Most Similar Movies to Grave of the Fireflies (1988)


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The Hurt Locker (2008), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Testament of Youth (2014), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Dunkirk (2017), No Man's Land (2001) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

7.6/10 Thriller, War, Drama

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

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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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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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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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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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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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No Man's Land (2001)

No Man's Land (2001)

7.9/10 War, Drama

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

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Jakob the Liar (1999)

Jakob the Liar (1999)

6.6/10 Drama, War

During World War II, an ordinary inhabitant of a ghetto fakes news about Allied offensives to inspire hope for other victims of the Nazi regime.

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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

6.4/10 Action, Drama, Thriller, War

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

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Brother (2000)

Brother (2000)

7.2/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

8.6/10 War, Drama

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

[Saving Private Ryan] accomplishes something I had been taught was most difficult -- making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat.

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Turtles Can Fly (2004)

Turtles Can Fly (2004)

8.1/10 War, Drama

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

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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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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

7.6/10 War, Romance, Drama, Adventure

In 1926, a U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

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Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor (2013)

7.5/10 Action, War, Drama, Biography

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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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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Flame & Citron (2008)

Flame & Citron (2008)

7.3/10 Action, Thriller, War, Romance, Drama, History

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

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Coming Home (1978)

Coming Home (1978)

7.3/10 War, Romance, Drama

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

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Lore (2012)

Lore (2012)

7.1/10 Drama, Romance, War

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

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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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Green Zone (2010)

Green Zone (2010)

6.8/10 Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

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