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The Great Dictator (1940)
Comedy, Drama, War

The Great Dictator (1940)

Twenty years after the end of WWI in which the nation of Tomainia was on the losing side, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as the ruthless dictator of the country. He believes in a pure Aryan state, and the decimation of the Jews. This situation is unknown to a simple Jewish-Tomainian barber who has since been hospitalized the result of a WWI battle. Upon his release, the barber, who had been suffering from memory loss about the war, is shown the new persecuted life of the Jews by many living in the Jewish ghetto, including a washerwoman named Hannah, with whom he begins a relationship. The barber is ultimately spared such persecution by Commander Schultz, who he saved in that WWI battle. The lives of all Jews in Tomainia are eventually spared with a policy shift by Hynkel himself, who is doing so for ulterior motives. But those motives include a want for world domination, starting with the invasion of neighboring Osterlich, which may be threatened by Benzino Napaloni, the dictator of neighboring Bacteria. Ultimately Schultz, who has turned traitor against Hynkel's regime, and the barber, may be able to join forces to take control of the situation, they using Schultz's inside knowledge of the workings of the regime and the barber's uncanny resemblance to one of those in power. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia
Mood:slapstick,  satire
Characters:jew,  soldier
Period:1910s,  1930s
Story:jewish ghetto,  barber,  dictator,  comic hero,  political satire,  foot chase,  mild violence,  funny nazi,  hitler spoof,  trenches,  invented language,  geofiction,  fictitious country,  world war one veteran,  substitution,  music score composed by director,  bolt action rifle,  prison camp,  man with no name,  globe,  biplane,  persecution,  airplane accident,  war violence,  megalomaniac,  dual role,  anti war,  impostor,  invasion,  anti semitism,  cannon,  propaganda,  falling down stairs,  battlefield,  love interest,  world war one,  directed by star,  speech,  opening action scene,  actor playing multiple roles,  mistaken identity,  controversy,  radio,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  world war two,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia
Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  man with no name,  battlefield,  directed by star,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Duck Soup (1933)
Comedy, Musical, War

Duck Soup (1933)

The country of Freedonia is in the middle of a financial crisis and on the brink of revolution. In order to gain a bail-out from the wealthy Mrs Teasdale, the government appoints Rufus T Firefly as its president. However, Mr Firefly shuns the pomp and pretentiousness of government; along with the prudence and rationality of it too. Meanwhile, the neighbouring country of Sylvania is plotting to overthrow Freedonia and sends Pinky and Chicolini to spy on Firefly. War seems inevitable. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:soldier
Period:1930s
Story:political satire,  geofiction,  fictitious country,  bolt action rifle,  anti war,  dictator,  speech,  mistaken identity,  combat,  battle,  cult film

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.

Story:invasion,  bolt action rifle,  war violence,  cannon,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  combat,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  world war two,  cult film,  violence

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia
Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  biplane,  megalomaniac,  opening action scene,  mistaken identity,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Story:cannon,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Secondhand Lions (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Secondhand Lions (2003)

A boy named Walter is dropped by his mother Mae at his great-uncles' house. Later,Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret. And rumors say that Hub & Garth, Walter's great uncles, have stolen much gold & money. (some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not?

Period:1910s
Story:world war one veteran,  bolt action rifle,  biplane,  airplane accident,  world war one,  combat,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  fistfight,  world war two,  cult film,  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)

Characters:soldier
Story:bolt action rifle,  war violence,  cannon,  battlefield,  combat,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  world war two,  violence

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Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
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)

Characters:soldier
Period:1910s
Story:biplane,  megalomaniac,  anti war,  impostor,  invasion,  cannon,  battlefield,  love interest,  world war one,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Inspector Gadget (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love.

Mood:slapstick
Story:comic hero,  foot chase,  love interest,  actor playing multiple roles,  good versus evil,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  cult film,  chase,  violence

The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an invitation to go to some middle eastern country as a guest of the sheik, but there she is abducted and finds her- self involved with the "jewel". Jack decides to rescue her with his new partner Ralph. They all go from one adventure to another... What is the story of this "jewel"? This is why The Jewel Of The Nile (1985) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Story:dictator,  cannon,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Story:megalomaniac,  invasion,  falling down stairs,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  controversy,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase

Where Eagles Dare (1968) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
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)

Characters:soldier
Story:invasion,  bolt action rifle,  war violence,  impostor,  battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  world war two,  chase,  violence

The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Story:opening action scene,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

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The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
Action, Adventure, Drama, War

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops on a neighboring island impossible. Air attack is useless so a team of six Allied and Greek soldiers is put ashore to meet up with partisans to try and dynamite the guns. The mission is perilous enough anyway but are the Germans on the island getting further help too?. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:airplane accident,  war violence,  cannon,  battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  world war two,  cult film,  violence

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. This is why Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:battle,  anti war,  opening action scene,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Young Guns (1988) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Young Guns (1988)

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  love interest,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Platoon (1986)
Drama, War

Platoon (1986)

Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:combat,  war violence,  anti war,  battlefield,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  violence

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  prison camp,  propaganda,  battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Taegukgi Hwinalrimyeo (2004)
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)

Characters:soldier
Story:war violence,  anti war,  propaganda,  battlefield,  controversy,  combat,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  violence

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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Characters:soldier
Story:megalomaniac,  battlefield,  love interest,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  impostor,  falling down stairs,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Patton (1970)
Biography, Drama, War

Patton (1970)

"Patton" tells the tale of General 'George S. Patton (I)' (qv), famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:invasion,  war violence,  cannon,  battlefield,  speech,  combat,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  world war two,  violence

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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Drama, War

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Period:1910s
Story:world war one veteran,  bolt action rifle,  biplane,  war violence,  cannon,  world war one,  combat,  hero,  machine gun,  cult film,  violence

The Medallion (2003) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The Medallion (2003)

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. (Read More)

Story:foot chase,  good versus evil,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Army Of Darkness (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. This is why Army Of Darkness (1992) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:battle,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  actor playing multiple roles,  good versus evil,  combat,  shotgun,  hero,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  cannon,  battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Story:invasion,  cannon,  battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  violence

Bulletproof Monk (2003) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase,  man with no name,  globe,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

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The Interview (2014)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:megalomaniac,  dictator,  propaganda,  controversy,  brawl,  battle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase

Street Fighter (1994)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Street Fighter (1994)

Col. William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world. This is why Street Fighter (1994) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:megalomaniac,  dictator,  battlefield,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film

Kung Fu (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Kung Fu (2004)

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. (Read More)

Mood:slapstick
Characters:soldier
Story:comic hero,  foot chase,  barber,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Jui Kuen II (1994) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Comedy

Jui Kuen II (1994)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. (Read More)

Mood:slapstick
Story:good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  cult film,  violence

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Story:foot chase,  impostor,  falling down stairs,  opening action scene,  brawl,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Soldier (1998)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi

Soldier (1998)

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:battlefield,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  violence

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Paths Of Glory (1957)
Drama, War

Paths Of Glory (1957)

The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack. This is why Paths Of Glory (1957) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Period:1910s
Story:trenches,  bolt action rifle,  anti war,  cannon,  battlefield,  world war one,  controversy,  battle,  fistfight

The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:cannon,  falling down stairs,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Action, Comedy, Drama, War

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

1983. Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the United States Marine Corps, he who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. His current rank is Gunnery Sergeant. His experiences have led him to become an opinionated, no nonsense man, who is prone to bursts of violence, especially when he's drunk, if the situation does not suit him, regardless of the specifics or people involved. Because of these actions, he has spent his fair share of overnighters behind bars. Close to retirement, one of his last assignments, one he requested, is back at his old unit at Cherry Point, North Carolina, from where he was transferred for insubordination. He is to train a reconnaissance platoon. His superior officer, the much younger and combat inexperienced Major Malcolm Powers, sees Highway as a relic of an old styled military. Highway's commanding officer, Lieutenant Ring, the platoon leader, is also a younger man who has no combat experience, but is academically inclined and happy-go-lucky. Highway finds that his team is a rag-tag bunch of slackers, who includes wannabe rock musician Stitch Jones, with who Highway had an inauspicious earlier meeting. The men in the platoon, who truly believe Highway is crazy, hate him, and don't understand why they have to follow his harsh training regimen when the United States is not currently at war. The major, who is all about efficiency regardless of combat readiness, has the same views of Highway. He is clear that he sees Highway's platoon solely as a training mechanism for his own elite squad trained by Highway's nemesis, Staff Sergeant Webster. Things for Highway and his platoon change when the United States enters into war in Grenada. Through it all, Highway tries to reconnect with his bar waitress ex-wife Aggie, he even clandestinely reading women's magazines to understand her better. Two primary obstacles stand in his way: Roy Jennings, Aggie's boss and current suitor who hates Marines, and Aggie's own remembrance of how dysfunctional their marriage was. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:war violence,  invasion,  battlefield,  directed by star,  opening action scene,  radio,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  violence

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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)

Characters:soldier
Story:invasion,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Period:1930s
Story:war violence,  invasion,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  fistfight,  world war two,  violence

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest enemies? Velma has a crush on the museum curator Patrick Wisely despite her fears of intimacy but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since annoying television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. This is why Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Story:foot chase,  love interest,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  chase

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. (Read More)

Story:dual role,  opening action scene,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  cult film,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Story:foot chase,  love interest,  opening action scene,  brawl,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

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)

Characters:soldier
Story:invasion,  war violence,  anti semitism,  mistaken identity,  controversy,  combat,  battle,  machine gun,  world war two,  violence

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Wild Wild West (1999) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Western

Wild Wild West (1999)

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. (Read More)

Story:megalomaniac,  cannon,  love interest,  opening action scene,  actor playing multiple roles,  good versus evil,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

Under-age agents Juni and Carmen Cortez set out on their newest most mind-blowing mission yet: journeying inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game designed to outsmart them, as the awe-inspiring graphics and creatures of gaming come to real life. Relying on humor, gadgetry, bravery, family bonds and lightning-quick reflexes, the Spy Kids must battle through tougher and tougher levels of the game, facing challenges that include racing against road warriors and surfing on boiling lava, in order to save the world from a power hungry villain. This is why Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940). (Read More)

Story:mild violence,  music score composed by director,  love interest,  actor playing multiple roles,  battle,  hero,  chase,  violence

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Story:foot chase,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  cult film,  chase,  violence

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Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:soldier
Story:battle,  megalomaniac,  propaganda,  controversy,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  cult film,  chase,  violence

Gangs Of New York (2002) is one of the best movies like The Great Dictator (1940)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Story:barber,  cannon,  love interest,  speech,  opening action scene,  brawl,  battle,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Story:foot chase,  megalomaniac,  invasion,  opening action scene,  good versus evil,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  fistfight,  chase,  violence

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