Movies like One of Us 1989

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One of Us (1989)
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One of Us (1989)
Original name: Ehad Mishelanu
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 investigator to the camp to see if there was cold blooded murder (people at the camp had claimed he was shot while trying to escape). It turns out that the investigator dispatched is a friend of the camp commander - the rest of the plot is basically about the position of both of these characters as regards being honest or faithful to ones friends. There is unbearable tension, increased by the fact that they are both very strongly attracted to one of the female soldiers on the camp.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, military base, military life, basic training, army investigation, power relations, army, investigation, macho man, friend, flashback, gay subtext
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about military, soldier, military life, society, war, life is a bitch and power relations mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like One of Us: Two Fingers from Sidon (1986), Paratroopers (1977), Infiltration (2010), Close to Home (2005), The Little Traitor (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: battle zone, moral dilemma, military life, war, military, soldier, realism, army life, israeli army
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east
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Paratroopers (1977)
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: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: basic training, boot camp, power relations, hapless soldier, soldier, army investigation, misfit, military, military life, officers and cadets, suicide, group shower ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel
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Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, basic training, power relations, military, boot camp, social differences, immigrants, society, humiliation, hapless soldier, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
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82%
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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: politics, soldier, military life, friendship, terrorism, military, women, danger, crimes, strong female presence, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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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
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Israel
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: danger, immigrants, starting over, survival, uninhibited rivalry, desert, interracial relations, culture clash, against the odds, hopes, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919
Place: israel, middle east
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46%
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Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
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40%
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Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 9K
Woyzeck (1979)
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
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37%
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37%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
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37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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33%
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32%
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31%
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29%
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