German subs crushed the convoy his ship loses the convoy and is heading alone to Murmansk. In spite of attacks by German planes and subs he get the ship safely to Murmansk.

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: 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.





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