Movies like The Wind That Shakes the Barley

If you like "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" you are looking for bleak, captivating and brutal movies about / with civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom and irish themes of Drama and War genre shot in Ireland or UK.
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.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
 7.5
 43K
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody, realistic, serious, stylized, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, starvation, rebel, execution, traitor, british empire, british army, independence, colonialism, war, doctor, fear, arrest, escape, atrocity ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, medical school, europe, london, boston

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and harsh films with plots about death, brutality, war, runaway, culture clash, murder and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wind That Shakes the Barley: Michael Collins (1996), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Land and Freedom (1995), Bloody Sunday (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, ira, civil war, fight, treason, secret service, war, political unrest, state affairs, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, bomb, military, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, protest, rebel, oppression, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 579K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, creature, monster, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, death, in the woods, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 22K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, irish, politics, ira, political unrest, layoff, against the odds, social problems, social activist, forced into action, law enforcer killer, conflict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, intrigue, rescue, government agency, resistance, espionage, underground, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, paris france, medical school, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 13K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: battles, war, french, algerian, heroes, society, politics, self esteem, prejudice, justice, nazi, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, battles, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rebellion, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 47K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, violence, military, terrorism, riot, explosion, irish republican army, war, british, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 3K
Carla's Song (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: bus, politics, bus driver, state affairs, love affair, romance, refugees, political unrest, passenger, rescue, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, soldier, revolution, betrayal, evacuation, tragic hero, tragic love, political unrest, society, wartime life, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 28K
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, german, russian, genocide, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic, stylized
Plot: rebellion, military, fighting the system, political unrest, wartime life, battles, rebelliousness, injustice, society, civil war, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, couples, political unrest, dishonesty, danger, war, chaos and mayhem, against humanity, love affair, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, east germany, beirut lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 69K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, atrocity, nazism, holocaust, singer, espionage, betrayal, occupation, life is a bitch, escape, trap, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 6K
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: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, society, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 45K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, rough, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, occupation, anti war, holocaust, military, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: pow, soldier, war, anti war, captivity, society, atrocity, escape attempt, confined, life is a bitch, undisciplined, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 7K
War Witch (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Style: serious, disturbing, touching, bleak, realistic
Plot: civil war, child soldier, slavery, battle, murder, soldier, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, teenage pregnancy, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, anti semitism, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french, boarding school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 62K
Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, suffering, prison life, prisoner, humiliation, protest, hunger, dying, fighting the system, idealism, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, fear, manhunt, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism, adventure, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, child soldier, childhood, freedom, politics, life is a bitch, human spirit, against the odds, wartime life, political unrest, parents and children, courage ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 51K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, ambition, society, resistance, communism, revolution, resistance fighter, cellar, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1990s, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, yugoslavia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, touching ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, orphan, war, family relations, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, political unrest, military life, battles, battle zone, politics, anti war, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, revolution, military ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional
Plot: civil war, colonialism, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, family in danger, danger, farm, single parent, family relations, family business, workplace, political unrest ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 338
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: suspenseful, psychological, factual, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: life is a bitch, human nature, rebelliousness, social relations, resistance, world war two, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, deadly, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 288K
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: bleak, psychological, emotional, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 24K
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, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, chaos, military hospital, anti war, lieutenant, sergeant, infantrymen, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Related movie lists
doctor movies
4145
fear movies
2879
arrest movies
2203
escape movies
3271
brutal movies
1285
bloody movies
1443