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, serious, intense and semi serious films and TV shows about / with absent without leave, soldier, awol, military, culture clash, violence, mentor, friendship, husband wife relationship and catastrophe 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: AWOL (2016), Stripes (1981), Catch-22 (1970), Blue State (2007), Three Blind Mice (2008), Lakshya (2004), Warrior (2011), Come See the Paradise (1990), One Night Stand (1984), Absent Without Leave (1992).

List of absent without leave movies

 5.6
 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, sincere, sexy, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, small town, bisexual, lesbian couple, older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian sex, class differences, working class, extramarital affair ...
Place: pennsylvania, afghanistan, canada
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 6.8
 75K
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: funny, feel good, humorous, intense, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military, friendship, boot camp, basic training, soldier, slacker, cold war, u.s. army, nudity (full frontal - brief), flirting, obstacle course, u.s. military ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, milan italy, italy, czechoslovakia, west germany ...
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 7.1
 25K
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, funny, dark, biting, non-linear ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, military, bomber, satire, aviation, war, rebellion, insanity, violence, surrealism, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, italy, rome italy, new york ...
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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, realistic, witty
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political campaign, brother brother relationship, self discovery, political unrest, culture clash, media, state affairs, starting over, democrat, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: year 2004
Place: usa, canada, ohio, san francisco, washington state ...
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, military, introspection, self discovery, escapades, rebellion, naval officer, awol, family relations, redemption, society, meet the parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sydney australia, australia
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 7.9
 24K
Lakshya (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soldier, old love, domineering father, redemption, self discovery, family relations, military, slacker, military life, heroic mission, coming of age, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, middle east, india, asia, kashmir ...
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 8.2
 473K
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: emotional, serious, inspirational, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, tournament, brother brother relationship, muscleman, teacher, brothers, estrangement, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey ...
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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, romantic, dramatic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, love, culture clash, romance, war, holocaust, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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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: awol, nuclear radiation, fear, soldier, flashback, radio, friendship, nuclear, pacifism, fictional war, new year's eve, teenage girl ...
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, soldier, miscarriage, awol, marriage, pregnancy, prison, conscription, railway station, absent without leave
Time: 1940s
Place: new zealand
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 6.5
 54
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: military prison, vietnam war, court martial, prison, deserter, terror, violence, army, pacifism, anti war, physical abuse, strike ...
Place: vietnam
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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: emotional, sentimental, humorous, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, transvestism, transsexual, cross dressing, cult, farm, soldier, man disguised as a woman, army sergeant, desertion, wartime life, gender bending ...
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: political, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: strike, counterculture, student protest, socialism, terrorism, labor union, injustice, courtroom, price of justice, political intrigue, rebelliousness, 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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, greed, music business, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, 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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, dentist, military, adventurer, goofy hero, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
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 7.0
 42K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
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, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, boot camp, anti war, recruit, military base, insubordination, basic training, buddies, army, world war two, swamp ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa, kansas
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 6.3
 10K
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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: light, sweet, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, divorce, human nature, family life, parents and children, redemption, estrangement, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, san francisco, los angeles
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
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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, sad, harsh, stylized, serious ...
Plot: u.s. military, friendship, iraq war, politics, soldier, death, war, homecoming, redemption, small town, depression, wartime life ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, middle east, vietnam ...
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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: suspense, tense, heartbreaking, touching, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, army, guilt, military, army investigation, war crime, war, crimes, murder investigation, character study, cover up, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, new mexico, tennessee, middle east, usa ...
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 7.3
 14K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, wartime, childhood, war, school, children in wartime, youth, wartime life, coming of age, unlikely friendships, character study, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.5
 38K
Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, USA
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: thought provoking, stylized, talky, colourful, harsh ...
Plot: hippie, counterculture, anti war, music, vietnam war, dancing, rock and roll, female nudity, commune, male nudity, drugs, lsd ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, vietnam, new york, manchester, nevada ...
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 5.0
 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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, military base, hapless soldier, disorder, uncover truth, military, dishonesty, dark humor, isolation, vietnam war, anti war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
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 5.4
 14K
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, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: military school, cadet, teenage life, teenager, fish out of water, disney, teaching the ways of the world, youth, contests and competitions, leadership, ambition, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 6.8
 86K
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: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, martial arts tournament, tournament, kung fu, heroes, underdog, fight, sport, revenge, rivalry, underground fighting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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 6.4
 571
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: realistic, touching, captivating, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, soldier, deserter, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, military, lifestyle, love and romance, german soldier, incest, skateboard, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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