Movies like A Private War

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A Private War (2018)
 6.7
 14K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, based on true events, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: journalist, war correspondent, eye patch, war, life is a bitch, danger, uncover truth, al qaeda, jungle, rape, terrorist, revolution, friendship, violence, civil war, desert, truck, death, female nudity, illness, politics, soldier, hospital, photographer, brutality ...
Time: year 2011, year 1986, year 2012, year 1991, year 2001, year 2009, year 2003
Place: syria, iraq, afghanistan, libya, sri lanka

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and harsh films with plots about death, violence, brutality, politics, photograph, survival and courage mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like A Private War: Stronger (2017), The Killing Fields (1984), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), American Sniper (2014), Circle of Deceit (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 37K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: explosion, rehabilitation, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, physical therapy, brother brother relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, investigation, saving a life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, life is a bitch, human spirit, rebelliousness, wartime life, against humanity, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journalist, soldier, terrorism, rescue, journalism, fish out of water, rescue mission, interview, battle, female journalist, disguise, murder ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s, year 2003, year 2004, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, big ben london, glasgow scotland, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 407K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, war, soldier, navy seal, iraq war, military, military training, battles, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, couples, journalism, media, state affairs, against humanity, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 163K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: intense, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, military life, american soldier, death, anti war, pride and honor, basic training, boot camp, war, military, u.s. military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: rough, captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, village, desert, journalism, survival, against humanity, uncover truth, moral dilemma, injustice, photojournalist, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 6K
Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: desert, islam, survival, taliban, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, journalism, hidden identity, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.2
 120K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, politics, truth, lie, expose, husband wife relationship, jail, newspaper story, war violence, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1949, year 1971, year 1965
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: trench warfare, officer, british army, war, army, world war one, battle, nightmare, fear, mentally unstable, friendship, captain ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 316K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, war crime, against humanity, racism, cruelty, atrocity, blacks and whites, violence, hotel, rebel, murder, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 18K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, rough, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, civil rights movement, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, liberal, dictatorship, war correspondent, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, power relations, anti war, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 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, disturbing, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, civil war, genocide, war crime, redemption, war, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: touching, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, genius, writer's life, obsession, name calling, friendship, father son relationship, teenage boy, world war two, father daughter relationship, friend, spirituality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, year 1946, year 2010
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France, Botswana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: forbidden love, interracial marriage, king, royal family, freedom, politics, husband wife relationship, racism, democracy, justice, reporter, promise ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1947
Place: africa, south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, british army, legal, wartime life, power relations, go public, power of media, battle zone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 19K
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, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, bar fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.5
 24K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, sergeant, lieutenant, infantrymen, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 38K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorist, fbi, skinhead, neo nazi, undercover, conspiracy, politics, investigation, terrorism, violence, racism, bullying ...
Time: year 1969
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 151K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, journalist, media, public health, cover up, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mississippi, washington d.c., iran, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, interrogation, captivity, danger, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 6K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
 788
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, danger, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, soldier, battles, terrorism, journalism, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, orphan, war, rescue, family relations, danger, journalist, bosnian war ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 12K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, minneapolis minnesota, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, military, bomb, resistance, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, oppression, chaos, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 309K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, third reich, war, war crime, paranoia, traitor, loyalty, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, military life, boot camp, war, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 377K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, gore, pacifism, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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