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Cal (1984)
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Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: tense, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: terrorism, guilt, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, ira, haunted by the past, couples, political unrest, deadly, assassination, tragic hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, terrorist, librarian, library, irish republican army, murder, police officer killed, guerilla warfare, flashback ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland

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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 love and romance, romance, couples, unfulfillment, state affairs, fall in love and political unrest mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cal: The Informant (1997), Fools of Fortune (1990), Nothing Personal (1995), The Railway Station Man (1992), The Dawning (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, state affairs, uncover truth, heroes, betrayal, politics, police investigation, life is a bitch, introspection, ira, society, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fools of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, love and romance, life is a bitch, political unrest, family life, couples, society, mentally unstable, alcohol abuse, vengeance, estate, rebellion ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, dedicated lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, military, deadly, social decay, political intrigue, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Railway Station Man (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Irish artist, widowed by an IRA bombing, gradually learns that the American man she has become involved with is not who he seems.
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: village, terrorism, politics, railway station, widow, romance, state affairs, dealing with death, battles, love and romance, village life, rock ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.9
 321
The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, youth, state affairs, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 161
The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, fish out of water, manipulation, tragic hero, dishonesty, political unrest, terrorism, ira, innocence lost, conspiracy, rivalry, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, detroit, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: controversial, realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, parade, terrorism, torture, assassination, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, folk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: touching, gloomy, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: state affairs, folk, unfulfillment, profanity, graphic violence, true love, forbidden love, militant, society, tragic love, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.0
 102
Trapped (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: terrorism, ira, moral dilemma, on the run, police detective, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, deadly, law enforcement, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, family relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, unfulfilled love, love affair, bittersweet, tragic love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 12K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: ira, moral dilemma, state affairs, siblings relations, betrayal, snitch, political unrest, family relations, undercover, radical, loss of son, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s, year 1993 ...
Place: ireland, england, london, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 343
The Break (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dowd, an IRA prisoner in the H-blocks, is gloomily facing his sentence, until he joins a comrade in a risky escape. Dowd begins a new life in New York, but he might as well be in prison again - until he strikes up a friendship with co-worker Tulio ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
Plot: friendship, danger, assassination attempt, nursing, going straight, deadly, solitary, haunted by the past, terrorism, love and romance, rivalry, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3K
Voyager (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Greece, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, human nature, tragic love, destiny, forbidden love, self discovery, hopes, romance, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, couples, ambition, romance, love affair, life is a bitch, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 371
Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, self discovery, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment, terminal illness, wooing, doctor, destructive relationship, mysterious character, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 729
Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, undercover, political conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, danger, friendship, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 469
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couples, terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, romance, gondola ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, love affair, romance, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, politics, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, terrorism, friendship, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, fall in love, gender bending, irish, soldier, redemption, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Say It in Russian (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), while he is on vacation in Europe. She is the kind of woman who ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, true love, couples, deadly, escapades, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, romance, crimes, russian mafia, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, infidelity, hidden identity, crime, crimes, unfulfillment, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, infidelity, forbidden love, looking for love, dishonesty, impossible love, midlife crisis, prostitute, destructive relationship, romance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 958
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, unfulfilled love, family relations, looking for love, couples, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.9
 10K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: bleak, emotional, sincere, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, romance, destiny, student life, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, follow your dream, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 421
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: social differences, tragic love, lovers reunited, love affair, reunion, unfulfilled love, romance, state affairs, love and romance, destiny, politics, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, murder, deadly, couples, danger, woman in danger, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
With or Without You (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning Benoit, a Frenchman and former pen pal of ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, sexy, sexual, realistic
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), thirtysomething life, love triangle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Place: europe, ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 1K
Sinbad (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Hungarian writer Gyula Krúdy, this iconic film is a lush and sensuous depiction of the life, loves and memories of serial seducer Szindbád.
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, aging, haunted by the past, snow, husband wife relationship, flowers, brothel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: soldier, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, master and servant, unfulfillment, couple relations, romance, love and romance, state affairs, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Secret Affair (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, feel good
Plot: romance, battles, journalism, destiny, tragic love, couples, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, ireland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%