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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, rough, bleak, brutal, suspense, realistic, gloomy, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, battles, obsessive quest, crimes, journalism, love affair, civil war, violence, disappearance, marriage, death of husband, battle, blood, beating, battlefield, courage, vengeance, kidnapping, media, hospital, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 1990s
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, serbia, eastern europe, st. louis missouri ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and bleak films with plots about murder, death, war, brutality, violence, culture clash and tragedy mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Harrison's Flowers: Savior (1998), Circle of Deceit (1981), Flanders (2006), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, genocide, war, civil war, redemption, soldier, terrorism, war crime, pregnancy, sniper, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, bosnia, croatia ...
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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: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, war, love and romance, against humanity, life is a bitch, battle zone, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, danger, journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, west germany, beirut lebanon, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: castration, war, soldier, murder, dehumanization, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, battles, military, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, flanders, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, boot camp, sniper, battles, vietnam war, sergeant, suicide, basic training, violence, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, courage, sniper, war, helicopter, military, warrior, army, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.1
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, battle zone, character change, conflict, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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59%
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, war, politics, journalism, idealism, rebellion, military, state affairs, power of media, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: violence, muslim, forbidden love, love affair, couples, war, life is a bitch, romance, wartime life, love and romance, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, photographer, murder, girl, christian, restaurant, ethnic, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 ...
Style: rough, tense, talky, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, war crime, danger, reward, friendship, vacation, journalist, vengeance, war, track down, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, negotiation, starvation, surgery, desert, cia, pianist, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1995, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: africa, chechnya, ethiopia, cambodia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: dark humor, realistic, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: politics, survival, french, enemy, anti war, media, soldier, bomb, recruit, war, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, infidelity, army, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, dungeon, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Plot: military, soldier, politics, redemption, hopes, wartime life, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, battles, political unrest, family life ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, domestic violence, soldier, society, social relations, resistance, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child soldier, innocence lost, war, soldier, military, youth, against humanity, power relations, anti war, jungle, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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45%
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, war, whistleblower, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, administration, deadly, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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44%
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: civil war, orphan, child soldier, cross dressing, genocide, crimes, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, military, soldier, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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44%
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Carla's Song (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.
Style: rough, serious, sincere, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: bus, politics, bus driver, social differences, political unrest, love affair, refugees, rescue, passenger, society, opposites attract, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, journalism, love triangle, communism, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, atrocity, priest, massacre, student, war crime, suffering, brothel, forced prostitution, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, photographer, journalism, vietnam war, escape attempt, post war, communism, embassy, war, friendship, civil war, translator ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, incest, against humanity, ethnic, family problems, haunted by the past, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 281K
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: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, danger, deadly, political unrest, crimes, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976
Place: argentina, italy, latin america, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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