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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, refugee, bus driver, romance, love affair, social differences, refugees, passenger, society, political unrest, opposites attract, rescue, state affairs, civil war, bus trip, love, sex, dancing, teacher, cia, motorcycle, revolution, partisan, death ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, glasgow scotland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sexy films with plots about society, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, love and romance, romance and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Carla's Song: Talk of Angels (1998), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), My Name Is Joe (1998), Latino (1985), Pavilion of Women (2001). 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, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
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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, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, manchester, pakistan, spain ...
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94%
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, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: soccer, debt, profanity, working class, friendship, alcohol abuse, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, society, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.0
 159
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: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, biting, suspense ...
Plot: military, state affairs, media, revolution, battles, jungle, witnessing a crime, politics, war, society, rebellion, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, asia, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, occupation, debate, injustice, execution ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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64%
 6.1
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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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 7K
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, 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: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, interrogation, assassin, communist, death, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, europe, florida ...
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58%
The Railway Station Man (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Irish artist, widowed by an IRA bombing, gradually learns that the American man she has become involved with is not who he seems.
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: village, terrorism, politics, widow, railway station, village life, haunted by the past, ira, battles, rock, state affairs, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, usa, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
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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, captivating, tense, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, civil war, atrocity, massacre, chaos, arson, romance, political unrest, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, sexual content, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, new delhi, asia, pakistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: multiple sclerosis, family relations, working class, paralysis, family problems, bittersweet, love and romance, life is a bitch, supportive spouse, misfit, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, europe, new orleans, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, military, media, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
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The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, social differences, fall in love, terminal illness, love affair, political unrest, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, couple relations, lovers reunited ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
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47%
 6.5
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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: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico city, guatemala, beverly hills ...
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, love affair, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: beijing china, china, asia, shanghai, east berlin ...
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44%
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, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, idealism, injustice, revolution, media, doctor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, montreal quebec ...
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43%
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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: thought provoking, touching, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, immigrants, family relations, restaurant, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
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After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, love triangle, friendship, couples, friends, romance, love and romance, society, rehearsal, drinking, courtroom, court ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: disturbing, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, rebellion, military, opposites attract, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, dishonesty, politics, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: military, politics, soldier, state affairs, moral dilemma, military life, political unrest, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, injustice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, society, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, photograph, embassy, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, tragic hero, state affairs, love and romance, military ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%