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The Little Soldier (1963)
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Original name: Le petit soldat
Genre: War, Drama
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, stylized, melancholic, talky, enigmatic, witty ...
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: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, moscow russia, brazil, zurich switzerland, paris france ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and bleak films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, death, culture clash and runaway mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like The Little Soldier: Pierrot le Fou (1965), My Life to Live (1962), The Situation (2006), Good Work (1999), Under Fire (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, couple relations, lovers on the run, couples, road trip, tragic love, betrayal, crime, crimes, romance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, paris france, 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: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, pinball machine, female protagonist, free will, life is a bitch, new wave, introspection, artist, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
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92%
 6.3
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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, danger, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, journalism, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 7K
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, touching, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: military, foreign legion, soldier, officers and cadets, battles, power relations, life turned upside down, resentment, military life, destructive relationship, obsession, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, ethiopia, marseille, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 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: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, society, rebelliousness, mission gone awry, one more chance, new wave, introspection, one last job, coincidence, dishonesty, haunted by the past, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1965
Place: spain, europe, france, rome italy, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 208
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense
Plot: lebanese, friendship, orphan, terrorism, buddies, child as adult, crimes, young heroes, immigrants, assassination attempt, innocence lost, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, paris france, marseille ...
⇓ 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, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, rescue, intrigue, resistance, espionage, underground, government agency, prison, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of 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, photographer, murder, girl, restaurant, battles, rainy, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, military, bomb, resistance, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, oppression, chaos, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: tragic hero, wartime life, survival, fighting the system, danger, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, politics, jungle, danger, deadly, coming of age, battles, head of state, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military, battles, life is a bitch, politics, anti war, society, rebellion, military life, war, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: battles, war, french, algerian, heroes, society, politics, self esteem, prejudice, justice, nazi, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: thought provoking, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
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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: talky, thought provoking, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, deadly, fighting the system, crimes, student life, state affairs, university, rebelliousness, rebellion, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, couples, journalism, media, state affairs, against humanity, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: clever, talky, sincere, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, factory, politics, reporter, strike, boss and employee, political unrest, state affairs, labor union, fighting the system, workplace, working class ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1972
Place: france, europe, asia, vietnam, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, revolution, betrayal, evacuation, tragic hero, tragic love, couple relations, society, wartime life, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, siberia, warsaw poland ...
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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: erotic, offbeat, disturbing, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, prostitute, forbidden love, anti semitism, eroticism, social decay, dishonesty, couples, vengeance, espionage, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, thought provoking, talky, stylized, tense ...
Plot: revolution, repression, politics, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, rebelliousness, introspection, society, lifestyle, anti war, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, cuba, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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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: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, intrigue, wartime life, introspection, forbidden love, rebelliousness, couples, dishonesty, politics, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, political unrest, false accusation, dishonesty, rebellion, society, civil war, against humanity, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
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Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: biting, tense, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, collision, revolution, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, conspiracy, law enforcement, police, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, big ben london, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.2
 7K
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, revolution, propaganda, political unrest, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, student ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 21K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, epic, serious, clever ...
Plot: fascism, circus, life is a bitch, war, political unrest, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, wartime life, grownups, childhood memory, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, clever, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination attempt, nihilism, assassination, opera, terrorism, anti heroes, battles, revolution, politics, obsession, leadership, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, bomb, police inspector, politics, undercover, state affairs, terrorism, danger, dishonesty, secret agents, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%