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The War Is Over (1966)
 7.4
 2K
The War Is Over (1966)
Original name: La Guerre est finie
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle but he feels forever estranged. He doesn't find his place nor in his adoptive country (France) nor in love. But this film is not about the story, it's all about style. Alain Resnais has an original approach in this film and this is the thing that makes this film worth watching.
Style: tense, sincere, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, stylized
Plot: idealism, rebellion, new wave, haunted by the past, society, one more chance, dishonesty, aging, political unrest, rebelliousness, introspection, coincidence, one last job, state affairs, mission gone awry, terrorist group, franco regime (francoism), love, sex, espionage, fascist, terrorist, student, border guard, police ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france, rome italy, brazil, algeria ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and bleak films with plots about society, politics, death, political unrest, photograph, murder and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The War Is Over: The Little Soldier (1963), Just Great (1972), Land and Freedom (1995), Salon Kitty (1976), The Damned (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, dishonesty, political corruption, deadly, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, algeria, europe, paris france, brazil ...
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95%
 6.6
 3K
Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, reporter, strike, workplace, media, labor union, rebellion, working class, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, heroic mission, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, holocaust, manhood ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.3
 4K
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: world war two, fall in love, betrayal, politics, prostitute, forbidden love, anti semitism, against the rules, eroticism, social decay, state affairs, sexual relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, poland, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 7K
The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, controversial, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, family relations, world war two, decadence, gestapo, poison, orgy, murder, aryan, third reich, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, resistance, military, french, freedom, torture, chaos, oppression, rebel, protest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1960, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, soldier, betrayal, revolution, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, wartime life, political unrest, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, paris france, budapest hungary, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: politics, repression, revolution, young heroes, human spirit, state affairs, hopes, political unrest, fighting the system, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vietnam, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: chase, hospital, spanish civil war, rivalry, military, society, republican, graphic violence, on the run, vengeance, hidden identity, bait ...
Time: 60s
Place: spain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 3K
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: easter, vietnam war, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, friendship, bad trip, family relations, graduation, war, small town, anti conformity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, texas, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 214
Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, terrorism, immigrants, lebanese, orphan, danger, social differences, society, friends, crimes, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, espionage, underground, rescue, resistance, intrigue, government agency, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, scandinavia, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, male prostitute, militant, vandalism, murder, love triangle, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, blackmail, one night stand, hospital ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, homeless, hopes, politics, paranoia, haunted by the past, redemption, introspection, self discovery, society, obsessive quest, charity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 7K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, university ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 8.3
 15K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 22K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, captivating, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, political unrest, war, life is a bitch, against humanity, wartime life, grownups, dishonesty, coming of age, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 3K
Carla's Song (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: refugee, bus, politics, bus driver, rescue, political unrest, romance, state affairs, love affair, passenger, refugees, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, fall in love, woman in danger, political unrest, rebellion, dishonesty, civil war, false accusation, family relations, society, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, homecoming, couples, dishonesty, tragic love, lovers reunited, human nature, injustice, road not taken, one more chance, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, missing person, secret, high school teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, bolivia, spain, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For Ever Mozart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: For Ever Mozart is an episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends and relations in France. ...
Style: realistic, experimental, contemplative, serious, avant garde
Plot: politics, battles, film within a film, filmmaking, performer's life, war, artists and showbiz, anti war, park, nudity (full frontal - brief), child murder, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, france, former yugoslavia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, friendship, battles, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, rebelliousness, romance, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, state affairs, family relations, politics, military coup, war, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 768
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, politics, social differences, love triangle, couples, love affair, fall in love, society, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%