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Men with Guns (1997)
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: tense, thought provoking, touching, clever, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: jungle, politics, soldier, hopes, investigation, rich and poor, sexual abuse, tourist, life is a bitch, self discovery, native, intrigue, society, introspection, countryside, idealism, golden years, power relations, dog, survival, school, airplane, journey, village, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america

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Most similar movies to Men with Guns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and thought provoking films with plots about society, hopes, storytelling, culture clash, family relations, redemption and death mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Men with Guns: A Place in the World (1992), I Am David (2003), Get on the Bus (1996), Limbo (1999), The Celestine Prophecy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: village life, idealism, countryside, coming of age, nun, family relations, geologist, family in crisis, hopes, youth, society, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, rome italy ...
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, stowaway, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, year 1951, 50s, year 1952, quarry ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, hopes, injustice, family relations, self discovery, rich and poor, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, tennessee ...
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Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, family relations, danger, crimes, human nature, parents and children, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
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The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious
Plot: jungle, prophecy, heroic mission, obsessive quest, society, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, search, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: peru, latin america
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Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, introspection, change of luck, rich and poor, religions or cults, society, rise to the top, hopes, redemption, unemployment, writing, faith ...
Time: contemporary
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, paralysis, profanity, strong female presence, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, rebel, american, friendship, culture clash, rebelliousness, military, society, social relations, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, south america, central america, latin america ...
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Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, road movie
Plot: storytelling, illusion, adventure, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, friendship, on the road, clergy, hopes, countryside, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, adventure, daring rescue, redemption, race against time, hopes, danger, escapades, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, intense, captivating, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: gem, mercenary, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, smuggler ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, angola ...
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, society, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, on the road, politics, life is a bitch, refugees, immigrants, danger, hopes, friendship, society, poverty, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, afghanistan, pakistan, turkey, middle east ...
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The Illegal (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, farm, mexican, politics, society, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, church, brother sister relationship, death of friend ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, colorado, arizona
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City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: clever, rough, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: city life, political corruption, racism, drug abuse, politics, dishonesty, injustice, family relations, social decay, human nature, americana, police corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, weekend, protest, friends, social differences, introspection, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., boston, california
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The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, terminal illness, butterfly, adventure, parents and children, family life, family relations, single parent, tragic hero, child illness, disability, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: fascism, village, politics, isolation, anti war, rebelliousness, small town life, culture clash, self discovery, political unrest, village life, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, spain, southern italy, new york ...
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End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, deadly, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, adventure, soldier, rape, love triangle, knight, kidnapping, vengeance, plague, strong sexual content, siege ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, hotshot lawyer, danger, legal, injustice, idealism, terrorism, politics, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
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The Devil, Probably (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, redemption, politics, life is a bitch, social misfits, society, drug dealing, urban, self discovery, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, ussr, mediterranean sea, paris france
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Eighteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pip, a street kid just turning 18, receives his grandfather's World War II-era memoirs and discovers parallels to his own life.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: street kid, introspection, self discovery, survival, parents and children, teenage life, homecoming, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, France, Spain, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: courage, hunter, wilderness, survival, killing an animal, recluse, talking to an animal, jaguar, jungle, amazon tribe, talking to self, tribe ...
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, survival, political unrest, culture clash, master and servant, rebelliousness, rich and poor, danger, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
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Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, life turned upside down, hopes, life is a bitch, military, war, desperation, society, anti war, gulf war ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
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Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, latin america, usa ...
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