Movies like Paratroopers

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Paratroopers (1977)
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Paratroopers (1977)
Original name: Masa Alunkot
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Not everyone is born to be a soldier. Not even in Israel, where universal conscription is the tradition. This movie is about a Sad Sack in the Israeli army, incompetent to complete training and yet incompetent to extricate himself.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: basic training, military, soldier, misfit, officers and cadets, boot camp, military life, army investigation, power relations, hapless soldier, paratrooper, suicide, male nudity, officer, israeli army, humiliation, military police, male objectification, recruit, army life, israeli, shower, pubic hair, shower room, group shower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about military, soldier, military life, power relations, life is a bitch, war and society mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paratroopers: Infiltration (2010), One of Us (1989), The Tribe (1970), Silmido (2003), The Little Traitor (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: military base, military life, basic training, military, boot camp, power relations, society, social differences, immigrants, humiliation, social misfits, failed attempt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
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95%
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One of Us (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A few Palestinian guerilla's break into an Israeli camp in the occupied territories. They kill a few Israeli soldiers before they are killed, apart from one who dies in the camp after being captured alive. The Israeli military dispatch an ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: moral dilemma, basic training, military base, military life, power relations, soldier, military, army investigation, flashback, friend, investigation, gay subtext ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
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66%
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 717
The Tribe (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: boot camp, military, basic training, culture clash, military life, individuality, hippie, recruit, marines, power relations, social relations, soldier ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Silmido (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: On 31 January 1968, 31 North Korean commandos infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. In revenge, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 criminals on the island of Silmido to kill Kim Il-sung ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: military life, military, basic training, isolation, military base, graphic violence, boot camp, officers and cadets, war, korean army, social misfits, infantrymen ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, british military, child protagonist, man boy relationship, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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37%
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar), both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: friendship, military life, soldier, politics, terrorism, military, women, danger, crimes, strong female presence, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 86
Forgiveness (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On April 9, 1948, a Jewish militia entered the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin and killed over 100 villagers. Soon after, a mental hospital was built on the ruins. The first patients to be committed were Holocaust survivors. A legend says that to ...
Style: emotional, rough, psychological, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: mental institution, uncover truth, human spirit, haunted by the past, culture clash, memory loss, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, hopes, male nudity, repressed memory, pianist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, usa, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.0
 38K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, military base, insubordination, recruit, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, stockade, awol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hearts & Minds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a scale not seen in any of their lifetimes. hearts & minds ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, wartime life, military, soldier, conscription, war on terror, youth, protest, fictional war, wartime, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Don't Give a Damn (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Like many, another young Israeli, Rafi never gave much thought to the fact that when he reached a certain age, he would be expected to serve in the Israeli Army and that he would experience active duty in combat. It certainly never occurred to him ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, youth, down on your luck, introspection, life turned upside down, disability, nudity (full frontal - brief), photographer ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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28%
Two Fingers from Sidon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of a platoon of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon of 1986, shortly before Israeli withdrawal, and the dilemmas they face in having to fight against Lebanese guerilla in a hostile but civilian area.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, war, battle zone, moral dilemma, military life, realism, israeli army, army life
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: school, teacher, mischievous children, dedicated educator, nudity (full frontal - brief), teachers and students, disorder, power relations, youth, mentally unstable, nightmare, shower ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Going Home (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: military, rebellion, society, war, rivalry, soldier, best friends, culture clash, military life, friends, revolution, loyalty ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: against humanity, world war two, military, deadly, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, survival, soldier, danger, power relations, dehumanization ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Baby Blue Marine (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, world war two, babies and infants, heroes, dishonesty, getting home, military, soldier, society, life is a bitch, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 715
Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: impossible love, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, forbidden love, interracial relations, family feud, society, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, boot camp, d day, basic training, soldier, battle zone, military life, war, life is a bitch, heroes, power relations, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 2K
Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, casualty of war, tank ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: military, battleship, society, fighting the system, investigation, military life, ship, army investigation, dishonesty, campaign, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Day We Met (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being called for his mandatory yearly Israeli army reserve duty, Arik Schwartzman finds himself looking for a uniform wearing serial rapist. He is aided by Natalie, a young female soldier who looks for her lost father.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: danger, soldier, law enforcement, army investigation, military, military life, military base, woman in danger, blackmail, attempted rape, escort service, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: coal mining, dance lesson, bagpipes, mining, society, opposites attract, family relations, museum, mine, power relations, labor union, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 796
The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, mental institution, injustice, win over, power relations, confined, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Private Popsicle (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three young Israeli men join the army, and it soon turns out that they're more interested in chasing skirts than following orders.
Style: humorous, sexual, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, gender disguise, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, young lovers, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, officers and cadets, sexual relations, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, life is a bitch, soldier, marines, chaos, power relations, battles, instructor, boot camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 184
Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: life is a bitch, hapless soldier, infantrymen, lebanese, captivity, wartime life, anti war, hostage, profanity, soldier, hostages, war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 56
Woman, Woman (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Recently turned into a widow, Alice (Helena Ramos) goes to the country to think about her life. There, she's courted by Luis Carlos (Carlos Casan), but falls in love with Marta (Petty Pesce). However, Jumbo, a horse, also arouses strange ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, dealing with death, farm, sexual relations, washing, male nudity, torch, sex scene, female full frontal nudity, beard, anal sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 13K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, crumbling marriage, on the run, introspection, political unrest, survival, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 6K
Toss-Up (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: soldier, homecoming, haunted by the past, friendship, living with parents, military, couples, alienation, disability, ex military, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%