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Live from Baghdad (2002)
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Veteran CNN producer Robert Wiener and his longtime producing partner Ingrid Formanek find themselves in Iraq on the eve of war. Up against the big three networks, Weiner and his team are rebels with a cause, willing to take risks to get the biggest stories and - unlike their rivals - take them live at a moment's notice. As Baghdad becomes an inevitable US target, one by one the networks pull out of the city until only the crew from CNN remains. With a full-scale war soon to be launched all around them, and CNN ready to broadcast whatever happens 24 hours a day, Wiener and Formanek are about to risk their lives for the story of a lifetime.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, emotional, realistic, talky
Plot: war correspondent, gulf war, journalism, anti war, escapades, against the odds, military, politics, battles, soldier, life is a bitch, fighting the system, media, political unrest, state affairs, fight, wartime, showdown, hotel, human rights, war, heroes, hostage, hospital, rebellion ...
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, middle east

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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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Time: contemporary
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, psychological, epic ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, politics, idealism, journalism, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, espionage ...
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All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
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Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, biting, serious ...
Plot: torture, spy, military, battles, revolution, political unrest, idealism, rebelliousness, jungle, anti war, politics, rebellion ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, road movie
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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: thought provoking, epic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
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Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
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56%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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