Movies like Buffalo Soldiers

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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
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Buffalo Soldiers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.
Style: dark humor, witty, cynical, realistic, clever, humorous, stylized, twists and turns, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: military, corruption, heroin, cold war, drug abuse, violence, soldier, black market, death, drugs, weapons, anti-hero, war, drugs/alcohol, military life, gulf war, military base, brutality, wartime, weed, crime, civil war, arms dealing, politics, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, iraq, berlin germany, vietnam
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Lord of War
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Germany, France
122 min.
 7.6
No Man's Land
Drama, War
France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
98 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, clever and dark humor films with plots about dialogue, brutality, corruption, violence, crimes, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Buffalo Soldiers: The Last Supper (1995), Leaves of Grass (2009), God Bless America (2011), Homegrown (1998), Lord of War (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Last Supper
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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Leaves of Grass
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, intellectual, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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System:   75%
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God Bless America
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey
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Homegrown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, drugs, weed, buddies, murder, drug dealing, gunfight, twists & turns, countryside, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   65%
 
 7.6
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Lord of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, arms dealer, cold war, corruption, greed, morality, organized crime, drug addiction, betrayal, murder, arms dealing, world politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: africa, europe, latin america, bolivia, beirut lebanon
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To Die For
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Style: dark humor, clever, disturbing, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, television, murder, journalism, crime, manipulation, blind ambition, hitman, desire for fame, crime gone awry, pornography, media satire ...
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Country: USA
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Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: witty, semi serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
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    User:   70%
 
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Death to Smoochy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   59%
 
Beautiful Creatures
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Petula and Dorothy cover up the accidental murder of one jerk boyfriend, they hatch a hilarious scheme to collect a huge ransom.
Style: clever, serious, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, violence, crime, dog, obsession, crimes, sexualized violence, brutality, deadly, women, pornography ...
Time: 90s
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The Ax
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, workplace, murder, unlikely criminals, unemployment, political, alternate reality, greed, police investigation, crime, assassination, life philosophy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
 7.1
 141K
War Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: dramatic, entertaining, suspense, interesting, intense ...
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, military, iraq war, betrayal, friendship, drugs, revenge, greed, rags to riches, weapons, war ...
Time: year 2008, year 2005, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, florida, jordan, pentagon ...
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System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 9K
Two Hands
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, australian, gangster, bank robbery, violence, murder, nothing goes right, stylish, death, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, england, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 7.6
 182K
Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
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Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
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    User:   47%
 
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Three Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: gulf war, war, treasure hunt, military, desert, culture clash, torture, violence, politics, death, oil, gold ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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System:   53%
    User:   42%
 
Who'll Stop the Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
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System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
The Hunting Party
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
Style: realistic, cynical, rough, serious, talky ...
Plot: journalism, war, vengeance, civil war, genocide, revenge, death, hunting, track down, adventure, politics, political ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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
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System:   49%
    User:   59%
 
Very Bad Things
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, death, friends, buddies, guilt, prostitution, gratuitous violence, brutality, unlikely criminals, desert, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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Made
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, drug abuse, buddies, dialogue driven, organized crime, gangsters, dialogue, gangster, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   47%
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Reservation Road
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, emotional, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: crime, irish, danger, pornography, mentor, hospital, corruption, violence, undercover, british, brutality, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, middle east, england ...
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    User:   40%
 
 6.6
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Clay Pigeons
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, crime, infidelity, desert, neo noir, murder mystery, couple relations, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
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    User:   36%
 
 5.8
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Novocaine
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: clever, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, crime, betrayal, drugs, unlikely criminals, neo noir, twists & turns, murder mystery, cons and scams, mystery, crimes, neo-noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
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System:   44%
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Criminal
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, surprise ending, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, casino, hotel, forgery, chase, con artists, heist, con men, twists & turns, plot twist, greed, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 61K
MASH
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: military, war, camp, anti war, buddies, wartime, vietnam war, irreverent, culture clash, dialogue, insanity, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 6.2
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Dom Hemingway
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: dark humor, stylized, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, money, redemption, prison, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, drugs, crimes, gangsters, cancer, revenge, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, france, french riviera
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
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Miami Blues
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: serious, cynical, dark humor, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, neo noir, brutality, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Night of the Generals
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crime, police investigation, serial killer, wartime, nazis, war, murder mystery, german, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: france, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 

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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Duration: 122 min.
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Plot: journalism, politics, civil war, war, death, murder, blood, political, world politics, corruption, idealism, brutality ...
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