Movies like Before the Rain

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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, captivating, serious, non-linear, melancholic, enigmatic, dramatic, reflective, harsh ...
Plot: monk, love affair, violence, albanian, christian, mountain, girl, restaurant, 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, bosnia, yugoslavia ...

Most similar movies to Before the Rain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about war, death, society, politics, brutality, murder and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Before the Rain: In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), The Little Soldier (1963), The Great Water (2004), Circle of Deceit (1981), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, love and romance, war, couple relations, forbidden love, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ 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: new wave, assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: france, europe, algeria, moscow russia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: atmospheric, serious, 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, serbia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, political unrest, battle zone, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, berlin germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
61%
 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, prejudice, jitterbug, racism, d day, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, war, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
55%
 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, officer, foreign legion, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, ethiopia, marseille, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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 ⇓
55%
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, bleak, serious, 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, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, murder, soldier, insubordination, war, military life, battles, crimes, heroes, military, society, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, working class, 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 ⇓
53%
 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: emotional, talky, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, couple relations, romance, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, rise and fall, politics, colonel, communism, love and romance, russian, wife husband relationship, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Comanche Territory (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: journalism, innocence lost, war, wartime life, danger, media, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, bridge, civil war, tv news ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
45%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, society, couples, nanny, infidelity, loss of virginity, egg, murder, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 711
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: political unrest, wartime life, crimes, small town, danger, war, deadly, life is a bitch, amateur detective, soldier, witnessing a crime, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, croatia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 1K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, refugee, holocaust, survival, human spirit, war, wartime life, against humanity, confined, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: greek, politics, on the road, war, political unrest, state affairs, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
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 7.0
 877
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: train, love affair, love and romance, war, gestapo, family, fugitives, on the run, couple relations, romance, love triangle, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious, exciting, 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, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
35%
The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, new wave, rebellion, society, state affairs, aging, introspection, haunted by the past, dishonesty, one more chance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: europe, spain, france, basque country, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, gloomy, realistic
Plot: anti war, soldier, human nature, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, tragic love, war, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: war, wartime life, danger, river battle, battle zone, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 832
Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, bleak, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, war, moral dilemma, soldier, mission of murder, haunted by the past, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: russia, england, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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