Movies like Julia 1977

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Julia (1977)
 7.2
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, factual, touching, gloomy, serious, contemplative, dramatic, political ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female protagonist, smuggling, female bonding, fascism, culture clash, childhood, adaptation, character study, fighting the system, world war two, love and romance, strong female presence, wartime, playwright, nazi, nazis, writers, train, border ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, pre world war two, 50s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany, austria, england, vienna

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Most similar movies to Julia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and touching films with plots about friendship, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like Julia: Swing Kids (1993), Cabaret (1972), The Chosen (1981), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), A River Runs Through It (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, against the rules, rebelliousness, against the odds, friends, political unrest, dancing, dance, brainwashing, fighting the system, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
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95%
 7.8
 49K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, youth, clergy, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, reward, down on your luck, crimes, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, dallas texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 10K
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, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: nazi germany, ambition, actor's life, treason, career, pact with the devil, german, world war two, politics, state affairs, rise and fall, downfall ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 8K
The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: thought provoking, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, dishonesty, actor's life, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, europe, florence, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.6
 5K
The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, world war two, friendship, makeover, backstage, drunkenness, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, actor's life, couples, overbearing, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 2K
The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, society, master and servant, writer's life, rich and poor, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, injury, female prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison sex, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, great depression, widow, redemption, bittersweet, social relations, sexism, graphic violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 11K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, union, single mother, factory, labor, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 28K
On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, reconciliation, alienation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, resentment, retired, couples, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, obsession, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 13K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.3
 9K
Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, american dream, vandalism, siege, pianist, piano, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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Berlin '36 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: athlete's life, anti semitism, olympics, friendship, against the odds, racism, politics, dishonesty, contests and competitions, society, track and field, underdog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, hopes, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, racism, rich and poor, celebrity culture, actor's life, society, power relations, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 4K
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, old love, flowers, romance, haunted by the past, social differences, couple relations, couples, strong female presence, society, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, asia, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Canone inverso - Making Love (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Costanza is drinking a beer in a Prague pub, a summer night in 1968, while a violinist enters and starts playing a "canone inverso" for her. It is not a case, that music and that violin have a story behind that could concern her. It is the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, world war two, love affair, violin, musician's life, family relations, destiny, love and romance, holocaust, school, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, female friendship, chance meeting, vacation, romance, self discovery, beautiful scenery, couple relations, looking for love, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 7K
The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, haunted by the past, dinner party, self discovery, family in crisis, introspection, couple relations, couples, friends, family problems, bittersweet, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest, on the run, society, couples, drug abuse, love affair, friendship, social differences, redemption, politics ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, politics, soldier, political corruption, homecoming, cons and scams, innocence lost, friendship, battles, friends, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Month in the Country (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is ...
Style: realistic, captivating, scenic, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: church, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, escape from reality, village, healing, world war one veteran, forbidden love, mural, loneliness, depression ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 2K
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, serious, touching ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, soldier ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%