Movies like The Little Soldier

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The Little Soldier (1963)
 7.2
 6K
The Little Soldier (1963)
Original name: Le Petit Soldat
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man is suspected by the members of his terrorist group of being a double agent.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, political, stylized, melancholic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, crimes, hitman, battles, life is a bitch, legal investigation, love and romance, rebellion, fall in love, against the rules, assassination attempt, danger, society, political corruption, dishonesty, political unrest, price of justice, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, moscow russia, brazil, geneva switzerland ...

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Most similar movies to The Little Soldier

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and talky films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, death, photograph and battles mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like The Little Soldier: Pierrot le Fou (1965), My Life to Live (1962), Burn! (1969), The Army of Shadows (1969), The Battle of Algiers (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lovers on the run, on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, betrayal, romance, crime, crimes, tragic love, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence, africa ...
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95%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 5K
Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: island, rebellion, bank, politics, revolution, racism, assassination, betrayal, slavery, colonialism, political unrest, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, underground, death sentence, resistance, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, rebel, protest, chaos, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, stylized, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: idealism, society, rebellion, state affairs, aging, dishonesty, new wave, political unrest, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, introspection, one more chance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: spain, paris france, europe, france, basque country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 216
Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: orphan, immigrants, terrorism, friendship, lebanese, danger, child in peril, innocence lost, child as adult, hip hop, social differences, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon, europe, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 9K
Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, realistic, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, soldier, battles, destructive relationship, military life, power relations, life turned upside down, resentment, obsession, father son relationship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, paris france, east africa, marseille, ethiopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.3
 802
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, journalism, media, life is a bitch, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North 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, captivating, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, murder, photographer, restaurant, terrorist, anti war, rainy, native ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
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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, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military life, anti war, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, state affairs, lifestyle, fighting the system, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, soldier, terrorism, pregnancy, politics, jungle, battles, head of state, coming of age, danger, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, survival, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, tragic hero, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, danger, crimes, couples, rage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, afghanistan, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: talky, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, strike, reporter, working class, political unrest, labor union, state affairs, rebellion, workplace, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, vietnam, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, state affairs, soldier, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
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49%
Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: politics, revolution, repression, fighting the system, society, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, young heroes, lifestyle, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, cuba, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: lebanese, politics, 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, west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Hamburg Cell (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political conspiracy, political unrest, head of state, assassination, against humanity, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, hamburg germany, new york, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, soldier, betrayal, revolution, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, wartime life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, germany, paris france, lithuania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, military, society, soldier, politics, battles, injustice, eviction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, europe, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 4K
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, prostitute, politics, betrayal, anti semitism, forbidden love, fall in love, against the rules, penetration, eroticism, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland, paris france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, romance, female protagonist, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%