Movies like East/West

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East/West (1999)
 7.4
 5K
East/West (1999)
Original name: Est - Ouest
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sentimental, harsh, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality, communism, freedom, doctor, letter, stalinism, husband wife relationship, destiny, tragedy, runaway, family, family drama, love story, brainwashing ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, soviet union, bulgaria, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like East/West: The Way Back (2010), The Barber of Siberia (1998), Agora (2009), The Last Metro (1980), Burnt by the Sun (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, escape, prison escape, journey, gulag, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, exile, unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, soldier, love affair, love story, self sacrifice, cadet, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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 7.2
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, love and romance, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
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100%
 7.4
 13K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, love and romance, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, repression, symbolism, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
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Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 50s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, death sentence, tragic love, island, death row, introspection, romance, isolation, destiny, social differences ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
 571
The Promise (1994)
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Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
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Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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28%
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: gulag, soldier, rivalry, train, prison life, captivity, pow, ex military, wilderness, danger, confined, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
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Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
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Style: sincere, gloomy, sexual, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: tense, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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The Best of Me (2014)
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: touching, romantic, sexy, sentimental, dramatic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 59K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fall in love, resort, hopes, love and romance, starting over, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: melancholic, heartbreaking, touching, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, ocean or sea, isolation, wanting to have children, miscarriage, adoption, marriage, moral dilemma, missing child, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1918
Place: australia
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22%