Movies like Daresalam

If you like "Daresalam" you are looking for movies about / with rebel army, rebel, childhood friend, revolt, village, battle and taxes themes of Drama and War genre shot in France or Burkina Faso.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.

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: rebel army, rebel, childhood friend, revolt, village, battle, taxes, massacre, politics, friend, friendship
Place: north africa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Daresalam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about friendship, death, soldier, murder, battle, politics and village mostly in War and Drama genres. Some movies like Daresalam: Amigo (2010), War Witch (2012), The Last Winter (1976), The Tree of Guernica (1975), Killer Kid (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
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, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: village, soldier, ambush, arrest, rebel, friendship, rain, moral dilemma, leadership, village life, island, wartime life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: civil war, innocence lost, soldier, shaman, child soldier, teenage pregnancy, slavery, massacre, murder, battle, pregnancy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: nazi, winter, village, world war two, battle, husband wife relationship, german soldier, search, partisan, german occupation, german army
Time: 1940s
Place: albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: dictatorship, ejaculation, fascism, spanish civil war, communism, shooting, donkey, symbolism, blasphemy, archival footage, fascist, matador ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
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
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, hip hop, immigrants, assassination attempt, child as adult, youth, friends, buddies, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: colonialism, battle, italian army, heroism, independence, colonization, heroic bloodshed, determination, african
Place: ethiopia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, murder, soldier, insubordination, war, military life, battles, crimes, heroes, military, society, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Soldat blanc (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A muggy Saigon, late 1945. Stationed at a military camp in French Indochina, two young men--Robert and André--become close friends as they share the boredom and excitement of waiting for their first mission. But when they discover that instead of ...
Plot: skinny dipping, french army, pubic hair, male nudity, soldier, period piece, battle, gun
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
death movies
soldier movies
murder movies
gun movies
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, rise and fall, politics, colonel, communism, love and romance, russian, wife husband relationship, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
Bless Me, Ultima (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: village, friendship, coming of age, mysterious character, human nature, war, elderly, youth, friends, aging, introspection, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, tragic love, war, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, paris france, germany, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The German troops present there are exhausted and leaderless and ...
Plot: american soldier, nazi soldier, wehrmacht, french soldier, german soldier, liberation, partisan, uniform, world war two, soldier, military, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: new wave, assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: france, europe, algeria, moscow russia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, cultural revolution, communist, child abuse, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: military, politics, corruption, government, communist, revolution
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, soldier, on the road, young heroes, treasure hunt, new wave, parents and children, village, anti war, chaos and mayhem, military life, village life ...
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, rape, suicide, orphan, landmine, bicycle, boy, soldier, electricity, refugee, tank, dead child ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: iraq, kurdistan, middle east, mine, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: thief, heroism, memory, suicide, german, nazi, high school, theft, medal, symbolism, german army, war hero ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, innocence lost, escape, vietnam war, russian roulette, deer hunting, friend, wedding, party, vietnam veteran, suicide, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, incest, atrocity, war crime, haunted by the past, against humanity, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, armenia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, innocence lost, injustice, youth, life is a bitch, friends, parents and children, holocaust, religions or cults, against humanity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Savior (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is rural France. It's the summer of 1943, the weather is fine and sunny and life is sweet. On one of these beautiful days, Nanette, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl, meets a slightly injured young man near the farm she lives on. Her life ...
Plot: world war two, male nudity, female nudity, revenge, ss, coming of age, hiding, gestapo, infatuation, village, resistance, execution ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: young soldier, villa, wounded soldier, train, friendship, world war two, male nudity, student, female nudity, loss of friend, bolshevik, statue ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
blood movies
war movies
drinking movies
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: military, soldier, homecoming, friendship, gulf war, war, bar fight, patriotism, sergeant, funeral, politics, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Do Not Mention the Cause of Death (1968)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an atmosphere of WWII, a village dyer wants to help his folks in their sorrow and distress by supplying them with the black paint, but there is not enough black paint for all of them, because death works faster than the dyer. His wife was raped, ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, death, fear, rape, massacre, husband wife relationship, camera, cross, photograph, fire, murder, ss ...
Time: year 1941
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, bleak, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, resistance, ira, injustice, politics, irish republican army, rebellion, irish, british army, colonialism, british empire, independence ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
Taxi for Tobruk (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, friendship, war, hostages, soldier, unlikely partners, adventure, battles, escapades, military, confined, danger ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: libya, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, orphan, betrayal, friendship, politics, young heroes, idealism, innocence lost, anti semitism, haunted by the past, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, macedonia, serbia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: island, teachers and students, village, political unrest, war, school, village life, wartime life, youth, social relations, dedicated educator, friendship ...
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: monk, love affair, violence, albanian, mountain, christian, restaurant, girl, politics, murder, photographer, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
Related movie lists