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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, journalism, danger, media, politics, society, state affairs, death threat, battles, rapist, kidnapping, terrorism, gulf war, film within a film, army, interrogation, news report, video camera, humvee ...
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 serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about danger, murder, soldier, military, war, violence and death 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), Special Forces (2003). 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, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, danger, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, media, soldier, military, state affairs, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 416K
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, military, sniper, marines, terrorism, gulf war, war, bomb squad, peril, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: middle east, iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 128K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, pow, swat team, army, patriotism, soldier, deception, investigation, uncover truth, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, 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, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, war, society, danger, occupation, marines ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.1
 613
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, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 433K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, military, military life, navy seal, military training, courage, heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, behind enemy lines, society, danger, hopes, soldier, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: 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, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, military, soldier, desert, anti war, confined, heroes, war, danger, military life, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, israel, saudi arabia, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, media, politics ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 437
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, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, media, journalist, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, female reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, military life, battles, boot camp, helicopter, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 50K
'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, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, military life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, confined, danger, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 10K
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, investigation, murder, corruption, uncover truth, rape, police corruption, society, protagonist as suspect, factory, factory worker ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 22K
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, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, battles, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, swat team, survival, tough heroes, chaos, heroic mission, military life, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: soldier, wartime life, survival, military life, danger, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, battles, doctors and patients, homecoming, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
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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, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, betrayal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 1K
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, state affairs, environmentalism, society, media, reporter, crimes, crime, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 19K
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, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, liberal, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, dictatorship, war correspondent, war, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, military, danger, vengeance, allies, espionage, daring rescue, rivalry, politics, fighting the system, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, adventure, deadly, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 280
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, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, battles, gory, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, bravery, desert, military, british army, minefield, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.0
 351
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, heroes, danger, buddies, adventure, fighting crime, fall in love, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, brutality, soldier, war crime, army, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 31K
Pathology (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, medical school, psychopath, perfect crime, hospital, power relations, forensics, intern, doctors and patients, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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