Showing best popular war movies like 'Definitely, Maybe':  (Learn more)
Do you need multiple genre & keyword selection to find films similar to Definitely, Maybe?
<< FIND THEM HERE! >>

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist? As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
reading by flashlight
book reading
university of wisconsin
madison wisconsin
primary election
young father
reading under the covers
loss of father
sidewalk cafe
speech writer
birthday cake
birthday party
graduate school
reference to monica lewinsky
reference to jane eyre
george h.w. bush
men's clothing store
political consultant
morley cigarettes
apple juice
telephone sales
reference to kurt cobain
breakfast cereal
kryptonite
new york university
hillary clinton
magazine article
nirvana
copy machine
bill clinton
stuffed animal toy
aspirin
man
presidential campaign
bedtime story
advertising agency
playing footsie
precocious child
intern
toilet paper
intercom
wisconsin
times square manhattan new york city
sex education
aspiring actress
park bench
chick flick
mailbox
cd
political campaign
central park manhattan new york city
democrat
earring
penguin
playing pool
postcard
women's rights
earphones
engagement ring
pajamas
comma in title
bookstore
cigarette lighter
newsreel footage
convenience store
interracial friendship
zoo
celebration
ambition
new year's eve
told in flashback
phone booth
rehearsal
jogging
answering machine
applause
black american
election
date
split screen
u.s. president
diary
flowers
reading
storytelling
pay phone
fired from the job
roommate
politician
woman
wine
journalist
flashlight
manhattan new york city
competition
cafe
bed
birthday
tears
beer
book
letter
drink
watching tv
slow motion scene
mirror
car accident
song
cell phone
crying
voice over narration
telephone call
singing
title spoken by character
photograph
dancing
cigarette smoking
two word title
threesome
flashback
sex
kiss
dog
(See All)


Persepolis (2007)

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)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
bedtime story
women's rights
earphones
pajamas
election
reading
storytelling
pay phone
woman
wine
flashlight
cafe
bed
tears
beer
book
drink
watching tv
crying
voice over narration
telephone call
dancing
cigarette smoking
dog
flashback
kiss
f rated
blood
one word title
fight
explosion
party
chase
shower
title directed by female
dream
corpse
food
cat
battle
arrest
falling from height
shooting
vomiting
lie
rifle
running
dead body
marijuana
neighbor
jail
hallucination
classroom
prayer
survival
newspaper
bra
cooking
based on comic book
old man
mountain
eating
army
suicide attempt
toilet
fish
model
false accusation
nun
bird
old woman
drowning
pain
flash forward
grave
karate
protest
key
liar
suitcase
tank
hanging
university
pursuit
cross
film within a film
basement
premarital sex
flower
class
obscene finger gesture
whipping
refugee
cia
therapy
heart attack
twenty something
surgery
missile
hugging
traitor
supermarket
grenade
wound
fainting
law
survivor
jail cell
islam
demonstration
communist
drug abuse
hiding
watching a movie
therapist
psychologist
virginity
burial
iraq
morality
cannon
gas mask
iran
passport
movie theatre
censorship
heavy metal
grocery store
bombing
pills
suffering
bravery
hypocrisy
hippie
sexism
broken glass
falling to death
butcher
despair
sculpture
oil
swamp
exile
butterfly
sweden
death of sister
musical number
young love
democracy
punk rock
police raid
war veteran
siren
reckless driving
turkey the country
pipe smoking
playing cards
moscow russia
intimidation
revolutionary
bribery
triple f rated
sneakers
puberty
beggar
repression
selfishness
tombstone
black market
idealism
playwright
convent
tape recording
austria
credit card
vienna austria
based on graphic novel
nihilism
blizzard
razor
anarchist
political prisoner
volkswagen
honesty
martyr
title same as book
psychotherapy
air raid
choice
nationalism
firing squad
newlywed
ussr
reference to michael jackson
coughing blood
prophet
secret police
checkpoint
shopping cart
diabetes
loudspeaker
veil
fleeing
swan
solidarity
dignity
subculture
expatriate
surgical operation
cowardice
customs
birthmark
tehran iran
penis joke
trolley
art history
curiosity
political repression
snowball
puppet show
hashish
nail
tyranny
art class
homeless woman
ideology
reference to karl marx
azerbaijan
head scarf
artillery
marxism
mohawk haircut
reference to lenin
protest march
unfaithful boyfriend
loud music
reference to saddam hussein
iraq iran war
separation from family
adaptation directed by original author
reference to che guevara
political rally
farewell
false passport
cyanide
execution by hanging
prescription drugs
marxist
talking to god
air guitar
burqa
drowning in a bathtub
grocer
iron maiden
yodeling
reference to godzilla
rubble
window washer
iranian revolution
wine making
dog humping someone's leg
brooch
islamic revolution
war ruins
nunnery
proletariat
leningrad russia
shah
political exile
reference to abba
liberator
study abroad
life drawing
reference to the bee gees
shah of iran
government repression
open heart surgery
ataturk
bronchitis
coronary
jasmine
yodel
iranian history
multiple amputee
reference to botticelli
sifting through garbage
iranian soldier
long distance telephone call
reference to iron maiden
reference to romy schneider
amputated arm and leg
beauty spot
nailed to a wall
orly airport paris
toppling a statue
(See All)


The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancee's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home. (Read More)

Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
man
pajamas
celebration
applause
flowers
storytelling
pay phone
fired from the job
cafe
bed
tears
beer
drink
mirror
song
crying
telephone call
singing
photograph
dancing
cigarette smoking
kiss
based on novel
fight
shower
fire
dream
food
undressing
rifle
bomb
bathroom
neighbor
piano
newspaper
bedroom
band
eating
cigar smoking
marriage proposal
coffee
bartender
pilot
bank
farmer
convertible
speech
pianist
american flag
reunion
character says i love you
false eyelashes
sleeping
class differences
hate
twenty something
eyeglasses
waiter
captain
athlete
toy
sergeant
blockbuster
street life
breakfast
whiskey
target practice
veteran
shoes
u.s. army
minister
unfaithful wife
job interview
drummer
lipstick
wedding ring
briefcase
marital problem
pipe smoking
philippines
heroism
handshake
wedding ceremony
closet
farming
post war
homecoming
war hero
freak
hangover
amputee
plane crash
loan
banker
pharmacy
toast
bathrobe
americana
pearl necklace
rehabilitation
golf course
u.s. navy
broken heart
perfume
famous score
scarf
fur coat
orchestral music score
first person title
sleeplessness
ironing
masculinity
returning home
basketball player
u.s. air force
banquet
bride and groom
flash camera
packing
world war two veteran
sleeping on a couch
baseball stadium
fictional city
nightgown
pharmacist
drugstore
job seeking
passing out
red cross
ptsd
fork
tricycle
hiroshima japan
wounded soldier
girl next door
italian restaurant
manhood
best man
pity
football field
piano lesson
salute
audio flashback
belch
duffel bag
source music
souvenir
sleeping on a sofa
destruction of property
japanese flag
matches
cosmetics
hook for hand
apple pie
double date
recurring dream
wanting a divorce
u.s. sailor
talking in sleep
glass of milk
dog tags
store manager
salesclerk
wedding present
breaking a glass window
joblessness
window smashing
handicapped actor
symphonic music score
harness
father of the bride
homefront
reference to douglas macarthur
buzzer
compact
flower girl
ladies room
venetian blinds
ice cream sundae
leitmotif
self reliance
boy next door
corsage
shower with clothes on
tearing up a photograph
apprehension
b 17 bomber
canopy bed
door buzzer
artificial hand
asking for a job
atomic energy
bomber plane
cuban cigar
lunch counter
prosthetic hand
collateral
deep focus
patronizing
war effort
bank officer
reference to detroit michigan
abandoned airplane
breakfast tray
sitting on someone's lap
soda fountain
american football player
bombardier
elbow
mechanical toy
reference to cleveland ohio
reference to uncle sam
(See All)


Atonement (2007)

Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia… (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
earring
postcard
cigarette lighter
newsreel footage
rehearsal
flowers
reading
woman
wine
flashlight
cafe
tears
letter
drink
mirror
song
crying
voice over narration
singing
title spoken by character
photograph
cigarette smoking
kiss
dog
sex
flashback
f rated
based on novel
blood
male nudity
one word title
interview
gun
surprise ending
fire
dream
food
rescue
arrest
undressing
bare butt
lie
rifle
dead body
sex standing up
piano
hallucination
handcuffs
british
candle
mansion
eating
nonlinear timeline
dinner
child abuse
false accusation
apology
nun
child in peril
bath
search
old woman
flash forward
confession
library
author
mistaken identity
passion
suitcase
long take
countryside
witness
premarital sex
reunion
underwater
garden
twin
reference to william shakespeare
typewriter
subtitled scene
record player
wound
loss of virginity
jeep
listening to music
lifting someone into the air
recording
happiness
watching a movie
swimsuit
forbidden love
morality
barefoot
diving
rear entry sex
bombing
reconciliation
evacuation
rowboat
death of sister
voice over letter
tuxedo
play
owl
horseback riding
chocolate
saving a life
fountain
running away
repeated scene
remorse
child molestation
estate
gardener
playwright
harmonica
stroke
train tracks
british army
wrongful conviction
british soldier
star crossed lovers
reference to shakespeare's hamlet
teenage crush
writing a letter
radio news
rescue from drowning
hymn
deathbed
wrongful arrest
miscarriage of justice
lifting female in air
retreat
banjo
manor
vase
fictional biography
caught in the act
devastation
bbc
lifting an adult into the air
wounded soldier
nursing
atonement
innocence lost
british flag
lovers reunited
precociousness
false accusation of rape
war wound
tracking shot
younger sister
boathouse
class system
reference to pubic hair
broken vase
painting toenails
dunkirk
shooting a horse
story within the story
air raid shelter
year 1935
chocolate factory
go between
sleepmask
war ruins
bandstand
love note
northern france
hiding out
steelworks
barn owl
dover england
nursing student
septicemia
operation dynamo
wading in fountain
(See All)


The Messenger (2009) is one of the best movies like Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
man
playing pool
earphones
answering machine
black american
flowers
storytelling
cafe
tears
beer
letter
drink
watching tv
mirror
car accident
song
crying
telephone call
singing
photograph
cigarette smoking
sex
kiss
female nudity
nudity
male nudity
female frontal nudity
male rear nudity
female rear nudity
fight
explosion
party
woman on top
underwear
food
urination
face slap
punched in the face
computer
cat
bare butt
vomiting
lie
rifle
sunglasses
bomb
sex standing up
piano
f word
eating
army
apology
coffin
fishing
coffee
long take
pianist
american flag
death of son
death of husband
acting
obscene finger gesture
pizza
surgery
captain
supermarket
male bonding
loss of loved one
sergeant
crying woman
vietnam war
black humor
home
hitchhiking
iraq
gas mask
grocery store
u.s. army
playground
boxer shorts
buddy
spanish
loss of son
pool table
iraq war
shopping mall
post traumatic stress disorder
rowboat
loss of husband
tragic hero
death of loved one
reckless driving
wedding reception
moral dilemma
parking lot
man crying
translator
handshake
crutches
texan
loss of daughter
drunk driving
weightlifting
bus stop
listening to a radio
unconsciousness
giving a toast
military uniform
sunrise
kindness
respect
death of boyfriend
bereavement
sleeping in a car
soccer ball
fisticuffs
facial scar
car radio
film starts with sex
hoodie
alcoholics anonymous
hummer
beret
suicidal thoughts
verbal abuse
leg injury
working out
unwed pregnancy
jet ski
moving out
driver's license
ice cream truck
rearview mirror
messenger
pager
loss of lover
private
fire fight
grave side ceremony
recovering alcoholic
bosnia
dining hall
jihad
car repair
darts
eye injury
sit ups
engagement party
contemplating suicide
wounded
suicidal tendency
camouflage uniform
ribbon
new beginning
double date
crusades
secret marriage
angel of death
beeper
spit in face
hole in the wall
military funeral
catharsis
face wound
hooded sweatshirt
leg blown off
casualty of war
alcoholic relapse
eye drops
last words
military dress uniform
dear john letter
optometrist
ethical dilemma
rule
conflicted hero
knocking on door
bugle
improvised explosive device
young widow
metal music
storage facility
budding friendship
shrapnel
sound of sex
war widow
combat casualty
watching through a window
male crying
running a red light
flag draped coffin
changing a tire
getting dressed
sleeping on the ground
hanging out washing
staff sergeant
gun salute
plant nursery
21 gun salute
eye test
giving someone a ride home
watching a video on tv
taps
texan accent
bugler
death notice
punching one's fist into a wall
hanging from a rooftop
honor guard
reflection in a car window
self storage
operation desert storm
death notification
military recruitment
home on the range
newspaper obituary
punching a hole in a wall
(See All)


Hair (1979)

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)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
man
park bench
central park manhattan new york city
black american
flowers
manhattan new york city
tears
drink
slow motion scene
song
crying
singing
title spoken by character
dancing
cigarette smoking
dog
flashback
female nudity
nudity
male nudity
one word title
bare breasts
male frontal nudity
masturbation
male rear nudity
bare chested male
male full frontal nudity
explosion
party
panties
underwear
food
horse
urination
undressing
bare butt
vomiting
rifle
sunglasses
running
marijuana
jail
hallucination
reference to jesus christ
subjective camera
candle
basketball
eating
white panties
judge
journey
park
skinny dipping
public nudity
microphone
puppet
protest
fantasy sequence
cowboy
mistaken identity
tank
american flag
hairy chest
horse riding
class differences
trust
washington d.c.
freeze frame
pickup truck
pot smoking
balloon
jeep
scene during opening credits
cowboy hat
jail cell
demonstration
sergeant
vietnam war
impersonation
following someone
gas mask
haircut
face paint
u.s. army
boxer shorts
hippie
love at first sight
medical examination
tuxedo
sodomy
coin
being followed
levitation
anti war
hair
set up
doubt
naivety
harmonica
falling into water
lsd
cowboy boots
stoned
bunk bed
chandelier
military uniform
n word
urinating
nevada
opium
military training
begging
reference to the virgin mary
counter culture
reference to richard nixon
bride and groom
political activism
loudspeaker
oklahoma
high society
barracks
bail
vietnamese
boot camp
necktie
manchester england
pretending to be someone else
hashish
socks
woman dressed as man
phone book
poison gas
white bra and panties
based on stage musical
shooting star
authority
public urination
pacifism
debutante
watchtower
duffel bag
male with long hair
reference to mick jagger
military draft
hare krishna
anti war protest
drunk driver
reference to lyndon johnson
360 degree well shot
reflection in water
mounted police
draft
title sung by character
absent without leave
black stereotype
white house washington d.c.
trickster
lincoln continental
reference to federico fellini
african american stereotype
pederasty
smoking a joint
gonorrhea
black american stereotype
reference to mars the planet
bandstand
bell bottoms
hair clippers
reference to the grateful dead
security checkpoint
switching clothes
dancing on a table
reference to roman polanski
standing on a table
interracial affair
lawn party
blind love
military salute
peace symbol
happening
reference to jupiter the planet
smoke inhalation
blowing smoke rings
draft card
ex army officer
sex harassment
u.s. army base
reference to little black sambo
(See All)


Gone With The Wind (1939)

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie. (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
loss of father
birthday cake
man
earring
black american
reading
woman
birthday
tears
book
letter
mirror
song
crying
singing
photograph
dancing
dog
kiss
f rated
based on novel
blood
gun
sex scene
fight
explosion
party
pistol
fire
food
horse
face slap
shot in the head
rescue
sword
arrest
undressing
secret
lie
rifle
dead body
prostitution
jail
prayer
axe
widow
four word title
prisoner
apology
femme fatale
marriage proposal
pain
grave
library
attack
liar
champagne
passion
death of child
christmas tree
lightning
scream
attempted rape
shot in the shoulder
business
childbirth
death of son
witness
trap
reunion
loss of mother
twin
strong female character
twenty something
flirting
civil war
scandal
eavesdropping
falling down stairs
captain
poker
wound
fainting
red dress
slavery
barn
accidental death
blockbuster
gossip
servant
rebel
railway station
strong female lead
birth
honor
slave
cannon
wind
explosive
corset
bravery
mourning
loss of son
whip
new orleans louisiana
businesswoman
hunger
evacuation
card playing
dark hero
rival
fog
convict
capture
wedding ring
balcony
raid
siege
barbecue
extortion
loss of husband
horse and carriage
trip
chloroform
miscarriage
shame
horseback riding
giving birth
hysteria
jewelry
store
southerner
irish american
bandage
post war
woman crying
homecoming
mental breakdown
reading aloud
crutches
physician
stairway
estate
fence
major
southern u.s.
disposing of a dead body
honeymoon
broken mirror
self defense
unconsciousness
narcissism
saloon
pocket watch
stretcher
whistling
amputation
military uniform
american civil war
kindness
african american woman
georgia
atlanta georgia
newborn baby
bleeding to death
coward
marriage engagement
star crossed lovers
famous score
rainbow
honesty
orchestral music score
title same as book
battle of the sexes
opposites attract
knitting
hypocrite
writing a letter
ku klux klan
surrender
begging
horse and wagon
deathbed
silhouette
famous line
determination
plantation
fleeing
attempted robbery
expectant mother
inner title card
packing
vulture
high society
curtain
working out
ballroom dancing
brothel madam
defeat
gold coin
kneeling
portrait painting
pony
threat to kill
expectant father
famine
handkerchief
overheard conversation
brandy
devastation
midwife
sister in law
waltz
master servant relationship
pneumonia
baby carriage
goodbye
pulitzer prize source
merchant
death of a child
embroidery
blockade
headstone
woman in labor
stained glass window
reconstruction
wounded soldier
landowner
merry christmas
nursery
cologne
spoiled child
flirt
fiddle
talking to the dead
confederate flag
peacock
indifference
scavenger
stubbornness
nursing
rich snob
washing clothes
breakfast in bed
audio flashback
surprise birthday party
taxes
blue eyes
dragging a dead body
sister in law sister in law relationship
bond
fiddler
fund raising
riverboat
rocking horse
u.s. civil war
pram
southern belle
shantytown
cotton
post civil war
baby born
arms smuggling
lice
morning after
falling off a horse
savannah georgia
leg amputation
dance party
thrown from a horse
bonnet
declaration of love
thumb sucking
soil
kissing someone's hand
retail
confederate soldier
hiccup
slave girl
spurned woman
intermission
narcissistic personality disorder
spoiled girl
tape measure
confederate army
pantaloon
combat casualty
home birth
lying in wait
atlanta
female slave
petticoat
yankee
invading army
master slave relationship
charleston south carolina
cotton field
sherry
thrown from a bridge
drunken singing
georgia usa
lumberyard
brushing one's hair
female crying
measles
baby talk
battle of gettysburg
causality
flute player
funeral wreath
marriage proposal on one's knees
death of a horse
fake drunkenness
horse riding accident
lost cause
spurned male
kicking a door
overture
typhoid
charity ball
destroyed building
political meeting
shoulder wound
smelling salts
spurned man
confederate states of america
dixie
joining the army
lumber mill
lying in state
man carrying a woman in his arms
overseer
picking cotton
radish
stolen horse
ball gown
furlough
gallantry
despondency
fanning oneself
side saddle
throwing a vase
(See All)


A Mighty Heart (2007)

A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:


From Here To Eternity (1953) is one of the best movies like Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
playing pool
roommate
woman
tears
beer
book
drink
song
crying
singing
photograph
dancing
cigarette smoking
sex
kiss
based on novel
blood
bare chested male
gun
fight
explosion
knife
fire
beating
shot to death
fistfight
machine gun
battle
undressing
rifle
running
piano
prostitution
alcohol
swimming
stabbing
stabbed to death
boxing
marriage proposal
uniform
convertible
gym
american flag
tragic event
falling down stairs
captain
wound
jeep
helmet
sergeant
boxer
movie star
dysfunctional marriage
accidental death
blockbuster
swimsuit
crying man
burial
towel
colonel
bar fight
guard
switchblade
bombing
u.s. army
italian american
shovel
billiards
hawaii
knife fight
ethnic slur
gunfire
miscarriage
piano player
harassment
hit in the face
bandage
locker
jukebox
digging
coca cola
peer pressure
listening to a radio
boxing ring
air raid
drill
military training
radio news
woman smoker
blues music
marital infidelity
barracks
passing out
ammunition
banjo
court martial
pearl harbor
alcohol abuse
private
hostess
reference to benito mussolini
dead soldier
marching
gay subtext
beer bottle
dining hall
hawaiian shirt
friendly fire
tryst
pre war
childlessness
olive
awol
man wearing a towel
promiscuous past
absent without leave
army captain
billy club
sunday
bugle
strafing
mp
lei
man in a swimsuit
reference to robert e. lee
stockade
cot
taps
arlington national cemetery
bugler
drunk soldier
japanese air force
female in a swimsuit
hawaiian music
stepping on someone's hand
bare fisted fight
leavenworth penitentiary
pay day
(See All)


The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. (Read More)

Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:


Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. (Read More)

Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
times square manhattan new york city
cigarette lighter
manhattan new york city
tears
letter
drink
song
crying
voice over narration
telephone call
singing
photograph
dancing
cigarette smoking
flashback
blood
violence
masturbation
fight
explosion
party
based on book
corpse
shot to death
underwear
blood splatter
machine gun
shot in the chest
shot in the head
camera
battle
arrest
undressing
shooting
vomiting
rifle
running
dead body
island
guitar
shot in the back
subjective camera
swimming
decapitation
newspaper
band
ambush
mountain
map
severed head
no opening credits
radio
coffin
shot in the leg
flash forward
statue
tank
farmer
american flag
exploding body
severed arm
shot in the arm
fireworks
battlefield
heart attack
washington d.c.
twenty something
grenade
jeep
listening to music
race relations
fame
propaganda
loss of friend
male bonding
sergeant
parade
hitchhiker
haircut
tokyo japan
bravery
boxer shorts
arizona
choir
bigotry
severed leg
crowd
playing cards
heroism
ceremony
bazooka
repeated scene
head blown off
war hero
firearm
undertaker
bunker
governor
medal
flare
listening to a radio
stretcher
bayonet
funeral home
man on fire
u.s. marine corps
victory
mortuary
u.s. senator
runner
baseball stadium
pacific ocean
swimwear
mortician
flame thrower
u.s. marine
sharpshooter
convoy
camaraderie
hospital gown
dead soldier
artillery
japanese army
star spangled banner
dessert
story continued during end credits
platoon
fund raising
okinawa japan
native american reservation
reference to franklin d. roosevelt
body parts
imperial japan
political manipulation
polka
u.s. sailor
white house washington d.c.
reference to james cagney
man overboard
armada
duology
singing trio
memorial day
papier mache
reference to harry s. truman
shot back to back
still images during end credits
iwo jima
sulphur
war bond
reference to tyrone power
idolatry
beach landing
gold star mother
military promotion
tarawa
(See All)


Jarhead (2005)

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)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story:
celebration
reading
flashlight
tears
beer
book
letter
drink
watching tv
song
crying
voice over narration
telephone call
singing
title spoken by character
photograph
dancing
flashback
female nudity
blood
male nudity
violence
one word title
interview
masturbation
bare chested male
fight
erection
panties
pistol
shower
fire
corpse
underwear
testicles
machine gun
horse
urination
shot in the head
undressing
bare butt
shooting
vomiting
rifle
running
dead body
sex standing up
reference to jesus christ
prayer
reporter
subjective camera
gay slur
toilet
white panties
exploding car
coffin
pain
flash forward
businessman
person on fire
tent
tank
prank
obscene finger gesture
cheating wife
machismo
tv news
hand grenade
supermarket
bullet
wound
propaganda
tied to a bed
loss of friend
male bonding
american football
watching a movie
sergeant
exploding building
assault
movie theater
stranger
parade
honor
breakfast
iraq
gas mask
haircut
censorship
grocery store
target practice
veteran
sand
dark humor
sex talk
death threat
evacuation
iraq war
mental hospital
miami florida
theatre audience
oil
hawaii
pride
accidental killing
dead man
philadelphia pennsylvania
severed leg
t shirt
camel
dormitory
mexican american
harassment
boredom
anti war
dead animal
bureaucracy
defecation
commander
push ups
insane asylum
sweat
iranian
wetting pants
scorpion
hazing
military uniform
sunrise
vhs
horniness
shirt
burnt body
teamwork
home video
reference to the virgin mary
u.s. marine corps
burn victim
freedom of speech
severed foot
reference to george w. bush
goggles
walkman
veil
paintball
vietnam war veteran
trench
automatic weapon
barracks
dust
arabic
reading a letter
boot camp
meaning of life
memoir
gulf war
crossing self
free speech
bottled water
arab culture
reference to ernest hemingway
land mine
sandstorm
marching
saudi arabia
crawling
merry christmas
jihad
uh 1 huey helicopter
kurd
outhouse
friendly fire
reference to saddam hussein
watching pornography
ceiling fan
eye injury
dog feces
platoon
pep talk
going home
recruit
blow torch
biological warfare
laxative
camouflage uniform
kuwait
military enlistment
lieutenant colonel
bureaucrat
cuban american
fake illness
basic training
sacramento california
end of war
based on memoir
mine field
oil well
honda
male soldier
reference to dick cheney
funeral parlor
reference to jfk assassination
drill instructor
oil field
reference to stevie wonder
crude oil
dear john letter
dog tags
latrine
bugle
nerve gas
welcome home party
burnt corpse
filthy toilet
finger up anus
digging a hole
santa claus hat
cease fire
hot weather
infidel
reference to joseph
battalion
m1 abrams tank
oil business
staff sergeant
burned up car
shooting into the air
smack upside the head
reveille
camp pendleton california
operation desert storm
wagner ride of the valkyries
assembling a rifle
charred body
foot locker
reference to kenny g
u. s. marines dress uniform
(See All)


Downfall (2004) is one of the best movies like Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Subgenre:
Themes:
Mood:
Locations:
Characters:
Period:
Story: