Movies like The Carabineers

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The Carabineers (1963)
The Carabineers (1963)
Original name: Les carabiniers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 75 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, bleak, serious, surreal, disturbing, cynical, semi serious, biting, offbeat, cult film
Plot: anti war, satire, war, military, betrayal, battles, soldier, suspense, life is a bitch, down on your luck, military life, war crime, treason, firing squad, cynicism, new wave, imaginary, french new wave
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, france, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to The Carabineers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and biting films with plots about military, soldier, war, anti war, military life, life is a bitch and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Carabineers: Black and White in Color (1976), La chinoise (1967), Kippur (2000), No Man's Land (2001), Two Men Went to War (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: inter cultural, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: world war one, colonialism, war, imperialism, blaxploitation, satire, military, soldier, french colonialism, suspense, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915, year 1914
Place: africa
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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: political, art house, philosophical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: revolution, politics, anarchist, marxist, modernism, reform, isolation, protest, university, marxism, roommate, communism ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, britain ...
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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: tense, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, battle zone, realism, jewish, judaism, terrorism, helicopter, israeli army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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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, bleak, harsh, political, talky ...
Plot: anti war, politics, soldier, military, bosnian war, survival, war, intrigue, un, bomb, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, europe, bosnia ...
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, dentist, military life, heroic mission, military, adventurer, goofy hero, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
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Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: sniper, balkan war, sibling relationship, society, state affairs, against humanity, soldier, war, military, politics, best friends, betrayal ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: world war two, escape, dentist, anti war, soldier, prison, confined, partners, buddies, down on your luck, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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20 Cigarettes (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: filmmaking, wartime life, life is a bitch, director, iraq war, military, iraq iran war, soldier, filmmaker, military base, suspense, death threat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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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: psychological, serious, captivating, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war one, war, veteran, wartime life, battles, military life, prison life, haunted by the past, soldier, life is a bitch, politics, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: biting, clever, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, planet, politics, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, war, idealism, rebellion ...
Place: france, europe
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Kilometre Zero (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Iraq, Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: travel, military life, on the road, military, society, obsessive quest, escapades, genocide, oppression, life & death, kurd, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: kurdistan, iraq, iran, middle east, paris france
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, prison, prison escape, racial issues, imperialism, blaxploitation, interracial relations, soldier, autobiography, injustice, culture clash, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: africa, senegal, france
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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: cynical, humorous, satirical, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, dark humor, military, satire, railway, family relations, army, general, british empire, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1915, year 1917 ...
Place: europe, england, france
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: surreal, political, absurd, talky, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, satire, sex, prostitution, obsession, society, vietnam war, female nudity, nude, anarchist, first contact, humanity ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, vietnam, asia, europe ...
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, biting, cynical, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, prison, concentration camp, anti war, survival, dark humor, suspense, prisoners of war, prostitution, nazi, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, germany, europe, southern italy ...
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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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, mutiny, execution, platoon, anti war protest, military training, idealist, deserter, french army, pacifist, communist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
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Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, life is a bitch, introspection, military life, mountain, dealing with death, battles, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: military, soldier, military life, family relations, golden years, human nature, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Place: chechnya, russia, germany, europe
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Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: surreal, road movie, disturbing, experimental, art house ...
Plot: satire, surrealism, murder, violence, traffic jam, cannibalism, anarchism, car, distopia, cruelty, car accident, nihilism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: jewish, football, hostage, military, soldier, life is a bitch, confined, war, wartime life, captivity, lebanese, hapless soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, friendship, military, friends, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, wartime life, holocaust, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
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Guy X (2005)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Canada, Iceland, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, offbeat
Plot: military life, mistaken identity, hapless soldier, military base, military, dishonesty, uncover truth, disorder, dark humor, isolation, vietnam war, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: denmark, europe
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The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: journalism, military, life is a bitch, soldier, war, friends, anti war, destiny, friendship, captivity, military life, skinny dipping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, epic
Plot: soldier, leadership, military, military life, life is a bitch, betrayal, battles, war, renaissance, winter, medieval, italian history ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: political, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, affectionate ...
Plot: world war one, war, anti war, mental illness, insanity, french, psychopath, small town, soldier, hospital, crazy, mental disorder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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Privates on Parade (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: world war two, lgbtq, military, gay, female impersonator, bittersweet, power relations, battles, performer's life, heroes, gays and lesbians, war ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: military, murder, investigation, police investigation, soldier, amateur detective, kidnapping, war, criminal heroes, political unrest, anti war, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, croatia
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The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Balding advertising executive Mr. Baum spends more time on a new ad campaign for purple sunglasses than he does with his own family. But suddenly he is forced to reexamine his life after a doctor tells him that he has an 'aggressive' brain ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, surreal, thought provoking, tragicomedy ...
Plot: jewish, suspense, satire, dark humor, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, race against time, introspection, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: political, sexy, melancholic, art house, witty ...
Plot: spy, assassination, politics, fighting the system, espionage, revolution, death, hotel, torture, assassin, protest, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1958, 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
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The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: political, experimental, art house, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, time travel, monastery, russian civil war, equestrian, battles, chaos, revolution, against humanity, heroes, politics, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: europe, hungary, russia
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