Movies like Cease Fire

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Cease Fire (1985)
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Cease Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. Only after joining a veterans' therapy group does Tim find relief from his nightmares. With the support of his fellow vets and the love of his wife, Tim recovers. Written by Pfyre Caidmon
Plot: nightmare, vietnam veteran, support group, combat, vietnam war, house, post traumatic stress disorder
Place: vietnam, usa

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Most similar movies to Cease Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about vietnam war, vietnam veteran, war, soldier, flashback, military and father son relationship mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Cease Fire: The Woman Inside (1981), Americana (1981), Ashes and Embers (1982), Platoon Leader (1988), The Lady from Yesterday (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Woman Inside (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet decides to undergo a sex change operation in the 1970's. Canadian / American production.
Plot: vietnam veteran, gender bending, gender, transsexual, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, transgender woman, shower
Place: vietnam
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95%
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, vietnam veteran, americana, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ashes and Embers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ashes and Embers is an original screenplay by Haile Gerima, about a Vietnam veteran, who, several years after the war, is struggling to come to terms with his role in the war, and his role as a Black person in America. He survives by working odd ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: getting home, post traumatic stress disorder, surrealism, father son relationship, flashback, farm, hallucination, american dream, protest, vietnam war, beach, lapd ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, self discovery, jungle, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, male female relationship, family relations, father son relationship, illegitimate son, marriage, affair, secret, past
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, contemplative
Plot: soldier, train, friendship, homecoming, mentally unstable, buddies, military, war, psychopath, battles, friends, college ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, alcohol abuse, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, generation gap, friends, understanding, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, contemplative
Plot: power relations, family relations, vietnam war, parents and children, doctors and patients, anti war, military life, couple relations, homecoming, captivity, chaos and mayhem, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: marine, vietnam veteran, hippie, rock and roll, beer, marijuana, anti war, army captain, drugs, morality, vietnam war, cigar smoking ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 211
The Bad Bunch (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.
Plot: ghetto, soldier, hostility, violence
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: forest, martial arts, homelessness, suicide, death in the family, human nature, parents and children, family life, homecoming, haunted by the past, terminal illness, friends ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, illinois, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, human spirit, fighting the system, refugee, political unrest, parents and children, re-education, hopes, society, tragic hero, military, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, family life, prison life, haunted by the past, death sentence, prisoner, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, friendship, haunted by the past, politics, war, captivity, military life, innocence lost ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, touching ...
Plot: college, battles, parents and children, anti war, vietnam war, rebelliousness, americana, innocence lost, military life, rebellion, society, war ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, resentment, life is a bitch, hopes, war, love and romance, introspection, military life, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Endorphine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Simone feels painfully disconnected from the world after witnessing the brutal death of her mother. Simone, a solitary multimedia artist in her twenties, is struggling to control her crushing panic attacks and keep her day job in an ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: nightmare, dream, hypnosis, war veteran, surrealism, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, death, post traumatic stress disorder, panic attack, grief, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: house painter, family relations, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, alcoholic, waitress, commitment, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, post war ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Heroes (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, human nature, on the road, friendship, fish out of water, mental illness, self discovery, social misfits, starting over, hopes, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he ...
Plot: psychiatrist, flashback, memory, war veteran, pow, army captain, mistreatment, vietnam war, childhood memory, repressed memory, awol, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, vermont, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, breakup, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hail, Hero! (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the ...
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, coming of age, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, student, love, brother brother relationship, cooking, cowboy, college student ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Friends Need Killing (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam veteran goes on a killing spree, targeting the men with whom he served in the army.
Plot: killing spree, vietnam war, nihilism, murder, vietnam veteran, skydiving, forced suicide, revenge, proto-slasher
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 32
Jud (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet, Jud Carney. returns to Los Angeles at Christmas time, finds out it's not how he thought it was going to be. When Jud discovers his fiancee has left him, he moves into a boarding house peopled with "types." Flashback ...
Plot: anger, christmas, flashback, gay, frustration, beach, car salesman, taxi, waitress, dancer, soldier, nightmare ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 566
Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, racism, parents and children, interracial relations, war, military life, military, investigation, racial injustice, death of son, patriot, mysterious death ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, self discovery, social misfits, society, vietnam war, communism, life philosophy, stereotypes, loneliness, immigrants, secrets, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, vandalism, arson, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, nebraska, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, human nature, anti capitalism, fall in love, poet, love and romance, writer's life, society, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%