Movies and TV shows like Birdsong

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Birdsong (2012)
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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, trench warfare, love affair, military, romance, lovers, lovers apart, war, army, world war one, battles, 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, military, love and romance, battles, world war one and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Birdsong: Parade's End (2012), Testament of Youth (2014), A Soldier's Tale (1989), War and Peace (2007), Gallipoli (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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: high society, love triangle, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, lovers, romance, couple relations, conservative, love and romance, countryside, marriage, estate ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, romance, war, love and romance, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
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, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, wartime life, war, love triangle, romance, true love, couple relations, social differences, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 1K
Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
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, emotional, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: military, war, danger, military life, soldier, siblings relations, battle zone, family relations, battles, survival, male nudity, skinny dipping ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, military hospital, friendship, army, lifesaver, love triangle, german, french, nursing, doctors and patients, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
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: serious, realistic, stylized, emotional, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, pregnancy, working class, store, female protagonist, inheritance, master and servant, rise to the top, family relations, rich and poor, power relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, politics, rape, tragic love, life is a bitch, culture clash, false accusation, unwanted pregnancy, dishonesty, manners, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Cinder Path (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, love affair, hopes, couples, social differences, dishonesty, farm, battle zone, siblings relations, witnessing a crime, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching ...
Plot: village, political unrest, love triangle, officer, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, soldier, couples, treason, world war one, gun ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 383
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
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: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, uneducated, love and romance, society, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, countryside, estate, social differences, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 997
Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: human spirit, love and romance, war, tragic love, military, battles, wartime life, hopes, fall in love, nurse, life is a bitch, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: battles, war, soldier, military, battle zone, world war one, battle, british
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, war, hapless soldier, wartime life, battle zone, battles, military life, soldier, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
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, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, society, war, love and romance, state affairs, wartime life, couple relations, love story, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 134K
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, touching, emotional, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, true love, couples, soldier, breakup, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 560
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
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: exciting, intellectual, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, wartime life, battles, society, leadership, couples, family life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: military, platoon, veteran, heroic mission, military life, state affairs, heroes, love and romance, battles, military hospital, male female relationship, tragic event ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Till We Meet Again (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
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: serious, clever, talky, emotional, realistic
Plot: military, showbiz, romance, love and romance, wartime life, parents and children, battle zone, celebrity culture, soldier, couples, lovers reunited, aviation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
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: war, love triangle, battles, military life, danger, military, political unrest, life is a bitch, soldier, army, brother brother relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 min.
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, realistic, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: political unrest, treason, battles, revolution, civil war, betrayal, sexual tension, rebellion, state affairs, parliament, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 649
Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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, exciting, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: superior officer, military, soldier, friendship, military life, war, adventure, heroes, escapades, battle zone, battles, dead soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: pow, soldier, military, castle, prison life, love triangle, romance, love and romance, battles, war, love affair, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized ...
Plot: survival, battles, military, siblings relations, danger, soldier, military life, one man army, heroic mission, battle zone, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Any Human Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Story: A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: encounter, writer's life, king, love affair, love and romance, historical character, memoir, change, elderly, mistress, marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 20s, 50s ...
Place: england, new york, europe, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: tense, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, human spirit, hopes, tunnel, danger, life is a bitch, brutality, heroes, hapless soldier, periscope ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, family relations, war, family life, childhood sweetheart, village, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Scarlet Tunic (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Passions erupt between a German hussar (Jean-Marc Barr) serving with King George III's personal cavalry and the only daughter of an English solicitor (Emma Fielding) in this period tearjerker adapted from a short story by Thomas Hardy. Longing ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, soldier, countryside, military life, couples, ego clash, romance, love affair, war, love and romance, forbidden love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: foreign legion, military, army investigation, battles, wartime life, destiny, adventurer, soldier, love and romance, political unrest, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s
Place: europe, france, africa, north africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%