Movies Most Similar to Murphy's War (1971)

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The Big Red One (1980)

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Drama, War

World War I: In November 1918, a United States Army private, using his trench knife, kills a surrendering German Army soldier.
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Stalingrad (1993)

Starring: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Drama, War

In August 1942, German soldiers enjoy leave in Cervo, Liguria, Italy after fighting in North Africa, where Unteroffizier Manfred "Rollo" Rohleder and Obergefreiter Fritz Reiser are both introduced to Leutnant Hans von Witzland, who is their new platoon commander.
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Ambush (1999)

Starring: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen, Taisto Reimaluoto
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Drama, War

Ambush (Finnish: Rukajärven tie) is a 1999 Finnish war film directed by Olli Saarela.
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)

Starring: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

Private David Manning is a soldier in the 28th Infantry Division, and as a result of the horrendous fighting in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, he is the sole survivor of his platoon.
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Only the Brave (2006)

Starring: Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Greg Watanabe, Mark Dacascos
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Drama, War

In 1953, Jimmy Takata (Nishikawa) suffers from "battle fatigue" (posttraumatic stress disorder), to the great concern of his wife, Mary (Tomita).
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The Blockhouse (1973)

Starring: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp, Per Oscarsson
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, War

The Blockhouse is a 1973 drama film directed by Clive Rees and starring Peter Sellers and Charles Aznavour. It is based on a 1955 novel by Jean-Paul Clébert.
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USS Seaviper (2012)

Genres: Action, Drama, War

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Das Boot (1981)

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch
Duration: 2h 29mins
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Das Boot (German pronunciation: [das ˈboːt], English: "The Boat") is a 1981 West German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann.
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The Biggest Battle (1978)

Starring: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma, John Huston
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, War

During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Wehrmacht officer Manfred Roland organizes a dinner with a group of friends and international acquaintances to celebrate the event.
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Fury (2014)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

In the beginning of the film, a prologue says Allied tanks were defeated by the more advanced German tanks.
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Too Late the Hero (1970)

Starring: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews
Duration: 2h 25mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

In the 1942 Pacific War theater of World War II, Lieutenant Sam Lawson, USN, is a Japanese-language interpreter who — so far — has avoided combat.
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The Sea Wolves (1980)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Action, History, War

During World War II, German submarines are sinking thousands of tons of British merchant shipping.
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Force 10 From Navarone (1978)

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero
Duration: 1h 58mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

In 1943, Major Keith Mallory (Robert Shaw) and Sergeant Donovan "Dusty" Miller (Edward Fox) from British Commandos, are sent to find and eliminate Nicolai (a German spy, Colonel von Ingorslebon), who previously betrayed the Navarone mission to the Germans and is now believed to have successfully infiltrated the Yugoslav Partisans as "Captain Lescovar" (Franco Nero).
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The Mckenzie Break (1970)

Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

At a Prisoner of War (POW) camp for Germans in the north of Scotland, Kapitän zur See Willi Schlüter (Helmut Griem) – a submariner – challenges the authority of the camp’s embattled Commanding Officer, Major Perry (Ian Hendry).
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U-571 (2000)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi
Duration: 1h 56mins
Genres: Action, War

During the Battle of the Atlantic, after sinking a merchant ship from an Allied convoy, German U-boat U-571 has her engines badly damaged by depth charges from a British destroyer.
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Greyhound (2020)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Matt Helm
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Action, Drama, History

During the Battle of the Atlantic, convoy HX-25, consisting of 37 Allied ships, is making its way to Liverpool.
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Bat*21 (1988)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, War

During the last days of the Vietnam War, USAF Lieutenant colonel Iceal E.
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The Deep (1977)

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

While scuba-diving near shipwrecks off Bermuda, vacationing couple David Sanders and Gail Berke recover a number of artifacts, including an ampoule of amber-coloured liquid and a medallion bearing the image of a woman and the letters "S.
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Spy Who Loved Me is a 1977 spy film, the tenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions.
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In Enemy Hands (2004)

Starring: William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Thomas Kretschmann, Clark Gregg
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

The movie begins with old film footage of World War II with a narrator explaining that Germany produced hundreds of U-boats to control the Atlantic.
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