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East/West (1999)
Original name: Est - Ouest
Genre: 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, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, sincere, harsh, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: love and romance, russian, kgb, iron curtain, sacrifice, communism, couples, actor's life, couple relations, political unrest, politics, french, propaganda, theater, embassy, border, border crossing, letter, shot to death, swimming pool, escape, husband wife relationship, sea voyage, josef stalin, stalinism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, europe, bulgaria, ussr, 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, fall in love, love, couple relations and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like East/West: Burnt by the Sun (1994), Indochine (1992), The Last Metro (1980), Mayerling (1968), The Barber of Siberia (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, rise and fall, politics, colonel, communism, love and romance, russian, wife husband relationship, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 11K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: occupation, theater, infidelity, moral dilemma, romance, couple relations, hiding place, theatre play, theatre milieu, theatre group, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 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, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, master and servant, cinderella story, forbidden love, infidelity, politics, revolution, tragic hero, romance, young lovers, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: italy, austria, england, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, realistic, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, romance, exile, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My First Time (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zachary is 20 years old. Dark and independent, he collects amorous conquests and school failure. Sarah is 18 years old. First class, fragile, she fills her emotional gaps with perfect control of his life. Nothing should close and yet, the year of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 529
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
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Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 12K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 1K
The Light (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Audience: date night
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Place: europe, france, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Place: europe, france, germany, algeria, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 3K
Voyager (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Greece, UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 134
First Love (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: West Germany, Switzerland, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Ivan Turgenev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
After Fall, Winter (2011)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 174
Irene (2009)
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Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 294
Empty Days (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 2K
Last Resort (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
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Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 453K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, romantic ...
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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