Movies like The Silent Army

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The Silent Army (2008)
 5.9
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The Silent Army (2008)
Original name: Wit Licht
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a rebel leader to be trained as a child soldier, Eduard goes in pursuit to save the boy and regain his son's respect.
Style: emotional, sincere, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, military, village, heroes, rebellion, escapades, political unrest, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, jungle, soldier, crimes, captivity, family relations, parents and children, missing child, arms dealing, rebelliousness, child in peril, state affairs, daring rescue, heroic mission, civil war, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa

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Most similar movies to The Silent Army

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, crimes, kidnapping, confined, family relations, life is a bitch and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Silent Army: Operation E (2012), Captive (2012), Live Once, Die Twice (2006), Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981), The Insurgents (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, captivity, survival, political unrest, escapades, rebellion, race against time, confined, rescue, hostage, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 783
Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, rescue, military, religion, muslim, murder, journalist, hostage, jungle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, law enforcement, kidnapping, double life, faked death, abduction, female nudity, ship, suffocation, strip club, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, political unrest, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, obsessive quest, getting home, daring rescue, adventure, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.7
 323
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, rivalry, terrorism, society, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, child in peril, rivalry, missing person, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
 157
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, drug abuse, chemistry, farm, forced into action, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 551
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, crimes, captivity, haunted by the past, confined, escapades, buddies, wilderness, friendship, forest, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Wild Hunt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: role playing, girlfriend, game, pretense, woman in danger, escapades, village, mind game, forest, attempted rape, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 634
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, political conspiracy, terrorism, state affairs, racism, confined, heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, society, hijacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, small town, drugs, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, bleak
Plot: family relations, couple relations, under the surface, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, dishonesty, confined, crimes, uncover truth, captivity, abduction, double life, ransom, liberation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 1K
Freetown (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ghana
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of native Liberian missionaries make a desperate cross-country trip through their war torn country to save one of their own.
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rescue, human spirit, heroic mission, hopes, daring rescue, state affairs, political unrest, missionary, bravery, faith, racism, luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 441
Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, woman in danger, teenage life, isolation, captivity, youth, confined, rivalry, couples, hostage, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.8
 310
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.4
 527
Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: starting over, human spirit, family life, escapades, hopes, ocean, on the road, village, society, immigrants, family relations, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rape, showdown, child abduction, teenage rape, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, soldier, military, daring rescue, terrorism, state affairs, idealism, media, suburbs, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 274
Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, legal action, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, kids in trouble, wartime life, starting over, youth, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, kidnapping, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, nobody believes, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, crimes, pirate, hijacking, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, child soldier, childhood, freedom, politics, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, political unrest, wartime life, parents and children, absent father ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 656
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, village, haunted by the past, crimes, injustice, rivalry, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, revenge, isolated house, postman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 154
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, ex athlete, anti war, moral dilemma, parents and children, military, introspection, soldier, dishonesty, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
 661
Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, criminal's revenge, parents and children, friendship, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%