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The Sky Is Falling (2000)
 6.5
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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: orphan, racism, parents and children, war, family life, death in the family, opposites attract, siblings relations, world war two, family relations, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, cousin cousin relationship, youth, battles, performer's life, life is a bitch, social differences, society, wartime life, coming of age, innocence lost, against humanity, young heroes, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, florence italy, sicily, switzerland, florence

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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 emotional films with plots about family relations, world war two, society, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), wartime life and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sky Is Falling: The Book Thief (2013), Talk of Angels (1998), Edges of the Lord (2001), Frankie Starlight (1995), Hidden Children (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 125K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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100%
 6.0
 770
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, couples, society, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, village, hidden identity, human spirit, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, fish out of water, lifesaver, life is a bitch, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, family life, self discovery, forbidden love, couple relations, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, love triangle, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 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: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, rescue, orphan, hopes, youth, society, fugitives, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, refugee, hopes, refugees, family problems, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, sweden, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
For a Lost Soldier (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a romantic relationship between a Canadian soldier and a child set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII. Told in flashback from the present day, the child, now a man, is still seeking his lost soldier.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, pedophilia, world war two, soldier, friendship, lgbt, romance, opposites attract, sexual exploration, gay, age difference, coming of age ...
Time: year 1945, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 6K
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: epic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twins, life is a bitch, reunion, culture clash, orphan, society, human nature, wartime life, family reunited, reconciliation, racism, forceful separation ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, opposites attract, romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, social differences, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, life is a bitch, hopes, society, life turned upside down, anti semitism, holocaust, rescue, starvation, bittersweet, war ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, austria, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 664
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: touching, gloomy, bleak, saga, realistic ...
Plot: school, world war two, orphan, coming of age, soldier, summer camp, monastery, kids in trouble, child in peril, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 708
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: realistic, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train, survival, world war two, captivity, racism, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, prison, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, youth, injustice, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, military, teenage love, siblings relations, family relations, war, family life, childhood sweetheart, village, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: train, world war two, wartime life, love affair, holocaust, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, pregnancy, couples, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, religion, mother daughter relationship, catholic, coming of age, family relations, journey, life is a bitch, bittersweet, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 878
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: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage life, obsession, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, eviction, family relations, liberal, haunted by the past, parents and children, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, gay relationship, youth, lifestyle, musician's life, romance, coming out, spouse leaving, passionate interest, husband wife relationship, aspiring musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, barcelona, usa, barcelona spain, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, soldier, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, english channel, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
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, sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, love affair, danger, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 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: emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, american, love, love affair, human spirit, redemption, tragic love, village, military, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%