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, society, gulf war, dealing with death, state affairs, friendship between men, war, love and romance, 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

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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, war, danger, state affairs and military mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Route Irish: The Attack (2012), The Balibo Conspiracy (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, danger, radical, occupation, society, husband wife relationship, suicide bomber, loss of wife, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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The Balibo Conspiracy (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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political unrest, society, state affairs, mystery, crimes, danger ...
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, 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
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100%
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 790
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: job seeking, life is a bitch, misfit, couple relations, society, immigrants, human nature, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, male nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, mysterious character, confined, captivity, survival, danger, war
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, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, legal, dishonesty, hopes, family problems, vengeance, fighting the system, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, filmmaking, anti war, anti heroes, artists and showbiz, 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, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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
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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: bleak, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, life is a bitch, social decay, human spirit, tragic hero, gender, hopes, children, hostility, teacher, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
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: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, danger, deadly, politics, state affairs, world trade center, americana, society, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, washington d.c., london, israel ...
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31%
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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 ⇓
30%
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: false accusation, cons and scams, political corruption, corporate crimes, dishonesty, rise and fall, frame up, uncover truth, injustice, legal investigation, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, chase, uncover truth, disorder, state affairs, obsession, life turned upside down, on the run, life is a bitch, hit and run, political conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, informant, terrorism, double agent, undercover, danger, special agents, moral dilemma, society, secret service agent, teenager, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: moral dilemma, friendship, military, confined, prison life, war, prison, soldier, shot in the foot, scandal, war on terror, boredom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, missing person, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, religions or cults, woman in danger, clergy, profanity, graphic violence, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, community, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), prayer, mentally challenged, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
26%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 675
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, suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, society, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, sergeant, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, manchester england, dubai
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26%
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 530
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, confined, life is a bitch, ultimatum, uncover truth, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: north korea, korea, south korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, parade, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, folk, political corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: conspiracy, aids, investigation, journalism, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gambling, rivalry, deadly, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, media satire, tv show, power of media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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25%