Movies like Brothers 2004

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Brothers
Original name: Brødre
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some days earlier. While on the search, his helicopter is shot down and he is taken as a prisoner of war, but is reported dead to the family.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, gloomy, serious, dramatic, touching, harsh, intense ...
Plot: war, infidelity, brothers, siblings relations, guilt, dysfunctional family, family bonds, brutality, tragedy, relationships, family, secrets, family problems, betrayal, prisoner, family drama, family relations, culture clash, redemption, psychology, sacrifice, idealism, family life, civil war, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
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After the Wedding
Drama
Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
120 min.
 7.8
Burnt by the Sun
Drama, War
Russia, France
135 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, mentor, tragedy, catastrophe, brutality and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Brothers: Open Hearts (2002), After the Wedding (2006), The Inheritance (2003), Burnt by the Sun (1994), Savior (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brothers
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: war, torture, military, guilt, murder, siblings relations, family bonds, family drama, homecoming, brothers, family, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq
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 7.6
 9K
Open Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, adultery, loneliness, romance, couple relations, tragedy, relationships, dogma, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
After the Wedding
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: wedding, idealism, marriage, family, terminal illness, father daughter relationship, life turned upside down, adultery, death, hotel, infidelity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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The Inheritance
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, meditative, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, marriage, crumbling marriage, drinking, capitalism, family drama, parents and children, hotel, infidelity, restaurant, swedish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, southern france ...
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    User:   38%
 
Burnt by the Sun
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, russian, communism, father daughter relationship, revolution, tragedy, love, marriage, parents and children, idealism, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, poland
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    User:   38%
 
 7.3
 9K
Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, redemption, civil war, genocide, soldier, ethnic conflict, blood, atrocity, mercenary, wartime, brutality, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Mother of Mine
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: innocence lost, finnish, immigrants, adoption, childhood, swedish, orphan, wartime, children, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sweden, tokyo, germany, japan, poland ...
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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Prisoner of the Mountains
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: war, prison, friendship, culture clash, islam, drinking, russian, soldier, wartime, village, anti war, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, poland, chechnya, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 11K
Ararat
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: genocide, politics, freedom, memory, death, haunted by the past, ethnic conflict, holocaust, jews, islam, against humanity, filmmaking ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1915 ...
Place: canada, turkey, middle east, israel, armenia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
In a Better World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, loneliness, childhood, bullying, revenge, adolescence, father son relationship, vengeance, parenthood, violence, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, denmark, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
 8.2
 114K
Incendies
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: civil war, torture, twins, assassination, rape, identity, massacre, storytelling, muslim, brutality, tragedy, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
Grace Is Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, death, road trip, military, father daughter relationship, on the road, parents and children, family drama, gulf war, courage, family, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, iraq, minnesota, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
Welcome to Sarajevo
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, civil war, journalism, adoption, ethnic conflict, orphan, genocide, brutality, anti war, political, vietnam war, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
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Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
Things We Lost in the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, childhood, drugs, death, drugs/alcohol, interracial romance, drug addiction, funeral, depression, redemption, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
A Time for Drunken Horses
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: children, coming of age, childhood, poverty, parents and children, culture clash, new wave, loneliness, siblings relations, sisters, family in crisis, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, tokyo, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
A Midnight Clear
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, friendship, tragedy, violence, buddies, wartime, german, nazis, storytelling, courage, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
Before the Rain
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: violence, politics, fall in love, brutality, storytelling, wartime, crimes, civil war, war, tragedy, danger, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
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Stop-Loss
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: war, military, gulf war, politics, friendship, iraq war, courage, soldier, homecoming, islam, violence, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, iraq, canada, usa, middle east ...
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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, friendship, female protagonist, strong female character, american abroad, relationships, introspection, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
The Celebration
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, hotel, depression, suicide, child abuse, incest, secret, birthday, male nudity, violence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 7.5
 12K
Taking Chance
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, war, sacrifice, iraq war, death, soldier, guilt, gulf war, courage, political, military life, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, wyoming, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
Like Father, Like Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, children, father son relationship, lawyer, parents and children, relationships, family bonds, hospital, life turned upside down, mentor, family drama, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
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 6.6
 398
Two Deaths
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, dialogue driven, infidelity, tragic love, judaism, political unrest ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, romania, rio de janeiro, new york, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
 6.3
 47K
Hart's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   24%
 
 7.3
 19K
Birdy
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, mental illness, war, obsession, coming of age, psychology, unlikely friendships, storytelling, mental institution, insanity, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
Generation Kill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, morality, courage, violence, soldier, anti war, dialogue, politics, political, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   23%
 
Beasts of No Nation
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
Plot: innocence lost, war, civil war, violence, blood, brutality, violent, visceral, brainwashing, mentor, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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System:   22%
    User:   18%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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