Movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
 5.9
 31K
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, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: resistance fighter, italian army, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, social relations, island, officer, historical event, german, village, love triangle, greek, translator, greek island, mandolin, wartime, military, family relations, soldier, village life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany

Most similar movies to Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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, love, war, soldier, beautiful scenery and world war two mostly in Romance, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin: Suite Fran?aise (2014), Head in the Clouds (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Man Who Cried (2000), A Soldier's Tale (1989). 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: 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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: serious, touching, realistic, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, social relations, society, lifestyle, ethnic, parents and children, male female relationship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, anti war, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, war, rescue, world war two, military life, village, irish ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
40%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, world war two, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 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, 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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
35%
 6.0
 861
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 ⇓
35%
 7.2
 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, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: nazi germany, love affair, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, performer's life, totalitarianism, couples, cabaret, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, poland, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, romance, war, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, military hospital, couples, soldier, nurse ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
33%
 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, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, lesbian, jealousy, tango, lust, murder, desertion, party, romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, infidelity, singer, maid, pianist, manipulations, unfulfillment, love affair, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 4.7
 330
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: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, nightclub, awol, military, infidelity, love triangle, tragic love, military life, couples, love affair, war, fall in love ...
Time: year 1942
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, lyrical, reflective ...
Plot: war, family relations, social relations, village, haunted by the past, danger, love and romance, village life, siblings relations, heroes, human nature, allies ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 6.0
 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 ⇓
29%
 8.0
 65K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: russian revolution, love triangle, nurse, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 45K
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, 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, proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 231K
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, realistic, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, world war two, tragic love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, love and romance, siblings relations, lovers apart, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 130K
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, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, young lovers, couple relations, true love, love affair, soldier, couples, breakup, romance, love letter, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%