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The Carabineers (1963)
 6.9
 3K
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, suspense, cynical, surreal, disturbing, semi serious ...
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, serious, bleak and suspense films with plots about war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, satire and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Carabineers: Black and White in Color (1976), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), La chinoise (1967), No Man's Land (2001), Ambush (1999). 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: suspense, dark humor, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, satire, colonialism, racism, military life, interracial relations, state affairs, politics, escapades, society ...
Time: year 1915, year 1914, 1910s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, cynical, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, military, family relations, wartime life, siblings relations, superior officer, infantrymen, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, state affairs, lifestyle, fighting the system, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.9
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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, sentimental, humorous, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, military, dishonesty, satire, military life, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military life, battles, danger, military, behind enemy lines, heroes, losing-it hero, soldier, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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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, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, stylized ...
Plot: danger, anti war, military, battle zone, soldier, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, world war one, mountain, battles, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
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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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: soldier, dentist, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, danger, escapades ...
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66%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shot Through the Heart (1998)
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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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, suspense, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, heroic mission, survival, desert, wartime life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: biting, suspense, tense, witty, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 116 min.
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Country: Italy, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 104 min.
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41%
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Duration: 175 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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