Movies like Witnesses 2003

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Witnesses (2003)
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Witnesses (2003)
Original name: Svjedoci
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black (Mirjana Karanovic) standing beside her husband's coffin, Witnesses interweaves the stories of a small town confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, non-linear
Plot: military, investigation, soldier, murder, danger, police investigation, war, crimes, kidnapping, anti war, amateur detective, human nature, political unrest, criminal heroes, deadly, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, society, small town life, strong violent content, wartime life, small town, dehumanization
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, croatia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about war, military, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, anti war and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Witnesses: The Melon Route (2006), Kippur (2000), Time to Kill (1989), Company K (2004), Warriors (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, immigrants, danger, refugee, river, illegal immigration, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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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
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Time to Kill (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues by walk. On his way he meets and rapes a ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hospital, military, crimes, danger, investigation, soldier, italian army, italian history, crime, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1936
Place: ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ...
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
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Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
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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, rape, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, danger ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
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ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, religions or cults, rivalry, life is a bitch, anti war, deadly, war, society, violence spree ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, survival, culture clash, tragic love, society, political unrest, wartime life, starting over, against humanity, hopes, military, life is a bitch ...
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Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: society, danger, daring rescue, orphan, innocence lost, kidnapping, heroic mission, buddies, war, military, soldier, journalism ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Plot: anti war, battles, war, wartime life, political unrest, danger, survival, friends, buddies, journalism, hanging, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 131 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan, USA
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Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, military, ex military, farm, occupation, survival, rapist ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, danger, war, military, espionage, rebellion, state affairs ...
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Place: vietnam
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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, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: civil war, child soldier, orphan, children in wartime, survival, life is a bitch, cross dressing, genocide, society, crimes, youth, soldier ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
41%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, bosnian war, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, military life, military, danger, battles, losing-it hero, heroes, soldier, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, anti war, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, danger, war, battleship, world war two, heroes, surrender ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war crime, bosnian war, genocide, atrocity, ethnic cleansing, wartime life, anti war, gory, ethnic, life is a bitch, soldier, military ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, anti war, racism, basic training, moral dilemma, political unrest, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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