10 best movies like House of Fools (2002)

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House of Fools 2002
The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living their day to day life after being invaded twice over, and they have to deal with their sicknesses.
List of the best movies like House of Fools (2002): On the Milky Road, Joyeux Noël, Life Is a Miracle, Frantz, Warfighter, Fortress of War, The Day of the Beast, Tolkien, Alexandra, Ballad of a Soldier.

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On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
Duration02:16

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania
Duration01:51

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Life Is a Miracle (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, music
CountrySerbia, France, Italy
Duration02:35

Set during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s, Luka is a mild-mannered railway clerk whose life is turned upside down, not just by the outbreak of the war, but when his wife runs off with a local musician. Then Luka's son is conscripted and eventually captured in the fighting. To recover his son, Luka is commanded to guard a pretty young Muslim nurse who will be used in a hostage swapping operation.

Frantz (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Warfighter (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA

Rusty Wittenburg is a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and his job. He fights daily to maintain the line between reality and the nightmares his PTSD conjures up for him. Dedicated to his team and his mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow brothers and teammates.

Fortress of War (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941.

The Day of the Beast (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia

1945. Young German soldier is hiding from Soviet soldiers in abandoned house. Every day he sees a girl who moved to the house next door until finally he's failing in love with her.

Tolkien (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

Alexandra (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:35

Elderly Aleksandra visits her Russian soldier grandson, Denis, at the Chechen war front, providing comfort as she tours his army. All the while, Denis ponders the reason for her unexpected appearance.

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Flanders (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryFrance

André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the seasons go by, Barbe, alone and wasting away, waits for the soldiers to return. Will Demester’s boundless love for Barbe save him?

A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous challenges and difficult decisions face each as the war rages on.

A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Cold Tango (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:50

By miracle he avoided death and returns to the house where he was born. In the house now lives the love of his life. But the hope for happiness turns sour with a terrible discovery: his beloved is the daughter of his enemy.

Juliet, Naked (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Castle Keep (1969)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Padmaavat (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:09

Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths to fulfill his greed.

Junooniyat (2016)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:49

Captain Jahan Bakshi rescues a Punjabi girl, Suhani. This starts a friendship that evolves into a passionate love affair.

An Impossible Love (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium

Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Anthropoid (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Stalingrad (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

The Soul Keeper (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

In the present days, Maria Spielrein and Fraser are in Russia making a research about the life of Sabina Spielrein. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, this Russian girl was a patient treated by Dr. Jung and later they fall in love for each other and Sabina became his lover. While the researchers read the documents, the romance between Sabina and Dr. Jung is disclosed, in a time of revolution and war.

Sergeant York (1941)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

In Love and War (1996)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. Their affair slowly blossoms, until Hemingway boldly asks Agnes to be his wife and journey to America with him. Richard Attenborough directs this drama based on the real-life experiences of the famed novelist.

Isadora (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:11

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

Passchendaele (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryCanada
Duration01:55

Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle




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