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Zaytoun (2012)
Zaytoun (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, refugee, war, military, danger, refugees, battle zone, soldier, military life, boy, adventure, friends, lebanese, dog, school, road trip, on the road, desert, death, pilot, water, hospital, gun, fighter pilot, orphan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and captivating films with plots about soldier, military, war, danger, military life, battles and friendship mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Zaytoun: Two Fingers from Sidon (1986), Canopy (2013), Lebanon (2009), Beaufort (2007), Kippur (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Fingers from Sidon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of a platoon of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon of 1986, shortly before Israeli withdrawal, and the dilemmas they face in having to fight against Lebanese guerilla in a hostile but civilian area.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: battle zone, moral dilemma, military life, war, military, soldier, realism, army life, israeli army
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, communication problem, war, soldier, danger, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
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Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: military, mission gone awry, survival, military life, lebanese, deathtrap, moral dilemma, battle zone, leadership, confined, danger, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, big ben london
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Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, confined, evacuation, danger, military base, battle zone, war, militia, anti war, wound ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, tank ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
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Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, insubordination, heroic mission, adventure, battle zone, race against time, dishonesty, danger, chase, betrayal, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
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Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, minefield, war, bravery, desert, military, british army, danger, heroic mission, daring rescue, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: translator, soldier, war, wartime life, culture clash, gain trust, danger, battle zone, friendship, military, threat, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, rivalry, hopes, soldier, idealism, moral dilemma, friendship, war, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, anti war, military life, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: island, world war two, war, survival, pilot, adventure, human spirit, friendship, u.s. air force, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo
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Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: captivity, wartime life, anti war, war, confined, soldier, military, hostages, life is a bitch, profanity, hostage, infantrymen ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, military, d day, race against time, battles, friendship, battle zone, danger, military base, paratrooper, graphic violence ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
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Under the Bombs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Lebanon, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, propaganda film
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, on the road, bombing, unlikely couple, missing person, danger, war, romance, couple relations, parents and children, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, danger, bedouin, culture clash, british soldier, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, jordan, ottoman empire, arabia ...
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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: confined, military, friendship, moral dilemma, prison life, war, prison, soldier, war on terror, shot in the foot, scandal, boredom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, military life, wartime life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, palermo italy, libya ...
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, against the odds, war, military life, save the day, battles, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
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The Breath (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to step out of the state of depression due to his recent loss and so intimidates his soldiers into ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, war, adventure, danger, anti war, against the odds, military life, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, asia, kurdistan
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, battles, ocean or sea, german, ocean, military, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, military, military life, love affair, friendship, wartime life, soldier, basic training, russian soldier, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
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The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, heroes, soldier, stewardess, hijacking, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
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Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, village, soldier, beast, war, anti war, military, survival, vengeance, escapades, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: soldier, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, war, danger, military, battleship, world war two, surrender, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, on the run, military, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, u.s. army, gulf war, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
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Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, danger, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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