Movies like War Machine

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War Machine (2017)
 6.0
 35K
War Machine (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.
Style: satirical, dramatic, absurd, interesting, factual, intense, talky, humorous, ironic, entertaining ...
Plot: journalist, expose, president, soldier, war, politics, military, political, islam, iraq war, weapons, honest, civil war, corruption, conspiracy, manipulation, sacrifice, hip hop, parody, propaganda, mentor, dialogue, sarcasm, culture clash, violence ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, talky and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, mentor, politics and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like War Machine: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Wag the Dog (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Americanization of Emily (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journalist, rescue, terrorism, soldier, journalism, fish out of water, rescue mission, interview, disguise, murder, female journalist, danger ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, year 2006, year 2005, year 2003
Place: afghanistan, middle east, glasgow scotland, big ben london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, radio dj, anti war, war, military, rebellion, society, rock, radio show, impossible love, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 74K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, presidential election, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 152K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, anti war, treasure, racial slur, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: military, d day, anti war, naval officer, american in the uk, mental illness, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, fall in love, battle of the sexes ...
Place: london, england, europe, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 63K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: military, anti war, nurse, cheating, camp, doctors and patients, conflict, buddies, soldier, sanity, golf, suicidal ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: south korea, korea, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, terrorist, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, soldier, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, soldier, war, military, survival, vengeance, treason, rivalry, beast, anti war, captivity, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 18K
A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: road movie, touching, dramatic, harsh, earnest ...
Plot: bosnian war, woman, urination, car, dead animal, sleeping in a car, hanging, child, landmine, public urination, ruins, rope ...
Time: 1990s, year 1995, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 7K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 21K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: moral dilemma, drone, military, war, family relations, soldier, suburbs, family problems, family life, suspicion, pilot, air force base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, afghanistan, middle east, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 653
Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: war, anti war, friends, danger, soldier, military, idealism, buddies, media, journalism, journalist, war correspondent
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, slavery, civil war, cold war, white house, battles, interracial relations, state affairs, political unrest, head of state ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, mexico, japan, medical school, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 155K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, factual, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: rise and fall, arms dealer, smuggling, iraq war, friendship, military, corruption, betrayal, machismo, gunrunner, firearm, organized crime ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, las vegas, florida, jordan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, wedding, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, ambition, media, rise to the top, state affairs, hopes, americana, liberal, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 51K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, society, ambition, resistance, communism, revolution, resistance fighter, cellar, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s, 1960s, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, berlin germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 10K
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: prisoner, siblings relations, war, haunted by the past, military hospital, pow, life is a bitch, parents and children, favoritism among siblings, helicopter, family relations, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: satirical, light, entertaining, dramatic, interesting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political campaign, women, bus, hotel room, telephone call, humiliation, cigarette smoking, debate, presidential campaign, presidential candidate, sabotage, woman ...
Time: year 2002
Place: bolivia, south america, california, latin america, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: hippie, new age, military, gulf war, journalism, war, mad, media, sergeant, danger, drugs/alcohol, escapades ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: understanding, war, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, anti war, military, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, hospital, war, small town, delusion, village, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, heroes, small town life, psychopath ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century
Place: france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, war, politics, working class, army investigation, heroic mission, wartime life, escapades, military, goofy hero, basic training ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, egypt, middle east, europe, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: realistic, clever, biting, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: obsession, society, store, crimes of passion, family problems, suburbs, suburban life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, handgun, lasersight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 19K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, biting, humorous ...
Plot: military hospital, anti war, military, island, bomber, war, rebellion, misfit, soldier, military life, fighting the system, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: sweden, mediterranean sea, italy, new york, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Spalding Gray sits behind a desk throughout the entire film and recounts his exploits and chance encounters while playing a minor role in the film 'The Killing Fields'. At the same time, he gives a background to the events occurring in ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, not serious, one man show ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, love and romance, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, monologue, historical event, genocide, storytelling, existentialism, mentor ...
Place: usa, new york, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, propaganda film, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, military life, military, jungle, apocalypse, war, kidnapping, soldier, orphan, green beret, politics, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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