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, culture clash, military, military life, war veteran, soldier, life is a bitch, society, selflessness, british soldier, british military, iraq war veteran, war, gulf war, sergeant, drugs, islam, young man, recruiting, englishman abroad, tv show, danger, briton abroad, alcohol, uniform ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about military, soldier, war, military life, life is a bitch, wartime life and danger mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Occupation: Generation Kill (2008), Over There (2005), Battle for Haditha (2007), The Situation (2006), ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009). 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, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, marines, war, soldier, anti war, violence, courage, military life, battles, morality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
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, intellectual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. army, u.s. military, soldier, friendship, violence, army life, self sacrifice, right and wrong, hopes, lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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79%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: iraq war, marine, war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, desert, vengeance, society, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, religions or cults, war, anti war, violence spree, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: soldier, idealism, survival, family life, teenage life, war, parents and children, wartime life, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: flanders, belgium, europe
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56%
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20 Cigarettes (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: filmmaking, wartime life, life is a bitch, director, soldier, iraq iran war, military, iraq war, military life, assault, military base, death threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, rough, emotional, tense ...
Plot: military hospital, military, american abroad, life is a bitch, workplace, lifesaver, wartime life, military life, surgery, power relations, patient, newcomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, battle zone, military, british soldier, wartime, wartime life, military life, struggle for survival, british ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: female soldier, military, soldier, british army, army, military life, female warrior, self discovery, doctor, basic training, officers and cadets, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
World on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, singer, soldier, homosexual, musician, gay, wartime life, wartime, military life, life is a bitch, ordinary people, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: manchester
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47%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, heroic mission, secret agents, war, undercover, rivalry, spy, working undercover, friendship, nazi, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: soldier, survival, military life, wartime life, battles, state affairs, military, life is a bitch, society, homecoming, doctors and patients, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, wartime life, battlefield, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, young soldier, bittersweet, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, war, soldier, army, wartime life, courage, friendship, death, battles, chaos, killed in action ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 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
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, romance, love and romance, battles, love triangle, prison life, nazism, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: brother brother relationship, military, love triangle, soldier, battles, military life, life is a bitch, political unrest, german history, army, war, heart attack ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Plot: war, world war one, military, military life, survival, soldier, battles, family relations, battle zone, graphic violence, siblings relations, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire
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37%
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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: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, human rights, soldier, life is a bitch, survival, military, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, rivalry, confined, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ 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, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, island, wartime life, oppression, against humanity, romance, society, war, military, anti semitism, genocide ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, iraq war, self discovery, father son relationship, soldier, ethnic conflict, unlikely friendships, military life, patriotism, gratitude, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary
Place: iraq, wyoming, baghdad iraq, canada, middle east ...
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36%
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The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, soldier, diary, military, military life, wartime life, occupation, life is a bitch, youth, society, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, jewish, sex scene, israeli army, helicopter, war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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35%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, human nature, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, military, golden years, fish out of water, war, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ 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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, aviation, luftwaffe, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier, friends, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, soldier, battle zone, war, trench warfare, media, turkish army, male nudity, skinny dipping, danger
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, family relations, war, military, military life, battles, national guard, army, insurgent, casualty of war ...
Time: 21st century, 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: germany, usa, iraq, minnesota, europe
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31%
Ultimate Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
TV show
Story: Ultimate Force is a British television drama series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS. The programme started on 16 September 2002 and four series were produced.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: covert operation, counter terrorism, military, swat team, survival, hostage, mercenary, crimes, terrorism, soldier, british army, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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31%
The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, military, military officer, friendship, brutality, war, courage, heroes, adaptation, life is a bitch, violence ...
Place: virginia
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30%