Movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
 5.9
 32K
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 island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia), but Hollywood made it into a pure love story by removing much of the "unpleasant" stuff.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic, atmospheric, epic, stylized, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, social relations, island, officer, love triangle, historical event, german, village, greek, translator, surrender, greek island, mandolin, wartime, military, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy, germany

Most similar movies to Captain Corelli's Mandolin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, love, war, couples, world war two and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin: Suite Fran?aise (2014), Head in the Clouds (2004), A Soldier's Tale (1989), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Brylcreem Boys (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, german officer, adultery, soldier, nazi officer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, impossible love, couples, romance, love and romance, war, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: gypsy, anti semitism, adoption, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, social relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, anti war, rivalry, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, human spirit, war, rescue, military life, village, honor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, world war two, friendship, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, society, couple relations, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, egypt, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 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, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, holocaust, friends, rescue, couples, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, forbidden love, romance, family life, self discovery, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 50s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sincere, captivating, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, romance, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: england, europe, poland, london, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 3K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, wartime life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, state affairs, life is a bitch, romance, performer's life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, germany, berlin germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 879
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, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, soldier, single parent, self discovery, military, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, wartime life, sexual relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, couples, war, world war two, post world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, love affair, romance, couple relations, social differences, couples, opposites attract, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 135K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, true love, young lovers, romance, couples, soldier, breakup, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, world war two, infidelity, singer, pianist, maid, showbiz, religions or cults, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, england, london, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: world war one, romance, war, couple relations, soldier, bittersweet, profanity, graphic violence, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, interracial relations, racism, injustice, culture clash, war, romance, love, immigrants, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: seattle, north dakota, los angeles, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, soldier, pregnancy, infidelity, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, childhood sweetheart, couple relations, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 341
Rebel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, nightclub, awol, tragic love, love and romance, romance, wartime life, couples, military life, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: year 1942
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, gloomy, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, love, american, love affair, unfulfillment, military, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, arizona, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 9K
Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, tango, jealousy, desertion, lust, murder, party, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: village, political unrest, love triangle, officer, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, soldier, treason, world war one, gun ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 240K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, false accusation, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, innocence, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, looking for love, power of love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, 1890s ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 20K
Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, code breaking, espionage, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, nazi, race against time, couple relations, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, map, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), snowmobile, inuit, tuberculosis, bittersweet, friendship, romance, destiny, forbidden love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 90s, year 1941, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, london, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 47K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%