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Tangerines (2013)
 8.2
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Tangerines (2013)
Original name: Mandariinid
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: tense, touching, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, compassionate, emotional, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: war, village, anti war, gun, photograph, burning house, head wound, carpenter, bullet wound, wood chopping, audio cassette, audio tape, wartime life, confined, muslim, life is a bitch, elderly, human nature, mistrust, isolation, rivalry, abandoned, hapless soldier, civil war, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: europe, estonia, georgia (former ussr), georgia, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about war, military, soldier, anti war, brutality, culture clash and survival mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tangerines: No Man's Land (2001), Savior (1998), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996), The Cuckoo (2002), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: 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: dark humor, realistic, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: politics, survival, french, anti war, enemy, media, soldier, bomb, recruit, war, culture clash, trap ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: bosnia, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
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95%
 7.3
 10K
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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, civil war, mercenary, genocide, redemption, war, war crime, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, serious ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: war, understanding, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, military, anti war, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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 ...
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, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.2
 42K
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, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, military, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 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, suspenseful, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, war, politics, journalism, idealism, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, anti war, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: christmas, war, innocence lost, anti war, isolation, battles, friends, disorder, buddies, soldier, prank, friendship ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 738
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, political unrest, small town life, deadly, human nature, anti war, society, danger, war, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, croatia, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, battles, vietnam war, military, military life, jungle, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 762
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, parents and children, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, village life, hostages, danger, family in danger, isolation, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, snow, soldier, squad, anti war, execution, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 175
Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic
Plot: hostages, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, confined, infantrymen, soldier, military, hapless soldier, anti war, lebanese, captivity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, confined, wartime life, war, escapades, life is a bitch, military life, soldier, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: prisoner, siblings relations, war, family problems, family life, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, favoritism among siblings, military, soldier, military hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, military, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, rebellion, political unrest, on the run, espionage, anti war, battles, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child soldier, innocence lost, war, soldier, military, power relations, youth, against humanity, anti war, jungle, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, soldier, war, military, survival, vengeance, destiny, captivity, anti war, beast, behind enemy lines, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, war, isolation, danger, survival, anti war, military, soldier, confined, escapades, infantry, stranded ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 408
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, politics, human nature, tragic love, introspection, society, state affairs, master and servant, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, society ...
Time: 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, anti war, dream, swamp, spy, boy, flare, soldier, war, german, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 4K
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, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: war, danger, military, soldier, behind enemy lines, dehumanization, military life, heroes, battles, losing-it hero, escapades, binoculars ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, escapades, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, battles, tough heroes, confined, state affairs, heroes, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, emotional, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, anti war, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, war veteran, widow ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, clever, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, suicide, village, childhood, orphan, suicide attempt, electricity, landmine, muslim, refugee, bicycle, tank ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: iraq, kurdistan, middle east, mine, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 23K
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, anti war, military hospital, chaos, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 1K
Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, battle zone, life is a bitch, military, realism, military life, danger, war, anti war, wounded soldier, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%