Movies like Brothers 2004

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Brothers (2004)
 7.5
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Brothers (2004)
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: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, war, brother, family drama, courage, brutality, depression, politics, runaway, siblings relations, captivity, survival, military, family relations, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, pow, helicopter, haunted by the past, favoritism among siblings, military hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo

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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, runaway, dialogue, mentor, military, brutality and death mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brothers: A Second Chance (2014), Incendies (2010), Open Hearts (2002), After the Wedding (2006), Grace Is Gone (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Brothers (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, 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: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, homecoming, wartime life, couple relations, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, babies and infants, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, society, injustice, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 135K
Incendies (2010)
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: disturbing, realistic, psychological, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: rape, torture, incest rape, massacre, twins, prison, self discovery, son, pregnant from rape, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2009 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, secret love, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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After the Wedding (2006)
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, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: iraq war, support group, insomnia, family relations, parents and children, gulf war, patriotism, truth, anti war, innocence lost, on the road, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.2
 918
The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, isolation, military, military life, british army, confined, danger, desert, chaos, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 1K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, tense
Plot: self discovery, military, basic training, military life, family relations, siblings relations, military base, parents and children, petty job, hopes, soldier, british army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Inheritance (2003)
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, enigmatic, meditative, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family business, family values, family problems, love and romance, inheritance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, southern france, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
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, emotional, rough, touching ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, orphan, war, family relations, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
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: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, pow, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 802
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: soldier, espionage, survival, dysfunctional family, village, society, captivity, battles, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, political unrest, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
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, disturbing, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, power relations, anti war, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 22K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family life, family relations, family problems, taliban, terrorism, murder, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, afghanistan, middle east, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: psychological, rough, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, wartime life, survival, fighting the system, life is a bitch, political unrest, danger, society, rebellion, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 2K
Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 279
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, gory, military life, politics, haunted by the past, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 671
Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: war, anti war, idealism, friends, danger, journalism, media, buddies, soldier, military, journalist, war correspondent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
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: tense, rough, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 38K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 13K
Taking Chance (2009)
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: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, patriotism, military life, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mother of Mine (2005)
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: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, life is a bitch, family relations, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, refugees, family problems, hopes, loss of father, self discovery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: sweden, finland, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 11K
Ararat (2002)
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, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, war crime, atrocity, filmmaking, self discovery, family problems, against humanity, haunted by the past, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, armenia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, family relations, war, family life, childhood sweetheart, village, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 15K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, intense ...
Plot: political unrest, legal, family in crisis, religions or cults, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 7K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, couple relations, hopes, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, teenage life, fall in love, single parent, innocence lost, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, soldier, war, captivity, anti war, confined, society, strong violent content, undisciplined, military, atrocity, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1946
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
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: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family drama, family, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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