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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
Plot: anti war, 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, europe, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, wartime life and battles mostly in War, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Carabineers: Kippur (2000), Ambush (1999), Two Men Went to War (2002), Black and White in Color (1976), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, war, battle zone, military life, realism, danger, anti war, life is a bitch, military, helicopter, injury ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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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, rough ...
Plot: war, military life, military, danger, battles, soldier, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, world war two, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: dentist, soldier, officers and cadets, goofy hero, heroes, anti heroes, wartime life, war, military, power relations, battles, nobody believes ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: soldier, military, colonialism, escapades, war, state affairs, interracial relations, battles, culture clash, imperialism, wartime life, politics ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, introspection, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death, soldier, military, danger, battle zone, battles, military life
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
Plot: soldier, friends, wartime life, down on your luck, hopes, adventure, heroes, escapades, war, nothing goes right, confined, dentist ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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84%
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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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, prison life, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, writer's life, wartime life, battles, politics, prison, military ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
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: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, soldier, interracial relations, society, injustice, military, culture clash, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, confined, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, train, sniper, siblings relations, against humanity, state affairs, war, best friends, genocide, society, anti war, battles ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
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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: thought provoking, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, fighting the system, youth, state affairs, student life, crimes, deadly, rebellion, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, school, military, hospital, anti war, life is a bitch, atrocity, innocence lost, leadership, military life, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
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Style: disturbing, captivating, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: atrocity, war crime, genocide, state affairs, wartime life, gory, ethnic, anti war, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, military ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
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Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
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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: serious, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: london, england, france, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Kilometre Zero (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
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Plot: anti war, soldier, war, politics, working class, frame up, danger, military life, basic training, leadership, military, desert ...
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58%
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: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, cons and scams, wartime life, anti heroes, confined, life is a bitch, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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57%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, rough ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: monastery, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, confined, state affairs, political unrest, military life, revolution, military, soldier, wartime life, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
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52%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
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51%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
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50%
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Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, basic training, danger, survival, prison, confined, escapades, war, captivity, anti war, military, gory ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, 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.
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Place: france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%