Movies like The Wars

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The Wars (1983)
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The Wars (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels compassion for his weak and conventional father. He avoids any confrontation with his mother, a dominating woman whose despondency at having given birth to a handicapped child has turned to bitterness. Rowena occupies a central position in Robert's existence of daydreams and make-believe. When she dies, Robert clashes openly with his family, and decides to take himself in hand. It's 1914. He enrolls in the Canadian army, and, after training in Alberta and Montreal, he finds himself in England and France. The war becomes another way for him to resolve his conflicts, his dramas, his passions--his wars.
Plot: sex, horse, world war two, death, handicapped, family relations, soldier, battles, accident, rabbit, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, british army, mother daughter relationship, accidental death, rebelliousness, symbolism, canadian, death of daughter, military officer, battlefield, death of sister, challenge, matriarch ...
Place: toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to The Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about world war two, soldier, battles, death, battle, military and family relations mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Wars: Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000), Ararat (2002), The Biggest Battle (1978), Bunker (2014), The Hot Snow (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
Plot: cow, bombing, russian soldier, physician, flower, sauna, family relations, battles, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer, world war two, military hospital ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
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95%
 6.3
 11K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, atrocity, filmmaking, war crime, self discovery, against humanity, family problems, haunted by the past, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, exciting
Plot: battles, soldier, world war two, adventure, war, contests and competitions, danger, heroic mission, wartime life, computers and web, journalism, destiny ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 48
Bunker (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two isolated Canadian soldiers come to grip with a difficult order: launch a nuclear strike against the former USSR, some 25 years after the end of the Cold War.
Plot: canadian, soldier, cold war, bunker, isolation, french canadian, cold war era, post cold war, nuclear war
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.1
 382
The Hot Snow (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova River to avoid that about four hundred tanks join Paulus' ...
Plot: eastern front, physician, german soldier, cold weather, dead soldier, russian soldier, military uniform, battle, trench, red army, battlefield, female soldier ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Burmese Harp (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Plot: world war two, soldier, british army, japanese army, buddhism
Time: 1940s
Place: burma, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, siblings relations, military, family life, family relations, war, childhood sweetheart, village, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, heroic mission, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, holocaust, manhood ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sniper, battlefield, violence, english, battles, battle, gun, rifle, french military, army, british ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, friendship, soldier, friend, husband wife relationship, military, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, violence, courage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, military life, gory, escapades, war, confined, anti war, captivity, danger, military, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 15
Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, cultural difference, brother sister relationship, countryside, village, family relations, seaside, dice, taiwanese, prostitute, gambling ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cat and Mouse (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the book by the same name written by Günter Grass. Pilenz, the narrator, revisits places of his childhood, going through his memories regarding his relationship to Mahlke, an old "friend" of his.
Plot: friendship, classmate, medal, german soldier, nazi soldier, third reich, exile, german army, war hero, symbolism, inferiority complex, archive footage ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 13K
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: military, war, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, minneapolis minnesota, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 25K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, military, hate, military hospital, battles, chaos, lieutenant, sergeant, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tank Klim Voroshilov 2
Style: suspense, disturbing, touching, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, death, armor, world war two, eastern front, wartime, wartime life, nazi, battlefield, great patriotic war, military life, nazi soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 1K
Breakthrough (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Starting in late May 1944, during the German retreat on the Eastern Front, Captain Stransky (Helmut Griem) orders Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) to blow up a railway tunnel to prevent Russian forces from using it. Steiner's platoon fails in ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, eastern front, dead soldier, assassination, troops, battles, ambush, nazi, wehrmacht, retreat, german army ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, anti war, battles, island, wartime life, tough heroes, landing, marines, military life, gory, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 2K
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, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, friendship, promise, world war two, family relations, coming of age, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, french canadian, conscription, canadian, religion, catholic
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: french army, world war two, soldier, steel helmet, french military, beach, sand, french soldier, uniform, car accident, shore
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 377
Stalingrad (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany, USA, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 196 min.
Story: The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.
Plot: battle, world war two, dead soldier, ruins, battles, death, uniform
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, friendship, wartime life, war, danger, military life, military, behind enemy lines, battle, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
Plot: world war two, war, sibling relationship, bombing, firefly, firebomb, brother sister relationship, flashback, little girl, molotov cocktail, underwear, brother brother relationship
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 1K
The Victors (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
Plot: world war two, army, infantry, german woman, symbolism, anti war, unhappy ending, generosity, rape, stabbed to death, killing a dog, firing squad ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Carriage to Vienna (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.
Style: dark
Plot: death, revenge, undressing, soldier, world war two, horse, weapons, woman, wounded, shooting, cart, burial ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
From Hell to Victory (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The war however takes them on their own individual ...
Plot: world war two, french soldier, war violence, battle, rifle, soldier, commando mission, commando unit, scuba, combat, battles, commando ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 120
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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, family relations, world war two, rabbi, holocaust, escapades, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, guatemala, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
And This Will Pass, Too... (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wonderful war stories about Isidor Katanic, officer who spent his working life as a calligrapher writing to various documents. Resignation living at home, living with rampant wife and her son from a previous marriage, sloth. Very soon retire and go ...
Plot: officer, hunting, underground, nazi, hanging, yelling, party, fear, radio, river, fish, sister ...
Place: yugoslavia, belgrade, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, d day, sniper, childbirth, battles, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%