Movies like Route Irish

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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, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, love triangle, gulf war, dealing with death, state affairs, war, friendship between men, love and romance, society, mysterious death, fight, police, iraq war, death, torture, funeral, friendship between boys, anger, interrogation, death of friend, waterboarding, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east

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, uncover truth, society, war, danger, state affairs and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Route Irish: The Attack (2012), The Balibo Conspiracy (2009), Green Zone (2010), The Blue Man (2014), The Invader (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Attack (2012)
Genre: 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, danger, occupation, radical, society, husband wife relationship, suicide bomber, loss of wife, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, tel aviv israel
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: investigation, politics, media, journalism, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, state affairs, mystery, danger, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: 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 ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, survival, captivity, confined, mysterious character, danger, war
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
 774
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, urban, simulated sex, horny woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, legal, mystery, dishonesty, fighting the system, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, vengeance, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 735
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: contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, anti war, anti heroes, anti hero, director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: iraq war, homecoming, military, soldier, heroes, battles, battle zone, survival, death of friend, honor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
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: bleak, tense, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, life is a bitch, injustice, social decay, human spirit, war, gender, tragic hero, hopes, children, teacher, hostility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
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
Plot: confined, military, friendship, moral dilemma, prison life, war, prison, soldier, shot in the foot, boredom, war on terror, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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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 ⇓
30%
 6.7
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Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: 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: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, power of media, media satire, tv show, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: chase, uncover truth, dishonesty, life turned upside down, obsession, state affairs, disorder, political conspiracy, hit and run, on the run, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: false accusation, cons and scams, political corruption, corporate crimes, dishonesty, rise and fall, frame up, uncover truth, injustice, investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, state affairs, assassination, deadly, crimes, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, politics, deadly, danger, state affairs, world trade center, society, americana ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, manhattan new york city, israel, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 399
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, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, aids, journalism, crimes, gambling, law enforcement, deadly, uncover truth, rivalry, life is a bitch, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, controversial, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, parade, torture, state affairs, assassination, legal, life is a bitch, folk, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 515
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: hostage, politics, terrorism, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, ultimatum, uncover truth, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, rescue, drugs/alcohol, crimes, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, danger, profanity, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, kidnapping, uncover truth, murder, crimes, hidden identity, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, danger, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, danger, injustice, political unrest, family relations, feminism, human nature, war, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 13K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: military, death, news report, soldier, journalist, political unrest, politics, state affairs, media, culture clash, life is a bitch, bombing ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, plague, deadly, race against time, crimes, on the run, danger, track down, death in the family, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, los angeles, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 2K
Bethlehem (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: See more
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: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, informant, terrorism, undercover, danger, special agents, double agent, moral dilemma, society, secret service agent, murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: israel, middle east, venice, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 672
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, touching, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, military, military life, selflessness, danger, society, life is a bitch, soldier, war veteran, culture clash, sergeant, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, dubai, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%