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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
 7.8
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Original name: Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes to jail, while Maria begins a hard new life.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic, surreal, thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, romance, couples, rise to the top, lovers reunited, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, battle of the sexes, danger, human nature, wartime life, wedding, soldier, interracial relations, denial, materialism, black market, secrets, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1943, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief) and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Marriage of Maria Braun: The Poet (2007), Veronika Voss (1982), The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972), Lola (1981), The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, couples, war, romance, against humanity, family relations, soldier, sexual content, rabbi, wartime life, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
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100%
Veronika Voss (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: movie star, morphine, addiction, drug abuse, journalism, soldier, actor's life, gem, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 80s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, munich germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, french foreign legion, obsession, forbidden love, infidelity, dishonesty, parents and children, couple relations, embezzlement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, munich germany, bavaria, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5K
Lola (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, corruption, brothel, prostitution, fall in love, performer's life, love affair, dishonesty, showbiz, cabaret, society, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, couples, mentally unstable, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, friends, introspection, human nature, looking for love, couples, infidelity, romance, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, romantic, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: belgium, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, haunted by the past, society, introspection, innocence lost, family problems, wartime life, homecoming, soldier, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, alienation, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, mother son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 798
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, family problems, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 590
Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: love triangle, wartime life, forbidden love, military, soldier, heroic mission, survival, fall in love, love affair, romance, danger, infidelity ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 28K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, infidelity, lust, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, desire, danger, haunted by the past, paraplegic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, romance, war, opposites attract, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friendship, family problems, family life ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lovers reunited, graphic violence, sexual perversion, hotel, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, germany, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 3K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfilled love, anti semitism, political unrest, couples, forbidden love, society, cabaret, social differences, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, germany, berlin germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 573
Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: tense, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, against humanity, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, isolation, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.8
 9K
Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: treason, ambition, actor's life, career, nazi germany, pact with the devil, german, world war two, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, blind ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: realistic, clever, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, love affair, life turned upside down, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal, midlife crisis, family problems, couples, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, greece, germany, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, contemplative, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, introspection, wartime life ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, couples, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, love affair, couples, dishonesty, family relations, introspection, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, cheating wife, infidelity, passion, jealousy, love affair, obsessive love, diary, rain, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 2K
Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, adultery, duel, age difference, introspection, human nature, society, couples, injustice, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, crimes of passion, crimes, boss and employee, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, writer's life, unfulfillment, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 945
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, romance, other woman, adultery, wife husband relationship, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, couples, vestiges of humanity, danger, isolation, betrayal, social decay, dishonesty, chaos, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, psychological, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, fall in love, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, infidelity, terminal illness, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%