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Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Themes:courage,  blindness,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic,  night,  suspense
Locations:france,  ocean,  ship,  england,  sea,  beach,  boat
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  teenager
Period:1940s
Story:british,  rope ladder,  ship sinking,  sinking ship,  army private,  ship captain,  british army,  british military,  oil fire,  british soldier,  death notice,  forced landing,  stretcher bearer,  crash landing,  oil slick,  pocket watch,  oil spill,  trapped underwater,  empty street,  bullet hole,  sole survivor,  evacuation,  death by drowning,  fighter pilot,  northern france,  dover england,  nazi occupied france,  french army,  german army,  character appears in newspaper,  aerial combat,  british navy,  running for your life,  newspaper headline,  military film,  military weapon,  military truck,  aerial battle,  french military,  military uniform,  u boat,  fishing boat,  military officer,  rescue attempt,  rescue mission,  black soldier,  young soldier,  dead soldier,  nazi soldier,  french soldier,  escape attempt,  set on fire,  train station,  battle,  winston churchill quotation,  messerschmitt me 109,  supermarine spitfire,  operation dynamo,  multiple storylines,  shepard tone,  begins with historical notes,  bomber plane,  fatal injury,  knocked down,  head trauma,  thirsty,  bolt,  flotilla,  insignia,  valve,  notice,  capsize,  english channel,  lifesaver,  dutchman,  casualty of war,  air attack,  airman,  royal navy,  burying,  strafing,  visceral,  royal air force,  squadron,  life jacket,  against the odds,  sinking,  drowned,  anti aircraft gun,  carbine,  surviving,  warplane,  claustrophobic,  landing,  surrounded,  shell shock,  killed in action,  allies,  aviator,  wartime,  malfunction,  cheering,  wounded,  year 1940,  flanders,  platoon,  left for dead,  wehrmacht,  air strike,  hose,  stowaway,  private,  floating,  dog tag,  barricade,  bombardment,  inspired by true events,  medic,  scottish accent,  canteen,  exploding airplane,  defeat,  retreat,  battleship,  paper,  fuel,  burning,  fighter plane,  photo,  torpedo,  flare gun,  goggles,  window,  mole,  admiral,  air raid,  frenchman,  dogfight,  briton abroad,  altered version of studio logo,  jumping,  gurney,  film starts with text,  airplane accident,  railroad,  stretcher,  paramedic,  coast,  very little dialogue,  plane crash,  commander,  sailing,  watch,  assumed identity,  shipwreck,  stranded,  meat,  historical fiction,  bandage,  face mask,  harbor,  sunset,  confusion,  flag,  reflection,  crowd,  smoke,  ethnic slur,  chain,  pier,  accidental killing,  sailor,  prisoner of war,  aerial shot,  airplane crash,  capture,  post traumatic stress disorder,  seaside,  near death experience,  ensemble cast,  oil,  shot in the face,  rowboat,  crushed to death,  mute,  discussion,  chaos,  confrontation,  yacht,  target practice,  sand,  invasion,  bravery,  bombing,  trapped,  flood,  tension,  accidental death,  cannon,  colonel,  burial,  fate,  ladder,  desperation,  electronic music score,  helmet,  survivor,  street,  bullet,  destruction,  captain,  destiny,  rope,  disaster,  sleeping,  death of brother,  general,  exploding body,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  city name in title,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  cover up,  reading,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  drowning,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  newspaper,  survival,  swimming,  combat,  place name in title,  running,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  water,  shooting,  gunfight,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage boy,  world war two,  train,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death,  violence

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic,  suspense
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:colonel,  military truck,  rescue mission,  platoon,  left for dead,  barricade,  photo,  altered version of studio logo,  film starts with text,  flag,  smoke,  prisoner of war,  aerial shot,  capture,  near death experience,  mute,  invasion,  flood,  burial,  fate,  desperation,  helmet,  destruction,  rope,  death of brother,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  double cross,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  shooting,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Monuments Men (2014)
Drama, History, War

The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  hope,  military,  deception,  escape
Locations:france,  england,  boat,  beach
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:army private,  british army,  british soldier,  german army,  newspaper headline,  military uniform,  military officer,  nazi soldier,  train station,  casualty of war,  allies,  wartime,  platoon,  inspired by true events,  frenchman,  gurney,  ensemble cast,  evacuation,  target practice,  bravery,  trapped,  colonel,  desperation,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  general,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  binoculars,  double cross,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  map,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  written by director,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  shootout,  world war two,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:soldier
Story:pilot,  crash landing,  destiny,  german army,  newspaper headline,  train station,  casualty of war,  wartime,  scottish accent,  exploding airplane,  gurney,  assumed identity,  historical fiction,  face mask,  smoke,  aerial shot,  post traumatic stress disorder,  chaos,  bravery,  invasion,  cannon,  fate,  desperation,  helmet,  bullet,  destruction,  captain,  rope,  death of brother,  general,  exploding body,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  army,  montage,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  death

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:night
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  teenager
Story:rescue attempt,  air strike,  exploding airplane,  plane crash,  prisoner of war,  airplane crash,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  invasion,  bombing,  destruction,  captain,  death of brother,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  double cross,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  teenage boy,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

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In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. This is why In The Heart Of The Sea (2015) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  ocean,  england,  sea,  boat,  beach
Story:sinking ship,  ship captain,  sole survivor,  surviving,  coast,  shipwreck,  sailor,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  rowboat,  evacuation,  bravery,  flood,  tension,  survivor,  captain,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  cover up,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  death of friend,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  blindness,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic,  suspense
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:crash landing,  fighter pilot,  aerial battle,  escape attempt,  against the odds,  air strike,  scottish accent,  goggles,  admiral,  dogfight,  film starts with text,  plane crash,  aerial shot,  capture,  evacuation,  bravery,  tension,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  double cross,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  army,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  violence

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:army private,  military uniform,  nazi soldier,  anti aircraft gun,  allies,  platoon,  air strike,  dog tag,  flare gun,  film starts with text,  ethnic slur,  prisoner of war,  crushed to death,  cannon,  captain,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  army,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  written by director,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder

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'71 (2014) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:boat
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:british army,  british military,  british soldier,  dead soldier,  medic,  scottish accent,  shot in the face,  desperation,  electronic music score,  knocked out,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  combat,  british,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  blindness,  military,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  beach
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:military uniform,  military officer,  young soldier,  dead soldier,  defeat,  retreat,  air raid,  admiral,  stretcher,  commander,  prisoner of war,  target practice,  invasion,  cannon,  colonel,  helmet,  survivor,  captain,  general,  exploding body,  reading,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  map,  army,  survival,  place name in title,  bomb,  rifle,  water,  shooting,  battle,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? This is why Allied (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  blindness,  panic,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:france,  england
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:british army,  british soldier,  crash landing,  commander,  fighter pilot,  aerial combat,  military officer,  escape attempt,  airman,  wartime,  exploding airplane,  fighter plane,  air raid,  frenchman,  dogfight,  plane crash,  assumed identity,  historical fiction,  ethnic slur,  airplane crash,  target practice,  bombing,  colonel,  general,  suspicion,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  double cross,  no opening credits,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  world war two,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  one word title,  death,  murder,  violence

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The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  teenager
Story:escape attempt,  dog tag,  exploding airplane,  accidental killing,  airplane crash,  evacuation,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  flood,  colonel,  burial,  survivor,  helmet,  destruction,  disaster,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  double cross,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage boy,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence

The Finest Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  fear
Locations:boat,  ocean,  ship,  england,  sea
Story:coast,  sinking ship,  ship captain,  sinking,  oil,  rescue,  fishing boat,  rescue mission,  altered version of studio logo,  commander,  shipwreck,  stranded,  pier,  sailor,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  sand,  bravery,  trapped,  flood,  tension,  destruction,  disaster,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  water,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  death

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:destiny,  escape attempt,  air strike,  altered version of studio logo,  film starts with text,  aerial shot,  airplane crash,  capture,  near death experience,  evacuation,  target practice,  bravery,  colonel,  burial,  fate,  destruction,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  cover up,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  drowning,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:soldier,  teenager
Story:ship captain,  crash landing,  fighter pilot,  aerial combat,  aerial battle,  fishing boat,  rescue attempt,  dog tag,  bombardment,  defeat,  dogfight,  plane crash,  shipwreck,  aerial shot,  post traumatic stress disorder,  near death experience,  ensemble cast,  evacuation,  chaos,  bravery,  invasion,  flood,  cannon,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  disaster,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  army,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  gunfight,  battle,  written by director,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. This is why Battle Los Angeles (2011) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Locations:ocean,  beach
Characters:soldier
Story:platoon,  rescue mission,  wounded,  air strike,  dog tag,  medic,  smoke,  aerial shot,  post traumatic stress disorder,  near death experience,  evacuation,  crushed to death,  chaos,  invasion,  trapped,  tension,  colonel,  survivor,  destruction,  captain,  rope,  death of brother,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  city name in title,  race against time,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  death of friend,  army,  survival,  combat,  place name in title,  rifle,  water,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  death,  violence

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:ship,  england,  boat
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:altered version of studio logo,  film starts with text,  commander,  historical fiction,  face mask,  aerial shot,  shot in the face,  rowboat,  crushed to death,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  danger,  underwater scene,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  army,  montage,  combat,  british,  water,  battle,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence

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Battleship (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea
Characters:soldier
Story:sinking ship,  ship captain,  crash landing,  fighter pilot,  sinking,  air strike,  battleship,  fighter plane,  torpedo,  admiral,  film starts with text,  plane crash,  commander,  chaos,  bravery,  invasion,  cannon,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  death of brother,  exploding body,  race against time,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  survival,  combat,  water,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence

The Longest Day (1962)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Longest Day (1962)

Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation.

Mood:epic
Locations:france,  england,  beach
Period:1940s
Story:invasion,  british army,  british soldier,  nazi occupied france,  dead soldier,  nazi soldier,  french soldier,  english channel,  casualty of war,  allies,  wehrmacht,  private,  bombardment,  defeat,  air raid,  admiral,  briton abroad,  ensemble cast,  cannon,  colonel,  helmet,  captain,  general,  opening action scene,  pilot,  army,  combat,  battle,  machine gun,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  teenager
Story:crash landing,  rescue mission,  escape attempt,  dogfight,  altered version of studio logo,  plane crash,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  electronic music score,  destiny,  suspicion,  knocked out,  cover up,  race against time,  danger,  pilot,  double cross,  no opening credits,  army,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death

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13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. This is why 13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:night,  suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:rescue mission,  casualty of war,  anti aircraft gun,  air strike,  bombardment,  film starts with text,  smoke,  ethnic slur,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  crushed to death,  chaos,  bravery,  helmet,  destruction,  general,  suspicion,  exploding body,  city name in title,  race against time,  danger,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  montage,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  death

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  teenager
Story:sinking ship,  ship captain,  escape attempt,  plane crash,  airplane crash,  near death experience,  evacuation,  chaos,  invasion,  tension,  desperation,  survivor,  destruction,  disaster,  sleeping,  exploding body,  danger,  drowning,  underwater scene,  survival,  combat,  rifle,  battle,  rescue,  machine gun,  corpse,  teenage boy,  train,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:crash landing,  battle,  fighter pilot,  rescue attempt,  rescue mission,  flare gun,  dogfight,  stranded,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  burial,  desperation,  electronic music score,  survivor,  death of brother,  opening action scene,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  double cross,  false accusation,  death of friend,  montage,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Drama, War

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother... (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Locations:france,  beach
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:private,  invasion,  army,  death notice,  nazi occupied france,  general,  military uniform,  military officer,  rescue mission,  young soldier,  dead soldier,  killed in action,  dog tag,  medic,  canteen,  prisoner of war,  seaside,  shot in the face,  crushed to death,  bravery,  burial,  fate,  helmet,  captain,  destiny,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  drowning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  death of friend,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  violence,  death

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  hope,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier
Story:crash landing,  fighter pilot,  map,  rescue mission,  air strike,  bombardment,  scottish accent,  defeat,  goggles,  dogfight,  admiral,  film starts with text,  commander,  shipwreck,  prisoner of war,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  chaos,  bravery,  cannon,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  destiny,  general,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  double cross,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  water,  shooting,  gunfight,  battle,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. This is why Deepwater Horizon (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  blindness,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  escape,  fear
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea
Story:oil,  disaster,  ship captain,  oil spill,  malfunction,  floating,  inspired by true events,  coast,  smoke,  chain,  aerial shot,  post traumatic stress disorder,  near death experience,  evacuation,  crushed to death,  chaos,  bravery,  trapped,  flood,  destruction,  captain,  general,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  survival,  water,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic,  suspense
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  teenager
Story:casualty of war,  private,  bombardment,  medic,  commander,  aerial shot,  capture,  post traumatic stress disorder,  near death experience,  oil,  evacuation,  mute,  chaos,  bravery,  flood,  tension,  fate,  destruction,  destiny,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  danger,  double cross,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  map,  army,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:trapped underwater,  death by drowning,  escape attempt,  train station,  drowned,  frenchman,  film starts with text,  watch,  historical fiction,  aerial shot,  shot in the face,  evacuation,  electronic music score,  bullet,  rope,  suspicion,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  cover up,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  drowning,  underwater scene,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  survival,  british,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  water,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  death,  murder

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:courage,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:england
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:british army,  british soldier,  pocket watch,  face mask,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  bravery,  cannon,  colonel,  captain,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  double cross,  survival,  combat,  british,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

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Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  military,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:rescue mission,  barricade,  film starts with text,  aerial shot,  airplane crash,  near death experience,  evacuation,  target practice,  helmet,  survivor,  destruction,  captain,  death of brother,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  montage,  survival,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  corpse,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  violence,  murder

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. This is why 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:epic
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:soldier
Story:sinking ship,  admiral,  altered version of studio logo,  commander,  historical fiction,  oil,  crushed to death,  target practice,  invasion,  flood,  helmet,  destiny,  general,  exploding body,  drowning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  combat,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

The Shallows (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  sea,  beach
Story:stranded,  rescue attempt,  escape attempt,  against the odds,  flare gun,  ethnic slur,  chain,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  sand,  bravery,  trapped,  tension,  ladder,  desperation,  helmet,  race against time,  danger,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  survival,  swimming,  water,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

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Where Eagles Dare (1968) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Adventure, War

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective. (Read More)

Themes:military,  deception,  escape
Locations:france
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:british army,  british,  invasion,  general,  german army,  rescue,  rescue attempt,  rescue mission,  dead soldier,  nazi soldier,  landing,  wehrmacht,  exploding airplane,  admiral,  assumed identity,  prisoner of war,  capture,  colonel,  survivor,  helmet,  destruction,  captain,  rope,  exploding body,  suspicion,  binoculars,  pilot,  combat,  bomb,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  world war two,  train,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  sea,  boat
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Story:ship captain,  fishing boat,  life jacket,  scottish accent,  exploding airplane,  flare gun,  altered version of studio logo,  harbor,  smoke,  pier,  near death experience,  oil,  evacuation,  mute,  yacht,  bravery,  flood,  destruction,  disaster,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  survival,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  water,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  death,  murder

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Characters:hostage
Story:crash landing,  stranded,  rescue mission,  escape attempt,  wounded,  scottish accent,  admiral,  commander,  aerial shot,  capture,  near death experience,  evacuation,  crushed to death,  bravery,  survivor,  destruction,  captain,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  death

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." This is why Pearl Harbor (2001) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:harbor,  army,  trapped underwater,  aerial combat,  fishing boat,  military officer,  air attack,  royal air force,  defeat,  exploding airplane,  battleship,  torpedo,  air raid,  dogfight,  admiral,  airplane crash,  bombing,  colonel,  captain,  reading,  pilot,  drowning,  underwater scene,  map,  british,  place name in title,  bomb,  beer,  shooting,  battle,  machine gun,  world war two,  train,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  murder

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:train station,  dog tag,  assumed identity,  accidental killing,  aerial shot,  target practice,  electronic music score,  survivor,  suspicion,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  cover up,  danger,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  survival,  combat,  running,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  one word title,  death,  violence,  murder

The Great Wall (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Great Wall (2016)

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Characters:soldier
Story:army,  crash landing,  commander,  escape attempt,  gurney,  film starts with text,  historical fiction,  flag,  aerial shot,  capture,  near death experience,  evacuation,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  invasion,  cannon,  fate,  helmet,  destruction,  general,  exploding body,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  danger,  double cross,  no opening credits,  map,  combat,  bomb,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean
Characters:nurse
Story:ship sinking,  ship captain,  trapped underwater,  rescue attempt,  capsize,  visceral,  against the odds,  claustrophobic,  chaos,  bravery,  trapped,  flood,  ladder,  survivor,  destruction,  rope,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  survival,  swimming,  water,  rescue,  fire,  explosion,  father son relationship,  death

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic,  hope,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic,  suspense
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:crash landing,  newspaper headline,  rescue mission,  exploding airplane,  aerial shot,  airplane crash,  near death experience,  ensemble cast,  shot in the face,  evacuation,  crushed to death,  chaos,  bravery,  bombing,  flood,  cannon,  bullet,  destruction,  disaster,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  cover up,  race against time,  danger,  drowning,  underwater scene,  double cross,  false accusation,  death of friend,  army,  montage,  newspaper,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  violence,  death,  murder

Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. This is why Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  military,  escape
Locations:ship
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Story:crash landing,  fighter pilot,  exploding airplane,  air raid,  admiral,  gurney,  airplane accident,  sailor,  prisoner of war,  airplane crash,  post traumatic stress disorder,  bombing,  flood,  survivor,  opening action scene,  pilot,  death of friend,  survival,  combat,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fire,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

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The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  deception,  escape
Locations:england,  ship,  boat
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:newspaper headline,  rescue attempt,  escape attempt,  rescue,  begins with historical notes,  film starts with text,  railroad,  stretcher,  historical fiction,  pier,  aerial shot,  capture,  near death experience,  rowboat,  bravery,  flood,  desperation,  captain,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  one word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:colonel,  military officer,  rescue mission,  platoon,  dog tag,  exploding airplane,  flare gun,  altered version of studio logo,  plane crash,  shipwreck,  stranded,  chain,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  ensemble cast,  crushed to death,  chaos,  burial,  survivor,  destruction,  captain,  suspicion,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  pilot,  underwater scene,  double cross,  map,  survival,  combat,  running,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  corpse,  world war two,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  hope,  military,  deception,  escape,  fear
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:newspaper headline,  rescue attempt,  rescue mission,  escape attempt,  bomb,  defeat,  admiral,  altered version of studio logo,  flag,  ethnic slur,  accidental killing,  aerial shot,  airplane crash,  near death experience,  ensemble cast,  evacuation,  chaos,  target practice,  bravery,  flood,  colonel,  destruction,  captain,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  cover up,  danger,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  army,  montage,  survival,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  battle,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  military,  deception
Locations:boat
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:rescue mission,  surviving,  dog tag,  bombardment,  flare gun,  commander,  face mask,  mute,  target practice,  helmet,  general,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  cover up,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  double cross,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  survival,  british,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier
Story:newspaper headline,  wounded,  inspired by true events,  aerial shot,  shot in the face,  chaos,  bravery,  desperation,  electronic music score,  helmet,  death of brother,  danger,  double cross,  no opening credits,  montage,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  based on true story,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:ship captain,  u boat,  fishing boat,  rescue attempt,  notice,  photo,  flare gun,  harbor,  pier,  aerial shot,  shot in the face,  yacht,  suspicion,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  double cross,  map,  montage,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  water,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  murder,  violence

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Red Tails (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Red Tails (2012)

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. (Read More)

Themes:military
Period:1940s
Story:fighter pilot,  aerial combat,  messerschmitt me 109,  strafing,  squadron,  anti aircraft gun,  exploding airplane,  fighter plane,  flare gun,  dogfight,  stretcher,  plane crash,  prisoner of war,  airplane crash,  bravery,  colonel,  captain,  general,  binoculars,  death of friend,  battle,  shot in the chest,  teenage boy,  world war two,  explosion,  title spoken by character

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military,  courage,  deception,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:ship
Characters:soldier,  hostage,  nurse
Period:1940s
Story:captain,  british soldier,  crash landing,  newspaper headline,  u boat,  military officer,  army,  rescue mission,  nazi soldier,  dog tag,  fighter plane,  frenchman,  plane crash,  prisoner of war,  capture,  crushed to death,  bravery,  colonel,  general,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  pilot,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  death of friend,  montage,  combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  battle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  world war two,  train,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  death

The Four Feathers (2002)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Four Feathers (2002)

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancee give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  military,  escape,  fear
Mood:epic
Locations:england
Characters:soldier
Story:british army,  british military,  british soldier,  military uniform,  goggles,  prisoner of war,  sand,  bravery,  burial,  general,  army,  combat,  british,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder,  death

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