Movies like Camp X-Ray

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Camp X-Ray (2014)
 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense, emotional, dramatic, melancholic, talky, reflective ...
Plot: military, female protagonist, female soldier, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality, ethnic conflict, depression, life philosophy, islam, unlikely friendships, love story, guilt, propaganda, world politics, bullying, prison, friends, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california

Most similar movies to Camp X-Ray

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about military, war, soldier, culture clash, dialogue, friendship and runaway mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Camp X-Ray: Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014), Stop-Loss (2008), Cake (2014), Taking Chance (2009), Happy New Year (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, friendship, military, war, confined, prison life, moral dilemma, prison
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: military, friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, self discovery, gulf war, sacrifice, war, life is a bitch, military life, marines, patriotism, warlord, iraq war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: wyoming, usa, iraq, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 104
Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friends, power relations, under the surface, military hospital, paralysis, homecoming, hospital, soldier, haunted by the past, disability, friendship, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, mental institution, military, haunted by the past, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 4K
King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, captivity, confined, escapades, behind enemy lines, military, danger ...
Time: year 1945
Place: singapore, asia, japan, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, serious, bleak, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, sergeant, army ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 68K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, basic training, sexism, navy, tough heroes, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 7K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, military, haunted by the past, jazz, betrayal, introspection, last wish, dishonesty, redemption, hopes, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, politics, torture, gays and lesbians, friendship, betrayal, redemption, homosexuality, gay, friends, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: gay, soldier, military, gay relationship, romance, friendship, sexism, military life, couples, love affair, gender, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Winter (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, war, friends, life is a bitch, destiny, journalism, captivity, anti war, military life, military, soldier, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war, military, war, redemption, life is a bitch, love and romance, dealing with death, widow widower, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 48K
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: serious, tense, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 269
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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, prison, gory, military life, battles, military, soldier, prison life, wartime life, war, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 10K
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: prisoner, siblings relations, war, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, favoritism among siblings, soldier, military, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 21K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, drone, military, war, soldier, suburbs, family life, family problems, family relations, suspicion, pilot, air force base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, afghanistan, middle east, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, pow, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 102K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, homecoming, wartime life, couple relations, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, commander, invasion, sergeant, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: serious, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, legal, military, friendship, friends, state affairs, war, hopes, power relations, battles, moral dilemma, buddies ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, translator, friendship, military life, gain trust, wartime life, danger, culture clash, friends, war, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 11K
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, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, racism, torture, sadism, british army, hill, cruelty, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, battle zone, character change, conflict, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, escapades, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, tough heroes, battles, wartime life, confined, military life, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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