Movies like Ulysses' Gaze

If you like "Ulysses' Gaze" you are looking for captivating, serious and thought provoking movies about / with greek, on the road, politics, political unrest, war, state affairs and obsessive quest themes of Drama and War genre shot in Greece or France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
 7.6
 5K
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Original name: Το Βλέμμα Του Οδυσσέα
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the very first film shot by the Manakia brothers, who, at the dawn of the age of cinema, tirelessly criss-crossed the Balkans and, without regard for national and ethnic strife, recorded the region's history and customs. Did these primitive, never-developed images really exist?
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, epic
Plot: greek, on the road, politics, political unrest, war, state affairs, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, battles, life is a bitch, emperor, symbolism, male nudity, holy grail, statue, landscape, search, lake, quest, pubic hair, murder ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, bucharest, belgrade

Most similar movies to Ulysses' Gaze

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about war, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, soldier and politics mostly in War, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Ulysses' Gaze: The Travelling Players (1975), The Only Way (1970), Shot Through the Heart (1998), Eleni (1985), Warriors (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
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: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, genocide, political unrest, spy, artist, election campaign, communist, fascism, conflict, theatre milieu, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 112
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: battles, politics, war, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, military, society, state affairs, holocaust, world war two ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: train, bosnian war, sniper, soldier, war, anti war, sibling relationship, battle zone, genocide, military life, battles, military ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
war movies
war
1486
realistic movies
26591
greece movies
308
bleak movies
4803
 6.9
 1K
Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, village, revolution, war, journalism, uncover truth, self discovery, haunted by the past, political unrest, fighting the system, against humanity, media ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 2K
Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: genocide, atrocity, war crime, soldier, gory, war, anti war, bosnian war, wartime life, against humanity, military, state affairs ...
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 832
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: serious, bleak, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, war, moral dilemma, soldier, mission of murder, haunted by the past, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: russia, england, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: tragic hero, survival, war, wartime life, fighting the system, danger, society, state affairs, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, society, state affairs, war, babies and infants, siblings relations, false accusation, wartime life, woman in danger, fascism, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, fascism, family business, holocaust, political unrest, social decay, war, society, life is a bitch, human nature, moral dilemma, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, soldier, rebelliousness, war, anti war, genocide, battle zone, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles, politics ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 711
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: political unrest, wartime life, crimes, small town, danger, war, deadly, life is a bitch, amateur detective, soldier, witnessing a crime, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, croatia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: war, wartime life, danger, river battle, battle zone, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 41
Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, war, military, buddies, introspection, moral dilemma, reunion, battles, hopes, legal, state affairs ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 267
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, soldier, prison, gory, war, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 17K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, soldier, vengeance, obsessive quest, cossack, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, military, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 6K
The War Game (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: apocalypse, radiation, cold war, war, wartime life, danger, society, chaos, life is a bitch, anti war, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 1960s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 787
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 398
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: emotional, talky, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, couple relations, romance, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 313
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: rebelliousness, village life, war, village, wartime life, heroes, anti heroes, assassination attempt, human nature, deadly, rebellion, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military, war, politics, anti war, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Comanche Territory (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: journalism, innocence lost, war, wartime life, danger, media, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, bridge, civil war, tv news ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 3K
Taking Sides (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, investigation, war crime, idealism, racism, fighting the system, war, rebellion, society, musician's life, introspection, culture clash ...
Place: germany, europe, norway, russia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, military, battle zone, soldier, danger, escapades, heroes, finnish, infantrymen, destiny, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, working class, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, soldier, anti war, war, squad, execution, snow, german, russian, battle zone, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 363
Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: soldier, war, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, shot to death, corpse, friend, horse, death, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 172
Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: hostages, soldier, anti war, war, wartime life, confined, captivity, military, life is a bitch, lebanese, hapless soldier, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
Related movie lists