Movies like Slaughterhouse-Five

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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
 6.9
 12K
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: atmospheric, surreal, tense, serious, emotional, talky, non-linear, clever, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: time travel, world war two, assassination, sent to the future, war, space and aliens, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, alien encounter, pow, vandalism, grudge, film within a film, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, alien, breast feeding, satire, dark humor, military, graphic violence, anti war, midlife crisis, benign alien ...
Time: future, 1900s, 20th century, 60s, year 1945, 50s, 1940s ...
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 talky films with plots about culture clash, brutality, dialogue, runaway, friendship, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Slaughterhouse-Five: Catch-22 (1970), Mother Night (1996), The Deer Hunter (1978), Johnny Got His Gun (1971), The Tin Drum (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 23K
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, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military hospital, soldier, military, island, war, rebellion, bomber, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: biting, uplifting, suspense, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, anti war, human spirit, disorder, writer's life, hidden identity, government agency, hopes, redemption, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 318K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, friends, character change, hunting, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, patient, freak, isolation, soldier, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: los angeles, france, colorado, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.5
 23K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
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, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, anti war, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, infantry, soldier, commander, jungle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 69K
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, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, dark humor, doctors and patients, soldier, buddies, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, village life, wartime life, communism, storytelling, village, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 56K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 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: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, ambition, society, weapons, resistance, hiding place, communism, revolution, basement, cellar ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, balkan, berlin germany, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 129K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 51K
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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, pow, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, court, trial, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 25K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, wehrmacht, soldier, german, anti war, eastern front, military hospital, military, hate, battles, chaos, lieutenant ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, crimea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 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, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, friendship, bad trip, family relations, graduation, easter, small town, wartime life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, texas, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 22K
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: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental institution, mental illness, bird, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, military, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jungle, corporal punishment, world war two, captivity, pow, war crime, escape, soldier, military, hopes, war, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, scotland, asia, burma, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 21K
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, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, military, world war two, pow, escape attempt, massacre, swat team, military life, human spirit, against the odds, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, pearl harbor, manila philippines, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 8.1
 12K
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: offbeat, surreal, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: cynical, disturbing, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dark humor, siblings relations, wartime life, captivity, eccentric family, fish out of water, farce ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, southern italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, coping, loss of son, loss of child, estrangement, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 15K
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: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, heroes, hidden identity, concentration camp, roommate, communism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, sniper, battles, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, humorous, clever, tragicomedy, captivating ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, love, typewriter, wrestler, wrestling, writer's life, impregnation, parents and children, introspection, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, soldier, prank, buddies, disorder, battles, friends, isolation ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 36K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 13K
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: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, friendship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, baghdad iraq, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: culture clash, understanding, world war two, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%