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, vietnam war, house, post traumatic stress disorder, combat
Place: vietnam, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about vietnam war, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, soldier, military, war and flashback mostly in Drama, Crime and War genres. Some movies like Cease Fire: The Woman Inside (1981), Ashes and Embers (1982), Platoon Leader (1988), The Lady from Yesterday (1985), Tracks (1976). 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, transsexual, shower, new identity, sexual identity, gender bending, surgery, vietnam war veteran
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: old woman, nightmare, white house, vietnam war veteran, american dream, vietnam war, getting home, helicopter, stock footage, garden, church, fountain ...
Place: los angeles, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
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, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, self discovery, adventure, heroes, war, escapades, jungle, infantrymen, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, illegitimate son, secret, marriage, father son relationship, male female relationship, past, family relations, affair
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, contemplative, serious
Plot: soldier, train, homecoming, friendship, vietnam war, battles, friends, psychopath, mental illness, college, military, mentally unstable ...
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 5K
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, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 12K
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, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, friends, understanding, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 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: contemplative, emotional, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: hospital, military, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, doctors and patients, military life, homecoming, anti war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, hippie, vietnam veteran, english, marijuana, vietnam war, vietnam war veteran, morality, army captain, anti war, cigar smoking, drugs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: martial arts, homelessness, suicide, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, human nature, starting over, reunion ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, illinois, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, haunted by the past, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, crumbling marriage, love and romance, corvette, old friends, male male hug ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, human spirit, fighting the system, refugee, refugees, re-education, military, society, danger, tragic hero, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
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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, violence, soldier, hostility
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 502
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, legal, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, military life, law enforcement, police corruption, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 615
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 ...
Plot: dream, nightmare, hypnosis, psychological thriller, injury, war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, panic attack, garage, stairwell, therapist, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: priest, phone booth, swimming, memory, hospital, church, massage, mistreatment, awol, army captain, post traumatic stress disorder, wheelchair ...
Time: 70s
Place: vermont, philadelphia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, self discovery, human nature, starting over, graphic violence, disorder, friendship, mental illness, hopes, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, breakup, family problems, family life, eccentric family, relationship vs career, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, alcohol abuse, commitment, waitress, alcoholic, guitarist, family relations, inner city, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, republican ...
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 156
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, coming of age, dysfunctional family, military enlistment, cowboy, male female relationship, cook, barn, father son relationship, student, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 22
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: flashback, soldier, anger, homecoming, unrequited love, car salesman, gay, taxi, cemetery, suicide, pistol, frustration ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 460
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, racial injustice, parents and children, military, military life, war, interracial relations, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, dead soldier ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 1K
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: veteran, vietnam veteran, revenge, rape, hostage, life is a bitch, homecoming, buddies, partners, deadly, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: proto-slasher, vietnam war, killing spree, vietnam war veteran, nihilism, forced suicide, murder, revenge, vietnam veteran, skydiving
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 237
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, emotional, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: college, society, rebelliousness, anti war, battles, military life, innocence lost, americana, rebellion, vietnam war, military, soldier ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ 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 misfits, social differences, self discovery, society, vietnam war, communism, family drama, life philosophy, stereotypes, loneliness, immigrants, secrets ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, stepmother stepson relationship, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 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, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, song, leprosy, culture clash, poet, society, anti capitalism, human nature, urban, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, rivalry, countryside, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage life, buddies, partners ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.6
 551
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, confined, vengeance, friendship, haunted by the past, politics, war, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, homecoming, captivity ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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