Movies like Hearts & Minds 2009

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Hearts & Minds (2009)
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Hearts & Minds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a scale not seen in any of their lifetimes. hearts & minds follows ten of these young people in the weeks leading up to the first wave of departures, as they are forced to question their own principles and come to terms with what they stand to lose.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, wartime life, military, soldier, conscription, youth, war on terror, protest, fictional war
Time: 21st century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and psychological films with plots about life is a bitch, introspection, society, youth, soldier, military and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hearts & Minds: A Screaming Man (2010), The Kite (2003), Children of Sarajevo (2012), In Our Name (2010), Ezra (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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95%
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, military, society, family tradition, fall in love, wartime life, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
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In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, family problems, military, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 235
Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, life turned upside down, starting over, life is a bitch, youth, legal, legal action, haunted by the past, danger, kids in trouble, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, introspection, haunted by the past, estate, golden years, social relations, love and romance, memories, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 88
Fair Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Would-be filmmaker Sophie left Africa for Canada as a child. After graduating, she films the daily doings as part of a summer job at a fair. When pointing the camera at herself, she reveals painful secrets from the past.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, film within a film, gender, romance, filmmaking, documentary filmmaker, strong sexual content, theme park, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Heart Beats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A poor and lonely English professor, Juri(37), decides to become a porn actor using a mask to hide behind, after she watches an unusual porn, featuring an old and fat woman. And she visits Myungsook, a porn producer, despite their separation of 10 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, introspection, life is a bitch, couples, sexual content, filmmaking, sexual relations, virgin, university, thirtysomething life, porn actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 738
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, family relations, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 270
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 141
The Frost (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple's marriage falls apart after the death of their son. Based on Henrik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf"
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, psychological
Plot: couple relations, death in the family, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, psychological drama, guilt, female nudity, shower
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 193
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 82
Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, rough, serious ...
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Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ship of Theseus (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 140 min.
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Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 910
Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.9
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
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Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 491
Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Don't Give a Damn (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Like many, another young Israeli, Rafi never gave much thought to the fact that when he reached a certain age, he would be expected to serve in the Israeli Army and that he would experience active duty in combat. It certainly never occurred to him ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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39%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, daydreamer, society, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 444
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak ...
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Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.0
 3K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, friendship, soldier, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 575
Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, realism, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, society, danger, prostitute, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 498
Max Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An ageing jazz pianist learns something about his wife of 65 years, leading him to question their life together.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: aging, introspection, jazz, elderly, memory, flashback sequence, death of wife, friendship, dishonesty, dealing with death, old man, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 635
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, family in crisis, sexual abuse, mental illness, doctors and patients, healing power, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, society, injustice, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%