Movies like Summertree

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Summertree (1971)
 5.7
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Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam.
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: college, war, vietnam war, military, soldier, battles, parents and children, rebellion, anti war, society, rebelliousness, military life, americana, innocence lost, child, musician, dying man, older woman younger man relationship, father son relationship, deserter, guitar playing, college dropout, black boy, overheard conversation, toothbrush ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada

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Most similar movies to Summertree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about soldier, military, society, military life, war, vietnam war and anti war mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Summertree: Welcome Home (1989), Tracks (1976), Journey from the Fall (2006), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), The War at Home (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 454
Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, psychological
Plot: train, soldier, homecoming, friendship, mentally unstable, military, buddies, battles, friends, psychopath, mental illness, college ...
Place: vietnam, usa, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, re-education, military, life is a bitch, immigrants, tragic hero, danger, hopes, society, refugees ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, family relations, thanksgiving, self discovery, military life, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 1K
Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, battles, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 491
Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, racism, racial injustice, parents and children, military, war, military life, interracial relations, investigation, mysterious death, patriot, death of son ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, marines, chaos, power relations, battles, instructor, boot camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, military life, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, rebellion, investigation, african american, discrimination, social relations, graphic violence, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Adam at Six A.M. (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line ...
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: small town, farm, family relations, fall in love, college, small town life, innocence lost, human nature, self discovery, couples, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: missouri, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 279
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 2K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, hopes, wartime life, military life, military, contests and competitions, soldier, society, family in crisis, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 181
The Beat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, politics, soldier, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, friends, battles, dishonesty, military, society, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 444
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, life turned upside down, hopes, life is a bitch, military, war, desperation, society, gulf war, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: doctors and patients, culture clash, vietnam war, anti war, wartime life, military life, self discovery, apocalypse, friendship, heroic mission, kidnapping, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Prize (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, repression, family relations, rebellion, political unrest, parents and children, family in danger, dishonesty, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, state affairs, rebellion, espionage, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, escapades, soldier, escape ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 279
The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, military, romance, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 12K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, society, family problems, understanding, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, british military, child protagonist, man boy relationship, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.7
 555
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, soldier, vengeance, confined, politics, war, friendship, haunted by the past, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, missing in action, missing ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 844
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: racism, discrimination, political unrest, idealism, moral dilemma, human spirit, family life, rebelliousness, parents and children, injustice, family problems, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 384
Going Home (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: military, rebellion, society, war, rivalry, soldier, best friends, culture clash, military life, friends, revolution, loyalty ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 3K
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, golden years, parents and children, human nature, homecoming, anti war, military, family relations, fish out of water, war, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family in crisis, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, performer's life, couple relations, against the odds, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 5K
Cadence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, army life, sergeant, self discovery, siblings relations, rebelliousness, discrimination, anti war, military life, parents and children, against the odds, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%