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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and dramatic films with plots about friendship, battle, village, death, politics, soldier and murder 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 Knights of the Quest (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War Witch (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: civil war, soldier, slavery, shaman, rebel, child soldier, murder, massacre, battle, innocence lost, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: village, soldier, moral dilemma, rebel, arrest, ambush, friendship, rain, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, island ...
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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: village, nazi, battle, german army, german occupation, german soldier, partisan, winter, search, husband wife relationship, world war two, 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 ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
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Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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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, friend, friendship, violence, battle, religion, swashbuckler, sword and shield, knight
Time: middle ages
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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: female nudity, violence, prison, cruelty, shooting, firing squad, tank, blasphemy, dead child, donkey, priest, torture ...
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere
Plot: homecoming, treasure hunt, self discovery, politics, on the road, social relations, battles, artists and showbiz, chaos, musician's life, anti war, gulf war ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 133 min.
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Style: epic, touching, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, communist, destiny, couple relations, hopes, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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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: colonialism, battle, italian army, heroic bloodshed, colonization, determination, independence, heroism, african
Place: ethiopia, italy, africa
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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: barbarian, village, battle
Place: romania
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Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 90 min.
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
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Genre: Drama, War
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