Movies and TV shows like Occupation 2009

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Occupation (2009)
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: iraq war, military, military life, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, society, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war, sergeant, iraq war veteran, islam, drugs, alcohol, young man, firearm, british soldier, englishman abroad, recruiting, uniform, briton abroad, automatic weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester, manchester england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about soldier, war, military, military life, danger, wartime life and life is a bitch mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Occupation: Generation Kill (2008), Over There (2005), Battle for Haditha (2007), ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009), The Situation (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, military life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, soldier, u.s. military, u.s. army, hopes, danger, right and wrong, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, battle zone, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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78%
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, war, society, danger, occupation, marines ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, religions or cults, rivalry, anti war, society, war, life is a bitch, deadly, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, danger, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, media, soldier, military, state affairs, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: war, soldier, family life, idealism, survival, life turned upside down, wartime life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, flanders
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59%
Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Combat Hospital was a Canadian-British medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was broadcast on 6 September 2011. The series was ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: military hospital, military, life is a bitch, workplace, lifesaver, military life, wartime life, patient, newcomer, power relations, surgery, allies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, life is a bitch, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, military life, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, hopes, life is a bitch, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, army, military life, self discovery, military, basic training, doctor, power relations, military base, hopes, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
TV show
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, jewish, diary, military, military life, wartime life, life is a bitch, occupation, political unrest, youth, society ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: battles, world war one, war, soldier, military, battle zone, british, battle
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fighting for Life (2008)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fighting for Life is a very different movie about war and medicine, a real-life "M*A*S*H" for our times about the doctors and nurses fighting on the front lines. The film interweaves stories of military doctors, nurses, and medics who are ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, contemplative
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, life is a bitch, military, survival, dysfunctional family, society, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
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Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, dead soldier, wartime life, danger, military training, courage, army, military life, battles, military, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, parents and children, human nature, anti war, homecoming, golden years, military, family relations, fish out of water, war, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: occupation, war, world war two, island, wartime life, oppression, anti semitism, genocide, romance, against humanity, military, society ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, war, battle zone, danger, soldier, media, trench warfare, skinny dipping, male nudity
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, military life, against the odds, wartime life, friends, battle zone, partners, soldier, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: iraq war, world war two, soldier, military life, military, war, family relations, battles, army, national guard, insurgent, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, usa, iraq, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, danger, gain trust, battle zone, friendship, military, threat, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, military life, isolation, british army, chaos, desert, danger, confined, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, inventions and discoveries, heroic mission, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, soldier, military, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, world war two, strong female presence, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, stylized ...
Plot: war, military, world war one, military life, survival, battle zone, family relations, battles, soldier, danger, graphic violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: military, survival, military life, mission gone awry, moral dilemma, battle zone, behind enemy lines, deathtrap, sergeant, lebanese, leadership, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, big ben london
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30%