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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  escape,  hunting,  brutality,  funeral,  dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:epic,  gore
Locations:pennsylvania,  motel,  rooftop,  wheelchair,  bicycle,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  catholic,  priest,  dancer,  nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:deer hunter,  deer hunting,  helicopter rescue,  frenchman abroad,  multiple amputee,  double amputee,  russian roulette,  facial bruise,  dead deer,  bowling alley,  saigon vietnam,  staff sergeant,  pool cue,  bride and groom,  hunting trip,  playing pool,  vietnam veteran,  pool table,  vietnam war,  vietnam,  catholic church,  motorized wheelchair,  piano player,  go go dancer,  jaguar the car,  wedding cake,  wedding reception,  psychological torture,  man on fire,  welcome home party,  surprise party,  telephone call,  suicide by gunshot,  marriage proposal,  veterans hospital,  army hospital,  orthodox christian,  veterans administration,  god bless america,  filmed in mirror,  pittsburgh steelers,  fall of saigon,  forced march,  russian orthodox,  reflection in window,  return from war,  steel worker,  hand on butt,  falling rock,  vfw,  russian american,  bridal gown,  fur hat,  reference to grace kelly,  steel mill,  abacus,  polish american,  forest ranger,  polka,  green beret,  mustard,  footbridge,  cockfight,  auditorium,  shooting up,  vietcong,  southeast asia,  mischief,  blue collar,  toy gun,  socks,  whorehouse,  corporal,  sing along,  military police,  bridesmaid,  sweater,  vietnamese,  bingo,  eggs,  reference to john wayne,  casket,  aircraft carrier,  frenchman,  betting,  cadillac,  gun held to head,  rooster,  paraplegic,  luck,  hearse,  united states of america,  u.s. soldier,  toast,  embassy,  stretcher,  crown,  amputee,  spit in the face,  stock footage,  homecoming,  reckless driving,  war crime,  patriotism,  flamethrower,  bruise,  bowling,  tuxedo,  prisoner of war,  capture,  deer,  choir,  post traumatic stress disorder,  special forces,  u.s. army,  boots,  bombing,  promise,  broken leg,  breakfast,  burial,  bride,  phone booth,  pool,  blockbuster,  sergeant,  hunter,  group of friends,  hypodermic needle,  cage,  hand grenade,  bullet,  loyalty,  supermarket,  tv news,  refugee,  waterfall,  cabin,  domestic violence,  rat,  pig,  automobile,  american flag,  convertible,  pay phone,  locker room,  drug addict,  public nudity,  graveyard,  controversy,  coffin,  gambling,  weapon,  football,  bridge,  woman,  basketball,  mountain,  native american,  band,  candle,  wine,  gay slur,  drug use,  telephone,  river,  revolver,  male pubic hair,  prostitution,  piano,  dead body,  animal in title,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  falling from height,  battle,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rescue,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  car,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  shower,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  party,  singing,  explosion,  male full frontal nudity,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:priest,  dancer,  nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:bowling alley,  playing pool,  pool table,  vietnam war,  vietnam,  telephone call,  hearse,  toast,  patriotism,  bruise,  bowling,  choir,  u.s. army,  burial,  phone booth,  hypodermic needle,  domestic violence,  american flag,  basketball,  band,  drug use,  rifle,  taxi,  battle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  three word title,  chase,  party,  singing,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  kiss

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Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest,  dancer,  nurse,  singer,  friend
Story:catholic church,  wedding reception,  telephone call,  stretcher,  burial,  pool,  supermarket,  rat,  american flag,  graveyard,  coffin,  telephone,  drink,  watching tv,  rescue,  helicopter,  underwear,  pregnancy,  song,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood

Tigerland (2000)
Drama, War

Tigerland (2000)

In September 1971, a platoon of recruits arrives in Ft. Polk, LA, for infantry training before leaving for war. The final week takes place in Tigerland, a swamp similar to Vietnam. Jim Paxton has enlisted; he wants to experience everything and write books later. He befriends Roland Bozz, a cool Texan with a gift for getting into trouble and for helping misfits get discharges. At least one sociopath in the platoon hates Bozz, even as the sergeants grudgingly recognize his leadership abilities. As the platoon heads into its week in Tigerland, Paxton's body gives out, Bozz makes plans to go AWOL, and the sociopath gets hold of live ammo. Is the Louisiana swamp more dangerous than the DMZ? (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute,  singer
Story:playing pool,  vietnam war,  go go dancer,  vietcong,  military police,  u.s. soldier,  u.s. army,  vietnam,  sergeant,  loyalty,  american flag,  gambling,  weapon,  gay slur,  drug use,  river,  male pubic hair,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  underwear,  crying,  shower,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  gun,  blood

Hair (1979) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  dance,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:bride and groom,  vietnam war,  socks,  military police,  vietnamese,  u.s. soldier,  tuxedo,  u.s. army,  vietnam,  sergeant,  american flag,  public nudity,  basketball,  candle,  drug use,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  urination,  underwear,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  cult film,  party,  singing,  explosion,  male full frontal nudity,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. This is why Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  brutality,  drinking
Locations:pennsylvania,  cemetery,  bar
Story:deer hunting,  pool table,  telephone call,  steel mill,  betting,  deer,  post traumatic stress disorder,  promise,  hypodermic needle,  american flag,  locker room,  drug addict,  bridge,  gay slur,  drug use,  telephone,  revolver,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  machine gun,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  sex scene,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun,  death

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:motel
Characters:catholic,  dancer,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:facial bruise,  go go dancer,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  reference to grace kelly,  bruise,  domestic violence,  convertible,  pay phone,  band,  telephone,  prostitution,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  face slap,  underwear,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  kiss

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:priest,  dancer,  nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:piano player,  battle,  prisoner of war,  post traumatic stress disorder,  boots,  promise,  burial,  sergeant,  refugee,  graveyard,  coffin,  woman,  band,  candle,  piano,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  machine gun,  underwear,  beating,  song,  crying,  shower,  three word title,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Biography, Drama, War

Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:catholic
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam veteran,  vietnam war,  veterans hospital,  return from war,  paraplegic,  spit in the face,  post traumatic stress disorder,  broken leg,  pool,  blockbuster,  vietnam,  supermarket,  rat,  taxi,  small town,  face slap,  mother son relationship,  sex scene

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:playing pool,  pool table,  reckless driving,  post traumatic stress disorder,  special forces,  gay slur,  drug use,  dead body,  beer,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  beating,  pregnancy,  chase,  party,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  death

The Messenger (2009)
Drama, Romance, War

The Messenger (2009)

While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances. This is why The Messenger (2009) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:staff sergeant,  playing pool,  pool table,  vietnam war,  wedding reception,  telephone call,  u.s. soldier,  reckless driving,  post traumatic stress disorder,  u.s. army,  sergeant,  supermarket,  american flag,  coffin,  piano,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  underwear,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  party,  singing,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

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The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  motel,  bicycle,  bar,  hospital
Characters:friend
Story:piano player,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  reflection in window,  capture,  boots,  promise,  burial,  bullet,  american flag,  pay phone,  graveyard,  mountain,  river,  piano,  dead body,  rifle,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  small town,  helicopter,  underwear,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:catholic,  dancer,  nurse,  singer,  friend
Story:staff sergeant,  welcome home party,  telephone call,  u.s. soldier,  breakfast,  sergeant,  hand grenade,  bullet,  supermarket,  tv news,  coffin,  gambling,  football,  gay slur,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  underwear,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  shower,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  bar,  hospital
Characters:singer
Story:toy gun,  gun held to head,  bullet,  tv news,  rat,  controversy,  wine,  gay slur,  revolver,  male pubic hair,  piano,  dead body,  beer,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder

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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:playing pool,  pool table,  go go dancer,  telephone call,  choir,  locker room,  bridge,  drug use,  piano,  tears,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  three word title,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  death

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  escape,  fear,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:motel,  wheelchair,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:welcome home party,  telephone call,  homecoming,  loyalty,  american flag,  graveyard,  coffin,  gambling,  drug use,  tears,  rifle,  falling from height,  drink,  camera,  shot in the head,  motorcycle,  beating,  song,  crying,  fire,  chase,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death

The Basketball Diaries (1995) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest,  prostitute,  friend
Story:catholic church,  basketball,  telephone call,  casket,  gun held to head,  reckless driving,  group of friends,  hypodermic needle,  tv news,  locker room,  drug addict,  public nudity,  coffin,  drug use,  telephone,  revolver,  prostitution,  tears,  rifle,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  urination,  underwear,  beating,  crying,  chase,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder,  kiss

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Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide
Mood:epic,  gore
Locations:bicycle,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  catholic,  dancer,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  embassy,  patriotism,  bombing,  phone booth,  hand grenade,  bullet,  loyalty,  tv news,  refugee,  pay phone,  public nudity,  controversy,  band,  candle,  wine,  drug use,  telephone,  river,  piano,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:telephone call,  marriage proposal,  polish american,  spit in the face,  tv news,  american flag,  pay phone,  graveyard,  dead body,  taxi,  falling from height,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  underwear,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  bicycle,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:multiple amputee,  telephone call,  reckless driving,  bombing,  burial,  supermarket,  refugee,  pay phone,  woman,  mountain,  wine,  drug use,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  falling from height,  battle,  drink,  watching tv,  motorcycle,  crying,  shower,  chase,  party,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  death

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Michael Collins (1996) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Michael Collins (1996)

Neil Jordan's depiction of the controversial life and death of 'Michael Collins (XIV)' (qv), the "Lion of Ireland", who led the IRA against the UK and helped found the Irish Free State in 1922. This is why Michael Collins (1996) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978).

Themes:wedding,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  bicycle
Characters:catholic,  priest,  dancer,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:catholic church,  bullet,  controversy,  weapon,  band,  candle,  river,  dead body,  rifle,  battle,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  beating,  song,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence

Sid And Nancy (1986)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Sid And Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:rooftop,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:shooting up,  bruise,  phone booth,  vietnam,  hypodermic needle,  domestic violence,  drug addict,  band,  gay slur,  drug use,  beer,  taxi,  camera,  face slap,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  beating,  song,  crying,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  torture,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam war,  welcome home party,  vietcong,  aircraft carrier,  war crime,  prisoner of war,  post traumatic stress disorder,  bombing,  vietnam,  waterfall,  bridge,  river,  rifle,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  crying,  fire,  chase,  singing,  death,  murder,  violence,  gun

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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:man on fire,  military police,  u.s. soldier,  stretcher,  patriotism,  flamethrower,  prisoner of war,  u.s. army,  boots,  american flag,  rifle,  falling from height,  battle,  drink,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  fear,  friendship
Locations:motel,  bar
Story:vietnam veteran,  telephone call,  promise,  hand grenade,  bullet,  supermarket,  pay phone,  drug addict,  telephone,  revolver,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  beating,  chase,  party,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom This is why Dreamcatcher (2003) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:hunting trip,  deer hunting,  telephone call,  reference to john wayne,  deer,  u.s. army,  phone booth,  hunter,  group of friends,  cabin,  basketball,  mountain,  revolver,  beer,  rifle,  drink,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  car,  beating,  song,  fire,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

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Le Salaire De La Peur (1953)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Le Salaire De La Peur (1953)

In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.

Themes:escape,  fear,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:french,  catholic,  dancer,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  falling rock,  reckless driving,  broken leg,  gambling,  bridge,  mountain,  native american,  candle,  river,  fire,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  urination,  motorcycle,  underwear,  song,  crying,  shower,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  gun

Rent (2005)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  bicycle,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:pool table,  telephone call,  shooting up,  capture,  promise,  hypodermic needle,  tv news,  pay phone,  drug addict,  graveyard,  coffin,  candle,  wine,  drug use,  tears,  drink,  motorcycle,  beating,  song,  crying,  fire,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  kiss

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  wedding,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:sergeant,  piano player,  marriage proposal,  promise,  loyalty,  graveyard,  coffin,  gambling,  bridge,  woman,  candle,  piano,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  falling from height,  drink,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  party,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  death

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The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:whorehouse,  gun held to head,  stretcher,  reckless driving,  tuxedo,  gambling,  rifle,  falling from height,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? This is why Allied (2016) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  wedding,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:french,  nurse
Story:telephone call,  suicide by gunshot,  military police,  frenchman,  embassy,  amputee,  bombing,  phone booth,  hand grenade,  automobile,  pay phone,  woman,  telephone,  revolver,  piano,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  car,  pregnancy,  fire,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  torture,  fear,  suicide
Locations:rooftop,  bicycle
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam war,  telephone call,  gun held to head,  embassy,  hunter,  tv news,  coffin,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  candle,  male pubic hair,  tears,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  beating,  crying,  fire,  shower,  chase,  party,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death,  kiss

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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:pool table,  telephone call,  suicide by gunshot,  toast,  broken leg,  hypodermic needle,  waterfall,  pay phone,  basketball,  drug use,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  underwear,  song,  crying,  cult film,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  death,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  blood,  gun

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  torture,  friendship
Locations:motel,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Story:playing pool,  gun held to head,  hypodermic needle,  cage,  domestic violence,  american flag,  drug addict,  gay slur,  beer,  rifle,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  beating,  fire,  party,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

La Battaglia Di Algeri (1966)
Drama, War

La Battaglia Di Algeri (1966)

A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  wedding,  escape,  fear,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:french,  dancer,  prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:battle,  telephone call,  military police,  capture,  bombing,  promise,  vietnam,  loyalty,  refugee,  gambling,  weapon,  mountain,  drug use,  revolver,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  beating,  crying,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. This is why Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  bar,  hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  toy gun,  controversy,  basketball,  band,  drug use,  river,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  urination,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  crying,  party,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  murder

Mustang (2015) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  suicide by gunshot,  marriage proposal,  burial,  domestic violence,  football,  candle,  telephone,  animal in title,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  underwear,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  gun,  violence,  blood,  kiss

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking
Mood:gore
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  doctor
Story:gun held to head,  capture,  breakfast,  burial,  sergeant,  cage,  loyalty,  mountain,  revolver,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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La Montana Sagrada (1973)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

La Montana Sagrada (1973)

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  dance,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Mood:gore
Locations:wheelchair,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:catholic,  priest,  dancer,  prostitute
Story:multiple amputee,  toy gun,  casket,  amputee,  pig,  graveyard,  coffin,  weapon,  mountain,  drug use,  piano,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  helicopter,  beating,  fire,  cult film,  three word title,  party,  explosion,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  gun,  death

The Iceman (2012)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  dancer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:playing pool,  pool table,  piano player,  telephone call,  reckless driving,  bombing,  phone booth,  pool,  tv news,  pay phone,  wine,  telephone,  piano,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  face slap,  beating,  crying,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  gun

Taking Woodstock (2009) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:vietnam veteran,  vietnam war,  telephone call,  stretcher,  stock footage,  breakfast,  tv news,  band,  wine,  drug use,  telephone,  male pubic hair,  watching tv,  small town,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  male full frontal nudity,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  gun

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Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest,  nurse,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:bride and groom,  catholic church,  wedding cake,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  u.s. soldier,  burial,  bride,  blockbuster,  american flag,  convertible,  graveyard,  coffin,  band,  candle,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  car,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  party,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  kiss

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  bar
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  stretcher,  amputee,  war crime,  bombing,  tv news,  refugee,  controversy,  bridge,  woman,  wine,  drug use,  river,  dead body,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  battle,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  song,  crying,  fire,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  death

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  escape,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:motel,  wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:priest,  dancer,  prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:bride and groom,  wedding cake,  wedding reception,  telephone call,  bridesmaid,  bride,  drug addict,  coffin,  gambling,  football,  woman,  telephone,  tears,  beer,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  crying,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss

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Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, History, Romance, War

Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011)

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John ('Christian Bale' (qv)) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:catholic,  priest,  prostitute,  singer
Story:catholic church,  war crime,  choir,  promise,  burial,  candle,  wine,  river,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  falling from height,  battle,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  machine gun,  song,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  death

Gegen Die Wand (2004)
Drama, Romance

Gegen Die Wand (2004)

In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love. This is why Gegen Die Wand (2004) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978). (Read More)

Themes:marriage,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:piano player,  wedding reception,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  car,  reckless driving,  tuxedo,  bullet,  pig,  drug addict,  woman,  band,  wine,  gay slur,  drug use,  male pubic hair,  piano,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  underwear,  beating,  song,  crying,  shower,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  male full frontal nudity,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  kiss,  death

From Here To Eternity (1953)
Drama, Romance, War

From Here To Eternity (1953)

It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:playing pool,  sergeant,  piano player,  marriage proposal,  corporal,  military police,  u.s. soldier,  u.s. army,  bombing,  burial,  blockbuster,  american flag,  convertible,  woman,  prostitution,  piano,  tears,  beer,  rifle,  battle,  drink,  small town,  machine gun,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  kiss,  death,  gun,  blood

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Big Fish (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Big Fish (2003)

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  escape,  fear
Locations:wheelchair,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:french,  dancer,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:piano player,  wedding reception,  hearse,  u.s. soldier,  u.s. army,  automobile,  graveyard,  coffin,  football,  basketball,  band,  river,  revolver,  piano,  animal in title,  tears,  rifle,  small town,  motorcycle,  car,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  gun,  kiss,  blood

Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:dancer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  footbridge,  promise,  tv news,  graveyard,  drug use,  river,  tears,  beer,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rescue,  face slap,  underwear,  beating,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  murder

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:dancer,  singer
Period:1960s
Story:marriage proposal,  gun held to head,  promise,  loyalty,  convertible,  gambling,  band,  wine,  gay slur,  drug use,  dead body,  beer,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  beating,  song,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder,  kiss

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