Movies like Incendies

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Incendies (2010)
 8.3
 160K
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 the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, harsh, unusual plot structure, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: rape, incest rape, twins, incest, torture, massacre, prison, self discovery, family relations, pregnant from rape, mother son incest, son, family secret, haunted by the past, uncover truth, civil war, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, last wish, surprising revelation, search, muslim, life turned upside down, mother love ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1970, year 2009
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal, montreal quebec, canada

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Most similar movies to Incendies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, death, storytelling, brutality, tragedy and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Mystery genres. Some movies like Incendies: Brothers (2004), Circle of Deceit (1981), Beasts of No Nation (2015), The Past (2013), Ararat (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 11K
Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama, courage, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, graphic violence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, berlin germany, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 47K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, ex spouse, infidelity, parenthood, haunted by the past, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 14K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, politics, atrocity, filmmaking, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, canada, middle east, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, dishonesty, oppression, injustice, child abuse, life is a bitch, danger, job seeking, totalitarianism, disorder, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, village, rape, suicide, orphan, blind character, refugee, suicide attempt, camp, survival, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, middle east, iran, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.8
 261K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, redemption, world war two, injustice, false accusation, unfulfilled love, innocence, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, period piece ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, pow, muslim, injustice, u.s. army, warning, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rage, couples, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2001, year 2003, year 2004 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, afghanistan, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 139K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 5K
Maelstrom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she's not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, harsh, meditative, intense ...
Plot: abortion, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, fall in love, human nature, family problems, romance, hit and run, hit by a car, car accident, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 11K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, rape, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Patience Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country delivers an engrossing, emotional monologue to her comatose husband, in novelist and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi's poetic and politically charged allegory based on his award-winning novel. (TIFF)
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, rough ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, resentment, family problems, injustice, couple relations, couples, society, mother daughter relationship, coma, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 7K
Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: islam, desert, survival, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, taliban, journalism, race against time, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 23K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, heroic mission, haunted by the past, survival, danger, dealing with death, obsessive quest, japanese army, truth, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, loss of family member, village, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, journalist, conspiracy, stoning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, depressing ...
Plot: psychopath, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, sociopath, evil child, depression, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 17K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France, Qatar
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, intense ...
Plot: political unrest, legal, religions or cults, family in crisis, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, truth, family problems, anti war, couple relations, on the road, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, childhood, muslim, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, escapades, rape, mission ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, san francisco, pakistan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, incest rape, mature, innocence lost, family relations, rape of a minor, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, taboo sex, incest, brother sister sex, past, secret, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, memory, farm, isolation, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 860
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, human rights, survival, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, military, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 7K
War Witch (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Style: serious, disturbing, touching, bleak, realistic
Plot: civil war, child soldier, slavery, murder, battle, battles, soldier, survival, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, shaman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, haunted by the past, homecoming, war crime, life is a bitch, therapy, journalism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychiatrist patient relationship, couples, battle zone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, beirut lebanon, iraq, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 3K
The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, cult film
Plot: twins, female rapist, starvation, countryside, war, teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%