Movies like Quo vadis, Aida?

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Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)
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Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Turkey, Norway
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people - rescue or death? Which move should she take?
Plot: bosnian war, genocide, childbirth, negotiation, translator, bread, un, separation, deportation, school teacher, megaphone, neighbor, classroom, walkie talkie, firing squad, flashback, mass grave, performance art, smoking pot
Time: year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about war, genocide, against humanity, world war two, soldier, wartime life and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Quo vadis, Aida?: Warriors (1999), Foreign Fields (2000), Sometimes in April (2005), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), Hatred (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: bosnian war, genocide, atrocity, war crime, military, soldier, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, war, state affairs, against humanity ...
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
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 5.4
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Foreign Fields (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Jacob takes a job escorting wealthy adventurers through Bosnia, he is horrified to learn the "tourists" plan to participate in the conflict.
Plot: bosnian war, hotel, forest, hanged boy, video camera, orphanage, nudity (full frontal - brief), camera, helicopter, child murder, death, village ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, denmark, bosnia
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79%
Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, military, state affairs, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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75%
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic
Plot: genocide, betrayal, civil war, chaos, military, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, introspection, moral dilemma, anti war, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.6
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, escape, village, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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71%
 7.7
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Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, priest, teacher, survivor, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 887
Demons of War (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detachment of the Polish IFOR forces in Bosnia is led by Major Keller, who is being investigated for insubordination during a patrol in Srebrenica. The investigation is to be led by two arriving officers - Lieutenant Czacki and Major Kusz who will ...
Plot: army, murder, helicopter, village, atrocity, rape, sniper, winter, bosnian war
Place: bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Ordered to Forget (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As the mass deportations of the Chechen and Ingush peoples begin in 1944, young Daud and Seda escape to the mountains. When they get back to their native village, however, they witness a horrifying war crime.
Style: compassionate, disturbing, bleak
Plot: genocide, war crime, atrocity, escape, witness, burned alive, mercilessness, deportation, world war two, village, cruelty, ethnicity ...
Time: year 1944
Place: chechnya, caucasus
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67%
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 7.3
 7K
120 (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men are fighting at four corners of the empire and therefore can ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: genocide, against humanity, military, battles, war, nationalism, world war one, armenian genocide, school, siblings relations, fictional reality, church ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: genocide, rape, massacre, gore, bayonet, against humanity, society, state affairs, confined, deadly, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the opening stages of the Bosnian War, a small group of Serbian soldiers are trapped in a tunnel by a Muslim force.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, clever
Plot: tunnel, bosnian war, village, suicide, basketball, newspaper, muslim, political unrest, battle zone, friendship, anti war, village life ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, yugoslavia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: false accusation, arrest, single mother, death, brother brother relationship, death of father, neighbor, sacrifice, black market, widow, death of son, courage ...
Time: year 1956, year 1953, year 1933
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Children of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Children of War is a movie based on the true events of the 1971 Genocide. Can we, in search of power, become animals? A genocide; neglected! The first use of rape as a weapon of war; undocumented! The lives of millions; unaccounted! The culprits; ...
Style: tense, suspense, contemplative, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: genocide, rape, independence, rape victim, brutality, women's rights, islam, brother sister relationship, liberation, women, cruelty, multiple storylines ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, biting ...
Plot: sniper, train, bosnian war, against humanity, state affairs, soldier, military, politics, friendship, betrayal, best friends, society ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, siblings relations, wartime life, family relations, love and romance, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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45%
 7.1
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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44%
 7.6
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, roommate, communism, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s
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41%
 6.8
 21K
A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: political, cynical, melancholic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, bosnian war, un, soldier, world politics, dialogue, war, ethnic conflict, ruins, life philosophy, road trip ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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El largo invierno (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1939, Ramon (Jacques Penot) was a young man, caught up in his Barcelona family's involvement on the Republic side in the brutal Spanish Civil War. He and his family fled into exile ahead of Franco's troops. Now it is many years later, ...
Plot: flashback, female nudity, topless, fascism, spanish civil war, butler, bourgeoisie, sex scene, soldier, spanish history
Time: year 1939
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39%
 6.7
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Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The events in Sarajevo in June 1914 are the backdrop for a thriller directed by Andreas Prochaska and written by Martin Ambrosch, focusing on the examining magistrate Dr. Leo Pfeffer (Florian Teichtmeister) investigating the assassination of ...
Style: captivating, serious, factual, tense
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Time: 1910s, year 1914
Place: sarajevo, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, germany
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39%
 6.5
 214
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, isolation, danger, wartime life, captivity, confined, genocide, prison life, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: talky, surreal, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, war, head of state, politics, state affairs, hopes, against humanity, leadership ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.0
 152
Forgotten (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: José, a Bolivian retired general, is lying on his deathbed after a heart attack. Tormented by memories of his involvement in Operation Condor and invaded by deep remorse, he decides to tell his only son his biggest secrets in search of redemption.
Plot: disappearance, flashback, kidnapping, violence, operation condor, electric torture, torture victim, water torture, torture, cia, political repression
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, tense ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, japanese army, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, military, invasion, dehumanization, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, military, battles, occupation, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 1K
Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, anti semitism, war, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, anti heroes, anti hero, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, assassination, world war two, holocaust, mass murder, political repression, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroic mission, war, against humanity, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Perfect Circle (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: hiding place, hanging, anti war, survival, 9 year old, bosnian war, atrocity, escapades, war, danger, missing person, wartime life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%