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My Brother's War (2005)
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My Brother's War (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Civil War drama directed by Whitney Hamilton. Grace Kieler disguises herself as a man and takes her brother's place in the Confederate army in an effort to protect him from the horrors of the war. When she meets young war widow Virginia Klaising (Dana Bennison), the two form a bond that may get complicated once Grace reveals her true identity. My Brother's War is based on Hamilton's novel
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, entertaining
Plot: american civil war, politics, soldier, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, religions or cults, friendship, family relations, brother sister relationship, family problems, cross dressing, military, wartime, political intrigue, relationship problems, political unrest, pretense, marital problem, escapades, pretending to be someone else, love, lesbian ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about military, war, soldier, battles, friendship, wartime life and death mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like My Brother's War: An Unforgettable Summer (1994), Wicked Spring (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Flanders (2006), Gettysburg (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, military, soldier, state affairs, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, political unrest, hopes, life is a bitch, war, anti war ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: epic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, against humanity, military, heroes, politics, state affairs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 147K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, loss of family member, getting home, loss of loved one, soldier, friendship, survival, civil war, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 3K
Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: castration, battles, murder, soldier, war, military, unfulfilled love, survival, war crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium, flanders, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.6
 29K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, bleak, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an ...
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, raid, war, romance, save the lady, graphic violence, reincarnation, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, missouri, kansas, germany, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: realistic, disturbing, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, politics, tragic love, political unrest, wartime life, destiny, opposites attract, military, rebellion, social differences, military life, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, anti semitism, writers, nazi, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 531
The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, battles, colt, military life, daring rescue, military, basic training, americana, friendship, heroism, farm ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 328
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: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 882
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, human rights, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, survival, military, society, family in danger, parents and children, teenage life, captivity, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 843
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, love and romance, foe turned friend, friendship, espionage, family feud, slavery, military base, best friends, military, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s, victorian era
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 4K
Cows (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A film set in the Basque region, beginning in the Carlist war of 1875 and ending during the Spanish Civil war of 1936. The film portrays how one single act of cowardice shapes the life of the next three generations of two families and fuels the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, civil war, soldier, survival, rivalry, dealing with death, hopes, military, incest, family problems, human nature, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s
Place: basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, anti war, against the odds, escapades, battles, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Missing Brendan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: George takes a trip to Vietnam to find his missing son. George's son Bob and Bob's son Patrick accompany George on the trip. George's son, Brendan, has been Missing in Action since the Vietnam War. Julie, an archeologist, joined the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, vietnam war, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, family life, village, expedition, culture clash, love, missing son ...
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, asia, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 862
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, holocaust, heroic mission, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: battles, american civil war, friends, rivalry, society, war, soldier, buddies, military, heroes, adventure, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, louisiana, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 713
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: leadership, rebellion, revolution, politics, injustice, folk hero, fighting the system, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, escapades, working class ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, cuba, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 881
American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, fall in love, thanksgiving, family gatherings, soldier, society, love and romance, estrangement, self discovery, parents and children, homecoming, marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 20K
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: u.s. military, soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, gulf war, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 8K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958, year 1963
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 35K
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: touching, sincere, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, responsibility, casualty of war, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, college, anti war, politics, coming of age, rebelliousness, teenage life, fighting the system, political unrest, wartime life, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 161
Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, bleak
Plot: american civil war, military, soldier, heroes, slave, plantation, scout, military enlistment, teenage boy, war, reverend, minister ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 381 min.
TV show
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, working class, family life, military, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, slavery, showdown, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%