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As If I Am Not There (2010)
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As If I Am Not There (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo who takes a job in a small country village just as the war is beginning to ramp up. When Serbian soldiers overrun the village, shoot the men and keep the women as laborers (the older ones) and sex objects (the younger ones), Samira is subjected to the basest form of treatment imaginable
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: bosnian war, rape, war, realism, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, strong female presence, life turned upside down, violence, teacher, genocide, humiliation, crime against humanity, kidnapping, football, village, school, money, pregnancy, depression, muslim, hospital, sexual abuse ...
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, europe, sweden, bosnia herzegovina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, soldier, wartime life, military, war, society and danger mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like As If I Am Not There: In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Badland (2007), The Melon Route (2006), Ezra (2007), The Poet (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, romantic ...
Plot: bosnian war, soldier, prisoner, muslim, forbidden love, war, violence, escape, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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95%
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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: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, starting over, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, military, war, desperation, wife, van, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, refugee, immigrants, escapades, illegal immigrant, post war, illegal immigration, rescue from drowning, river, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 274
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, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, legal action, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, kids in trouble, wartime life, starting over, youth, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, sexual content, couples, war, romance, world war two, family relations, against humanity, soldier, age difference, empire, rabbi ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1940, year 1939
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: bosnian war, coming of age, depression, life is a bitch, support group, haunted by the past, parents and children, parent child relationship, single parent, family relations, child abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, eastern europe, europe, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bosnian war, war crime, genocide, ethnic cleansing, atrocity, state affairs, life is a bitch, military, against humanity, soldier, war, anti war ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, terrorism, mercenary, rape, sniper, civil war, redemption, genocide, war crime, breast feeding, soldier, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: biting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, countryside, wartime life, village, anti semitism, isolation, village life, social differences, injustice, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Say That You Love Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fatou is a teenager yearning for attention and love in Sweden's suburbs. When she is gang raped by some class mates her whole world starts falling apart.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: gang rape, friendship, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, society, high school, mother daughter relationship, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, military, soldier, hopes, disability, life turned upside down, down on your luck, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 507
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: tense, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, paranoia, obsession, parents and children, losing-it hero, homecoming, haunted by the past, military, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: bosnian war, adoption, journalism, civil war, anti war, orphan, war, orphanage, family relations, morality, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, iraq, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 334
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: soldier, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, military, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
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Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, genocide, human spirit, confined, homecoming, survival, hospital, infidelity, hopes, anti semitism, lovers reunited ...
Place: france, europe, canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, disturbing, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war one, veteran, anti war, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, introspection, military, soldier, conscription, war on terror, protest, youth, fictional war, wartime, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, rebelliousness, family relations, miscarriage, strong female presence, pregnancy, depression, unfulfillment, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, wartime life, world war two, soldier, countryside, life is a bitch, ex military, military, occupation, farm, rape, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 665
Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, resistance movement, pilot, betrayal, wartime life, love triangle, forbidden love, military, soldier, fall in love, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 115
Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, catholic church, nun, german occupation, wartime life, forbidden love, love affair, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Toss-Up (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, art house, bleak
Plot: soldier, military, living with parents, haunted by the past, homecoming, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit, disability, couples, friends, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 831
The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, mental illness, teenage life, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, mental institution, injustice, power relations, win over ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 810
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: military, murder, soldier, police investigation, investigation, kidnapping, crimes, criminal heroes, war, human nature, amateur detective, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, croatia, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blind Intersections (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three protagonists, one city, different backgrounds: Nour, India and Marwan pass each other but they never meet, though the effect of one incident will drastically alter their lives. Caught in a moment, their lives fall apart in just a matter of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, non-linear, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, destiny, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, down on your luck, multiple storylines, drug abuse, marriage, car accident, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, wartime life, holocaust survivor, auschwitz, world war two, human spirit, genocide, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Egg and Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Meticulous in every way: the non-professional actors with incredible skills, the beautiful camerawork, the timing and dosing of the tragic storyline about a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl from the countryside. A grown-up feature film debut by a ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy, no music
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, estrangement, adoption, pregnancy, village, abortion, countryside, down on your luck, very little dialogue, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 2K
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, jewish, sex scene, israeli army, helicopter, war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%