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, self discovery, military, family relations, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, graphic violence, family life, pow, helicopter, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about military, culture clash, soldier, runaway, ethnic conflict, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Brothers: Incendies (2010), A Second Chance (2014), Open Hearts (2002), After the Wedding (2006), Grace Is Gone (2007). 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, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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100%
 8.3
 143K
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: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: pregnant from rape, rape, twins, torture, incest rape, massacre, prison, self discovery, family relations, son, haunted by the past, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, year 2009 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, montreal, canada
⇓ 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, losing-it hero, social decay, 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%
 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, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, extramarital affair, love triangle, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, gulf war, truth, family problems, anti war, couple relations, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 813
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, life is a bitch, military, survival, dysfunctional family, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 937
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, military life, isolation, british army, chaos, desert, danger, confined, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, orphanage, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ 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, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, rape, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 677
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: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, anti war, military, danger, media, idealism, buddies, graphic violence, soldier, war, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: hostage, pow, russian soldier, war, prison, soldier, confined, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, war violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family values, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, south of france, copenhagen ...
⇓ 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, survival, wartime life, tragic hero, fighting the system, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, political unrest, heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: thought provoking, psychological, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family relations, family problems, family life, taliban, terrorism, murder, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, new york ...
⇓ 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, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, philadelphia, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Hero's Welcome (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: soldier, haunted by the past, homecoming, anti war, life is a bitch, military, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, medical examination, post traumatic stress disorder, danger, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 2K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: military, self discovery, military life, siblings relations, military base, basic training, family relations, hopes, parents and children, soldier, petty job, british army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 262K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, swat team, military life, battles, selflessness, squad, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ 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: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, refugee, hopes, refugees, family problems, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, sweden, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 472
In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, haunted by the past, homecoming, losing-it hero, introspection, military, family problems, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, politics, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, soldier, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, parents and children, family gatherings, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 20K
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, u.s. military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: psychological, rough, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, under the surface, military hospital, disability, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 39K
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, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, unlikely friendships, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 16K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France, Qatar
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, religions or cults, family in crisis, 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%