Movies like Daresalam

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Daresalam (2001)
Daresalam (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Burkina Faso, Chad
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a small Central African village, boyhood friends Djimi and Koni have come of age under a post-colonial government that levies crippling taxes and legally robs local farmers of their meager crops. When impulsive Koni savagely attacks a visiting government official, the resulting massacre forces the two friends on a journey that will transform them from boys into men, from farmers into soldiers and from villagers into revolutionaries. "We fight in one world so we can live in another," declares Koni as the two battle shoulder to shoulder against government troops. But while Koni embraces the politics and carnage of their dangerous new guerilla existence, Djimi longs for the simplicity and grace of the village life they've left behind. As the rebels move closer to victory, the two friends move closer to a clash of their own.
Plot: friendship, politics, massacre, rebel, childhood friend, friend, taxes, battle, village, revolt, rebel army
Place: north africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and harsh films with plots about friendship, village, battle, death, soldier, murder and politics mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Daresalam: War Witch (2012), Amigo (2010), The Last Winter (1976), Burnt by the Sun (1994), The Tree of Guernica (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: civil war, innocence lost, soldier, slavery, shaman, rebel, battle, child soldier, teenage pregnancy, massacre, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: village, soldier, rebel, ambush, arrest, rain, friendship, moral dilemma, leadership, village life, wartime life, island ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines, iraq
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The Last Winter (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Albania
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Germans come amid snow and winter. In the village only people remained are women, that fight until wounded partisans, sheltered in the village, will retreat deeper and snow will cover their tracks. Face to face with the Germans and their control of ...
Plot: german occupation, partisan, german soldier, german army, husband wife relationship, world war two, battle, search, winter, village, nazi, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: albania
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
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Plot: parents and children, politics, betrayal, totalitarianism, communism, symbolism, stalinism, russian history, repression, friendship, war, colonel ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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The Tree of Guernica (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vandale leading the Republican opposition to the fascist arm of Villa Romero, one of the Republican strongholds during the Spanish Civil War. She has previously met with Goya during the bombing of Guernica and the hope of seeing him again...
Style: avant garde
Plot: revolution, civil war, revolt, guitar, urination, village, execution, public execution, fascist, altar boy, blasphemy, shooting ...
Place: spain
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Adwa (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1896, Ethiopia, an African nation, largely armed with spears and knives, defeats a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization.
Plot: battle, colonialism, italian army, heroic bloodshed, heroism, african, independence, determination, colonization
Place: ethiopia, italy, africa
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The Knights of the Quest (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1271, five young knights journey to Thebes in Greece to recover the Sacred Shroud and deliver it back to France and into the hands of the royal family.
Plot: quest, friendship, friend, sword and shield, swashbuckler, religion, violence, battle, knight
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 90s
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Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: gulf war, on the road, soldier, young heroes, treasure hunt, new wave, village, parents and children, anti war, chaos and mayhem, military life, village life ...
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, revolution, evacuation, destructive relationship, war, tragic love, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
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Plot: pubic hair, male nudity, french army, skinny dipping, soldier, period piece, battle, gun
Place: vietnam
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
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The Moonhunter (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Moonhunter tells a true story of two young Thai revolutionaries. Seksan Prasertkul, a fearless student leader, who, in October 1973, commanded the biggest mass demonstration in modern Thai history. The event led to a popular uprising that ...
Plot: politics, corruption, military, government, communist, revolution
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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: world war two, medal, heroism, nazi soldier, symbolism, third reich, friendship, military, friend, soldier, suicide, controversy ...
Place: germany
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama, War
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Stop-Loss (2008)
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Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
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The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Plot: nazi soldier, liberation, wehrmacht, french soldier, german soldier, american soldier, village, world war two, u.s. army, uniform, partisan, military ...
Time: year 1944
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La Migra (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Do Not Mention the Cause of Death (1968)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: epic
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Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: island, teachers and students, political unrest, village, war, school, village life, wartime life, youth, social relations, dedicated educator, friendship ...
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The Captain Martens Brothers (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Historical movie based on the "fratii Jderi" book. The movie is in the top 20 most watched Romanian movies.
Plot: village, battle, barbarian
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Marine Battleground (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front.
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The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
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Plot: village, friendship, childhood, accident, father son relationship, diaspora, escape, police, ship, independence, prejudice, fight ...
Place: kurdistan
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Riders in the Sky (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
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Place: czechoslovakia, england
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My Way Home (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captures and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a ...
Plot: wounded soldier, young soldier, villa, train, friendship, statue, shooting, female nudity, loss of friend, world war two, student, bolshevik ...
Place: hungary
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: war, wartime life, danger, river battle, escapades, adventure, battle zone, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
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