Absent without leave movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant absent without leave movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, dramatic, intense, semi serious and serious films and TV shows about / with absent without leave, soldier, awol, military, culture clash, mentor, friendship, husband wife relationship, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as absent without leave: Bungalow (2002), Warrior (2011), Come See the Paradise (1990), One Night Stand (1984), Absent Without Leave (1992), The Line (1972), AWOL (2016), The Triple Echo (1972), The Revolutionary (1970), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998).

List of absent without leave movies

 6.6
 484
Bungalow (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A German soldier who goes AWOL, returns home to more problems than before he left.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, soldier, love and romance, lifestyle, military, deserter, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, absent without leave, couples, actor's life, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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 8.2
 434K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: serious, emotional, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, sport, boxing, teacher, training, fight scenes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, iraq, el paso texas ...
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, interracial relations, racism, family relations, injustice, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: seattle, los angeles, north dakota, usa, japan ...
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One Night Stand (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.
Plot: strip poker, flashback, pacifism, nuclear holocaust, nuclear war, absent without leave, new year's eve, fear, concert, film projector, friendship, radio ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Absent Without Leave (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1942 Wellington, Daisy Edwards, 16 and pregnant, relies totally on her just-wed husband, Ed, who is little older than she. Ed is suddenly drafted into the army and is to be sent overseas to battle while Daisy is sent to her father in Auckland. ...
Plot: world war two, miscarriage, soldier, awol, marriage, railway station, absent without leave, pregnancy, prison, conscription
Time: 1940s
Place: new zealand
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 6.4
 42
The Line (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American soldier sent to Vietnam goes AWOL and returns to his hometown. His parents turn him over to military authorities. He is court-martialled and sent to the toughest military prison in the US - the Army Stockade of the Presidio base near San ...
Plot: vietnam war, physical abuse, terror, army, military prison, american, violence, pacifism, strike, court martial, anti war, deserter ...
Place: vietnam
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 5.5
 1K
AWOL (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young woman in the Army must make tough decisions when her love for an older woman causes her to question just where she is going. Adapted from Deb Shoval's 2011 short film of the same name.
Style: lgbt cinema, queer cinema, sincere, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian love, older woman younger woman relationship, first love, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, extramarital affair, u.s. military, fall in love, lesbian, countryside, escape ...
Place: pennsylvania, afghanistan, canada
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The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: farm, world war two, soldier, cross dressing, deserter, love and romance, on the run, romance, military, war, transvestism, wartime life ...
Place: england, europe
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The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, political unrest, courtroom, injustice, rivalry, fugitives, legal action, society, price of justice, rebelliousness, store, college ...
Time: 60s
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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Two Men Went to War (2002)
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat, realistic
Plot: soldier, dentist, adventurer, goofy hero, military, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, escapades, army investigation, danger, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
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 6.9
 38K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, boot camp, recruit, insubordination, military base, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, exhaustion, target practice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
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This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are ...
Style: sweet, light, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family gatherings, christmas movie, family relations, dysfunctional family, christmas, family problems, reunion, human nature, family life, redemption, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new york, los angeles ...
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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 6.9
 65K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. army, boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, disorder, military life, military, sergeant, taxi driver, obstacle course, flirting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
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 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, cover up, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, new mexico, texas, bosnia ...
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 7.3
 12K
Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, family relations, soldier, mischievous children, danger, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.6
 35K
Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...
Style: stylized, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, counterculture, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, fall in love, friendship, commune, army, skinny dipping, profanity, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, oklahoma, manchester, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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 5.1
 2K
Guy X (2005)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Canada, Iceland, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: military life, mistaken identity, disorder, hapless soldier, dishonesty, military, uncover truth, military base, isolation, rock, anti war, military hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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 7.1
 22K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military, soldier, military hospital, bomber, island, war, rebellion, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, alexandria egypt, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden ...
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 5.5
 13K
Cadet Kelly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: military school, cadet, fish out of water, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, leadership, ambition, youth, military base, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 6.8
 77K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, ambition, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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 5.9
 2K
Blue State (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, politics, culture clash, political unrest, self discovery, state affairs, media, democrat, starting over, political campaign, on the road, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2004
Place: canada, usa, san francisco, ohio, oregon ...
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Three Blind Mice (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, introspection, self discovery, rebellion, escapades, naval officer, awol, family relations, sailor, redemption, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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