Most Similar Movies to Empire of the Sun (1987)


If you are looking for movies like Empire of the Sun (1987), you might like movies with tags : pilot, soldier, young boy, doctor, bleak, inspiring, emotional, china, prison camp, war, prison, air force, world war ii, adventure, growing up, sacrifice, 1940s.


Katyn (2007), The Great Escape (1963), Dunkirk (2017), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Flags of our Fathers (2006), We Were Soldiers (2002), Ivan's Childhood (1962) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Katyn (2007)

Katyn (2007)

7.0/10 Drama, History, War

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

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The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape (1963)

8.2/10 Thriller, War, Drama, Adventure, History

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

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Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017)

7.9/10 Action, Thriller, War, Drama, History

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

7.4/10 Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

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Flags of our Fathers (2006)

Flags of our Fathers (2006)

7.1/10 Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

We Were Soldiers (2002)

7.1/10 Action, Drama, History, War

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

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Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Ivan's Childhood (1962)

8.1/10 War, Drama

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

7.5/10 Action, Drama, History, War

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

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Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain (1969)

7.0/10 Action, Drama, History, War

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

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Fury (2014)

Fury (2014)

7.6/10 Action, War, Drama

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

8.1/10 War, Drama, Biography, History

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

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Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

8.9/10 War, Drama

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

With seemingly effortless grace and skill, Schindler's List balances fear and exaltation, humor and horror, love and death. It evokes, superbly, a time of savagery and grief, and the inexplicable, stunning compassion that rises within and against it.

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The Killing Fields (1984)

The Killing Fields (1984)

7.8/10 War, Drama, Biography, History

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

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Gettysburg (1993)

Gettysburg (1993)

7.6/10 War, Drama, History

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

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Red Cliff II (2009)

Red Cliff II (2009)

7.6/10 Action, War, Drama, History

Second and final part of an epic tale about a legendary ancient battle that changed the course of China history.

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Red Cliff (2008)

Red Cliff (2008)

7.4/10 Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

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Testament of Youth (2014)

Testament of Youth (2014)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama, History, War

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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Missing in Action (1984)

Missing in Action (1984)

5.4/10 Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.

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Army of Shadows (1969)

Army of Shadows (1969)

8.2/10 War, Drama

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

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Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

6.8/10 Drama, History, War

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

7.8/10 War, Drama

Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

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