Movies and TV shows like The Promise 2011

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The Promise (2011)
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The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
TV show
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, stylized
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, soldier, diary, military, wartime life, military life, youth, life is a bitch, occupation, society, political unrest, loss of family member, historical event, sergeant, grandfather, army, student, lovers, muslim, conflict, bodies, bomb, state affairs, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about military, soldier, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, society and military life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Promise: Bomb Girls (2012), ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009), Occupation (2009), Inch'Allah (2012), The Passing Bells (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, factory, working woman, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: military, un, peaceful mission, military life, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, rivalry, war, deadly, anti war, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
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59%
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, touching, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, life is a bitch, society, soldier, danger, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, manchester england, dubai
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55%
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Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
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 ⇓
55%
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, friendship, danger, battle zone, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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53%
Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Combat Hospital was a Canadian-British medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was broadcast on 6 September 2011. The series was ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: military hospital, military, workplace, life is a bitch, lifesaver, military life, wartime life, power relations, allies, surgery, newcomer, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan
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51%
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, tragic love, culture clash, survival, society, hopes, state affairs, against humanity, wartime life, danger, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, military life, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, life is a bitch, military, survival, dysfunctional family, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
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48%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, life is a bitch, military, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, tank ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, survival, idealism, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, military, teenage life, wartime life, society, war, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
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39%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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38%
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: diary, holocaust, nazism, against humanity, world war two, survival, human spirit, nazi occupation, family in danger, teenage life, wartime life, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, resistance, activist, betrayal, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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38%
All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war one, human spirit, heroic mission, military life, military, heroes, state affairs, soldier, campaign, wartime life, against the odds, battle zone ...
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, army, military life, military, self discovery, basic training, doctor, hopes, officers and cadets, power relations, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, family relations, muslim, political intrigue, mistrust, secret service, state affairs, undercover, espionage, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, danger, war, military, friends, soldier, heroes, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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34%
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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: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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34%
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
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
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33%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, military, society, anti semitism, genocide, romance, against humanity, war, oppression ...
Place: england, europe
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33%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, military hospital, army, world war one, love triangle, lifesaver, german, nursing, french, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, soldier, u.s. military, u.s. army, danger, hopes, self sacrifice, right and wrong, life is a bitch, battle zone, lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, prison life, love triangle, romance, love and romance, battles, confined, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: military, mission gone awry, survival, military life, lebanese, deathtrap, moral dilemma, battle zone, leadership, confined, danger, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
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28%
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Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, widow, neighbor, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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28%
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, romance, military, lovers, lovers apart, army, battles, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: love triangle, battles, war, military, danger, military life, political unrest, soldier, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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28%