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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
 8.1
 47K
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Original name: La battaglia di Algeri
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, harsh, tense ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, rebel, chaos, protest, oppression, capture, muslim, government, independence, algerian, underground fighting, war, idealism, heroes, life is a bitch, anti war, realism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1960, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east

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Most similar movies to The Battle of Algiers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about death, brutality, culture clash, war, soldier, murder and military mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Battle of Algiers: Days of Glory (2006), The Army of Shadows (1969), Circle of Deceit (1981), Nothing to Report (1973), Cross of Iron (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, resistance, rebellion, ira, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
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95%
 7.1
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, military, soldier, muslim, sergeant, army, infantry, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: italy, algeria, france, africa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: german, betrayal, prison, intrigue, espionage, underground, resistance, rescue, government agency, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: france, europe, medical school, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, war, love and romance, against humanity, life is a bitch, battle zone, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, danger, journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, west germany, beirut lebanon, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, anti war, society, war, politics, rebellion, military life, military, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 21K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, freedom, friendship, bomb, self sacrifice, jewish, occupation, muslim, suicide, israeli palestinian conflict, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: military, friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: dark humor, realistic, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: politics, survival, french, enemy, anti war, media, soldier, bomb, recruit, war, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, hitman, crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, geneva switzerland, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, working class, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, courage, sniper, war, helicopter, military, warrior, army, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Material (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Cameroon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: civil war, colonialism, political unrest, chaos, family relations, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, single parent, family in danger, farm, danger, workplace ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, escapades, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, tough heroes, battles, wartime life, confined, military life, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 6K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, war, politics, journalism, idealism, rebellion, military, state affairs, power of media, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 28K
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: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, squad, execution, soldier, snow, anti war, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, propaganda film, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, war, kidnapping, soldier, military life, orphan, green beret, politics, adventure, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, secret service, treason, war, ira, leadership, political unrest, state affairs, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, british army, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, crimes, wartime life, power of media, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 22K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: civil rights, irish, politics, political unrest, gory, human spirit, layoff, social decay, fighting the system, retired, urban, conflict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 281K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: survival, military, suicide, battles, war, shooting, stabbing, disfigurement, commander, letter, invasion, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, german, priest, boarding school life, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, jewish, spy, war, interrogation, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, soldier, anti war, battles, wartime life, war, friends, escapades, danger, military life, heroes, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beyond the Gates (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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: monastery, battles, wartime life, battle zone, against humanity, war, chaos and mayhem, confined, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 7K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, injustice, peasant, peace, student, university, land, police, wealth, surrealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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