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Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)
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Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, life turned upside down, state affairs, danger, escapades, chase, manhunt, disorder, intrigue, weapons, war, desert, misfit, love and romance, on the run, couples, chases and races, dangerous attraction, fish out of water, culture clash, corrupt officer, forbidden love, love, taliban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about danger, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, state affairs, love and romance and world war two mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kandahar Break: Fortress of War: Resistance (2011), Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Eye of the Needle (1981), Kedma (2002), Golden Slumber (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, danger, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
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95%
Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, chase, uncover truth, disorder, state affairs, obsession, life turned upside down, on the run, life is a bitch, hit and run, chases and races, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Genre: Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, island, espionage, spy, nudity (full frontal - brief), nazi spy, car accident, storm at sea, war, submarine, idealism, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, tragic love, culture clash, survival, society, hopes, state affairs, against humanity, wartime life, danger, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
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59%
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Golden Slumber (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning of what quickly becomes the worst, weirdest day of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: manhunt, false accusation, uncover truth, disorder, assassination, who to trust, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, chase, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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52%
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, communication problem, war, soldier, danger, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, society, politics, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, moral dilemma, survival, rescue, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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50%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, against the odds, danger, daring rescue, war, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, rivalry, investigation, race against time, murder, frame up, amateur detective, danger, state affairs, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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46%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, survival, wartime life, tragic hero, fighting the system, society, danger, life is a bitch, rebellion, political unrest, politics, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Go West (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War, Western
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple living in Sarajevo. Their lives, intimate and public, are shaken ...
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, hidden identity, wartime life, love affair, gays and lesbians, love and romance, society, danger, life is a bitch, tragic love, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia
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44%
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Inescapable (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, woman in danger, haunted by the past, missing person, danger, track down, political unrest, chases and races, parents and children, mystery, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Comes a Bright Day (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewellers. Sometimes funny, often dark, always captivating and never what you expect.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: wrong place wrong time, crimes, romance, heist, fall in love, danger, love and romance, chases and races, disorder, woman in danger, confined, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, rivalry, revolution, couples, vengeance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
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38%
Anything for Her (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his ...
Style: sentimental, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, false accusation, prison, murder, chase, police, judge, life turned upside down, daring rescue, life is a bitch, crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, latin america
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38%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, forbidden love, muslim, violence, life is a bitch, love affair, couples, romance, wartime life, couple relations, love and romance, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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36%
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Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, war, romance, life is a bitch, love affair, against the odds, couple relations, wartime life, couples, on the run, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, danger, escapades, espionage, criminal heroes, military, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
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35%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, world war two, london blitz, post world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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33%
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Paris by Night (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, biting ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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33%
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Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, on the run, military, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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33%
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The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Drama, War
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A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
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Duration: 94 min.
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31%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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30%
 6.3
 25
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
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30%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 599
Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, tense, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, against humanity, couples, isolation, wartime life, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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