Movies like The Brylcreem Boys

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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: love triangle, rivalry, love and romance, fall in love, anti war, human spirit, war, rescue, world war two, military life, village, nazi, irish, pow, honor, german officer, confined, captivity, hopes, romance, military, soldier, village life, wartime life, love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Brylcreem Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, war, world war two, soldier, love and fall in love mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Brylcreem Boys: A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Head in the Clouds (2004), Charlotte Gray (2001), A Soldier's Tale (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war, soldier, love, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love affair, religions or cults, redemption, love and romance, human spirit, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, arizona, warsaw poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: resistance fighter, italian army, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, social relations, fall in love, wartime life, island, officer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 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, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, false accusation, soldier, romance, love and romance, lesbian, war, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 10K
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: captivating, sentimental, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: resistance, espionage, romance, war, holocaust, friends, couples, rescue, wartime life, secret agents, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, europe, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, impossible love, couples, war, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, friendship, war, romance, working class, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, wartime life, friends, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, war, romance, betrayal, wartime life, destructive relationship, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, basic training, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: captivating, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, soldier, romance, friendship, intrigue, unfulfillment, war, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 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, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: village, political unrest, love triangle, officer, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, soldier, world war one, pub, mute ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, society, social relations, soldier, resistance, domestic violence, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, society, americana, social differences, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, usa, los angeles, seattle, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: romance, family life, forbidden love, self discovery, family relations, death in the family, love triangle, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 752
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, politics, social differences, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, couples, society, forbidden love, extramarital affair, war, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 4K
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, world war two, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, czech, soldier, pilot, war, culture clash, romance, aviation, partners, heroic mission, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, poland, prague, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, war, romance, infidelity, forbidden love, american abroad ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, bleak, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: survival, concentration camp, dealing with death, war, love and romance, human spirit, hopes, romance, confined, writer's life, against humanity, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 296K
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, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, navy, world war two, love and romance, aerial combats, tragic event, friends, airplane, u.s. navy, love, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, england, battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, military, soldier, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, military life, war, hopes, life is a bitch, anti war ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious
Plot: heroes, fall in love, romance, military, soldier, forbidden love, social differences, captivity, prison, concentration camp, village, wartime life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, sentimental, erotic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, destiny, war, map, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, friendship, concentration camp, gay, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, danger, fall in love, love and romance, confined ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, survival, friendship, soldier, refugee, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe, riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, injury, love affair, romance, fall in love, couple relations, social differences, couples, opposites attract, wartime life, war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, love and romance, war, german soldier, fall in love, military, adultery, world war two, soldier, wartime life, german officer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: train, fall in love, couples, pregnancy, holocaust, love triangle, on the run, fugitives, against humanity, wartime life, romance, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: secret mission, secret agents, war, danger, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: london, france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, map, tuberculosis, inuit, snowmobile, friendship, romance, destiny, society, forbidden love, soldier, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 90s, year 1941, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Scarlet Tunic (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Passions erupt between a German hussar (Jean-Marc Barr) serving with King George III's personal cavalry and the only daughter of an English solicitor (Emma Fielding) in this period tearjerker adapted from a short story by Thomas Hardy. Longing ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, countryside, military, ego clash, couples, military life, forbidden love, love and romance, war, romance, love affair, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 9K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, naval officer, adoption, communism, navy, arranged marriage, cabaret, love triangle, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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