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Far from Men (2014)
 7.2
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Far from Men (2014)
Original name: Loin des hommes
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, teacher, journey, on the road, on the run, political unrest, misfit partners, mountain, survival, rebellion, forced into action, war crime, prisoner, accused of murder, horse, school, fire, rain, algerian war, school teacher, graphic violence, escapades, disorder, french algerian war, countryside ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s
Place: algeria, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films with plots about danger, survival, war, soldier, military, escapades and rebellion mostly in Drama, War and Western genres. Some movies like Far from Men: Chicogrande (2010), Duck, You Sucker (1971), Freedom (2009), Nothing to Report (1973), In Pursuit of Honor (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, rough, epic ...
Plot: revolution, manhunt, military, rebellion, on the run, idealism, rebelliousness, state affairs, obsessive quest, escapades, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america
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95%
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, robbery, chaos, friendship, massacre, on the run, rebellion, culture clash, rape, chase, odd couple, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.2
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, social differences, life is a bitch, family in danger, on the run, rebellion, concentration camp, rebelliousness, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, battles, rebellion, military, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, society, war, military life, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To save a group of horses slated to be destroyed by the US Cavalry, a group of officers rebel and begin a journey towards Canada to save themselves and the mounts.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cavalry, soldier, military life, heroic mission, on the road, anti war, insubordination, animal life, battles, army investigation, military, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: australia, canada, texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: epic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, against humanity, military, heroes, politics, state affairs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, captivity, survival, political unrest, escapades, rebellion, race against time, confined, rescue, hostage, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 3K
Blackboards (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, Italy, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uneducated, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, wartime life, hopes, obsessive quest, realism, on the road, teachers and students, survival, wandering, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: war, survival, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, political unrest, animal life, righting the wronged, ethnic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 5K
Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: anti war, political unrest, wartime life, battles, war, friends, survival, buddies, innocence lost, heist, campaign, hanging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, french algerian war, resistance, military, french, freedom, torture, chaos, protest, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1962, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, against the odds, mission gone awry, military, escapades, infantrymen, war, hapless soldier, graphic violence, soldier, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The President (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The President is the story of a dictator of an imaginary country in the Caucasus, who is forced to escape following a coup d’état, and begins a journey to discover his country in the company of his five-year-old grandson. The two travel across ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: political unrest, dictator, revolution, escapades, family relations, hidden identity, on the run, head of state, state affairs, cross country, on the road, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, rebellion, escapades, heroes, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, criminal heroes, war, undercover, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: sino japanese war, drought, world war two, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, against humanity, escapades, on the run, on the road, wartime life, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 33K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: depressing, atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: old west, native american, human nature, mental illness, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, cross country, lifesaver, misfit partners, escapades, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: on the road, survival, fall in love, rescue, hopes, starting over, love and romance, desert, immigrants, follow your dream, journey, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, tough heroes, revolution, battles, graphic violence, escape, politics, military, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, soldier, war, communication problem, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades, imperial japan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Prairie Fever (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of women contracted a strange fever and a former sheriff is responsible for taking them to the hospital in the nearest town, but in their way they will encounter a gang of murderers. His only hope is a woman whose beauty is matched only by ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: old west, criminal heroes, love and romance, on the run, unlikely couple, lone wolves, tough heroes, woman in danger, cowboys and outlaws, gunfight, hostage, violence ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.2
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, ghetto, against humanity, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, rough, realistic
Plot: family relations, civil war, chaos, political unrest, family in danger, family business, state affairs, single parent, father son relationship, military, colonialism, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: desert, survival, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, culture clash, hunger, misfit, society, on the road, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.3
 909
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, survival, soldier, military, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, world war two, daring rescue, war, wartime, nazi occupation, german occupation, resistance fighter, resistance, prospector ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, fighting the system, romance, espionage, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, assassination attempt ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: europe, france, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%