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War Requiem (1989)
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War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier (Wilfred Owen) and a nurse (his bride) during World War I. It also includes actual footage of contemporary wars (WWII, Vietnam, Angola, etc.)
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, experimental, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: world war one, military, battles, soldier, anti war, war, life is a bitch, tragic love, military life, wartime life, haunted by the past, homecoming, against humanity, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, horse, writers, german, snow, death, murder, tomb, excavation, priest ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about soldier, military, war, anti war, battles, military life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like War Requiem: The Last of England (1987), Company K (2004), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), Kippur (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, apocalypse, environmentalism, downfall, head of state, society, rise and fall, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, against the odds, stream of consciousness ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, military, battles, hospital, anti war, school, war, life is a bitch, leadership, heroes, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
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61%
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: soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, world war one, war, dealing with death, battles, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: disturbing, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wounded soldier, war injury, war zone ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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47%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, new zealand, middle east, cairo egypt ...
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46%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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45%
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The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war one, battlefield, battles, military, soldier, trench warfare, war, heroes, military life, isolation, destiny, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
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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, hospital, world war one, haunted by the past, amputation, soldier, isolation, patient, freak, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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King & Country (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, courtroom, desertion, court martial, society, life is a bitch, legal investigation, legal, army investigation, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, military, golden years, human nature, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
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Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, anti war, tunnel, battles, couples, war, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, soldier, romance, love and romance, military ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, military, price of justice, wartime life, military life, rebelliousness, battle zone, society, heroes, fighting the system ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. military, soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, gulf war, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, captivating
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, life is a bitch, military, soldier, war, friends, military life, friendship, destiny, anti war, captivity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, destructive relationship, wartime life, political unrest, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, saga, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, school, orphan, monastery, summer camp, wartime life, innocence lost, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, boarding school life, youth, military ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
It Happened Here (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, military, battles, fascism, distopia, world war two, hospital, german occupation, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, society ...
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