Movies like Brothers

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Brothers (2009)
 7.1
 100K
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 mayhem.
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, intense, dramatic, rough ...
Plot: war, torture, military, guilt, murder, siblings relations, family bonds, family drama, homecoming, brothers, family, wartime life, relationships, dysfunctional family, wartime, dialogue, redemption, betrayal, life is a bitch, sacrifice, ethnic conflict, tragedy, presumed dead, death, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
The Deer Hunter
Drama, War
USA, UK
183 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about culture clash, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, war, death and tragedy mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Brothers: Stop-Loss (2008), Hart's War (2002), Taking Chance (2009), Savior (1998), Grace Is Gone (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brothers
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: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, infidelity, brothers, siblings relations, guilt, dysfunctional family, family bonds, brutality, tragedy, relationships, family, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
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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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 6.3
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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
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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 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 ...
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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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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
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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
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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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    User:   27%
 
Gardens of Stone
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, serious, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, soldier, anti war, military life, wartime life, mentor, runaway, life is a bitch, catastrophe, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, usa, washington d.c., iraq
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    User:   29%
 
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger
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: emotional, realistic, touching, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: war, iraq war, military, redemption, friendship, soldier, death, loneliness, drinking, guilt, storytelling, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
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Bat*21
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, survival, military, golf, soldier, radio, daring rescue, weapons, rescue, courage ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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: epic, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, innocence lost, friendship, insanity, brutality, drinking, violence, hunting, male nudity, small town, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, pennsylvania, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
Flags of Our Fathers
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: war, military, island, survival, torture, guilt, propaganda, violence, prejudice, death, friendship, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa, iraq, arizona ...
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    User:   26%
 
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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
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Casualties of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.0
 158K
Jarhead
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, military, insanity, death, camp, desert, violence, iraq war, male nudity, anti war, oil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, hawaii
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
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
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System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.4
 20K
Good Kill
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, war, moral dilemma, moral ambiguity, terrorism, islam, video game, propaganda, mentor, corruption, politics, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, middle east, las vegas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
Movie in collections
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Platoon
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
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System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
 7.0
 36K
Tigerland
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, clever, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, fighting the system, violence, brutality, storytelling, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, rebelliousness, basic training, war, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
 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:   26%
    User:   27%
 
 8.3
 30K
Tangerines
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, realistic, touching, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: war, civil war, ethnic conflict, humanity, gunfight, violence, anti war, wartime, mentor, islam, village, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: europe, georgia (former ussr), israel, georgia, estonia
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
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System:   25%
    User:   67%
 
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 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 ...
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
 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
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: war, revenge, vengeance, obsession, island, submarine, murder, soldier, irish, sacrifice, german, violence ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, africa, tokyo ...
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
The Railway Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: war, torture, revenge, redemption, radio, british, obsessive quest, wartime, courage, brutality, introspection, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1980
Place: asia, thailand, japan, england, burma
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: death, murder, guilt, small town, courtroom, dealing with death, tragedy, romance, starting over, life & death, relationships, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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System:   23%
    User:   27%
 

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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
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: emotional, epic, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: war, gory, civil war, survival, violence, death, soldier, betrayal, wartime, archaeologist, brutality, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
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