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Before the Rain (1994)
 8.0
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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: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, photographer, murder, restaurant, girl, christian, gangsters, crimes, christianity, couple relations, battles, love triangle, love and romance, native, fall in love, anti war, rainy, danger, haunted by the past, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, 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 emotional films with plots about storytelling, culture clash, death, war, brutality, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Before the Rain: The Little Soldier (1963), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Two Deaths (1995), Burnt by the Sun (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, assassination attempt, rebellion, life is a bitch, against the rules, legal investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, geneva switzerland, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: gloomy, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: muslim, violence, forbidden love, couple relations, war, love affair, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, wartime life, romance, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 408
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: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, society, rebelliousness, human nature, introspection, tragic love, wartime life, war, couple relations, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: touching, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, betrayal, totalitarianism, russian history, stalinism, repression, symbolism, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, wartime life, love and romance, battle zone, life is a bitch, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, war, against humanity, media, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, scandinavia, cairo egypt, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, war, politics, journalism, idealism, power of media, political unrest, rebellion, crimes, witnessing a crime, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 8.0
 42K
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, media, french, enemy, anti war, bomb, soldier, recruit, war, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, obsessive quest, battles, crimes, journalism, love affair, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 7K
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, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, military, recruit, soldier, officer, foreign legion, battles, power relations, life turned upside down, officers and cadets, destructive relationship, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, marseille, ethiopia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, wartime life, love affair, forbidden love, infidelity, war, romance, opposites attract, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: captivating, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, infidelity, soldier, pregnancy, romance, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: prison, betrayal, friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, injustice, idealism, political unrest, anti semitism, youth, homecoming, politics ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, ussr, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: tense, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: war, state affairs, unfulfillment, romance, gender bending, love affair, political unrest, dishonesty, village, love and romance, life is a bitch, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, graduation, best friends, realism, couples, society, weekend, social differences, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, arranged marriage, navy, communism, cabaret, love triangle, naval officer, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, communist, destiny, couple relations, hopes, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.2
 679
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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, murder, youth, rapist, elderly, village, deadly, dedication, golden years, introspection, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 64K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
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, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, rape, mistress, infidelity, professor, poet, deportation, funeral, communism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, murder, ambition, politics, betrayal, dictatorship, political intrigue, intrigue, corrupted ruler, rivalry, anti heroes, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, school, teacher, priest, survivor, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, human spirit, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, 9/11, politics, village life, state affairs, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, deadly, love affair, society, innocence lost, injustice ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, former yugoslavia, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, soldier, confined, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 11K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, war crime, incest, atrocity, artists and showbiz, state affairs, self discovery, family problems, ethnic, family in crisis ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: chase, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, immigrants, village, political unrest, opposites attract, social differences, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, croatia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, race against time, military life, heroes, danger ...
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 33K
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, village, anti war, gun, bullet wound, carpenter, wood chopping, audio cassette, audio tape, photograph, burning house, head wound ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), estonia, europe, georgia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic
Plot: journalism, media, innocence lost, fall in love, war, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, tv news, civil war, bridge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 738
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: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: deadly, political unrest, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, kidnapping, danger, small town life, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%