Movies like Blood Diamond

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Blood Diamond (2006)
 8.0
 543K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense, bleak, emotional, harsh, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman, rescue, black market, against humanity, obsessive quest, smuggler, journalist, unlikely partners, journey, character change, rape, terrorist, revolution, diamond ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1999, year 2003, 1990s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london, morocco, belgium ...

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Most similar movies to Blood Diamond

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, murder, death, violence, betrayal, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Blood Diamond: Hotel Rwanda (2004), Tears of the Sun (2003), The Dogs of War (1980), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Sorcerer (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 354K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: rough, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, un, war crime, cruelty, war, massacre, corpse, refugee, atrocity, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, jungle, navy seal, war crime, brutality, army, rescue mission, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, revolution, adventure, war, military, combat, soldier, undercover, torture, gunfight, espionage, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, london, new york, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.7
 21K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, survival, jungle, redemption, existentialism, criminal, bandit, dangerous mission, terrorist, french foreign legion, low lives, mission gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, jerusalem, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, racism, old west, gunfight, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, rescue, navy, terrorism, u.s. navy, hijacking, pirate, escapades, kidnapping, hostage situation, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 238K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, island, obsessive quest, exotic island, desire, secret place, hippie, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 311K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, sacrifice, native, manhunt, adventure, ancient civilization, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, apartheid, social decay, african american, life is a bitch, hopes, society, injustice, racism, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, interracial relations, state affairs, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 74K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, adventure, bear attack, marital infidelity, photographer, rivalry, isolation, supermodel, hunter, airplane accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 28K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: charity, surgery, starvation, pianist, desert, un, landmine, love affair, romance, negotiation, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1988, year 1984, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, ethiopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, south america, baltimore, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.0
 789K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, bear attack, lone hero, obsessive quest, old west, violent, snow, violence, hunter, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: heroic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: christianity, gunfight, atrocity, child in peril, orphan, civil war, lone hero, rebel, character change, wartime life, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: zimbabwe, africa, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Nightingale (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 1829, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: colonization, brutality, aborigine, racial prejudice, murder, revenge, rape revenge, racism, female protagonist, chase, saving a life, anger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: australia, tasmania, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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, irish, treason, secret service, irish republican army, war, ira, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 38K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, gold, boat, adventure, survival, ocean, tough heroes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 231K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, jungle, warrior, mercenary, sniper, boat, bomb, heroes, torture, doctor, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 8K
Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, survival, political unrest, culture clash, master and servant, rebelliousness, rich and poor, imperialism, prisoner, character study ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, west africa, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.7
 39K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tragic, political thriller ...
Plot: battles, train, betrayal, chainsaw, heist, mercenary, storage unit, tough heroes, against the odds, political unrest, intrigue, heroes ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, 60s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 8K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, political intrigue, race against time, graphic violence, cheerleader, zeppelin, crimes, rescue, state affairs, terrorist attack, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, united kingdom, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Silent Army (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, rough, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, heroes, village, rebellion, escapades, political unrest, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, child in peril, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, human nature, parents and children, crimes, family relations, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, reconciliation, vengeance, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1975, 2000s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%