War trauma movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war trauma movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological and interesting films and TV shows about / with war trauma, father son relationship, soldier, flashback, family relations, husband wife relationship, injury, nightmare, male nudity and war veteran plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, Israel, Czech Republic and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war trauma: Brothers (2009), Prisoners of War (2009), Upperdog (2009), Homeland (2011), Skin (2008), Eastern Boys (2013), Marriage of the Blessed (1989), The Last Samurai (2003), The Yellow Birds (2017), The Last Full Measure (2019).

List of war trauma movies

Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, family problems, adultery, military, marital infidelity, presumed dead, american soldier, brothers, dysfunctional family, soldier, suspicion, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, iraq, usa
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Prisoners of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TJFF presents the pilot episode of the award-winning Israeli series that inspired the American hit, Homeland. Set in 2008, this first episode focuses on two Israeli soldiers being released after 17 years of captivity in Lebanon. It powerfully ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: terrorism, mossad, torture, pow, investigation, homecoming, soldier, haunted by the past, twists and turns, spy, government agency, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Upperdog (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: adoption, family relations, human nature, siblings relations, society, social differences, friends, ex soldier, disorder, war trauma, love, class society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, norway
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Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, investigation, treason, terrorist, bipolar disorder, government agency, national security, top secret, secret service ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, new york, america ...
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to hospital in a terminal condition, causing a bigger rift between him and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, gang, vandalism, life is a bitch, downfall, rebelliousness, society, youth, anti semitism, teenage life, prison life, estrangement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
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Eastern Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: gay, strong sexual content, sexual relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, gay youth, male prostitute, hustler, disorder, immigrants, lgbtq, illegal immigrant ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, chechnya
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Marriage of the Blessed (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their ...
Plot: iraq iran war, war trauma, iraq war, surrealism, politics, women's rights, wealth, religious fanatic, newspaper editor, hijab, injustice, shell shock ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, lebanon, africa
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, manly
Plot: samurai, sword fight, battles, war, military, courage, warrior, pride and honor, self discovery, katana, human spirit, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, africa, pacific ocean, san francisco ...
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The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, soldier, friendship, brutality, military officer, courage, war, heroes, adaptation, life is a bitch, suspense ...
Place: virginia
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The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war violence, jungle, heroes, dying, heroism, saving a life, death, investigation, thanksgiving, self sacrifice ...
Time: year 1999, year 1969
Place: vietnam, washington d.c.
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, scary, bleak, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, nightmare, hallucination, twists and turns, delusion, mind game, psychology, dealing with death, mental illness, haunted by the past, conspiracy, memory ...
Time: 20th century, year 1971, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, brooklyn new york city
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House (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become ...
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, splatter, humorous ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, zombie, vietnam war, monster, supernatural, missing person, house, happy ending, writers, cult, paranormal ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: art house, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: world war two, german history, art, woman, anti war, nazi, nazi germany, motherhood, drunkenness, german woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, absurd, parody ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, drugs, weed, rock and roll, road trip, stoner, cult, satire, chase, exploitation, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, asia, vietnam ...
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Lousy Bastards (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two brothers got separated after their first love for the same girl. Richard Rohan is an ex-soldier taking care of his two daughters living in a small town. His brother Mikulas Rohan is a neurosurgery expert living in the capital. Both of them have ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, doctor, soldier, adultery, surgeon, infidelity, womanizer, death of mother, irony of fate, neurosurgeon, hallucination, humiliation ...
Place: prague
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Guard No. 47 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A WW I veteran still haunted by his time in the trenches settles in a small town to work for the railroad company. His pretty wife attracts the attention of the lonely young gravedigger.
Plot: world war one, faking illness, cheating wife, deaf man, war trauma, self pity, war veteran, following someone, envy, loneliness, grave, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe
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The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as a American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: sex with a minor, coming of age, teenage boy, female psychopath, teenage sexuality, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, obsession, sheriff, suspense, isolation, search and rescue ...
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Youth (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives in this coming-of-age tale selected to play at ...
Plot: cultural revolution, chinese, female bully, nostalgia, war veteran, war trauma, performance art, slim, chinawoman, chinaman, young love, chinese woman ...
Place: china
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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his ...
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, nature, post war, war injury, lumberjack, life philosophy, life is a bitch, post traumatic stress disorder, winter, russo finnish war, hospital ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: road movie, depressing, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, honest, relationships, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, delusion, social relations ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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Cousinhood (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three cousins travel to the village where they spent summer vacations as kids.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: first love, friendship, love and romance, old love, buddies, couples, social relations, looking for love, wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, socially awkward, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Snails in the Rain (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male written love letters, that undermine his sexual identity and interfere on his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, erotic, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, lgbt, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lifestyle, lgbtq, couples, gay crush, masturbation, gender, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv, middle east, asia
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