Movies like And the Ship Sails On

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And the Ship Sails On (1983)
And the Ship Sails On (1983)
Original name: E la nave va
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and camaraderie abound until the ship is descended upon by an Austrian flagship. The Serbians are forced to board it, but naturally they resist, igniting a skirmish that ends in destruction.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, melancholic, lyrical, sentimental, meditative, non-linear, realistic, thought provoking, art house ...
Plot: cruise, ship, world war one, tragedy, boat accident, ocean, celebrity culture, travel, war, classical music, opera, surrealism, catastrophe, dancing, artist, music, loneliness, writers, obsession, art, weapons, mozart, destiny, brutality, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1914
Place: tokyo

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Most similar movies to And the Ship Sails On

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and art mostly in Drama, Music and History genres. Some movies like And the Ship Sails On: I Remember (1973), Roma (1972), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Madame Butterfly (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: art house, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: coming of age, fascism, surrealism, small town, satire, memory, family life, group of friends, human nature, social relations, art, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: art house, atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, memory, surrealism, society, lifestyle, female nudity, satire, illegal prostitution, nudity (full frontal - brief), italian history, fascism, orgy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york, new jersey, europe
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Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, war, dealing with death, battles, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexy, erotic, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: male nudity, homosexuality, gay, music, homosexual, rock and roll, lgbt, rock, lgbtq, recovering drug addict, homoeroticism, rock band ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1984
Place: britain, europe, england, dublin ireland, new york ...
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Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, suicide, betrayal, marriage, interracial romance, u.s. sailor, unlikely friendships, loneliness, culture clash, life philosophy, tragedy, finnish ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, paris france, canada, china ...
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American Hot Wax (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, humorous
Plot: musician, rock and roll, racism, radio dj, music business, rise and fall, fighting the system, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, underdog, musician's life, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, allegory, affectionate ...
Plot: opera, shakespeare, betrayal, obsession, tragedy, segregation, mozart, mentor, lone hero, literature, justice, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, italy, europe, venice
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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, disaster, sinking ship, iceberg, shipwreck, older man younger woman marriage, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, ocean, accident ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: surreal, melancholic, thought provoking, stylized, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, lifestyle, performer's life, starting over, nudity (full frontal - brief), reality, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, cerebral, art house, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, feminism, sex, sexual relations, female nudity, satire, fascism, nudity (full frontal - brief), train, adult humor, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
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In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: art, romance, humanity, loneliness, life philosophy, life & death, politics, philosophy, painter, existentialism, capitalism, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, japan
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, surrealism, childhood, mistress, adultery, loneliness, stream of consciousness, actress, extramarital affair, memory, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe, france ...
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The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: king of france, performer's life, royal family, french history, ballet, prodigy, dancing, playwright, composer, intrigue, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles, europe
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Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, sexy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, death, writers, immigrants, hospital, child abduction, morgue, street kid, art, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, harsh, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: german, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, human nature, youth, misfit, dungeon, education, existentialism, art, isolation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
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Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Calamari Union is an allegorical movie that tells the story of sixteen men all of whom are called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from a single confrere, Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with the perceived oppression they ...
Style: sexy, surreal, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crimes, obsession, surrealism, mentor, adultery, crime gone awry, brutality, dark humor, life & death, deadpan, working class, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, music, genius, prodigy, musician, loneliness, child prodigy, orphan, ship, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, world war two, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, downfall, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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The Magic Flute (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, world war one, military, heroic mission, soldier, escapades, romance, love and romance, classical music, true love, mozart, love at first sight ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, biting, tense, talky ...
Plot: french revolution, sex maniac, insanity, revolution, politics, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, violence, male nudity, paranoid, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, cerebral, art house, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, writers, hospital, marriage, family relations, alienation, midlife crisis, socialite, party, husband wife relationship, transformation, affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: milan italy, tokyo, mediterranean sea, berlin germany, italy ...
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sea, sailboat, british navy, ocean, adventure, against the odds, military life, sea disaster, escapades, father son relationship, sailing ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, art house, cerebral, philosophical, psychedelic ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, ancient rome, roman, surrealism, gay, animal sacrifice, lgbt, slave, homoeroticism, homosexuality, ancient history, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 1st century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, italy, europe, sicily ...
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: reflective, cerebral, atmospheric, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: philosophy, insanity, existentialism, memory, redemption, culture clash, writer's life, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, poetry, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, rome italy, ussr, europe ...
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We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: punk, teenager, music, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, ambition, best friends, teenage life, teenage girl, women, girl band ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, california, tokyo, scandinavia, europe ...
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Bandits (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.
Style: surreal, humorous, talky, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, music, redemption, unlikely friendships, music business, music band, confined, crimes, partners, disorder, friends, criminal heroes ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: casanova, mozart, opera, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, musician's life, writer's life, rivalry, womanizer, music, dancing ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, europe, austria, italy, vienna
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: sexy, talky, atmospheric, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, segregation, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, atmospheric, art house, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, rock music, mental illness ...
Place: seattle, usa
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