Deserter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deserter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, dramatic and bleak films and TV shows about / with deserter, soldier, death, military, gun, world war two, war, murder, violence and brutality plots mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
deserter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as deserter: Black '47 (2018), The Captain (2017), Franz + Polina (2006), Bungalow (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), The Railway Children Return (2022), Return of the Hero (2018), D.P. (2021), A Field in England (2013), Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000).

List of deserter movies

Black '47 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, intense
Plot: poverty, deserter, british colonialism, starvation, manhunt, revenge, hunger, firing squad, oppression, injustice, brutality, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: ireland
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The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Captain captures the final act of the Third Reich as Hitler's dream falls completely into ruins. The downfall is the seen through the eyes of a young German soldier who, amidst the chaos, decides to desert.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, suspenseful, art house ...
Plot: impostor, nazi germany, third reich, deserter, world war two, nazi, nazi officer, execution, war criminal, alter ego, german soldier, military ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 2017, 20th century
Place: germany, canada
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Franz + Polina (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A sad story of love between German soldier Franz and Russian girl Polina.
Style: exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: german soldier, deserter, ss, occupation, world war two, nazi, military, love affair, relationships, wartime, forbidden love, love story ...
Time: post world war two
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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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, military, deserter, love and romance, lifestyle, german soldier, hot guys, incest, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: romantic, epic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, survival, love story, civil war, tragic love, war, loss of family member, wartime, getting home, slavery, loss of loved one, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, 50s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, ancient greece, atlantic ocean ...
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The Railway Children Return (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: world war two, deserter, children, kids and family, child, friendship, soldier, evacuation, family problems, village life, parents and children, social problems ...
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Return of the Hero (2018)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up.
Style: romantic, feel good, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, deserter, marriage proposal, lie, scam, war hero, sister sister relationship, dancing, escapades, lifestyle, writers, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: france
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D.P. (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young private’s assignment to capture army deserters reveals the painful reality endured by each enlistee during his compulsory call of duty.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: military police, soldier, escape, korean army, deserter, military, army, team, military service, desertion, officer, public service ...
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A Field in England (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he ...
Style: surreal, stylized, tense, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: hallucination, psychedelia, chaos, on the run, captivity, human nature, group of strangers, wilderness, poisoning, surrealism, military, deserter ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: world war two, family relations, male female relationship, refugee, soldier, baby, deserter, evacuation, bombing, military hospital, nude, truck ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, war, imperialism, redemption, slavery, desert, soldier, colonialism, cavalry, fight, friendship, torture ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: sudan, england, africa, middle east, egypt ...
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: exciting, intense, absurd, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, slavery, medieval, ancient history, master and servant, ancient, legends and myths, legion, war, battles, sword fight ...
Time: ancient times
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, britain, europe ...
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Thieves of the Wood (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Charismatic highwayman Jan de Lichte leads the oppressed and downtrodden in a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy of 18th-century Belgium.
Style: bleak, realistic
Plot: forest, thief, poverty, deserter, exploitation, life is a bitch, mercenary, suspense, stagecoach robbery, slacker, war injury, village ...
Time: 18th century
Place: belgium, flanders
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Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: "Ain't Misbehavin'" is a delightful wartime comedy about two very different bandsmen (Eddie and Eric) and their misadventures with gangsters, romance, and black-marketing in Blitz-time London.
Plot: world war two, theater, pop music, scotsman, deserter, air raid, private detective, musician, mother, nightclub, raf, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s
Place: scotland, london
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Bad Company (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, breathtaking, ironic ...
Plot: civil war, gang, betrayal, american civil war, hanging, prostitution, loyalty, marshal, visceral, hospital, paranoid, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, ireland, tokyo, usa
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The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: one woman army, suspense, survival, messenger, crime boss, gunfight, bomb, chase, police, gangsters, trap, deserter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, empire state building manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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Captive Women 4 (1977)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To improve the morale of the German officers, a train with beautiful girls is arranged to entertain them when on leave.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: fondling, world war two, prostitute, sexploitation, nazism, female nudity, lust, lesbian sex, lesbian, sex, sexual perversion, lasciviousness ...
Time: 1940s
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The Scent of Mandarin (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During World War I, a home care nurse treats a man who lost one leg on the front lines. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into a passionate love affair.
Style: romantic, stylized, controversial, rough, sexy ...
Plot: world war one, loveless marriage, horny wife, animal sex, older man younger woman marriage, nightmare, daughter, church, single mother, love, prostitute, little girl ...
Time: year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: futuristic, scenic, exciting, saga, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, adult
Plot: star wars, fantasy world, space, alien, telepathy, obesity, space opera, betrayal, fictional war, space and aliens, female protagonist, super weapon ...
Time: future, 2010s
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, mutiny, execution, platoon, anti war protest, military training, idealist, deserter, french army, pacifist, communist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
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The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1970)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An American draft dodger and aspiring writer named Nero Finnigan (Jeff Bridges) becomes involved with the notorious Mr. Go (James Mason), an oriental organized crime mastermind. They conspire to blackmail an American weapons scientist into providing ...
Style: parody
Plot: deserter, writers, transformation, buddha, expert, legend, espionage, cia, acupuncture, agent, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: hong kong
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Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Red Army major caught between East and West Berlin finds his wife gone and somebody else moved into his apartment.
Plot: prison, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, politics, german reunification, satire, male female relationship, zoo, absurdism, deserter, refugee, irony, german ...
Place: berlin germany, east germany
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I Was Nineteen (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very ...
Plot: world war two, youth, rape, young man, communism, army, russian soldier, fascism, tank, deserter, wehrmacht, concentration camp ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, manly, teens, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, vengeance, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, gladiator, warrior, courage, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: ancient times, 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, germany, north africa ...
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Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: unusual plot structure, sex comedy, thought provoking, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, jungle, war, island, betrayal, survival, vengeance, soldier, military, u.s. navy, british, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, germany, usa ...
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, mind bending, surreal, psychedelic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hitler youth, circumcision, war, coming of age, childhood, survival, world war two, children in wartime, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, israel, latvia, berlin germany ...
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The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: military, desert, french foreign legion, lieutenant, fortress, isolation, battles, soldier, destiny, military life, anti war, village life ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, turn of the century
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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, absurd, dark, biting ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, satire, military, bomber, aviation, airplane, rebellion, war, suspense, soldier, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, rome italy, new york, italy ...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, art house ...
Plot: insanity, expedition, gold, amazon, treasure hunt, amazon river, legends and myths, conquistador, obsession, nature, slavery, river ...
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, peru, germany, spain, andes mountains ...
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