Movies like The Sky Is Falling

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The Sky Is Falling (2000)
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The Sky Is Falling (2000)
Original name: Il Cielo Cade
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1943, an estate north of Firenze. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Penny, who's about 10. An orphan, she must watch over her little sister when they go to live with her aunt and uncle. Penny's a Catholic, and worries about her uncle's soul. He's Jewish, progressive and a free thinker, a fair boss, and devoted to his family. He can be stern, so Penny also worries that she'll never please him and that he won't love her. Then, after the Allied forces land in Sicily and the Germans begin their retreat, Penny must worry about her uncle's life. She tries logic and appeals to human decency. Can a child keep the sky from falling?
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, racism, parents and children, war, family life, opposites attract, siblings relations, death in the family, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, cousin cousin relationship, hitler youth, family relations, holocaust, youth, battles, life is a bitch, social differences, society, coming of age, innocence lost, wartime life, bittersweet, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, florence, switzerland, tuscany, florence italy

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Most similar movies to The Sky Is Falling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about world war two, family relations, society, wartime life, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet and youth mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sky Is Falling: Twin Sisters (2002), Talk of Angels (1998), Edges of the Lord (2001), Frankie Starlight (1995), Red Cherry (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twin Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twins, world war two, wartime life, family reunited, ss officer, family relations, wartime, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, orphan, reconciliation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: holland, germany, europe, netherlands
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, compassionate, talky, breathtaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, assassination, tennis, family relations, jewish, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: italy, germany, israel, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, world war two, jewish, village, human spirit, survival, hidden identity, fish out of water, anti semitism, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: talky, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mother son relationship, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family, unfulfillment ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, texas, austin texas, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 721
Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, bleak, saga, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, monastery, orphan, school, chinese, summer camp, youth, military, war, society, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, orphan, rescue, survival, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, society, youth, fugitives, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, coming of age, self discovery, secrets, wartime, loneliness, children, life is a bitch, family relations, wartime life, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, poland, germany, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, romantic
Plot: world war two, friends, friendship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, love affair, couple relations, social differences, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, romance, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, prague, central europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, captivity, female nudity, jewish, ghetto, survival, anti semitism, train, against humanity, society, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, poland, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, youth, german army, family relations, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, village life, village, children, partisan, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, jewish, human spirit, life philosophy, self sacrifice, survival, nazism, life & death, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, youth, friendship, betrayal, prison, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, young heroes, politics, injustice ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, macedonia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: world war one, love triangle, soldier, military, siblings relations, teenage love, social relations, war, family life, family relations, childhood sweetheart, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, love, farm, wartime life, working class, war, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), wine, farming ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, english channel, united kingdom, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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50%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war two, train, love, french resistance, refugee, railway, family, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, holocaust, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
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58%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: emotional, light, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, aunt niece relationship, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, love and romance, life is a bitch, sisters, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, journey, parents and children, teenage life, society, coming of age, children, life is a bitch, menarche, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 3K
Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, couples, society, family relations, parents and children, racism, bittersweet, forceful separation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Food of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young aspiring pianist attracts attention of famous musicians. Chance encounters bring them together but expectations must be managed by all.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay relationship, family relations, lgbt, love affair, coming out, youth, romance, musician's life, lifestyle, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, new york, usa, spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 951
Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, countryside, social differences, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, obsession, haunted by the past, war, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sad, poignant, art house, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazi, world war two, friendship, jewish, nazism, anti semitism, catholic, holocaust, coming of age, childhood, school, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, germany, poland, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, jewish, racism, tragedy, nazi, life, depression, friendship, dysfunctional family, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, poland, israel, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 3K
Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, lifestyle, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, single parent, family problems, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: lyrical, intense, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gypsy, anti semitism, world war two, culture clash, love story, secrets, adaptation, wartime, adoption, family relations, jewish, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, paris france, france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
Style: sentimental, intense, romantic, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, italian army, romance, german, resistance fighter, wartime, love and romance, wartime life, impossible love, fall in love, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: greece, rome italy, italy, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%