Movies like Redacted

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Redacted (2007)
 6.1
 10K
Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, captivating, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, murder, military life, journalist, war, military, gulf war, journalism, danger, media, politics, society, state affairs, death threat, battles, rapist, kidnapping, terrorism, film within a film, army, interrogation, news report, camera, video camera ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east

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Most similar movies to Redacted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about soldier, military, war, danger, murder, death and politics mostly in War, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Redacted: The Situation (2006), The Hurt Locker (2008), Green Zone (2010), Battle for Haditha (2007), Lions for Lambs (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, racism, danger, journalism, media, life is a bitch, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 427K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, u.s. army, war, gulf war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 132K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, gulf war, army, soldier, deception, patriotism, military, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, culture clash, military life, marines, occupation, graphic violence, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, war on terror, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, war, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, danger, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 632
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, good versus evil, soldier, heroes, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The One That Got Away (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, desert, anti war, captivity, confined, heroes, escapades, war, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, syria, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 447K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, life is a bitch, media, state affairs, military, politics, political unrest ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 441
Smoke Screen (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sandra Brown’s “Smoke Screen” follows newswoman Britt Shelley (Jaime Pressly), who shockingly wakes up in bed next to the dead body of Detective Jay Burgess and is suspected of foul play. Five years prior, Jay’s lifelong friend Raley Gannon ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: politics, journalism, murder suspect, society, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, media, journalist, female reporter, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, politics, helicopter, boot camp, battles, military life, soldier, tank, battlefield, u.s. army, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, atrocity, rape, gang rape, revenge, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1974, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 52K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, war, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, behind enemy lines, battles, soldier, military, swat team, chases and races, daring rescue, escapades, danger, war, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
As Good as Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies quickly reveals that they may have the wrong man, which puts them ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, hostage, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, drugs/alcohol, domestic disturbance, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 23K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fighting for Life (2008)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fighting for Life is a very different movie about war and medicine, a real-life "M*A*S*H" for our times about the doctors and nurses fighting on the front lines. The film interweaves stories of military doctors, nurses, and medics who are ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, survival, military life, state affairs, society, danger, life is a bitch, battles, doctors and patients, homecoming, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 20K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, rough, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 450
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, war crime, army, jungle, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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 2K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, sniper, journalism, environmentalism, state affairs, media, society, reporter, crimes, crime, female director, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 12K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, minefield, bravery, desert, military, british army, heroic mission, danger, battle zone, military life, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 276
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, epic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, gory, battles, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, military, terrorism, officers and cadets, good versus evil, state affairs, confined, soldier, escapades, heroes, danger ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.0
 353
Air Strike (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: En plein coeur de l'Europe de l'Est, dans une ancienne république du bloc communiste. Un puissant cartel de la drogue organise des raids destinés à destabiliser le pouvoir en place afin de prendre progressivement le contrôle de la ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, injustice, vengeance, war, adventure, heroes, buddies, fighting crime, danger, bank, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 14K
5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: military, death, soldier, news report, journalist, media, state affairs, politics, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%