Movies like The Little Soldier

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The Little Soldier
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, stylized, melancholic, talky, enigmatic, witty ...
Plot: assassination, politics, romance, fighting the system, against the rules, hotel, assassin, torture, new wave, censorship, death, political, assassination attempt, terrorism, french, political corruption, political unrest, art, runaway, price of justice, dialogue, obsession, loneliness, crimes, murder ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, middle east, algeria, geneva switzerland, brazil, moscow russia ...

Most similar movies to The Little Soldier

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and serious films with plots about runaway, culture clash, brutality, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Soldier: My Life to Live (1962), Good Work (1999), In Praise of Love (2001), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Our Music (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Life to Live
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, serious, gloomy, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, philosophy, artist, prostitute, pimp, french, gunfight, photographer, existentialism, loneliness, childhood, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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    User:   88%
 
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Good Work
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, military, desert, soldier, russian, male nudity, surrealism, french, destructive relationship, existentialism, officers and cadets, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, france, tokyo, japan, ethiopia ...
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In Praise of Love
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: intellectual, psychological, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: pornography, poetry, golden years, master and servant, showbiz, memory, filmmaking, politics, art, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   78%
 
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Pierrot le Fou
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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: storytelling, on the road, surrealism, betrayal, existentialism, lovers on the run, art, visceral, infidelity, new wave, artist, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
 7.0
 3K
Our Music
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: serious, atmospheric, clever, meditative, light ...
Plot: politics, poetry, human nature, anti war, society, jews, native americans, pornography, french, catastrophe, life & death, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, israel, middle east ...
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System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
Two or Three Things I Know About Her...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitution, obsession, vietnam war, prostitute, losing-it hero, existentialism, new wave, life philosophy, art, social misfits, pornography, human nature ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, europe, vietnam, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
Masculin Féminin
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, intellectual ...
Plot: politics, revolution, french, couple relations, pornography, sex, vietnam war, love and romance, new wave, political, relationships, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
The Army of Shadows
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, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, vichy, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
Land and Freedom
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, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
Before the Rain
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, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: violence, politics, fall in love, brutality, storytelling, wartime, crimes, civil war, war, tragedy, danger, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
A Woman Is a Woman
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: semi serious, feel good, light, stylized, colourful ...
Plot: gangsters, couple relations, romance, infidelity, music, new wave, loneliness, stylish, love triangle, dialogue, runaway, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
 7.3
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Weekend
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, witty, tense, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, surrealism, traffic jam, violence, on the road, human nature, countryside, new wave, french, weekend, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 7.1
 6K
Under Fire
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, tense, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, war, idealism, politics, revolution, civil war, death, murder, political, love story, betrayal, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, ireland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Two Deaths
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: emotional, talky, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, dialogue driven, infidelity, tragic love, judaism, political unrest ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, romania, rio de janeiro, new york, eastern europe ...
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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Alphaville
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, urban, a.i., neo noir, existentialism, investigation, technology, noir, human nature, art, fighting the system, distopia ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
 11K
The Last Metro
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: nazi, love, moral dilemma, nazis, wartime, french, jews, german, adultery, relationships, theater, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
The Year of Living Dangerously
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, betrayal, communism, political, poverty, president, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, australia, asia, southeast asia
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
Voyage of the Damned
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jews, anti heroes, genocide, nazis, jewish, war, fugitives, adaptation, political, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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Lucie Aubrac
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, talky ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, war, french, love affair, wartime, wartime life, love story, love and romance, bollywood, rescue, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
The Battle of Algiers
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, war, rebellion, torture, french, freedom, colonialism, violence, military, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: africa, algeria, france, middle east, north africa
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Burnt by the Sun
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, russian, communism, father daughter relationship, revolution, tragedy, love, marriage, parents and children, idealism, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 7.5
 10K
Brothers
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, infidelity, brothers, siblings relations, guilt, dysfunctional family, family bonds, brutality, tragedy, relationships, family, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 6.5
 4K
Invincible
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: jewish, small town, anti semitism, nazi, rabbi, jews, nazis, society, clergy, nightclub, human spirit, judaism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
The Terrorist
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, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: politics, assassination, jungle, assassin, terrorism, life & death, suicide, childhood, mentor, storytelling, danger, indians ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 7.2
 8K
Woyzeck
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, military, brutality, insanity, soldier, loneliness, german, adultery, unlikely criminals, infidelity, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 20K
The Tin Drum
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, dark humor, epic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, nazi, childhood, male nudity, innocence lost, nazis, wartime, german, wartime life, magic realism, surrealism, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, latin america, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
Band of Outsiders
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: talky, stylized, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, postmodernism, buddies, unlikely criminals, new wave, love triangle, runaway, irreverent, greed, obsession, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
The Unknown Soldier
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, serious, rough, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: war, finnish, battles, politics, mentor, military, civil war, literature, soldier, battle zone, wartime, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, finland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
A Time for Drunken Horses
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: children, coming of age, childhood, poverty, parents and children, culture clash, new wave, loneliness, siblings relations, sisters, family in crisis, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, tokyo, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Is Paris Burning?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, brutal, emotional ...
Plot: war, military, rescue, gory, heroic mission, nazis, german, wartime life, revolution, nazi, idealism, distopia ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
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