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Alexandra (2007)
 6.8
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Alexandra (2007)
Original name: Александра
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, military, family relations, parents and children, anti war, homecoming, human nature, golden years, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship, girl, battles, innocence lost, wartime life, old woman, uniform
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and emotional films with plots about soldier, military, war, military life, wartime life, anti war and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Alexandra: Marooned in Iraq (2002), 4 Days in May (2011), Sword of Honour (2001), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), Deserter (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, military life, treasure hunt, military, musician's life, daring rescue, orphan, escapades, battles, estrangement, friendship, homecoming ...
Place: iraq, kurdistan, iran, middle east
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, holocaust, russian soldier, battles, military life, love affair, military, wartime life, friendship, basic training, soldier, wound ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, war, war hero, death of hero, military, battles, hospital, anti war, school, classmate, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: military, war, french foreign legion, rebellion, military life, introspection, hopes, soldier, rivalry, moral dilemma, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war one, war, missing person, research, anti war, time travel, interwar period, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, soldier, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, tense
Plot: military, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, siblings relations, military life, basic training, military base, soldier, hopes, british army, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: russian soldier, pow, war, hostage, prison, violence, murder, confined, soldier, captivity, ethnic conflict, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, caucasus, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 794
20 Cigarettes (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: filmmaking, wartime life, life is a bitch, director, soldier, iraq iran war, military, iraq war, military life, assault, military base, death threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, battles, anti war, military life, military base, wartime life, couple relations, working class, political unrest, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
66%
 6.4
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Fort Bliss (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: female soldier, military, military base, military life, haunted by the past, family relations, single parent, parents and children, mother son reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, war, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
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Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 329
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 700
Going Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 816
Checkpoint (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group Russian soldiers is send to an outpost to guard the area. They pass the day patroulling the area, while being shot at from the forest. They never know if the civillions are hostile or friendly to them.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, sniper, civil war, military base, recruit, anti war, wartime life, village, village life, death in the family, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 3K
The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, non-linear ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
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60%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 157 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ...
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55%
The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
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Time: 16th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
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Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: europe, hungary, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 865
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, melancholic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 97
Chaco (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Argentina, Bolivia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In 1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. Liborio and Ticona and other Bolivian indigenous soldiers are lost in the hell of the Chaco, under the commandment of German Captain Kundt. They're looking for the Paraguayan enemy that they ...
Style: intense, captivating, realistic, serious
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47%