Movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
 5.9
 34K
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, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, fall in love, impossible love, social relations, wartime life, island, love triangle, historical event, german, village, greek, translator, surrender, greek island, wartime, officer, military, soldier, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy, germany

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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, betrayal, couples and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin: Suite Française (2014), Head in the Clouds (2004), The Brylcreem Boys (1998), A Soldier's Tale (1989), The Man Who Cried (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, 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: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 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, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, orgy, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, anti war, rivalry, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, human spirit, war, rescue, military life, village, irish ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ 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, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, gypsy, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, ethnic, social relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, fall in love, hopes, farm, war, romance, working class, wartime life, couple relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 124K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, stylized, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, adventure, journey, wilderness, fall in love, ranch, couples, aristocracy, racist, inheritance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942, year 1939
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 13K
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: sexy, captivating, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, espionage, resistance, secret agents, romance, war, love and romance, rescue, couples, friends, holocaust, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, nazi germany, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, psychological, touching, talky ...
Plot: family relations, romance, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 5K
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, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, romance, aerial combat, friendship between men ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1950, post world war two
Place: england, europe, poland, prague, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 948
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, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, fall in love, destructive relationship, basic training, self discovery, love triangle, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 4K
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, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), political unrest, anti semitism, unfulfilled love, wartime life, love affair, social differences, couple relations, forbidden love, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: prague, central europe, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 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, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, world war two, couples, love affair, couple relations, social differences, opposites attract, romance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 10K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 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: interracial relations, fall in love, naval officer, love triangle, adoption, communism, cabaret, arranged marriage, communist, love and romance, police corruption, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina, southeast asia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: world war one, romance, war, soldier, couple relations, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, young lovers, couples, military hospital, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, sexual relations, haunted by the past, war, world war two, gays and lesbians, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 10K
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, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, politics, marriage, love triangle, desertion, jealousy, murder, tango, lust, lesbian, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: betrayal, politics, world war two, infidelity, obsession, maid, pianist, singer, manipulation, strong female presence, religions or cults, couples ...
Time: 1940s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 395
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, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, military, war, wartime life, military life, infidelity ...
Time: year 1942
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
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, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, cholera ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, post world war one, turn of the century, 1870s ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.3
 147K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, 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: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, true love, couples, couple relations, soldier, fall in love, lovers reunited, love affair, young lovers, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, intrigue, unfulfillment, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, injustice, family relations, racism, interracial relations, interracial romance, culture clash, war, romance, love, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: north dakota, seattle, los angeles, usa, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 21K
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, nazi, code breaking, espionage, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, map, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), tuberculosis, bittersweet, friendship, romance, destiny, childhood sweetheart, friends, adulthood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 90s, 60s, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, london, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 58K
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, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 272K
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: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, redemption, world war two, injustice, unfulfilled love, innocence, life is a bitch, false accusation, wartime, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1935
Place: england, london, dunkirk, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%