Movies like The Silent Army

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The Silent Army (2008)
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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, gloomy, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, military, village, heroes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, escapades, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, jungle, crimes, family relations, soldier, missing child, parents and children, captivity, arms dealing, heroic mission, rebelliousness, child in peril, state affairs, daring rescue, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, heroes, escapades and life is a bitch 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, race against time, confined, rescue, escapades, rebellion, danger, political unrest, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
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95%
 6.0
 721
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, danger, rescue, religion, military, murder, journalist, hostage, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, danger, double life, abduction, faked death, female nudity, ship, tied to a chair, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, hopes, danger, military, escapades, getting home, ambition, obsessive quest, chases and races, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.8
 305
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, danger, rivalry, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 133
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, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 513
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, atmospheric, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, confined, crimes, captivity, danger, haunted by the past, friendship, in the woods, buddies, escapades, wilderness ...
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, make believe, danger, escapades, woman in danger, village, mind game, in the woods, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 546
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, hijacking, society ...
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: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: redemption, addiction, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, ransom, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 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: heroic mission, human spirit, rescue, danger, state affairs, political unrest, daring rescue, hopes, missionary, bravery, racism, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.8
 282
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, danger, adventure, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 407
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, rivalry, deadly, danger, youth, confined, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, rape, showdown, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction, teenage rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.5
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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, serious, atmospheric
Plot: human spirit, starting over, danger, escapades, hopes, family life, ocean or sea, ocean, village, social relations, unfulfillment, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 239
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, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, kidnapping, starting over, haunted by the past, kids in trouble, legal action, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth, wartime life, danger, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, terrorism, idealism, soldier, danger, daring rescue, military, state affairs, media, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, war crime, army, jungle, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 4.5
 466
Rumors of Wars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A suspenseful, genre-bending film with two converging storylines. An aspiring college journalist records events in a diary about the turmoil of a society due to the insertion of a RFID chip mandated by the government. ? Years later in the rubble of ...
Style: rough, futuristic, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: military, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, apocalypse, political conspiracy, heroes, danger, dishonesty, leadership, college, new world order ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing child, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, nobody believes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 610
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, injustice, village, crimes, haunted by the past, danger, rivalry, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, postman, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, 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, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, parents and children, courage ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, missing child, haunted by the past, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 127
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, survival, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%