Movies like Slaughterhouse-Five

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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
 6.8
 13K
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." Slaughterhouse-Five is an award-winning 1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, who survives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his past, present, and future.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, philosophical, talky, tense, serious, emotional, depressing, cerebral, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, world war two, breast feeding, assassination, sent to the future, war, space and aliens, family relations, parents and children, alien encounter, death, existentialism, surrealism, alien, satire, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, time, nudity (full frontal - brief), prisoner, murder, soldier, flash forward, airplane accident, alien abduction ...
Time: future, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, new england, usa, pennsylvania, new york, germany, hiroshima japan ...

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Most similar movies to Slaughterhouse-Five

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, harsh and interesting films with plots about culture clash, brutality, dialogue, runaway, death, storytelling and friendship mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Slaughterhouse-Five: Birdy (1984), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch-22 (1970), Mother Night (1996), The Tin Drum (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, touching, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, mental illness, obsession, psychology, best friend, flashback, psychiatry, friendship, mental institution, bird, war, coming of age ...
Time: year 1984, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, sniper, army, battles, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, middle ages
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 25K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, funny, dark, non-linear, biting ...
Plot: world war two, military, bomber, airplane, anti war, satire, aviation, war, rebellion, violence, insanity, surrealism ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: dark fantasy, surreal, stylized, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, politics, spy, espionage, jewish, propaganda, holocaust, guilt, german, anti semitism, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, israel, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.5
 24K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, disturbing, thought provoking, art house, harsh ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, coming of age, wartime life, nazi, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, dishonesty, grownups ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, depressing, disturbing, surreal, political ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, amputation, war, disability, haunted by the past, mute, dreams, soldier, isolation, patient ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: israel, iraq, vietnam, colorado, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 336K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, depressing, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, russian roulette, anti war, escape, friendship, small town, hunting, suicide, homecoming, male nudity, survival, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, sad, harsh, stylized, serious ...
Plot: u.s. military, friendship, soldier, politics, iraq war, gulf war, death, war, military, homecoming, redemption, small town ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, vietnam, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 8.1
 58K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: surreal, cynical, art house, satirical, political ...
Plot: world war two, war, communism, surrealism, greed, freedom, lie, propaganda, genocide, brutality, culture clash, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 60s, year 1941, post world war two
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 73K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, funny, satirical ...
Plot: military, nurse, satire, anti war, korean war, surgeon, camp, dark humor, medical, surgery, humiliation, sexism ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: korea, vietnam, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 135K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, politics, resistance, war, occupation, communism, village life, wartime life, satire, german, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, germany, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 27K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: brutal, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, war, eastern front, nazi, homosexual, wehrmacht, anti war, survival, tank, russian, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 13K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, cerebral, humorous ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, time travel, absurdism, surrealism, totalitarianism, alien encounter, society, steampunk, satire, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 4K
1969 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, reflective, feel good, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, prejudice, death, drug use, death of father, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, fight, drugs, high school, college ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, san francisco, usa, maine, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, russian, torture, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: harsh, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, jungle, war, pow, escape, military, captivity, prisoners of war, corporal punishment, survival, prison, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, scotland, poland, hawaii, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 361K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, life philosophy, dystopic future, distopia, multiple storylines, life & death, human nature, karma, post apocalypse, death, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1975, year 1936, 19th century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, belgium, south korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: world war two, pow, war crime, anti war, war, christmas, prison, samurai, imperial japan, japanese occupation, british, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, australia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: disturbing, humorous, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, prison, survival, dark humor, prisoners of war, prostitution, nazi, male nudity, humanity, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, germany, europe, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cheating wife, infidelity, older woman younger man sex, writer's life, dysfunctional family, masturbation, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, secrets, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sad, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, holocaust, love, culture clash, romance, war, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, ireland, hiroshima japan, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.6
 16K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, surreal, mind bending, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, hitler youth, german, circumcision, coming of age, survival, war, nazi germany, physical exam ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, israel, latvia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, prison, childhood, war, japanese army, pow, survival, children in wartime, captivity, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: china, japan, tokyo, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: humorous, clever, touching, sad, ironic ...
Plot: writers, transsexual, single mother, dysfunctional family, psychology, coming of age, writer's life, lgbtq, lgbt, female nudity, death, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, political, psychological, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, christmas, anti war, innocence lost, war, friendship, violence, tragedy, runaway, sacrifice, stereotypes, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, compassionate, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: family, midlife crisis, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, redemption, family relations, professor, nursing, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, new york, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 14K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, iraq war, self discovery, father son relationship, soldier, ethnic conflict, unlikely friendships, military life, patriotism, gratitude, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary
Place: iraq, wyoming, baghdad iraq, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%