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: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching, gloomy, serious, dramatic, harsh, intense ...
Plot: prisoner, siblings relations, war, military, family relations, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, pow, helicopter, family problems, haunted by the past, favoritism among siblings, military hospital, presumed dead, sibling relationship, infidelity, mental breakdown, cheating wife, criminal, gun, brother, adultery, jealous husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 touching films with plots about soldier, military, life is a bitch, runaway, culture clash, family relations and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brothers: A Second Chance (2014), After the Wedding (2006), Incendies (2010), Open Hearts (2002), Good Kill (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, wartime life, couple relations, homecoming, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: tense, realistic, touching, serious, rough ...
Plot: babies and infants, social decay, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, disorder, buddies, law enforcement, moral dilemma, injustice, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 127K
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, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: rape, torture, massacre, twins, prison, self discovery, son, haunted by the past, family secret, uncover truth, civil war, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 21K
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: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: moral dilemma, drone, military, war, suburbs, family problems, family life, soldier, family relations, air force base, suspicion, pilot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, afghanistan, middle east, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sincere, gloomy, realistic, biting, serious ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, take over, worn out, family life, family values, family business, family problems, family relations, inheritance, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 659
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, anti war, danger, friends, journalism, idealism, buddies, media, war correspondent, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, pow, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, military officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: siblings relations, hopes, military base, military, soldier, military life, basic training, parents and children, officers and cadets, self discovery, petty job, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 906
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: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, danger, isolation, survival, desert, chaos, confined, chaos and mayhem, war, hapless soldier, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 12K
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, patriotism, military life, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, self discovery, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, salt lake city utah, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 106
Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, under the surface, military hospital, homecoming, paralysis, hospital, friends, disability, haunted by the past, soldier, military, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 1K
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family life, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, euthanasia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 767
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, chaos and mayhem, war, wartime life, parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, hostages, dysfunctional family, state affairs, domestic disturbance, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 606
Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, injustice, feminism, gender, soldier, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, introspection, family relations, breakup, tennis, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, estrangement, human nature, mouse, unfulfillment, teenage life, family life, family problems, solace, death in the family, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
22%
A Hero's Welcome (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: soldier, homecoming, military life, life is a bitch, anti war, haunted by the past, military, sibling relationship, forest, diving, camouflage, undressing someone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: biting, realistic, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, state affairs, war, survival, tragic hero, animal life, fighting the system, ethnic, political unrest, danger, society, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
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, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, homecoming, angel, military hospital, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: innocence lost, anti war, society, misfit, human nature, coming of age, refugees, family relations, eccentric family, human spirit, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: finland, sweden, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: soldier, village life, love and romance, teenage love, social relations, power relations, battle zone, family relations, infantrymen, battles, village, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: belgium, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 684
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, homecoming, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, family gatherings, golden years, countryside, university, college, elderly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, canada, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, anti war, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ 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: soldier, pow, war, samurai, captivity, anti war, undisciplined, society, atrocity, military, escape attempt, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946, 1940s, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, redemption, love affair, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 412
Two Deaths (1995)
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: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, intrigue, dishonesty, couples, political unrest, society, love and romance, war, master and servant, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%