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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense, realistic, gloomy, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, crimes, journalism, love affair, civil war, violence, disappearance, marriage, death of husband, battle, blood, beating, battlefield, war crime, vengeance, courage, kidnapping, media, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, new york, serbia, balkan ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and dramatic films with plots about death, war, murder, brutality, culture clash, violence and betrayal mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Harrison's Flowers: The Quiet American (2002), Savior (1998), Circle of Deceit (1981), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Flanders (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, love triangle, journalism, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina, saigon, southeast asia ...
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, civil war, genocide, war crime, terrorism, redemption, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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: sincere, bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, east germany, beirut lebanon, scandinavia ...
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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, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist, bosnian war ...
Time: 90s
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Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: castration, battles, murder, soldier, war, military, unfulfilled love, survival, best friend, male female relationship, war crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, belgium, flanders, middle east
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, squad, combat, conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
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Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, war, liberal, life is a bitch, state affairs, media, dictatorship, war correspondent, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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Genre: War, Drama
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
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Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, tense ...
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Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
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Style: sentimental, serious, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, forbidden love, muslim, violence, life is a bitch, love affair, couples, romance, wartime life, couple relations, love and romance, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Liberia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: civil war, child soldier, orphan, life is a bitch, survival, genocide, cross dressing, against humanity, society, youth, crimes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: contemporary
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