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The Carabineers (1963)
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The Carabineers (1963)
Original name: Les Carabiniers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
Style: thought provoking, offbeat, bleak, serious, biting, cynical, surreal, disturbing, semi serious, cult film
Plot: anti war, satire, new wave, war, military, soldier, battles, betrayal, life is a bitch, imaginary, military life, down on your luck, treason, war crime, firing squad, cynicism, french new wave
Time: 60s
Place: egypt, africa, france, middle east, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, bleak, serious and semi serious films with plots about war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, wartime life and satire mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Carabineers: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Black and White in Color (1976), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), La chinoise (1967), Kippur (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, satirical, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, satire, soldier, military, world war one, siblings relations, family relations, state affairs, war, military life, superior officer, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
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95%
Black and White in Color (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, France, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: satire, soldier, military, colonialism, human spirit, state affairs, war, political unrest, military life, culture clash, racism, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, danger, military, soldier, battle zone, life is a bitch, introspection, military life, battles, dealing with death, war
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.2
 6K
La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: clever, thought provoking, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, state affairs, crimes, fighting the system, student life, youth, satire, deadly, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, war wound, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, rough, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, survival, anti war, soldier, bomb, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, tragic hero, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
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Two Men Went to War (2002)
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic, offbeat
Plot: soldier, dentist, military, adventurer, goofy hero, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, escapades, danger, army investigation, battles ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, france, europe, english channel
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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, captivating, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, gory, military life, politics, haunted by the past, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war ...
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69%
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The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, tense, captivating ...
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How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, war, politics, working class, danger, survival, frame up, military, desert, basic training, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious
Plot: racism, soldier, military, culture clash, war, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, against humanity, injustice, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: military, d day, anti war, naval officer, american in the uk, mental illness, love affair, war, romance, fall in love, love and romance, battle of the sexes ...
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51%
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Time: 80s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, paris france, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Country: UK, USA
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
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Let's Have a Brainwash (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, captivating, sincere, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, clever, realistic, biting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, war crime, genocide, atrocity, life is a bitch, state affairs, against humanity, war, ethnic, gory, soldier, anti war ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Italy
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Style: biting, tense, witty, clever, experimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
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Style: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 65K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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