Movies like Killer Kid 1994

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Killer Kid (1994)
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Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed up in the words "kill without hesitation".Because of his intellect and his commitment to the holy war he is handpicked for a deadly assignment in Paris. But in order to get access to the target he has to learn how to merge in, to become an ordinary eleven-year-old. Karim becomes his role model. Karim is the same age as Laïd and grew up in one of the Paris suburbs. He is carefree and "hip" and becomes the perfect teacher in a world of skateboards, rap music and video games.Despite the cultural differences, despite the fact that one of them is an indoctrinated machine and the other one a perfectly ordinary carefree boy, a friendship begins to grow between the two.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, youth, children in wartime, little boy, friendship, terrorism, orphan, immigrants, lebanese, friends, crimes, hip hop, social differences, society, assassination attempt, innocence lost, child as adult, child in peril, buddies, young heroes, love, christmas, sex, dancing, spy ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon, france, europe, middle east, israel, palestine ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and sincere films with plots about death, cigarette smoking, society, gun, friendship, photograph and murder mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Killer Kid: The Little Soldier (1963), Circle of Deceit (1981), West Beirut (1998), David (1979), The Great Water (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: political, sexy, breathtaking, melancholic, light ...
Plot: assassination, politics, spy, espionage, fighting the system, romance, death, assassin, torture, hotel, revolution, identity ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: journalism, photographer, female nudity, reporter, adoption, lebanese, politics, couples, battles, evacuation, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, compassionate, melancholic, emotional, satirical ...
Plot: politics, friendship, revolution, prejudice, segregation, society, civil war, coming of age, teenage life, honest, survival, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, tokyo, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, little boy, rabbi, family relations, survival, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, vienna, black sea, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, youth, friendship, betrayal, prison, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, young heroes, politics, injustice ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, macedonia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sad, poignant, art house, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazi, world war two, friendship, jewish, nazism, anti semitism, catholic, holocaust, coming of age, childhood, school, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, germany, poland, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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War Witch (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Style: serious, disturbing, touching, bleak, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child soldier, civil war, slavery, innocence lost, murder, battles, teenager, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, war, french army, military life, society, heroism, brutality, bureaucracy, armed robbery, accusation, world war one veteran, french soldier ...
Time: year 1918, year 1919, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: macedonia, bulgaria, romania, europe, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, bleak, saga, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, monastery, orphan, school, chinese, summer camp, youth, military, war, society, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, intense, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, torture, muslim, politics, survival, british, military, u.s. army, pow, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: cuba, iraq, palestine, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, older woman teenage boy sex, refugee, wartime life, male nudity, survival, friendship, life is a bitch, love affair, teenage life, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, riviera, nice france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: political, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, female nudity, revolution, protest, time travel, spanish history, idealism, franco regime (francoism), one more chance, one last job, mission gone awry, coincidence ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: paris france, spain, france, europe, brazil ...
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Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: world war two, coming of age, brother brother relationship, promise, friendship, family relations, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, nazi, gangsters, resistance, betrayal, prison, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, vichy, marseille, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious, multicultural ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, vietnam veteran, politics, hopes, redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, charity, obsessive quest, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, tel aviv, usa, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, philosophical ...
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, destructive relationship, wartime life, political unrest, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4K
1969 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, reflective, feel good, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, prejudice, death, drug use, death of father, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, fight, drugs, high school, college ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: vietnam, san francisco, usa, maine, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Earth (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: sexy, emotional, art house, affectionate, allegory ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, tokyo, berlin germany, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, youth, wartime life, war, ghetto, starvation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, rough, political ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, suicide, freedom, friendship, bomb, israeli palestinian conflict, manipulation, self sacrifice, destiny, occupation, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: family relations, civil war, chaos, coffee, state affairs, single parent, political unrest, family in danger, family business, father son relationship, military, imperialism ...
Place: africa
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, disturbing, thought provoking, art house, harsh ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, coming of age, wartime life, nazi, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, dishonesty, grownups ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination, against humanity, head of state, politics, husband wife relationship ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, northern germany, hamburg germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, border, refugee, anti semitism, children, ship, passport, racial prejudice, escape attempt, border crossing, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, sad, harsh, stylized, serious ...
Plot: u.s. military, friendship, soldier, politics, iraq war, gulf war, death, war, military, homecoming, redemption, small town ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, vietnam, middle east ...
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, reflective, meditative, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, war, orphan, courage, great patriotic war, anti war, coming of age, man boy relationship, child spy, death, adolescence, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, ussr, europe, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, soldier, battles, military, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, turkey, melbourne australia, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, child abuse, children, little boy, traumatic childhood, family relations, friendship, friends, parents and children, teenage life, ghost ...
Time: 90s
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