Movies like Brothers

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Brothers (2009)
 7.1
 108K
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 mayhem.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching, rough, suspense, twists and turns, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture, tragic hero, missing, husband wife relationship, missing in action, family relations, pow, grief, injury, twists & turns, justice, missing person, adaptation, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq

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Most similar movies to Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and dramatic films with plots about brutality, dialogue, mentor, death, runaway, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brothers: Good Kill (2014), Grace Is Gone (2007), Taking Chance (2009), Tears of the Sun (2003), Lone Survivor (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 11K
Brothers (2004)
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 ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, presumed dead, family problems, war, brother, family drama, courage, brutality, depression, politics, runaway, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 life, family problems, taliban, terrorism, murder, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, gulf war, patriotism, truth, couple relations, siblings relations, anti war, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, philadelphia, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 259K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
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, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, swat team, navy seal, selflessness, battles, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 679K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, rivalry, dark fantasy, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 54K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, family relations, practical joke, danger, tragic hero, redemption, parents and children, race against time, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, suburbs, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 222K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, street gang, friendship, policewoman, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, police investigation, latinos, gang war, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 70s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: corporal punishment, jungle, captivity, pow, escape, war crime, military, hopes, war, prison life, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: scotland, japan, asia, thailand, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, bleak, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, war, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, danger, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: rough, emotional, touching, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, pow, battles, behind enemy lines, allies, tragic hero, heroic mission, military, battle zone, hapless soldier, bondage ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 33K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, marines, court case, lawyer, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, emotional, rough, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, boot camp, military life, helicopter, u.s. army, tank, war, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
32%
 8.1
 300K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 53K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, government agency, undercover, state affairs, senator, police brutality, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, mercy killing, crime, crimes, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, sadism, prison life, power struggle, rebellion, confined, rebelliousness, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, military, friendship, soldier, disability, military hospital, under the surface, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, hostage, coping, life is a bitch, military, homecoming, anti war, politics, buddies, single parent, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: rough, serious, tense, uplifting, suspenseful ...
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 ⇓
29%
 6.1
 64K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, code, behind enemy lines, war, survival, navajo, military life, danger, friendship, courage, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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