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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, military, confined, moral dilemma, prison life, war, prison, soldier, scandal, war on terror, boredom, shot in the leg, shot in the foot, boxing match
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about military, soldier, war, friendship, confined, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boys of Abu Ghraib: Camp X-Ray (2014), Angel of the Skies (2013), Allegiance (2012), Good Kill (2014), Memorial Day (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, prison, military police, unlikely friendships, relationships, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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Angel of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War is declared and Britain must take action against Nazi Germany if Europe is going to be saved from its ruthless clutches. Determined to beat the enemy Flt. Office Earl Kirk, a young South African pilot, volunteers his services to the Royal Air ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, exciting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, on the run, friendship, wartime life, military, family problems, life is a bitch, military base, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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29%
 6.4
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Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family relations, family problems, family life, terrorism, murder, taliban, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, legal, battles, friends, power relations, reunion, friendship, moral dilemma, introspection, military, buddies, state affairs ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, military, anti war, buddies, idealism, danger, media, graphic violence, friends, war, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, danger, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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25%
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Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: prison life, prison, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, injustice, disability, false accusation, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, blindness, surprise attack ...
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, wartime life, soldier, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, against humanity, holocaust, switching roles, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
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25%
The Last Winter (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
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 6.3
 29
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An archaeologist investigating mass graves during the Iraq War wakes up in a basement, unable to remember how he got there. The man must piece together the past of the enigmatic man who brought him there -- and discover who the pregnant woman is who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, confined, mysterious character, captivity, survival, danger, war
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
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 5.1
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Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, bleak
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
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The Veteran (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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The Only Way (1970)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%