Movies like Dr. Akagi

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Dr. Akagi (1998)
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Dr. Akagi (1998)
Original name: Kanzo sensei (Dr. Akagi)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: village, world war two, dark humor, island, heroes, soldier, love and romance, pow, fugitives, village life, cure, doctors and patients, power relations, social relations, doctor, literature, medicine, period piece
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about world war two, village, war, military, soldier, village life and social relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Dr. Akagi: A Farewell to Fools (2013), The Elusive Corporal (1962), Paris of the North (2014), Ensign Pulver (1964), Caterpillar (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, prison life, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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A Farewell to Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during World War II, somewhere in Eastern Europe. A German soldier is found dead near the village. The local authorities must find the culprit, or they will be all shot by the Nazis the morning after. There's no way to find the guilty one, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: village, moral dilemma, mentally challenged, misfit, hopes, farce, wartime life, comedy of errors, human nature, war, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: romania, transylvania, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, social differences, war, nothing goes right, prison, prison life, anti war, military life, danger, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: parents and children, social relations, elderly, family relations, power relations, aging, village life, teachers and students, estrangement, village
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Ensign Pulver (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military, rebelliousness, war, escapades, heroes, save the day, power relations, ocean or sea, ocean, ship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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84%
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: quadriplegic, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, family in crisis, political unrest, village life, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, social relations, friends, family relations, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, world war one, fall in love, friendship, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rise to the top, holocaust, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Village of the Stone Roller (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pekka (Martti Suosalo) saapuu pitkästä aikaa kotiseudulleen pieneen Jerusalemin kylään juhlistamaan kylän viimeisiä häitä. Hänen oma avioliittonsa näyttää ajautuneen umpikujaan. Kylän väki kokoontuu valmistelemaan tätä viimeistä ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: wedding, countryside, village, village life, unfulfillment, love and romance, bittersweet, social relations, couples, old man, metaphor, finnish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Two Men Went to War (2002)
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, dentist, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, couples, war, life is a bitch, danger, village life, parents and children, social relations ...
Place: asia, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Roses of the Desert (2006)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by Italian Army in a kind of humanitarian mission. In fact all ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, escapades, soldier, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks. Machisu, the only son of a rich collector, has a ...
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, thought provoking, philosophical, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, dark humor, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, failed attempt, art, painter, painting, desire for fame, family relations, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, shell shock, psychiatric ward, american soldier ...
Place: yuma arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, nothing goes right, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Year of Enlightment (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, situated on the border with Portugal. Once in the sanatorium, ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, sanitarium, teenage love, sexual content, love and romance, teenage life, village, romance, hospital, youth, tuberculosis, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, state affairs, political unrest, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, resistance, military, village, wartime life, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, confined, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: ego clash, military, culture clash, military life, disorder, hypocrisy, ambition, nothing goes right, soldier, society, hopes, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Naoya and Katsuhiro are boyfriends, new in their relationship. Things are uneven at first - Naoya is open and free while Katsuhiro is cautious and closeted - but nothing compares to the chaos that arrives when Asako, a troubled woman with a history ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, coming out, family life, couples, family relations, pregnancy, baby, gay parent, gay relationship, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, battles, nuclear holocaust, ecological disaster, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, against the odds, concentration camp, opposites attract, social differences, adventure, village, forbidden love, village life, heroes, captivity, soldier ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, friendship between boys, world war two, child, best friends, war, village, village life, youth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: witty, clever, sentimental, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, military life, school, college, lifestyle, youth, society, dedicated educator, satire, bittersweet, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, starting over, mysterious character, unlikely couple, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, mischievous children, school, hardcase students, disorder, family relations, boarding school life, social relations, parents and children, rebellion, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%