Movies like Before the Rain

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Before the Rain (1994)
 8.1
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear, melancholic, enigmatic, dramatic, reflective, harsh ...
Plot: monk, love affair, violence, mountain, restaurant, girl, christian, albanian, politics, murder, photographer, fall in love, crimes, fashion photographer, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, gangsters, couple relations, love triangle, anti war, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, england, london, europe, yugoslavia, bosnia ...

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Most similar movies to Before the Rain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and harsh films with plots about brutality, death, culture clash, storytelling, politics, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Before the Rain: Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), The Little Soldier (1963), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Land and Freedom (1995), Burnt by the Sun (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, journalist, orphanage, war, anti war, danger, media, rebellion, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: assassination, new wave, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: violence, muslim, love affair, wartime life, romance, sibling relationship, war, love and romance, couple relations, forbidden love, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, colonel, parents and children, rise and fall, russian, wife husband relationship, communism, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 398
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 41K
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: clever, dark humor, realistic, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: soldier, politics, recruit, survival, anti war, war, media, french, bomb, enemy, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: bosnia, serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 6K
Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, foreign legion, officer, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, ethiopia, marseille, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, journalism, obsessive quest, love affair, kidnapping, battles, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, journalism, war, idealism, photojournalist, politics, wife husband relationship, rebelliousness, anti war, political unrest, battles, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, love triangle, infidelity, soldier, romance, pregnancy, war, intrigue, couple relations, friendship, love affair, countryside ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 9K
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: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, atrocity, mercenary, genocide, civil war, redemption, soldier, serbian, rape, pregnancy, terrorism, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: prison, orphan, betrayal, friendship, politics, young heroes, idealism, innocence lost, anti semitism, haunted by the past, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 13K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, king, shakespeare, royal family, ambition, betrayal, anti heroes, kidnapping, politics, head of state, blind ambition, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: russian soldier, prison, war, pow, friendship, soldier, anti war, village, mountain, hostage, culture clash, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: caucasus, russia, chechnya, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 62K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, revolution, deportation, infidelity, war, poet, mistress, romance, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, jitterbug, prejudice, racism, d day, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, war, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 812
Go West (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War, Western
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple living in Sarajevo. Their lives, intimate and public, are shaken ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: gays and lesbians, hidden identity, gay, forbidden love, romance, war, village, gender bending, political unrest, wartime life, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, violence, school, politics, civil war, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, rape, volunteer ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 30K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, touching, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: war, anti war, village, audio cassette, carpenter, wood chopping, bullet wound, audio tape, photograph, gun, burning house, head wound ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia, europe, georgia (former ussr), estonia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, military, battle zone, soldier, danger, escapades, heroes, finnish, infantrymen, destiny, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: bosnian war, refugee, chase, immigrants, culture clash, working class, politics, village, society, opposites attract, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, croatia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 5K
September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, 9/11, innocence lost, elderly, war on terror, unsociability, media, skyscraper, injustice, danger, village ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, europe, former yugoslavia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 669
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, small town, parents and children, mother, estrangement, village, gender, golden years, murder, crimes, deadly, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.3
 14K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, cultural revolution, communist, child abuse, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, irishman, crane, war, vengeance, obsession, island, soldier, survival, adventure, military life ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: military, d day, love affair, mental illness, american in the uk, naval officer, anti war, war, romance, love and romance, soldier, battle of the sexes ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 27K
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, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%