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The Killing Fields (1984)
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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 years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, based on true events, captivating, dramatic, tense, intense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, embassy, civil war, war, escape attempt, post war, communism, friendship, moral dilemma, journalist, anti war, righting the wronged, hopes, media, human spirit, rebelliousness, redemption, wartime life, fighting the system, against humanity, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about war, military, soldier, violence, battles, culture clash and brutality mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Killing Fields: Heaven & Earth (1993), Salvador (1986), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Beyond the Gates (2005), The Iron Triangle (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, dog, village, pregnancy, interracial relations, society, prostitute, soldier, crumbling marriage, espionage, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
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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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, civil war, politics, war, photojournalist, journalist, civil rights movement, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator, crimes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, atrocity, cruelty, hotel, violence, death, murder, refugee, african, refugee camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, civil war, violence, school, politics, sexual abuse, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, vandalism ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, desert, bar, drunkenness, vietnam veteran, wheelchair, war, small town, disability, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, latin america, usa ...
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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, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, battles, vietnam war, violence, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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65%
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: genocide, betrayal, survival, anti war, righting the wronged, against humanity, chaos, life is a bitch, introspection, moral dilemma, chaos and mayhem, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: rwanda, africa
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64%
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, anti heroes, hotshot hero, soccer, army, war, soldier, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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63%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
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84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, captivity, violence, brutality, hard labor, corporal punishment, labor camp, genocide, holocaust, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: vietnam war, military life, war, battles, military, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, political unrest, hopes, u.s. army, captain ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, village, revolution, war, journalism, uncover truth, self discovery, haunted by the past, political unrest, fighting the system, against humanity, media ...
Place: greece, europe
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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, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, innocence lost, escape, vietnam war, russian roulette, deer hunting, friend, wedding, party, vietnam veteran, suicide, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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55%
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, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, journalist, orphanage, war, anti war, danger, media, rebellion, society ...
Time: 90s
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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: soldier, airplane, anti war, vietnam war, war, culture clash, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, buddies, orphan ...
Time: 20th century
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, heroes, death, wartime life, battle, missile ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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54%
Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, martial arts, battle, race against time, save the day, convict, jungle, mission, crazy, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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53%
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, 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: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, soldier, anti war, mission, vietnam war, army, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, insanity, apocalypse, napalm, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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53%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, desert, village, burned alive, adventure, uncover truth, moral dilemma, injustice, against humanity, survival, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, bayonet, gore, massacre, rape, gory, survival, captivity, chinese woman, war, chaos and mayhem, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan
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47%
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 ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, journalism, obsessive quest, love affair, kidnapping, battles, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, eastern europe ...
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46%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, rape, war, heroic mission, siege, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroine, mission from god, courage ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, vietcong, u.s. army, jungle, self discovery, escapades, heroes, adventure, infantrymen ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, journalism, war, idealism, photojournalist, politics, wife husband relationship, rebelliousness, anti war, political unrest, battles, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 339K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, jungle, battles, innocence lost, military, village, battle, anti war, war, war crime, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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