Movies Similar to While at War (2019)

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Emperor (2012)

Starring: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.
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The Official Story (1985)

Starring: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The film is set in Argentina in 1983, in the last year of the country's last military dictatorship, during which a campaign of state-sponsored terrorism produced thousands of killings and torture of accused political leftists and innocents alike, who were buried in unmarked graves or became desaparecidos.
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Drama, War

The Children of Huang Shi (Chinese: 黄石的孩子; working title: The Bitter Sea, also known as Escape from Huang Shi and Children of the Silk Road) is a 2008 historical war drama film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chow Yun-fat, Radha Mitchell, and Michelle Yeoh, and directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
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The Endless Trench (2019)

Starring: Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara, José Manuel Poga
Duration: 2h 27mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1936, at the start of the Spanish Civil War, a newly-married man who has criticized Franco's army and government fears that he will be the victim of reprisal killings and goes into hiding.
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford
Duration: 2h 15mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

As three US servicemen – Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, and Navy Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John "Doc" Bradley – are feted as heroes in a war bond drive, they reflect on their experiences via flashback.
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Land and Freedom (1995)

Starring: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Drama, War

The film's narrative unfolds in a long flashback.
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Beyond the Gates (2005)

Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Shooting Dogs, released in the United States as Beyond the Gates, is a 2005 film, directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt, Hugh Dancy and Clare-Hope Ashitey.
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Copenhagen (2002)

Starring: Stephen Rea, Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Copenhagen is a 2002 British television drama film written and directed by Howard Davies, and starring Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea, and Francesca Annis.
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Massacre in Rome (1973)

Starring: Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern, John Steiner
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The film stars Richard Burton as the Rome Gestapo chief Herbert Kappler, who carries out the killings of 335 mostly randomly and hurriedly selected victims in revenge for partisans killing 33 Germans: using a ratio of ten Italian victims for every German.
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Rebellion (2011)

Starring: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger
Duration: 2h 16mins
Genres: Action, Drama, History

In New Caledonia, a French overseas colony, 30 policemen are taken hostage by a group of separatists.
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Pathfinders: in the Company of Strangers (2011)

Starring: Christopher Serrone, Michael Conner Humphreys, Philip De Lorenzo, Kyle Erickson
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Action, Drama, History

Untold and lost history.
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The Battle of Canudos (1997)

Starring: José Wilker, Cláudia Abreu, Paulo Betti, Marieta Severo
Duration: 2h 50mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Based on the true story of the tragic war of Canudos in the late 1890's.
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)

Starring: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu
Duration: 2h 18mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
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The Tobacconist (2018)

Starring: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The Tobacconist may refer to: The Tobacconist (magazine), a trade paper published by J.
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)

Starring: Liang Zhang, Yung Pan, Shao-tien Hsiung, Wen-ting Chiang
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The movie does not have a central storyline, though it follows individual members of a Chinese family during the Nanking Massacre.
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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase
Duration: 2h 21mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

In 2005, Japanese archaeologists explore tunnels on Iwo Jima, where they find something in the dirt.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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The Star (2002)

Starring: Igor Petrenko, Artyom Semakin, Aleksey Panin, Aleksey Kravchenko
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

A team of Soviet scouts is sent behind enemy lines to find the location of the German armor forces. The Soviets wait until night, and open up with an artillery barrage.
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April Captains (2000)

Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The film opens on the evening of 24 April 1974, as a young conscript soldier (Daniel) kisses farewell to his girlfriend (Rosa) before boarding a train from Lisbon back to his Army base at Santarem.