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Cease Fire (1985)
 6.5
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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, combat, post traumatic stress disorder
Place: vietnam, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about vietnam war, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, soldier, war, flashback and military mostly in Drama, War and Crime 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, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, shower, gender bending, 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: held at gunpoint, pay phone, stock footage, african american, vietnam war, lapd, church, flashback, gas station, police brutality, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, los angeles
⇓ 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, war, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, jungle, self discovery, infantrymen, 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, marriage, illegitimate son, father son relationship, secret, affair, male female relationship, past, family relations
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 436
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: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, psychological
Plot: train, soldier, homecoming, friendship, mentally unstable, military, war, psychopath, friends, battles, mental illness, vietnam war ...
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 30K
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Plot: vietnam war, male friendship, minefield, war veteran, gold, friendship between men, vietnam veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, friendly fire, landmine, widower, gunshot ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, 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, homecoming, family problems, understanding, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.7
 304
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: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: power relations, chaos and mayhem, vietnam war, parents and children, doctors and patients, couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: vietnam veteran, marine, hippie, marijuana, drugs, english, anti war, cigar, army captain, rock and roll, cigar smoking, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, homelessness, suicide, terminal illness, parents and children, human nature, death in the family, haunted by the past, family relations, friends, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 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: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suicide attempt, vietnam veteran, prisoner ...
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, fighting the system, human spirit, political unrest, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, tragic hero, military, society, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 177
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, violence, hostility
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 512
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, army investigation, society, military life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ 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 ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: nightmare, dream, hypnosis, injury, war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, garage, therapist, stairwell, surrealism, death of mother, 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: hospital, phone booth, courthouse, nurse, pond, handcuffed, church, massage, priest, swimming, airplane, wheelchair ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, vietnam, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: vietnam war, waitress, vietnam veteran, alcoholic, commitment, inner city, house painter, alcohol abuse, family relations, parent child relationship, guitarist, vietnam war veteran ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, on the road, mental illness, fish out of water, self discovery, social misfits, human nature, friendship, graphic violence, friends, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, self discovery, life turned upside down, ambition, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, breakup, relationship vs career, eccentric family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 162
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, college dropout, father son relationship, vietnam war, love, u.s. senator, barn, student, brother brother relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 23
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: soldier, pistol, vietnam war veteran, screaming, depression, cult, homecoming, gay crush, boarding house, driving, cemetery, gun ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 470
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: racism, vietnam war, racial injustice, parents and children, military, war, military life, interracial relations, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, patriot ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ 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, killing spree, vietnam war, forced suicide, nihilism, skydiving, vietnam war veteran, revenge, vietnam veteran, murder
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 248
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: touching, gloomy, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Plot: college, military life, rebellion, war, soldier, society, innocence lost, rebelliousness, parents and children, americana, anti war, vietnam war ...
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 differences, self discovery, social misfits, society, vietnam war, communism, family drama, life philosophy, stereotypes, loneliness, immigrants, secrets ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, 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, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, fall in love, human nature, urban, poet, anti capitalism, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, gang, contests and competitions, adventure, partners, rivalry, obsessive quest, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
 553
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, war, politics, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, state affairs, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%