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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Original name: Shake Hands With the Devil
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and is less geared to drama and emotional manipulation, but it is still grim and upsetting.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic, sincere, political, sad
Plot: genocide, politics, betrayal, military, civil war, chaos, dishonesty, life is a bitch, anti war, introspection, moral dilemma, against humanity, hopes, righting the wronged, un, human rights, accusation, desire, bodies, abandoned, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, violence, autobiography, cnn reporter ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about war, against humanity, military, life is a bitch, genocide, soldier and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Shake Hands with the Devil: Hotel Rwanda (2004), Shooting Dogs (2005), Sometimes in April (2005), Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006), Attack on Darfur (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, rough, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war, hotel, war crime, cruelty, un, politics, murder, human spirit, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sad, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, politics, survival, violence, teacher, survivor, priest, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa, united kingdom
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46%
Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, massacre, murder, civil war, racism, against humanity, mass murder, coup, politics, battles, political unrest, mass child killing ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, washington d.c.
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46%
Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: interracial romance, fall in love, genocide, aids, love affair, social differences, life is a bitch, love and romance, against humanity, hopes, politics, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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38%
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Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, journalist, civil war, tragedy, murder, village, desert, uncover truth, against humanity, survival, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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38%
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, sexy ...
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
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32%
Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Liberia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak
Plot: children in wartime, child soldier, civil war, orphan, life is a bitch, survival, society, crimes, youth, soldier, against humanity, atrocity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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32%
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, nazi occupation, war, holocaust, nazi, anti semitism, moral dilemma, wartime life, introspection, genocide, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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31%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, tense, political ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, vietnam war, photographer, war, communism, violence, brutality, khmer rouge, friendship, anti war, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1984
Place: cambodia, vietnam, iraq, asia, new york
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, culture clash, tragic love, military, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, starting over, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: israel
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, world war two, war, ghetto, human nature, anti semitism, moral dilemma, survival, lifesaver, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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28%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, pow, holocaust, against humanity, captivity, war, brutality, prison, genocide, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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28%
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, terrorism, mercenary, rape, sniper, civil war, redemption, genocide, war crime, breast feeding, soldier, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: genocide, world war two, rape, massacre, torture, violent, holocaust, extreme violence, chinese woman, dehumanization, battles, psychopath ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, uncover truth, hidden identity, moral dilemma, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: political, harsh, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, child soldier, life is a bitch, children in wartime, civil war, justice, anti war, violence, culture clash, survival, moral ambiguity, adaptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Auschwitz (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, mass murder, anti semitism, against humanity, strong violent content, society, life is a bitch, postmodernism, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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27%
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Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, war, dealing with death, battles, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: suspense, biting, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, bosnian war, sibling relationship, friends, battles, best friends, soldier, against humanity, military, society, betrayal, politics ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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26%
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, world war two, racism, nazi, anti semitism, wartime life, genocide, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, breeding, war ...
Time: 1940s
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26%
The Travelling Players (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 230 min.
Story: This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled "Golfo the Shepherdess," the thespians end up echoing scenes from ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: world war two, male nudity, rape, masturbation, civil war, time travel, anarchist, sex crime, betrayal, murder, spy, artist ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, year 1939, year 1952 ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: factual, disturbing, bleak, political, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, genocide, politics, nazi, war, conspiracy, anti semitism, war crime, racism, nazism, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, military, chinese history, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, civil war ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, british empire, colonialism, coup d'etat, politics, army, rebellion, society, escapades, daring rescue, war, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
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24%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: bosnian war, adoption, journalism, civil war, anti war, orphan, war, orphanage, family relations, morality, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, iraq, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: family relations, civil war, chaos, coffee, state affairs, single parent, political unrest, family in danger, family business, father son relationship, military, imperialism ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, life is a bitch, political unrest, ex athlete, military, anti war, moral dilemma, parents and children, soldier, dishonesty, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 2K
Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, jewish, sex scene, israeli army, helicopter, war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, kgb, secret agents, politics, betrayal, haunted by the past, introspection, political unrest, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, burned alive ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%