Movies like Private 2004

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Private (2004)
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, sincere, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, human rights, survival, military, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, teenage life, confined, politics, terrorism, parents and children, captivity, family problems, family in danger, political unrest, isolation, rivalry, family in crisis, muslim, hostage, family relations, war, village, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel, palestine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and suspenseful films with plots about military, life is a bitch, war, soldier, danger, society and state affairs mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Private: The Situation (2006), Cup Final (1991), Kedma (2002), The Iron Triangle (1989), The Zookeeper (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 198
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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: captivity, wartime life, anti war, military, confined, war, hostages, soldier, life is a bitch, lebanese, infantrymen, hapless soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.8
 658
Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, survival, culture clash, tragic love, society, political unrest, wartime life, starting over, against humanity, hopes, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, espionage, rebellion, on the run, battles, life is a bitch, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, survival, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, eastern europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 1K
The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, isolation, military life, british army, chaos, confined, danger, desert, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, danger, war, military, espionage, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, danger, military, vengeance, allies, politics, rivalry, fighting the system, daring rescue, espionage, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, politics, military, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, pow, muslim, injustice, u.s. army, life is a bitch, warning, rage, crimes, danger, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2001, year 2004 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, pakistan, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hamburg Cell (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political conspiracy, political unrest, head of state, assassination, against humanity, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 1K
Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, military life, military, danger, politics, soldier, battles, chaos, life is a bitch, survival, terrorism, village ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 11K
Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama, courage, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 11K
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, military life, behind enemy lines, moral dilemma, battle zone, confined, danger, leadership, sergeant, lebanese, deathtrap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 29
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An archaeologist investigating mass graves during the Iraq War wakes up in a basement, unable to remember how he got there. The man must piece together the past of the enigmatic man who brought him there -- and discover who the pregnant woman is who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, confined, mysterious character, captivity, survival, danger, war
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
49%
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 6.3
 2K
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, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, family life, idealism, survival, teenage life, society, wartime life, parents and children, war, military, life turned upside down, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 925
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, working class, drug abuse, teenage life, parents and children, youth, single parent, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 714
The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, wartime life, family tradition, military, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, political unrest, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.4
 320
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, soldier, military, politics, gory, battles, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 3K
Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, injustice, society, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 34K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, culture clash, military life, graphic violence, occupation, marines, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, politics, murder, crimes, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family life, rebelliousness, friends, danger, politics, society, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%