Movies like War Witch

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War Witch (2012)
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War Witch (2012)
Original name: Rebelle
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, disturbing, touching, bleak, realistic
Plot: civil war, child soldier, slavery, battles, murder, battle, soldier, survival, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage pregnancy, rebellion, kidnapping, girl, rebel army, storytelling, shaman, massacre, gunfight, rebel, innocence lost, pregnancy, crimes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to War Witch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about soldier, death, murder, life is a bitch, war, wartime life and blood mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like War Witch: Beasts of No Nation (2015), Johnny Mad Dog (2008), The Colors of the Mountain (2010), White Material (2009), Savior (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child soldier, war, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Liberia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: civil war, child soldier, orphan, life is a bitch, survival, genocide, cross dressing, against humanity, society, youth, crimes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, bleak, sentimental, touching, tense ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: civil war, family relations, chaos, state affairs, danger, single parent, family in danger, family business, political unrest, father son relationship, military, colonialism ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 215
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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, immigrants, lebanese, youth, buddies, young heroes, assassination attempt, danger, child in peril, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon, europe, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 277
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, military life, wartime life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, palermo italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, great patriotic war, heroes, youth, red army, battles, german, child spy, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, wartime life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, budapest hungary, siberia, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, desert, village, survival, uncover truth, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger, photojournalist, injustice, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, orphan, soldier, monastery, summer camp, school, war, dealing with death, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, atrocity, german, jewish, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North 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, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, prison, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, youth, young heroes, life is a bitch, politics, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: military, soldier, world war one, battles, anti war, war, artists and showbiz, against humanity, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, archive footage, homecoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: russian army, russian soldier, war violence, life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, torture, violence, murder, orphan, war crime, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 20K
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: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, crimes, political unrest, officers and cadets, legal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 41K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: anti war, wartime life, war, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, confined, elderly, isolation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, caucasus, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 14K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, atrocity, war crime, filmmaking, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sincere, bleak, rough, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, village, rape, suicide, orphan, blind character, refugee, suicide attempt, camp, survival, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, middle east, iran, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Address Unknown (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, teenage life, love and romance, social misfits, youth, family relations, society, couple relations, rebellion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Perfect Circle (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hiding place, hanging, anti war, survival, 9 year old, bosnian war, family relations, danger, war, escapades, wartime life, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: hostage, pow, russian soldier, war, soldier, confined, prison, captivity, drinking alcohol, drinking, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 3K
Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: castration, battles, murder, soldier, war, military, unfulfilled love, survival, male female relationship, best friend, war crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, flanders, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 235
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, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, life turned upside down, starting over, life is a bitch, youth, legal, legal action, haunted by the past, danger, kids in trouble, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 383K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, combat, military life, jungle, squad, character change ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, rebel, oppression, capture, chaos ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1956, year 1962 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%