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Route Irish (2010)
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Route Irish (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, bleak, realistic, political, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, love triangle, society, state affairs, dealing with death, friendship between men, war, gulf war, politics, empire, mysterious death, love and romance, fight, police, iraq war, death, torture, anger, funeral, interrogation, friendship between boys, death of friend, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, ireland, middle east

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Most similar movies to Route Irish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, society, uncover truth, state affairs, war, politics and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Route Irish: The Attack (2012), Balibo (2009), Green Zone (2010), The Invader (2011), The Blue Man (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Attack (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium, Egypt
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, terrorism, investigation, occupation, radical, society, suicide bomber, husband wife relationship, loss of wife, israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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Balibo (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, uncover truth, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, society, mystery, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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100%
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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: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, military, pow, spy, gulf war, deception, army, soldier, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: job seeking, misfit, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, immigrants, society, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), horny woman, cheating wife, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, africa, brussels, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 8.0
 55
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An archaeologist investigating mass graves during the Iraq War wakes up in a basement, unable to remember how he got there. The man must piece together the past of the enigmatic man who brought him there -- and discover who the pregnant woman is who ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: war, uncover truth, captivity, confined, mysterious character, survival, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The New Protocol (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man investigating his son's death learns some horrific truths about the pharmaceutical industry.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, legal, uncover truth, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, fighting the system, hopes, family problems, mystery, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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20 Cigarettes (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: filmmaking, wartime life, life is a bitch, director, soldier, iraq iran war, military, iraq war, military life, assault, military base, death threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: iraq war, military, homecoming, battles, survival, heroes, soldier, battle zone, honor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, amputation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: military, war, prison, friendship, confined, moral dilemma, prison life, soldier, prisoner, unlikely friendships, american soldier, jailed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, bosnian war, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, politics, state affairs, chaos, society, americana, terrorism, fbi agent, terrorist, hotel room ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, london, pakistan, washington d.c., israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 865
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, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: iraq war, marine, war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, desert, vengeance, society, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him ...
Style: tense, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, children, gender, injustice, human spirit, social decay, life is a bitch, hopes, tragic hero, hostility, teacher, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: war correspondent, gulf war, journalism, anti war, against the odds, escapades, political unrest, battles, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, soldier ...
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bethlehem (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Israel, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, undercover, special agents, double agent, moral dilemma, society, spy, informant, murder, teenager, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: death, military, journalist, news report, state affairs, media, politics, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in the Tricity in 2003, ten years after the end of communism in Poland. The plot, apparently based on the real-life experiences of Kraków businessmen Lech Jerzorny and Paweł Rey, is about three young, talented businessmen who open ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, corporate crime, rise and fall, dishonesty, cons and scams, corporate crimes, political corruption, justice, law enforcement, investigation, legal investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: chase, dishonesty, uncover truth, obsession, disorder, state affairs, life turned upside down, on the run, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, hit and run, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: religions or cults, missing person, rescue, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger, clergy, religion, brainwashing, religious fanaticism, religious fanatic, siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Truth (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A terrorist cell takes three Americans hostage and threatens to expose a secret that will shatter America's soul.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: politics, hostage, terrorism, captivity, ultimatum, life is a bitch, confined, uncover truth, coldhearted, abduction, torture, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspense, realistic, thought provoking, dark, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, gulf war, tank, military life, war, bravery, medal of honor, investigation, suicide, politics, behind enemy lines, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 147
Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, under the surface, interracial relations, community, social relations, mentally challenged, nudity (full frontal - brief), eagle, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, lawyer, blackmail, cia, terrorism, torture, killer, investigation, cover-up, folk, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 194
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, society, under the surface, immigrants, clergy, life is a bitch, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, family problems, friends, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, enigmatic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, tragedy, investigation, friendship, soldier, politics, crimes, war, vengeance, justice, suicide, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 886
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, human rights, soldier, life is a bitch, survival, military, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, rivalry, confined, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 2K
Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, moral dilemma, human nature, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, injustice, human nature, feminism, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to ...
Style: serious, experimental, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: aids, conspiracy, journalism, crimes, rivalry, gambling, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement, on the run, good versus evil, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%