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Carla's Song (1996)
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Carla's Song (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.
Style: tense, sincere, thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: politics, bus, bus driver, love affair, refugees, social differences, society, passenger, political unrest, opposites attract, rescue, state affairs, romance, civil war, love, dancing, teacher, cia, motorcycle, revolution, death, torture, male female relationship, love triangle, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, death, kiss, love, politics, sex and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Carla's Song: Talk of Angels (1998), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), Bitter Sugar (1996), Harrison's Flowers (2000), Belle du Seigneur (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, arranged marriage, culture clash, irish, nightclub, racism, romance, immigrants, music teacher, parents and children, love and romance, love affair ...
Place: scotland, manchester, pakistan, glasgow scotland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, debate, occupation, injustice, starvation ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, medical school, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, bar, prostitute, sex, death, interrogation, assassin, communist, state affairs, love affair ...
Place: cuba, latin america, miami, czech republic, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, obsessive quest, battles, journalism, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 1990s
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, society, love affair, romance, social differences, political unrest, state affairs, unfulfillment, politics ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, switzerland
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59%
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Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, political unrest, cons and scams, romance, rebelliousness, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
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58%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: debt, working class, friendship, soccer, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, social worker, starting over, society, human nature, alcohol abuse, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, military, media, political unrest, rebelliousness, anti war, society, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, military, evacuation, politics, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, injustice, revolution, media, hopes, medical profession ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: china, spain, asia, montreal quebec, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, chaos, atrocity, massacre, arson, civil war, romance, buddies, friends, religions or cults, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: india, new delhi, asia, pakistan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, emotional
Plot: orphan, infidelity, forbidden love, priest, love, interracial romance, crumbling marriage, couples, political unrest, family problems, battles, social differences ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan
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50%
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Go Now (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, couple relations, life is a bitch, fall in love, family in crisis, unfulfillment, supportive spouse, love and romance, couples, family problems, misfit, paralysis ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, sexual abuse, conservative, sin, incest, catholic priest, moral dilemma, crisis of faith, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, sex with a priest, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, serious, biting ...
Plot: military, political unrest, jungle, revolution, journalism, media, state affairs, war, witnessing a crime, idealism, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, asia, vietnam, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, couples, society, danger, journalism, media, evacuation, wartime life, war, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, east germany, beirut lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, janitor, immigrants, politics, working class, injustice, society, realism, boss and employee, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico city, guatemala, tijuana mexico ...
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44%
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, moral dilemma, anti semitism, euthanasia, society, human nature, family life, political unrest, wartime life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1942, year 1937, year 1918 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, infidelity, social differences, master and servant, love and romance, love triangle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, oxford university ...
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43%
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Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, state affairs, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, political unrest, forbidden love, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
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42%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, survival, friendship, soldier, refugee, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe, riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In Praise of Older Women (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.
Style: sexy, sentimental, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: politics, coming of age, youth, soldier, couples, innocence lost, chaos and mayhem, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage life, frontline, kitchen ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: lottery, high school, politics, college, friendship, coming of age, vietnam war, anti war, rebellion, human nature, americana, society ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: idealism, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, coincidence, society, aging, one last job, mission gone awry, one more chance, haunted by the past, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1965
Place: spain, europe, france, algeria, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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One More Kiss (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, romance, hopes, road not taken, one last chance, family relations, introspection, starting over, tragic love, lovers reunited, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, love affair, unfulfillment, couple relations, siblings relations, romance, society ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, danger, political unrest, deadly, crimes, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, supernatural ability, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976
Place: argentina, europe, latin america, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
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