Movies like Witness in the War Zone

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Witness in the War Zone (1987)
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Witness in the War Zone (1987)
Original name: Deadline
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, USA, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.
Plot: journalism, corpse, bombing, children, investigation, civil war, journalist, hotel, conspiracy, deception, massacre, double agent, impostor, war correspondent, ex lover, colleague, female doctor, child murder, reluctant hero, dead child, death threat, englishman, assassination plot, terrorist plot, palestinian ...
Place: israel, beirut lebanon, lebanon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspense films with plots about death, violence, murder, gunfight, war, explosion and gun mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like Witness in the War Zone: Primary Target (1989), Circle of Deceit (1981), The Dogs of War (1980), The Ambassador (1984), 5 Days of War (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Primary Target (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Action movie directed by Clark Henderson.
Plot: vietnam war, truck, dead children, money, atrocity, kidnapping, rescue mission, corpse, child murder, execution, massacre, river ...
Place: usa, thailand, southeast asia, laos
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: journalism, photographer, female nudity, reporter, adoption, lebanese, politics, couples, battles, evacuation, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, war, revolution, adventure, gunfight, torture, military, espionage, soldier, undercover, political intrigue, commando ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, london, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
 797
The Ambassador (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader. Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian ...
Style: political
Plot: ambassador, secret agents, middle east conflict, female nudity, infidelity, propaganda, massacre, terrorism, blackmail, diplomat, sex tape, palestinian ...
Place: palestine, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 5.5
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5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: death, military, journalist, news report, state affairs, media, politics, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, journalist, civil war, tragedy, murder, village, desert, uncover truth, against humanity, survival, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
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Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, evacuation, confined, battle zone, military base, militia, wound, officer, bombing ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.7
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War Dog (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting hero gets involved in uncovering a super soldier terrorist group that has brainwashed his brother.
Style: bloody
Plot: soldier, strangulation, suicide, assassination, massacre, violent, death, violence, psychopath, dead child, brutality, police shootout ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.3
 43K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, accountant, hostage, murder, politics, terrorism, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.1
 336K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, depressing, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, russian roulette, anti war, escape, friendship, small town, hunting, suicide, homecoming, male nudity, survival, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: suspense, realistic, thought provoking, dark, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, gulf war, tank, military life, war, bravery, medal of honor, investigation, suicide, politics, behind enemy lines, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seal Team Eight must fight their way deep into Africa's Congo, decommission a secret uranium mine, and stop our most dangerous enemy from smuggling weapon's grade yellow-cake out of the country.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, battles, betrayal, rescue mission, u.s. navy, woman with a gun, battlefield, renegade, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 10K
Triage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, psychiatrist patient relationship, war crime, life is a bitch, homecoming, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, therapy, photographer, war zone, war violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, iraq, kurdistan, europe, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Lessons for an Assassin (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Criminal Gavin Matthews finds himself an unwilling recruit, who's identity and past has been erased by "The Corporation," a secret underground organization that acts as a rogue "Justice Department," righting the wrongs the ...
Plot: martial arts, conspiracy, criminal, assassin, secret organization, recruit, new identity, training, male protagonist, avenger, betrayal, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ulterior Motives (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A private eye becomes the bodyguard of a beautiful reporter being pursued by a Japanese mob.
Style: neo noir, suspense, cult film
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Paradise (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Action, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tabloid journalist Annika Bengtzon is writing about a murder in the port of Stockholm and she suspects that the Yugoslav mafia is involved. However, she also finds links to a foundation that runs a shelter for battered women, Paradiset. Looking for ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, sergeant, battles, massacre, escapades, survival, military, soldier, battle zone, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Rhythm Section (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, sad, serious, intense ...
Plot: revenge, terrorism, female protagonist, sex scene, female spy, female assassin, mentor protege relationship, drug addict, prospector, vigilante, terrorist, disguise ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: england, new york, manhattan new york city, london, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, anti war, insanity, army, military, war, secret mission, violence, river, mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Turks & Caicos (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Caribbean islands of the title, eating lobster and ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, political ...
Plot: cia, espionage, island, businessman, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state, on the run, caribbean sea, international crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Killzone (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It turns awry for a Vietnam veteran with problems during an exercise at a survival camp, and he believes that he is back in Vietnam. He kills many of the leaders whom he believes is the Vietcong. The other participants venture out to find him and ...
Plot: vietnam war, massacre, maniac, colonel, army, terror, brainwashing, violence, death, delusion, soldier, warrior
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, british, spy, nazi, rocket, undercover, aviation, test pilot, spy mission, spy hero, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, london, england, europe, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 76
Warkill (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journalist (Tom Drake) watches a U.S. colonel (George Montgomery) and Filipino guerrillas smoke out Japanese soldiers.
Plot: world war two, vietnam war, assault, doctor, dead children, rat, jungle, guerilla warfare, massacre, bloody body of a child
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: bosnian war, adoption, journalism, civil war, anti war, orphan, war, orphanage, family relations, morality, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, iraq, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, terrorism, heroes, battles, confined, military, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rescue mission, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 137K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, military, pow, spy, gulf war, deception, army, soldier, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%