Movies like Witness in the War Zone

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Witness in the War Zone (1987)
 5.3
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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: investigation, hotel, civil war, children, journalist, conspiracy, journalism, deception, massacre, double agent, impostor, female doctor, corpse, interview, war correspondent, child murder, ex lover, scoop, beating, colleague, death threat, englishman, assassination plot, bombing, terrorist plot ...
Place: israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon

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Most similar movies to Witness in the War Zone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and tense films with plots about death, murder, violence, danger, massacre, war and blood mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like Witness in the War Zone: McBain (1991), Circle of Deceit (1981), Attack on Darfur (2009), Primary Target (1989), The Ambassador (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, gang, danger, rivalry, revolution, buddies ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ 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: rough, sincere, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, graphic violence, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, berlin germany, east germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, village, desert, uncover truth, survival, against humanity, injustice, life is a bitch, danger, photojournalist, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Primary Target (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Action movie directed by Clark Henderson.
Plot: vietnam veteran, death, child murder, baby, child execution, military camp, atrocity, dead children, dead child, vietnam war veteran, mass child killing, opium ...
Place: usa, laos, thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.5
 576
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 ...
Plot: ambassador, student, palestinian, sex tape, diplomat, secret agent, terrorism, husband wife relationship, female nudity, infidelity, blackmail, secret agents ...
Place: palestine, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, escapades, mystery, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, medicine, multiple storylines, collision, danger, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 13K
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: military, death, news report, soldier, journalist, politics, state affairs, media, political unrest, life is a bitch, culture clash, bombing ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Rhythm Section (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Spain
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
Plot: terrorist, revenge, sex scene, tough girl, spy, terrorism, assassin, drug addict, female warrior, airplane, conspiracy, terrorist plot ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, madrid, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.7
 4K
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, confined, danger, evacuation, military base, battle zone, war, militia, anti war, violence ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.1
 305K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: bleak, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 38K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, hostage, politics, accountant, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.3
 143K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: pregnant from rape, rape, twins, torture, incest rape, massacre, prison, self discovery, family relations, son, haunted by the past, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, year 2009 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, helicopter, battles, boot camp, military life, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, soldier, heroes, danger, tough heroes, battle, battles, rescue mission, betrayal, battlefield, military, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 99 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, girls with guns, new identity, conspiracy, betrayal, assignment, coach, secret organization, training, hand to hand combat, shot in the head, male protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspense, cult film
Plot: reporter, yakuza, fake accent, pistol, swimming pool, hotel, warehouse, deception, brawl, media coverage, neo noir, female reporter ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 4K
The Attack (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium, Egypt
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, terrorism, investigation, danger, occupation, radical, society, suicide bomber, husband wife relationship, loss of wife, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.7
 902
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, journalism, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, danger, family problems, scoop, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: twists and turns, bleak, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, war crime, haunted by the past, homecoming, life is a bitch, therapy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, journalism, battle zone, couple relations, torment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, kurdistan, iraq, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 176
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.
Plot: suicide, soldier, strangulation, massacre, assassination, street shootout, explosion, child knocked unconscious, psychopath, gun duel, violence, gun ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.4
 592K
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: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, vietnam war, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic
Plot: island, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, espionage, state affairs, international crisis, head of state, on the run, cia, businessman, british prime minister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 21K
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, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, world war two, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, military life, against the odds, human spirit, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, orphanage, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 56
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: rat, world war two, jungle, guerilla warfare, massacre, doctor, dead children, assault, bloody body of a child
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 3K
War Pigs (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.
Plot: world war two, wehrmacht, ambush, battle, military training, beating, behind enemy lines, interrogation, u.s. army, wound, american soldier, battles ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 28K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia agent, female warrior, rogue agent, cia, biohazard, female spy, spy mission, spy, timebomb, terrorism, betrayal, brutality ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: langley virginia, paris france, big ben london, tower bridge london, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, adventure, deadly, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, heroic ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%