Movies like Last Flag Flying

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Last Flag Flying (2017)
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Last Flag Flying (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, touching, sincere, humorous, captivating, sad
Plot: iraq war, u.s. marine, grief, friendship, vietnam war, church, father son relationship, preacher, loss of son, ex soldier, anti war, death of son, war, road trip, money, train, food, cemetery, african american, bartender, drunkenness, motel, letter, husband wife relationship, colonel ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, touching and humorous films with plots about friendship, father son relationship, mentor, drinking alcohol, friends, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Last Flag Flying: Taking Chance (2009), Brad's Status (2017), The Upside (2017), Ithaca (2015), The Lucky Ones (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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Brad's Status (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous
Plot: father son relationship, midlife crisis, old friend, musician, wealth, jealousy, money, introspection, envy, husband wife relationship, group of friends, friendship ...
Place: harvard university, usa, sacramento california, boston
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The Upside (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and a unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: man in a wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, interracial friendship, rich man, class differences, assistant, friendship, social differences, goodhearted, disabled person, lifestyle change ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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53%
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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 ⇓
52%
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The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A star of hunting videos strives to bond with his 12-year-old son on a wilderness trip but learns familial connections can't be forced.
Style: sincere, touching, light, humorous, captivating
Plot: son, cameraman, hunter, father son relationship, friendship, hunting, nature, family relations, adventure, deer, ex husband ex wife relationship, outdoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
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The Lucky Ones (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: road trip, soldier, friendship, homecoming, life is a bitch, loss of friend, wartime life, americana, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, st. louis missouri
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, sincere, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: loneliness, bittersweet, friendship, depression, small town, solitude, loss, inheritance, grief, death, prejudice, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
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51%
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The Professor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard, a world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, feel good, humorous
Plot: husband wife relationship, drugs, instructor, father daughter relationship, death, cancer, society, family relations, dishonesty, friendship, mentor, destiny ...
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50%
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Thunder Road (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Officer Arnaud raises his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, judge, police, lawyer, school, family relations, funeral, death of mother, friendship, child custody, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, louisiana, cannes
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: road trip, on the road, love, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, armed robbery, chase, car trouble, stealing a car, old man, trailer home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, road movie, scenic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, free spirit, vandalism, life, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, friends, unfulfillment, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, tennessee, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 35K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: depressing, sincere, touching, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: war, loneliness, military, soldier, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, iraq war, human nature, officer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 3K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, youth, save the day, americana, social differences, social relations, father son relationship, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
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Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, touching, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, mental illness, obsession, psychology, best friend, flashback, psychiatry, friendship, mental institution, bird, war, coming of age ...
Time: year 1984, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
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Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, allegory, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: world war two, greek island, friendship, war, italian soldier, island, soldier, culture clash, anti war, italian history, donkey, painting ...
Time: post world war two
Place: greece, italy, mediterranean sea, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: funny, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, radio, radio dj, military, violence, satire, anti war, death, war, rebellion, friendship, teaching ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, iraq, saigon, asia
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47%
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 73K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, funny, satirical ...
Plot: military, nurse, satire, anti war, korean war, surgeon, camp, dark humor, medical, surgery, humiliation, sexism ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: korea, vietnam, north korea, south korea
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47%
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Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, military, military hospital, under the surface, disability, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
 6.3
 5K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, light, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, relationships, african american, marriage, women, brothers, stereotypes, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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47%
 7.4
 49K
Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, exciting, inspirational
Plot: misery, racism, post war, poverty, farming, african american, farm, ku klux klan, drunkenness, world war two, post traumatic stress disorder, prejudice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939, year 1945, post world war two ...
Place: mississippi, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: tall man, friendship, giant, destiny, unlikely friendships, monastery, artists and showbiz, showbiz, jewish, gangsters, heart disease, monk ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, europe, new mexico ...
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46%
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For the Boys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: world war two, vietnam war, women, music, friendship, multiple storylines, sisters, stereotypes, interracial romance, life philosophy, corruption, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, middle east, europe, korea, asia ...
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46%
The Last Shift (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stanley, an aging fast food worker, prepares to work his final graveyard shift after 38 years. When he's asked to train his replacement, Jevon, Stanley's weekend takes an unexpected turn.
Style: feel good, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: racism, generation gap, retirement, probation, father son relationship, friendship, mentor, friends, dishonesty, fast food, food, black
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
Style: captivating, touching, psychological, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, sculptor, love, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, friends, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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46%
 7.2
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Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: political, captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: iraq war, u.s. vice president, u.s. president, war on terror, u.s. government, usa politics, political campaign, vice president, hospital, heart attack, al qaeda, republican party ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1963, 70s, 80s, year 1980 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
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Ride (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: surfing, young man, beach, mother son relationship, family relations, friendship, couples, loss of job, surfer, aspiring writer, book editor, following someone ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: iraq war, father daughter relationship, innocence lost, family relations, support group, insomnia, parents and children, truth, patriotism, anti war, couple relations, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, iraq, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%