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A Soldier's Story (1984)
 7.2
 9K
A Soldier's Story (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the towm of Tynen, Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Captain Davenport must battle with deceipt and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill Sergeant Waters.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative, dramatic, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, racism, soldier, interracial relations, profanity, racist, army investigation, murder, military, revenge, investigation, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, graphic violence, against the odds, officers and cadets, social differences, society, law enforcement, military life, deadly, uncover truth, power relations, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, arkansas

Most similar movies to A Soldier's Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, corruption, justice, dialogue, culture clash, runaway and society mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like A Soldier's Story: The Night of the Generals (1967), Small Town Conspiracy (2002), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Hart's War (2002), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, murder, investigation, prostitute, nazi occupation, mystery, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, serial killer, conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, serial killer, deadly, injustice, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 50K
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, rough, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 584
Frozen Silence (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1943, during the midst of World War II, a serial murderer appears in the Blue Division, volunteer body of Spanish soldiers who fought on the Russian front with German troops. After finding the body of a Spanish soldier who has been stuck in the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, army investigation, riddles and clues, war, crimes, world war two, soldier, deadly, military, rivalry, superior officer ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, atrocity, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, dehumanization, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, public health, world war two, legal, dedicated lawyer, war, mentally challenged, hopes, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s, year 1973, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 2K
Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, racism, soldier, injustice, military life, u.s. army, prejudice, peer pressure, u.s. military, gay slur, barracks ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 258
Mutiny (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: boot camp, world war two, ship, courtroom drama, legal action, fighting the system, life is a bitch, army investigation, injustice, power relations, disobey, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, betrayal, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 130K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 13K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, argument, murder, legal action, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, crime, courtroom drama, law enforcement, rebellion, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, clever, biting ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, self defense, neo noir, racism, false accusation, crimes, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, murder, jazz, private detective, jazz club, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, military life, war, danger, save the day, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court martial, courtroom, army investigation, rivalry, rebellion, military, legal action, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, legal ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
 6.8
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, investigation, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 12K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, hill, british army, heat, cruelty, sadism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, libya, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, whodunit, train, murder, train ride, stabbing, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 18K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, war, against the odds, heroic mission, u.s. navy, military life, underdog, danger, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, racism, courtroom, society, opposites attract, sport, army investigation, soldier, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%