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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the duration of the war. What the Irish failed to tell was that they would intern everybody in the same camp. It is here that Canadian pilot Miles Keogh and German pilot Rudolph Von Stegenbeck meet after a fight in which both their planes were downed.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, anti war, love triangle, rivalry, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, war, rescue, irish, pow, german officer, nazi, hopes, military life, captivity, confined, village, honor, romance, love, christmas, dog, dancing, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about war, soldier, love and romance, romance, world war two, love and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Brylcreem Boys: Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Captive Hearts (1987), Charlotte Gray (2001), A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984), The Land Girls (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: sentimental, intense, romantic, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, italian army, romance, german, resistance fighter, wartime, love and romance, wartime life, impossible love, fall in love, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: greece, rome italy, italy, germany, europe ...
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Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, wartime life, love and romance, against the odds, prison life, love affair, concentration camp, forbidden love, war, opposites attract, romance, isolation ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 13K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, resistance, nazi, war, romance, wartime life, jewish, secret agents, spy, escape, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, american, love, soldier, love triangle, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, military, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1946, year 1964
Place: eastern europe, poland, europe, arizona, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, love, farm, wartime life, working class, war, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), wine, farming ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, english channel, united kingdom, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, romantic, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, lesbian, orgy, sexual relations, bisexual woman, spanish civil war, nazi, lesbianism, romance, group sex, war ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, germany, spain, england, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: sexy, realistic, dramatic, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, love, war, betrayal, romance, infidelity, bittersweet, camp, brutality, catastrophe, women, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, israel, australia, palestine, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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50%
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The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, marriage, infidelity, jealousy, husband wife relationship, rivalry, romance, pregnancy, intrigue, unfulfillment, poet ...
Time: 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, forbidden love, war, nazi occupation, german soldier, german officer, fall in love, love and romance, wartime life, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 18th century, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, ireland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, intense, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: aviation, love triangle, world war two, war, friendship, aerial combat, culture clash, romance, pilot, wartime life, battle zone, air battle ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1950, year 1939
Place: england, tokyo, germany, spain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sad, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, holocaust, love, culture clash, romance, war, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, ireland, hiroshima japan, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi, female nudity, jewish, survival, concentration camp, hopes, unfulfillment, war, against humanity, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: poland, eastern europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, wartime, courage, unlikely friendships, adultery, betrayal, fascism, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 50s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 331K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love triangle, love, love and romance, airplane, fighter pilot, military, navy, aviation, warship, aerial combats ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, romance, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, prague, central europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, sexual relations, haunted by the past, war, love ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: talky, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mother son relationship, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family, unfulfillment ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, texas, austin texas, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: romantic, emotional, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, war, adultery, beautiful scenery, betrayal, mysterious character, love, stranded, desert, nurse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1944, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, egypt, cairo egypt, africa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Officers' Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, military, soldier, hopes, starting over, life turned upside down, human spirit, wartime life, war, religion, bravery ...
Time: post world war one, year 1914, 1910s, year 1918
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 2K
In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: wartime life, world war two, soldier, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, prison life, genocide, society, confined, heroes, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, light ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, politics, military, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), state affairs, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, political unrest, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, tokyo, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, american abroad, prejudice, racism, love affair, couple relations, opposites attract, romance, war, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 857
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, village, love triangle, political unrest, soldier, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, catholic, orgasm, village idiot, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, california, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 800
Lover's Prayer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800s Russia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, youth, social differences, teenage life, society, father son relationship, unrequited love, inheritance, imperial russia, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, UK, Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the ...
Style: poignant, sexy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, romance, friendship, destiny, bittersweet, bomb, loneliness, runaway, hospital, native american, mysticism, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 90s, year 1931, 60s ...
Place: canada, germany, england, london, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, older woman teenage boy sex, refugee, wartime life, male nudity, survival, friendship, life is a bitch, love affair, teenage life, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, riviera, nice france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%