Movies like The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
 7.5
 50K
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
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, political, sexy, brutal, factual, bloody, captivating, realistic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation, debate, traitor, british army, colonialism, british empire, rebel, starvation, execution, murder, revolution, ethnic conflict, escape, independence ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 20s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain, united kingdom, london ...

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Most similar movies to The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and dramatic films with plots about death, politics, brutality, murder, culture clash, betrayal and war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Wind That Shakes the Barley: Michael Collins (1996), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Bloody Sunday (2002), Hunger (2008), The Army of Shadows (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: political, harsh, brutal, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe ...
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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: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
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100%
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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: rough, bleak, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, rebellion, ethnic conflict, political unrest, state affairs, fighting the system, social problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, california, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
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: religious persecution, rebellion, civil war, catholic, faith, battles, military, fighting the system, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
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, sincere, bleak, political, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, prisoner, police brutality, protest, suffering, prison life, idealism, character study, prison escape, hunger, humiliation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, bleak, gloomy, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, nazi, gangsters, resistance, betrayal, prison, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, vichy, marseille, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, political unrest, royal family, politics, king, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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'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: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, war, irish republican army, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, dishonesty, coming of age, taliban, child abuse, oppression, injustice, life is a bitch, brutality, justice, police investigation, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, poland, iran, afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
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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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, fascism, friendship, civil war, teacher, children, depression, latin, anarchist, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, galicia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
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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: tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, bus driver, bus, revolution, refugee, bus trip, civil war, passenger, political unrest, social differences, love affair, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, nicaragua, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national ...
Style: epic, tense, atmospheric, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, mexican revolution, rape, revolution, robbery, culture clash, redemption, chase, cynicism, friendship between men, haunted by the past, flashback ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, ireland, northern ireland, latin america
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, philosophical ...
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, destructive relationship, wartime life, political unrest, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, torture, muslim, politics, survival, british, military, u.s. army, pow, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: cuba, iraq, palestine, england, middle east ...
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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, atmospheric, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, politics, idealism, journalism, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, espionage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, ireland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: journalism, photographer, female nudity, reporter, adoption, lebanese, politics, couples, battles, evacuation, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, filmmaking, politics, armenian, freedom, atrocity, war crime, self discovery, against humanity, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: armenia, canada, ottoman empire, israel, turkey ...
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33%
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White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: family relations, civil war, chaos, coffee, state affairs, single parent, political unrest, family in danger, family business, father son relationship, military, imperialism ...
Place: africa
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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, bleak, psychological, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: world war two, pow, war crime, anti war, war, christmas, prison, samurai, imperial japan, japanese occupation, british, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, australia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: art house, experimental, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: russian civil war, equestrian, world war one, time travel, monastery, war, state affairs, politics, society, heroes, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: europe, hungary, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: political, sexy, bleak, bloody, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, british, betrayal, politics, prison, ira, human spirit, death, justice, murder, irish ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, vatican, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, factual, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, imperialism, bedouin, military, historical character, battles, british empire, politics, camel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia, saudi arabia, jordan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: bosnian war, adoption, journalism, civil war, anti war, orphan, war, orphanage, family relations, morality, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, iraq, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, american, friendship, rebel, rebelliousness, culture clash, military, society, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, witty, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, war, military, legal, anti war, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 53K
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: realistic, tense, suspense, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, russian, torture, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, noir, allegory, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, prison, military, war, desert, prison escape, brutality, military prison, sadism, racism, fighting the system, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: sahara, africa, germany, libya, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 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
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child soldier, civil war, slavery, innocence lost, murder, battles, teenager, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, green beret, war, military, propaganda, jungle, anti war, military life, culture clash, politics, battlefield, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%