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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The true story of 'Desmond T. Doss' (qv), the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  religion,  marriage,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  bible,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:okinawa,  medic,  conscientious objector,  okinawa japan,  leg wound,  military cemetery,  nurse hat,  japanese soldier,  nurse outfit,  nurse uniform,  church choir,  throwing a knife,  marriage proposal,  embarrassment nudity,  embarrassing nudity,  blood donation,  seventh day adventist,  naked run,  ends with real life photos,  hit with a brick,  tourniquet,  world war one veteran,  basic training,  reference to the ten commandments,  naked man,  seppuku,  hara kiri,  thinness,  clothed male naked male,  japanese army,  pacifism,  male camaraderie,  wife beater,  pacifist,  ends with biographical notes,  guts,  court martial,  documentary footage,  cowardice,  year 1945,  feather,  war violence,  bayonet,  climbing,  tombstone,  repeated scene,  anti war,  male objectification,  intestines,  wilhelm scream,  flamethrower,  cliff,  vegetarian,  newsreel footage,  boxer shorts,  u.s. army,  male underwear,  barefoot male,  movie theater,  what happened to epilogue,  wound,  character says i love you,  rat,  hairy chest,  person on fire,  public nudity,  flash forward,  shot in the leg,  graveyard,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  world war two,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  three word title,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  nudity,  kiss

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:drunkenness
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:male camaraderie,  year 1945,  war violence,  u.s. army,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  rifle,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  beating,  world war two,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence

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Windtalkers (2002)
Action, Drama, War

Windtalkers (2002)

During World War II when the Americans needed to find a secure method of communicating they devised a code using the Navajo language. So Navajos were recruited to become what they call code talkers. They would be assigned to a unit and would communicate with other units using the code so that even though the enemy could listen they couldn't understand what they were saying. And to insure that the code is protected men are assigned to protect it at all costs. One of these men is Joe Enders, a man who sustained an injury that can make him unfit for duty but he manages to avoid it and is told of his duty and that the man he is suppose to protect is Ben Yahzee. Initially there is tension but the two men learn to get along. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  japanese army,  war violence,  bayonet,  flamethrower,  wound,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  reference to jesus christ,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  slow motion scene,  beating,  world war two,  based on true story,  knife,  explosion,  father son relationship,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:marriage
Story:marriage proposal,  ends with biographical notes,  repeated scene,  male underwear,  movie theater,  what happened to epilogue,  hairy chest,  flash forward,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  bare butt,  beating,  based on true story,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  nudity,  flashback

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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:marriage
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  japanese army,  year 1945,  bayonet,  flamethrower,  u.s. army,  no opening credits,  rifle,  letter,  shot in the head,  beating,  world war two,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. This is why Hair (1979) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  love
Locations:church
Story:military cemetery,  pacifism,  anti war,  boxer shorts,  u.s. army,  hairy chest,  public nudity,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  flashback

13 Hours (2016)
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. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:leg wound,  male camaraderie,  ends with biographical notes,  war violence,  anti war,  what happened to epilogue,  hairy chest,  person on fire,  flash forward,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  combat,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  based on true story,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Story:wilhelm scream,  newsreel footage,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  reference to jesus christ,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:pacifist,  rat,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  combat,  rifle,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  love
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:hara kiri,  seppuku,  japanese army,  bayonet,  u.s. army,  person on fire,  flash forward,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  reference to god,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  flashback

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. This is why The Four Feathers (2002) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:marriage proposal,  conscientious objector,  male camaraderie,  cowardice,  war violence,  bayonet,  combat,  reference to god,  rifle,  father son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  nudity

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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
Drama, History, War

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse
Period:1940s
Story:okinawa japan,  japanese soldier,  japanese army,  bayonet,  repeated scene,  boxer shorts,  flash forward,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  shot in the head,  world war two,  brother brother relationship,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  violence

American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible,  nurse,  soldier
Story:basic training,  repeated scene,  what happened to epilogue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  severed head,  shot in the back,  combat,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:drunkenness,  religion,  love
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:repeated scene,  male objectification,  character says i love you,  hairy chest,  person on fire,  public nudity,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  letter,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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'71 (2014)
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.

Characters:soldier
Story:hit with a brick,  medic,  bayonet,  wound,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  combat,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. This is why Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Story:anti war,  basic training,  documentary footage,  newsreel footage,  u.s. army,  no opening credits,  rifle,  letter,  slow motion scene,  beating,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  kiss

Taegukgi Hwinalrimyeo (2004) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Action, Drama, War

Taegukgi Hwinalrimyeo (2004)

In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiance Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative's house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Story:war violence,  bayonet,  anti war,  flamethrower,  wound,  shot in the back,  combat,  vomiting,  letter,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  explosion,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:religion,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery
Characters:soldier
Story:person on fire,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  combat,  reference to god,  letter,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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)

Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:japanese army,  male camaraderie,  medic,  cowardice,  war violence,  flamethrower,  u.s. army,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  vomiting,  letter,  world war two,  based on true story,  three word title,  explosion,  violence

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Story:leg wound,  cliff,  flash forward,  graveyard,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  vomiting,  bare butt,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  flashback,  nudity

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Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? This is why Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  religion
Characters:nurse
Story:basic training,  anti war,  movie theater,  wound,  person on fire,  flash forward,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  bare butt,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  violence

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:religion
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Characters:bible,  nurse,  soldier
Story:court martial,  person on fire,  flash forward,  graveyard,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  flashback

Andrey Rublev (1966)
Biography, Drama, History

Andrey Rublev (1966)

Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.

Themes:drunkenness,  religion,  love
Locations:church
Characters:bible,  soldier
Story:feather,  public nudity,  decapitation,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  knife,  father son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  nudity,  flashback

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The Lost City Of Z (2016)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

The Lost City Of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Read More)

Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:leg wound,  cowardice,  bayonet,  what happened to epilogue,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  flashback,  kiss

Australia (2008) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Locations:cemetery
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  tombstone,  cliff,  newsreel footage,  hairy chest,  graveyard,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  world war two,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  kiss

The Thin Red Line (1998)
Drama, War

The Thin Red Line (1998)

U.S. Army Private Witt (AWOL) is found and imprisoned on a troop carrier by his company First Sergeant, Welsh.The men of C Company,1st Battalion,27th Infantry Regiment,25th Infantry Division have been brought to Guadalcanal as reinforcements in the campaign to secure Henderson Field and seize the island from the Japanese. They arrive near Hill 210, a key Japanese position. Their task is to capture the hill at all cost. What happens next is a story developing about redemption and the meaningless of war. Regardless the outcome. This is why The Thin Red Line (1998) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  japanese army,  pacifism,  bayonet,  u.s. army,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  combat,  rifle,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  world war two,  explosion,  bare chested male,  blood

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Hunger (2008)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. (Read More)

Themes:religion
Characters:bible
Story:boxer shorts,  what happened to epilogue,  rat,  reference to jesus christ,  vomiting,  bare butt,  shot in the head,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  nudity,  kiss

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:bible
Period:1940s
Story:marriage proposal,  wilhelm scream,  flash forward,  shot in the back,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  kiss

Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Period:1940s
Story:ends with biographical notes,  boxer shorts,  what happened to epilogue,  hairy chest,  flash forward,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  bare butt,  world war two,  knife,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  nudity,  kiss,  flashback

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La Montana Sagrada (1973)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

La Montana Sagrada (1973)

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  religion
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery
Characters:soldier
Story:feather,  bayonet,  graveyard,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  vomiting,  bare butt,  beating,  three word title,  knife,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  nudity

The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Sadism and masochism beneath a veneer of revenge. Lou Ford is a mild-mannered sheriff's deputy in a Texas oil town in the mid 1950's. His boss sends him to roust a prostitute living in a rural house. She slaps him; he hits her, then, after daily sex for the next few weeks, he decides it's love. She's devoted to him and becomes his pawn in a revenge plot she thinks is to shakedown the son of Chester Conway, the town's wealthy king of construction. Lou has a different plan, and bodies pile up as murder leads to murder. The district attorney suspects Lou, and Conway may have an inkling, but Lou stays cool. Is love, or at least peace, in the cards? This is why The Killer Inside Me (2010) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  love
Story:character says i love you,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Enemy At The Gates (2001)
Drama, History, War

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper Konig to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:male camaraderie,  what happened to epilogue,  wound,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  shot in the head,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  kiss

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World Trade Center (2006) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Themes:marriage
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:ends with biographical notes,  documentary footage,  what happened to epilogue,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  based on true story,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  blood

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:drunkenness,  love
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:bayonet,  wound,  flash forward,  shot in the back,  combat,  rifle,  vomiting,  letter,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  kiss,  blood

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:marriage
Locations:church
Characters:nurse
Story:bayonet,  hairy chest,  flash forward,  graveyard,  rifle,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  nudity,  flashback

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Glory (1989)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers. This is why Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:leg wound,  war violence,  bayonet,  what happened to epilogue,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  combat,  letter,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church
Story:pacifism,  pacifist,  rat,  combat,  reference to jesus christ,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  knife,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

Sharon Da Silva believes that she is on the run with her adoptive father because he killed a man in self-defense when she was young. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, living under the alias of Heather Mason, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Sharon discovers he has been protecting her from a religious cult called the Order of Valtiel. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever in a place known as Silent Hill. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:church
Story:intestines,  character says i love you,  person on fire,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  letter,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  three word title,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback

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47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:cemetery
Characters:soldier
Story:seppuku,  hara kiri,  tombstone,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  shot in the head,  beating,  based on true story,  knife,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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)

Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Period:1940s
Story:basic training,  male camaraderie,  year 1945,  flamethrower,  u.s. army,  flash forward,  graveyard,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  combat,  rifle,  letter,  world war two,  based on true story,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  blood

We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Story:feather,  tombstone,  graveyard,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Mood:gore
Story:intestines,  character says i love you,  public nudity,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  knife,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:war violence,  character says i love you,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:drunkenness,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:flash forward,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  three word title,  knife,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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Anthropoid (2016) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Biography, History, Thriller, War

Anthropoid (2016)

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  church
Period:1940s
Story:barefoot male,  wound,  no opening credits,  severed head,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  combat,  reference to god,  beating,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. This is why Swiss Army Man (2016) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:leg wound,  cowardice,  flash forward,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Der Untergang (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Der Untergang (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:court martial,  cowardice,  year 1945,  vegetarian,  what happened to epilogue,  wound,  flash forward,  combat,  reference to god,  rifle,  letter,  shot in the head,  beating,  world war two,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  flashback

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Adams Aebler (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Adams Aebler (2005)

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  religion,  love
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:male underwear,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  reference to god,  rifle,  shot in the head,  beating,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

Ladder 49 (2004) is one of the best movies like Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Locations:cemetery,  church,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:male camaraderie,  rat,  flash forward,  graveyard,  reference to god,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  flashback

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  marriage
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:marriage proposal,  flamethrower,  u.s. army,  rat,  public nudity,  graveyard,  rifle,  shot in the head,  beating,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  blood

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