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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: vietnam veteran, nightmare, support group, vietnam war, house, combat, 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 veteran, vietnam war, vietnam war veteran, soldier, flashback, military and father son relationship mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Cease Fire: The Woman Inside (1981), Ashes and Embers (1982), The Lady from Yesterday (1985), Platoon Leader (1988), 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: transsexual, vietnam veteran, sexual identity, surgery, new identity, 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: getting home, pay phone, racism, statue, washington monument, gas station, hallucinations, blood, hollywood sign, american dream, surrealism, farm ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, affair, marriage, secret, illegitimate son, male female relationship, past, father son relationship, family relations
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, heroes, war, escapades, soldier, adventure, self discovery, jungle, infantrymen, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, psychological
Plot: train, soldier, homecoming, friendship, mentally unstable, military, buddies, battles, friends, psychopath, mental illness, college ...
Place: vietnam, usa, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: hippie, vietnam veteran, marine, marijuana, drugs, english, army captain, cigar, anti war, rock and roll, cigar smoking, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, friendship between men, war veteran, vietnam veteran, minefield, gold, interracial romance, father son relationship, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, multiple time frames ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, society, family problems, understanding, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 306
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: couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, graphic violence, mental illness, human nature, self discovery, fish out of water, disorder, friends, starting over, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, homelessness, military, dealing with death, buddies, unfulfillment, estrangement, in the woods, family relations, friends, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, washington state, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, touching, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, lovers reunited, prison life, haunted by the past, family life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, old friends reunited, vietnam veteran, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: commitment, waitress, alcoholic, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, inner city, house painter, family relations, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, ex soldier, vietnam war veteran ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, re-education, military, life is a bitch, immigrants, tragic hero, danger, hopes, society, refugees ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, army investigation, life is a bitch, society, legal, crimes, military life, dedicated lawyer, military, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
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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, contemplative, rough, emotional ...
Plot: college, military, society, rebellion, military life, innocence lost, rebelliousness, parents and children, americana, anti war, vietnam war, soldier ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, breakup, family relations, relationship vs career, family problems, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: awol, massage, wheelchair, pond, priest, hospital, nurse, church, phone booth, courthouse, swimming, handcuffed ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, vermont, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: dream, nightmare, hypnosis, injury, war veteran, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, therapist, panic attack, garage, post traumatic stress disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, vietnam war veteran, vietnam veteran, revenge, murder, nihilism, skydiving, forced suicide
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 24
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: dancer, vietnam war veteran, boarding house, flashback, gunshot, violence, christmas, homecoming, depression, screaming, pistol, bus ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, racism, racial injustice, parents and children, military, war, military life, interracial relations, investigation, mysterious death, patriot, death of son ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, barn, college dropout, student, college student, love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, cook, male female relationship ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 332
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, murder, violence, vietnam veteran, revenge, gun, hitman, kung fu, car, vietnam war veteran, blood, karate ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Coach of the Year (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An ex-football star, paralyzed from the waist down during Vietnam, accepts the challenge of coaching football in a juvenile reform school.
Plot: vietnam war veteran, vietnam veteran, juvenile detention, coach, american football, wheelchair, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: veteran, revenge, vietnam veteran, hostage, rape, crimes, buddies, deadly, crime, partners, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%