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20 Cigarettes (2010)
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20 Cigarettes (2010)
Original name: 20 sigarette
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian military peace mission.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, filmmaking, anti hero, anti war, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, cigarette, director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, wartime life, war, soldier, military, anti war and society mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like 20 Cigarettes: Stones for the Rampart (2014), Corn Island (2014), The Situation (2006), Pater (2011), Route Irish (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, against the odds, wartime life, daring rescue, danger, war, world war two
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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Corn Island (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Inguri River forms a natural border dividing Georgia from Abkhazia. One of the spring floods has created a little island in the middle of the river, as if made for the cultivation of corn. At least, this is the belief of an old peasant, whose ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: river, island, wartime life, family relations, golden years, life is a bitch, elderly, teenage girl, female nudity, grandfather granddaughter relationship, military, corn ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), georgia
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85%
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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71%
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, film within a film, filmmaking, ethics, role playing, french politics, retiring, bakery, necktie, business ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Route Irish (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dealing with death, state affairs, society, love triangle, friendship between men, gulf war, war, love and romance, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: captivity, wartime life, anti war, military, confined, war, hostages, soldier, life is a bitch, lebanese, infantrymen, hapless soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, on the road, tragic love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, journey, ethnic conflict, self discovery, society, thesis, black market, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, war violence, wartime life, life is a bitch, soldier, torture, orphan, violence, murder, war crime, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, social misfits, discrimination, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulations, manipulation, artists and showbiz, under the surface, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, human rights, survival, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, military, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, golden years, parents and children, human nature, homecoming, anti war, military, family relations, fish out of water, war, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, politics, military, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: psychological, sincere, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, haunted by the past, wartime life, social misfits, society, youth, love and romance, family relations, rebellion, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: vietnam war, leadership, military life, battles, adventure, military, life is a bitch, love, wartime life, anti war, homecoming, reunion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: adoption, wartime life, loss of son, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, muslim, un, bodies, missing person, search, adopted son ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: anti war, battles, war, wartime life, political unrest, danger, survival, friends, buddies, journalism, hanging, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, suicide attempt, brawl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, wound, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, europe, new york
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43%
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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: serious, captivating, psychological, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, soldier, military, politics, gory, battles, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, artists and showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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40%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, misfit, strong female presence, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, misfit, hopes, volunteer, chase, hostage, pursuit, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, military, danger, anti war, battle zone, introspection, life is a bitch, military life, world war one, dealing with death, battles, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, military, ex athlete, parents and children, anti war, moral dilemma, soldier, dishonesty, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, espionage, rebellion, on the run, battles, life is a bitch, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, friends, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, friendship, destiny, captivity, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%