Movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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 island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia), but Hollywood made it into a pure love story by removing much of the "unpleasant" stuff.
Style: sentimental, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, romantic, stylized, melancholic, scenic, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, island, war, love, soldier, wartime, love story, german, beautiful scenery, impossible love, village, love triangle, wartime life, fascism, book, fall in love, adaptation, love and romance, happy ending, brutality, greek island, italian soldier, italian army, mandolin, resistance fighter ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, greece, italy, germany, albania
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Doctor Zhivago
Drama, Romance, War
USA, Italy, UK
197 min.
 8.0
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Drama, Music, Romance
China, Hong Kong
171 min.
 8.1
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Head in the Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
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The Man Who Cried
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Suite Fran?aise
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 ...
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In Love and War
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The Land Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Shining Through
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Ladies in Lavender
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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A Walk in the Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
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Message in a Bottle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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Duration: 148 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 197 min.
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Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Legends of the Fall
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
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