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Missing Brendan (2003)
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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 search.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere, contemplative
Plot: missing person, vietnam war, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, village, family life, human nature, expedition, culture clash, love, search, missing son, jungle, soldier, archaeologist, anti war, father son relationship, village life, obsessive quest, family problems, terminal illness, death in the family, homecoming, basketball ...
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, usa, asia, honolulu hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, friendship, death, drinking, drinking alcohol, kiss and photograph mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Missing Brendan: In Country (1989), Gardens of Stone (1987), The Messenger (2009), Frankie Starlight (1995), American Son (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In Country (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam veteran, obsession, friendship, homecoming, self discovery, haunted by the past, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage life, human nature ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., southern usa ...
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95%
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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ⇓
72%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: fall in love, family relations, thanksgiving, family gatherings, estrangement, society, love and romance, soldier, homecoming, self discovery, parents and children, marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, homecoming, friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, exile, vietnam war, interracial relations, redemption, family relations ...
Place: usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, teenage mother, childhood sweetheart, loss of son, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2009
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, college, anti war, politics, coming of age, fighting the system, teenage life, rebelliousness, wartime life, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, youth, society, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, parents and children, americana, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 4K
1969 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, friendship, family relations, bad trip, graduation, easter, small town, parents and children, human nature, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, texas, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, soldier, love and romance, friends, wartime life, homecoming, military, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, wooing, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, truth, anti war, couple relations, on the road, innocence lost, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 572
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, self discovery, homecoming, couples, family problems, family life, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, last wish, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, death in the family, starting over, coming of age, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: paraplegic, vietnam war, wheelchair, love triangle, disability, paralysis, hospital, military hospital, soldier, homecoming, post traumatic stress disorder, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 627
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam war veteran, missing, missing in action ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental institution, mental illness, disfigurement, bird, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, war, coming of age, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, escape, russian roulette, friendship, homecoming, suicide, confined, friends, character change, hunting, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
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43%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, entertaining
Plot: american civil war, politics, soldier, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, rivalry, religions or cults, society, friendship, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 2K
The Indian (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "The Indian" is a touching drama about a negligent father who must face the son he abandoned years earlier, and the emotional wreckage he caused, in order to obtain a life-saving transplant.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: family life, family relations, romance, manipulation, parents and children, transplant, estrangement, father son relationship, teenage boy, trust, flirting, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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41%
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His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Pastime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American Pastime tells a poignant story set against the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Rounded up and uprooted from their everyday lives, they remained loyal to the United States and ironically turned to that most American ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, society, immigrants, racism, anti war, wartime life, small town, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: pearl harbor, utah, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, misfit, starting over, hopes, immigrants, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, washington d.c., usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, introspection, couples, family problems, hopes, mental illness, haunted by the past, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
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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: u.s. military, soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, gulf war, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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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, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%