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Birdsong (2012)
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, military, romance, lovers, lovers apart, army, battles, war, love and romance, couples, young lovers, infidelity, cheating, united kingdom
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about soldier, war, world war one, military, love and romance, battles and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Birdsong: Testament of Youth (2014), Parade's End (2012), A Woman of Substance (1984), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Gallipoli (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, period piece, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, compassion, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, high society, romance, love triangle, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, adultery, unfaithful wife, couple relations, lovers, countryside, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
TV show
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: stylized, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, family relations, ambition, world war one, store, working class, pregnancy, inheritance, master and servant, vengeance, rich and poor, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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100%
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, stylized ...
Plot: military, world war one, war, military life, survival, battle zone, danger, soldier, battles, family relations, graphic violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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100%
War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, social differences, romance, true love, wartime life, betrayal, invasion, family crisis ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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100%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, hopes, military, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
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100%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, military hospital, army, world war one, love triangle, lifesaver, german, nursing, french, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
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100%
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The Cinder Path (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
TV show
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, military, romance, crimes, soldier, hopes, dishonesty, war, battles, axe, couples, farm ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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55%
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, love and romance, society, estate, uneducated, couples, manners, family relations, social differences, family life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village, political unrest, soldier, love triangle, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, infidelity, treason, officer, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, friendship, danger, battle zone, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british, battle
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, true love, soldier, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, military life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
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100%
Till We Meet Again (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again was a 1989 TV mini-series based on the Judith Krantz novel, Till We Meet Again. Its stars included Mia Sara, Bruce Boxleitner, Hugh Grant and Courteney Cox.
Style: talky, emotional, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, world war one, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, soldier, military, couples, showbiz, battle zone, parents and children, wartime life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, aristocracy, society, state affairs, wartime life, fall in love, war, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, romance, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, military life, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance, state affairs, military hospital, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, france
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41%
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, heroes, escapades, soldier, adventure, military, military life, friendship, battle zone, war, battles, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
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40%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, military, battles, survival, one man army, danger, military life, siblings relations, family relations, heroic mission, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, intellectual, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, parents and children, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, state affairs, leadership, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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37%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, social relations, war, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: military, soldier, human spirit, war, hopes, tunnel, world war one, danger, life is a bitch, brutality, heroes, hapless soldier ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: germany, australia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: espionage, world war one, battles, family relations, rich and poor, missing person, love and romance, rise to the top, writer's life, romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1918, year 1915
Place: canada, new york, france, usa, europe ...
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36%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: love triangle, battles, war, military, danger, military life, political unrest, soldier, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, bleak, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, danger, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, world war one, war, dealing with death, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war one, idealism, journalism, danger, war, battle zone, soldier, media, trench warfare, skinny dipping, male nudity
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: treason, civil war, battles, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, betrayal, state affairs, sexual tension, parliament, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, london
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35%
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The Trench (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, battles, battlefield, trench warfare, gory, heroes, danger, war, isolation, destiny ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, soldier, military, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, military life, tragic love, love affair, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%