Movies like The Battle of Algiers

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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
 8.1
 51K
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Original name: La battaglia di Algeri
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
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, cult film, political ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, capture, rebel, chaos, protest, oppression, muslim, underground fighting, un, government, independence, algerian, terrorist, war, idealism, heroes, life is a bitch, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1960, year 1954, 1950s, year 1956
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about death, soldier, military, politics, murder, battles and brutality mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Battle of Algiers: Circle of Deceit (1981), The Green Berets (1968), Breaker Morant (1980), Burn! (1969), The Army of Shadows (1969). 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, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, graphic violence, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, berlin germany, east germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, jungle, soldier, war, green beret, anti war, culture clash, politics, journalism, military, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 5K
Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: island, rebellion, bank, revolution, politics, racism, assassination, betrayal, slavery, colonialism, political unrest, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, military, society, family relations, battles, injustice, eviction, soldier, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 25K
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, hate, chaos, battles, military hospital, military, lieutenant, sergeant, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 7K
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 14K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, battles, self esteem, algerian, heroes, society, politics, prejudice, nazi, justice, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, disturbing, emotional, rough, realistic
Plot: civil war, family relations, chaos, single parent, state affairs, danger, family in danger, family business, political unrest, father son relationship, military, colonialism ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 30K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazism, german, military, starvation, soldier, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 358K
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: war, courage, sniper, battles, warrior, tough heroes, u.s. military, helicopter, army, chaos, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 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: captivating, epic, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, power struggle, coup d'etat, peasant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.6
 23K
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, state affairs, social problems, life is a bitch, society, conflict, protest, social decay, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 20K
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, sad ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, u.s. military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, state affairs, confined, espionage, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, heroes, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, war, ira, leadership, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 54K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
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, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, soldier, battles, insubordination, alcohol abuse, friendship, murder ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: macedonia, romania, bucharest, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, libya, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, racism, anti war, basic training, political unrest, moral dilemma, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, rape, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monastery, political unrest, military life, anti war, genocide, rebelliousness, battle zone, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, heroes, military, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 374K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, innocence lost, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: soldier, pow, military, racism, court martial, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, political unrest, officers and cadets, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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