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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: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense, stylized, melancholic, talky, enigmatic, witty ...
Plot: assassination, new wave, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice, crimes, deadly, rebellion, state affairs, espionage, legal investigation, battles, hitman, fall in love, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, zurich switzerland, moscow russia, brazil ...

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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, talky and melancholic films with plots about politics, society, culture clash, runaway, brutality, betrayal and death mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Soldier: My Life to Live (1962), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Good Work (1999), The War Is Over (1966), The Army of Shadows (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, free will, pinball machine, new wave, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 24K
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, stylized, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, money, dock, bombing, bullet, painting, new wave, infidelity, betrayal, lovers on the run, road trip, mediterranean ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.4
 6K
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, foreign legion, officer, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, ethiopia, marseille, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, new wave, rebellion, society, state affairs, aging, introspection, haunted by the past, dishonesty, one more chance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: europe, spain, france, basque country, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: german, betrayal, french resistance, czech, prison, life is a bitch, espionage, intrigue, resistance, underground, war, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, hip hop, immigrants, assassination attempt, child as adult, youth, friends, buddies, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: monk, love affair, violence, albanian, mountain, christian, restaurant, girl, politics, murder, photographer, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 6K
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 ⇓
70%
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: golden years, master and servant, showbiz, filmmaking, politics, philosophy, essay, graffiti, cinema, car, book, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, politics, jungle, danger, deadly, head of state, battles, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ 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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, french, underground fighting, algerian, muslim, independence, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 13K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: french, soldier, algerian, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, 1940s ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military, war, politics, anti war, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 780
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, terrorism, uncover truth, idealism, anti war, military life, political unrest, racism, wartime life, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 398
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, emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 5K
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: semi serious, talky, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, new wave, revolution, rebelliousness, student life, roommate, discussion, communism, university, fighting the system, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 11K
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, serious, offbeat, witty, tense ...
Plot: traffic jam, surrealism, weekend, on the road, murder, terrorism, cannibalism, countryside, human nature, new wave, man-woman relation, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, atmospheric, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, repression, young heroes, idealism, rebelliousness, culture clash, political unrest, fighting the system, society, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, cuba, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: tragic hero, survival, war, wartime life, fighting the system, danger, society, state affairs, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 3K
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: serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: strike, reporter, factory, revolution, politics, journalism, rebelliousness, class society, movie business, political unrest, working class, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1968, 1960s
Place: france, asia, europe, vietnam, paris france
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: assassination, betrayal, intrigue, political corruption, defamation, scapegoat, dehumanization, political unrest, injustice, ambition, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, brussels belgium, belgium, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, new wave, pregnancy, promiscuity, couple relations, love and romance, menage a trois, bisexuality, revolution, society, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: politics, human nature, poetry, anti war, movie business, society, marines, weekend, revolution, language, religion, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 20K
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, stylized, epic, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: fascism, circus, innocence lost, wartime life, red army, puberty, lolita, childhood memory, married couple, family feud, suicide, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 19th century ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 3K
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: serious, sexual, realistic, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, anti semitism, politics, prostitute, dangerous attraction, eroticism, destructive relationship, sexual relations, nazism, political unrest, social decay ...
Time: 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, paris france, warsaw poland, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, german, friendship, nazism, betrayal, wartime life, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, jewish, priest, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, jerusalem, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Plot: infidelity, new wave, pregnancy, romance, couple relations, gangsters, love triangle, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, couples, babies and infants ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, sandstorm, women, new wave, love affair, love triangle, romance, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%