Movies like Welcome to Sarajevo

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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country, a British correspondent decides to take an orphaned girl home to London.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, touching, serious, brutal, heartbreaking, harsh ...
Plot: adoption, bosnian war, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist, morality, military, courage, fighting the system, graphic violence, rebellion, society, ethnic, media, un, ethnic conflict, sniper, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe, bosnia, balkan ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about war, military, anti war, soldier, civil war, brutality and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Welcome to Sarajevo: Under Fire (1983), Shot Through the Heart (1998), Beasts of No Nation (2015), Bat*21 (1988), No Man's Land (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: train, sniper, bosnian war, genocide, battle zone, war, society, best friends, betrayal, military life, anti war, siblings relations ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, un, politics, survival, bomb, soldier, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, rape, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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82%
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: society, danger, daring rescue, orphan, innocence lost, kidnapping, heroic mission, buddies, war, military, soldier, journalism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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76%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, politics, military, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
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74%
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For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: disturbing, touching, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, dysfunctional family, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, military, anti war, buddies, idealism, danger, media, graphic violence, friends, war, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, wartime life, human spirit, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, battlefield, combat, war crime, jungle warfare, anti war, military life, jungle, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war crime, bosnian war, genocide, atrocity, ethnic cleansing, wartime life, anti war, gory, ethnic, life is a bitch, soldier, military ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia
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69%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, sniper, boot camp, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, cruelty, platoon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Perfect Circle (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: hiding place, anti war, survival, hanging, 9 year old, bosnian war, isolation, escapades, war, danger, siege, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 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, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, deadly, anti war, human nature, witnessing a crime, crimes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, croatia, serbia, former yugoslavia
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64%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, bleak
Plot: journalism, media, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, danger, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, innocence lost, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
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63%
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Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama, courage, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
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63%
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, war, forbidden love, muslim, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, wartime life, couple relations, couples, romance, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, military life, military, danger, battles, losing-it hero, heroes, soldier, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Starting in 1944 in the wake of the Liberation and continuing into the '60s, 'houses of hope' were established to lend a semblance of continuity to youngsters orpahaned by the war. Nina's Home takes place between September 1944 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, survival, confined, concentration camp, orphanage, family relations, frame up, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, war, social relations, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
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61%
 8.2
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Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: war, anti war, wartime life, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, rivalry, elderly, mistrust, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, caucasus, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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60%
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, republican ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%