Movies like The Sergeant

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The Sergeant (1968)
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The Sergeant (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing, sexual
Plot: world war two, military, friendship, soldier, alcohol abuse, war, rescue, gays and lesbians, showbiz, redemption, introspection, solitude, gender, innocence lost, military life, siblings relations, human nature, basic training, army investigation, officers and cadets, power relations, male homosexuality, gay, prostitute, army ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, post world war two, year 1944, year 1952, 40s, 1950s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about friendship, world war two, soldier, friends, redemption, society and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Sergeant: Infiltration (2010), A Separate Peace (1972), Plenty (1985), Delta of Venus (1995), Cadence (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, power relations, basic training, boot camp, military, social differences, society, immigrants, humiliation, hapless soldier, officers and cadets ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sexual, touching, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, coming of age, world war two, student life, college, teenage life, boarding school life, love affair, school, college life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new england
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, clever, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, family problems, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, soldier, introspection, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, bdsm, soldier, jealousy, extramarital affair, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
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Cadence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prison, army life, sergeant, injustice, friends, society, military, hopes, buddies, rebellion, soldier, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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72%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, last wish, hopes, dishonesty, betrayal, introspection, redemption, machismo, friendship between men, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
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67%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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66%
Baby Blue Marine (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, world war two, small town, small town life, military base, sexual relations, americana, homecoming, cons and scams, redemption, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship between men, gay sex, gay, male prostitution, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
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53%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, military school, friendship, redemption, hopes, escapades, soldier, confined, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, france, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Day Zero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, duty, coping, introspection, military, destiny, friends, protestor, politics, anti war, freedom, love ...
Time: future, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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51%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, europe
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50%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, battles, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, military, rebellion, state affairs, friends, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, poland ...
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48%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, cowboy, fighting illness, society, male prostitute, homosexuality, naivete, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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46%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, sniper, battles, courage, heroic mission, warrior, self sacrifice, bravery, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, family relations, farm, small town life, family business, obsession, culture clash, parents and children, battles, social relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Group (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, ambition, female friendship, college, self discovery, graduation, social differences, life is a bitch, best friends, gender, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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44%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, obsession, couple relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
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43%
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The Tribe (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: boot camp, military, military life, culture clash, basic training, hippie, recruit, individuality, power relations, marines, social relations, soldier ...
Time: 60s
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42%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, human nature, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, golden years, society, opposites attract, hopes, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, introspection, human nature, interracial relations ...
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41%
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, world war two, friendship, backstage, makeover, drunkenness, friends, power relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, innocence lost, city life, fall in love, down on your luck, loner ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexy, sexual, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, graphic violence, sexual content, village, sexual relations, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: against humanity, world war two, wartime life, laboratory, military base, military life, strong violent content, dehumanization, bio weapon, power relations, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, world war two, friendship, family relations, couples, parents and children, social relations, woman in danger, single parent, prejudice, sailor, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, couples, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%