Movies like Welcome Home 1989

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Welcome Home (1989)
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, high school football, military, soldier, hospital, captivity, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, anti war, society, confined, doctors and patients, military life, homecoming, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, power relations, interracial relations, stepfather, father son relationship, vietnam veteran, biracial, biracial child, vietnam war veteran
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, cambodia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, society, soldier, parents and children, military, vietnam war and family relations mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Welcome Home: Summertree (1971), Journey from the Fall (2006), Resting Place (1986), Green Dragon (2001), The End of Innocence (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, age-gap relationship, college, older woman younger man relationship, college dropout, father son relationship, musician, dying man, americana, anti war, military life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
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95%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, political, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, military, hopes, immigrants, tragic hero, parents and children, political unrest, re-education ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
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85%
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Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: vietnam war, racism, parents and children, military, military life, interracial relations, war, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, patriot, racial segregation ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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70%
 6.1
 1K
Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, interracial relations, military life, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, homecoming, culture clash, translator, human nature, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
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69%
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, mental institution, life is a bitch, rehabilitation center, family relations, power relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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67%
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The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, state affairs, innocence lost, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, confined, captivity, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 240
Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: murder, minimal dialogue, loneliness, rape, rape and revenge, life is a bitch, society, boss and employee, obsession, workplace, sexual abuse, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: manly
Plot: redemption, family relations, cons and scams, addiction, high school, homecoming, family gatherings, drug abuse, parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: political, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: manly
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, military prison, prison escape, electric torture, escape, graphic violence, battles, revolution, tough heroes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family problems, vietnam war, mental illness, family relations, resentment, vietnam veteran, introspection, war, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, suicide, homelessness, forest, life is a bitch, starting over, human nature, buddies, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, washington state, asia, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 494
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, starting over, homecoming, military, hopes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, war, desperation, intrigue, war in afghanistan, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 818
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: prison, confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, couples, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, youth, prison life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 536
The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, family life, redemption, society, parents and children, soldier, buddies, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, psychopath, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: age-gap relationship, world war two, society, writer's life, immigrants, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, couples, dull life, family relations, parents and children ...
Place: paris france, new york, france, usa, europe
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45%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, friendship, homecoming, exile, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, redemption, family relations, farm, children ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, football, friendship, army, soccer, marines, battles, chaos, power relations, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 572
Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, legal, army investigation, dedicated lawyer, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 556
Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, train, cult, friendship, homecoming, love, mentally unstable, military, war, buddies, college ...
Place: vietnam, usa, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Toss-Up (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, art house, bleak
Plot: soldier, military, living with parents, haunted by the past, homecoming, friendship, misfit, life is a bitch, couples, friends, disability, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: realistic, serious, biting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, suspense, graphic violence, society, war, life is a bitch, military, survival, escapades, soldier, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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37%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, estrangement, one more chance, family relations, haunted by the past, terminal illness, life sentence, hopes, life is a bitch, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, child abuse, foster home, female doctor, doctor, custody battle, eyeglasses, telephone ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 705
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, cult film
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, life is a bitch, military, love, terrorism, heroes, soldier, war, anti war ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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36%
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, innocence lost, daring rescue, society, military, journalism, soldier, orphan, buddies, self discovery, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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36%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: women, interracial relations, adoption, strong female presence, society, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mixed race, interracial rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 353
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: autism, single parent, asperger's syndrome, illness, family relations, disability, human nature, misfit, legal action, youth, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, society, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, criminal, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, TiĆ£o, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, military dictatorship, injustice, realism, couples, society, life is a bitch, couple relations, factory, parents and children, working class, class struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
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35%