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The Colonel (2006)
The Colonel (2006)
Original name: Mon colonel
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy Rossi who served under The Colonel in Algeria in 1956, and has been reported as missing in action since 1957. The revelations found in Rossi's diary go far beyond The Colonel's actions in Algeria, and give an insight on how dirty Algeria's War for Independence really was.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, murder, torture, algerian war, investigation, military life, crimes, love affair, deadly, state affairs, uncover truth, brutality, war, soldier, nosy, power relations, war for independence, french army, military officer, french military, colonel, murder victim, french soldier, french algerian war, uniform
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: algeria, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, military, investigation, crime and war mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like The Colonel: Intimate Enemies (2007), Serial Killer 1 (2014), Time to Kill (1989), Army of Crime (2009), Nothing to Report (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, anti war, racism, basic training, moral dilemma, political unrest, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
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Time to Kill (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues by walk. On his way he meets and rapes a ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hospital, military, crimes, danger, investigation, soldier, italian army, italian history, crime, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1936
Place: ethiopia
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Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, danger, poet, occupation, heroes, rebellion, youth, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, anti war, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, society, military, politics, soldier, battles, eviction, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, europe, africa, north africa
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The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, chase, politician, criminal, duty, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, courtroom drama, military, mentally unstable, crimes, rebellion, law enforcement ...
Place: india, asia
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 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: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, deadly, anti war, human nature, witnessing a crime, crimes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, croatia, serbia, former yugoslavia
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: crimes, investigation, crime, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, world war two, murder, nazi occupation, prostitute, conspiracy, mystery, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, serial killer ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland, warsaw poland ...
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Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A psychologist discovers troubling links between Nazism and modern-day big business.
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, deadly, crimes, workplace intrigue, murder, haunted by the past, corporation, psychoanalysis, legal ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
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Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, gun held to head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, heroes, leadership, military life, basic training, heroic mission ...
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: foreign legion, love and romance, leadership, tragic love, political unrest, destiny, wartime life, heroes, army investigation, state affairs, soldier, military ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa, sahara ...
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Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, femme fatale, special agents, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: military, battleship, society, u.s. navy, military life, fighting the system, investigation, ship, state affairs, crimes, army investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, iowa
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, crimes, family problems, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
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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, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, russian empire, terrorism, crime, crimes, murder, military, train, crime solving, murder mystery, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, light ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
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Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, quitting job, small town, police officer, standing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, boston
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, legal, military life, soldier, politics, injustice, false accusation, war crime, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, military life, wartime life, couple relations, righting the wronged, fighting the system, deadly, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: clever, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, confined, private detective, dishonesty, obsessive quest, who done it, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, crime ...
Time: 80s
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Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, gang rape, atrocity, rape, anti war, crimes, military, military life, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s, year 1974 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
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An Officer and a Murderer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Colonel Russell Williams, one Canada’s most powerful and respected Air Force Officers, who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, pervert, small town, police detective, deadly, crimes, military, military life, double life, blackmail, true crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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