Movies like Brothers

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Brothers (2009)
 7.1
 104K
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, intense, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture, tragic hero, husband wife relationship, missing in action, grief, twists & turns, justice, adaptation, army, family relations, soldier, childhood sweetheart, marines, life is a bitch ...
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 realistic, serious, intense and dramatic films with plots about brutality, mentor, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, survival and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brothers: Good Kill (2014), Black Swan (2010), Taking Chance (2009), Tears of the Sun (2003), Jarhead (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 10K
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: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, soldier, family relations, family problems, family life, suburbs, pilot, suspicion, air force base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, afghanistan, middle east, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 663K
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, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, hallucinations, insanity, losing-it hero, mental illness, paranoia, rivalry, parents and children, mentally unstable, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, u.s. army, daring rescue, danger, rescue, army, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 163K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, military life, marines, death, anti war, pride and honor, boot camp, basic training, war, military, american soldier, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1983, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 250K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, terrorism, military life, selflessness, navy seal, squad, war, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 214K
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, friendship, policewoman, street gang, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, crime, responsibility, crimes, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: emotional, touching, sincere, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, military, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, loneliness, friendship, iraq war, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: mind game, crimes, manhunt, law enforcement, family relations, couple relations, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, psychopath, justice, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, danger, captivity, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, sincere, touching ...
Plot: fame, loss of friend, war, military, survival, danger, homecoming, selflessness, propaganda, battle zone, battles, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pacific ocean, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: friendship, homecoming, soldier, 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 ⇓
34%
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, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: gulf war, military, helicopter, boot camp, military life, soldier, u.s. army, tank, war, redemption, introspection, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, anti war, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, disturbing, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: marines, court case, lawyer, army investigation, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, battleship, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, hopes, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, washington d.c., iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
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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 ...
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crime, civil rights, homecoming, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, 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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, chess, soldier, patriotism, convict, sergeant, sadism, fighting the system, rebellion, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ 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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, state affairs, undercover, government agency, senator, police brutality, war on terror, surveillance, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., north africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 63K
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, rough, emotional ...
Plot: code, behind enemy lines, war, survival, navajo, danger, military life, friendship, courage, top secret, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 49K
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, serious, rough, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army, black people ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, escapades, wartime life, survival, against the odds, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 288K
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, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 53K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: 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 ...
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, practical joke, danger, tragic hero, redemption, parents and children, family relations, race against time, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, california
⇓ 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: emotional, psychological, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, loss of child, investigation, loss of son, hit and run, redemption, car, baseball, revenge, vengeance, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 131K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, russian, camp, survival, partisan, war, self sacrifice, escape, forest, rebellion, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, talky, touching, rough, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, pow, behind enemy lines, allies, winter, war, german, redemption, heroic mission, heroes, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, louisiana, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, torture, burned alive, one man army, martial arts, danger, military, soldier, escape, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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