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The Promise (2011)
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The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, stylized, gloomy
Plot: jewish, israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, diary, military, military life, wartime life, youth, life is a bitch, society, occupation, political unrest, loss of family member, grandfather, world war two, strong female lead, sergeant, british soldier, army, student, lovers, muslim, bomb, conflict, bodies ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 40s
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority

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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, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, soldier, society and world war two mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Promise: Bomb Girls (2012), The Color of War (2001), The Passing Bells (2014), Kedma (2002), The Diary of Anne Frank (2009). 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, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, working woman, strong female presence, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, society, gender, accident, woman ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, war, against humanity, journalism, life is a bitch, battle zone, battles, combat, soldier, historical event ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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53%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, wartime life, soldier, military, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, young soldier, battlefield, bittersweet, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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50%
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Israel, Italy
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: survival, culture clash, tragic love, military, against humanity, political unrest, escapades, state affairs, society, starting over, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: israel
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50%
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 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, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazism, world war two, diary, wartime life, survival, jewish, human spirit, life is a bitch, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
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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: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, society, injustice, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, doctor, tragedy, terrorism, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, jerusalem, palestinian authority
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 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: military, love triangle, brother brother relationship, soldier, battles, military life, life is a bitch, political unrest, german history, army, royalty, world war two ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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45%
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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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, soldier, human rights, life is a bitch, survival, military, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, rivalry, confined, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
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43%
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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: serious, thought provoking, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military, military life, war veteran, selflessness, society, soldier, life is a bitch, culture clash, terrorism, iraq war veteran, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, dubai
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42%
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, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: un, peaceful mission, military life, anti war, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, war, violence spree, muslim, peace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
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42%
World on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: world war two, soldier, singer, musician, gay, wartime life, slice of life, german occupation, invasion, ordinary people, military, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: manchester
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37%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: iraq war, war, marine, attack, soldier, military, circumcision, culture clash, military life, desert, vengeance, society ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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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: realistic, emotional, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: military hospital, military, american abroad, life is a bitch, workplace, lifesaver, wartime life, military life, surgery, newcomer, power relations, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, stylized, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: politics, orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: politics, unfulfillment, political unrest, family life, parents and children, wartime life, life is a bitch, family relations, state affairs, jewish, world war two, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 1940s, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east
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35%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, soldier, war, family relations, battles, father daughter relationship, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1943
Place: ussr, russia
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34%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: fairy tale, intellectual, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: age difference, historical event, french revolution, soldier, battles, couples, family relations, prince, fall in love, rich and poor, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: tense, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, wartime, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
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32%
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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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, military life, prison life, genocide, wartime life, confined, isolation, captivity, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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32%
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: gloomy, clever, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, spy, activist, resistance, infidelity, lecturer, couples, military life, wartime life, political intrigue, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s
Place: middle east, africa, greece, europe, egypt ...
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Valley of Tears (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: On October 6th 1973, the Middle East was shaken by the biggest war it had ever seen. A war that should have been the last one, and that forever changed the region.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, military, israeli army, war, soldier, struggle for survival, battles, fight for supremacy, military base, fight, warrior, protector ...
Time: year 1973
Place: israel, middle east
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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: world war two, village, female protagonist, strong female presence, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, intrigue, judaism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
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31%
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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, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, anti war, war, soldier, courage, military life, violence, character study, life & death, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2003, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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31%
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: surreal, political, mind bending, psychedelic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, d day, soldier, boot camp, basic training, train, military, british army, premonition, death, bomber, military base ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
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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, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, women, bbc ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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30%
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, rough ...
Plot: war, world war one, military, military life, survival, soldier, battles, family relations, battle zone, graphic violence, siblings relations, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, aviation, luftwaffe, wartime, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
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29%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, chemistry, bomb, resistance, inventions and discoveries, ambition, heroic mission, military, soldier, moral dilemma, nazi, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany, england, scotland
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29%
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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, spy, political unrest, powerful corporation, political intrigue, family relations, mistrust, state affairs, secret service, muslim, undercover, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestine, england, israel, usa ...
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29%