Movies like Wings 1966

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Wings (1966)
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Wings (1966)
Original name: Крылья
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, feminist film
Plot: world war two, midlife crisis, military, obsession, haunted by the past, high school, wartime life, fish out of water, culture clash, unfulfillment, post world war two, aviation, school principal, nostalgia, female director, homecoming, school, great patriotic war, airplane, loneliness, soldier, theater, female protagonist, middle aged, tailor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and touching films with plots about unfulfillment, family relations, society, love and romance, world war two, haunted by the past and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Wings: Plenty (1985), Adelheid (1970), Simon & the Oaks (2011), An American Story (1992), When the Night (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, hopes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, homecoming, haunted by the past, wartime life, introspection, innocence lost, society, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
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Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: military, forbidden love, military life, estate, new wave, haunted by the past, society, anti war, soldier, world war two, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, culture clash, working class, youth, society, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, state affairs, rebellion, military, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 301
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fall in love, village, tragic love, true love, reunion, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, family in crisis, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 179
To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, older woman younger man relationship, sexless marriage, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Signs of Life (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, three German soldiers are withdrawn from combat when one of them, Stroszek, is wounded. They are assigned to a small coastal community on the Greek island of Kos while Stroszek recuperates. The men become increasingly stir crazy ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: world war two, soldier, island, german soldier, isolation, village, dull life, greek, military base, confined, unfulfillment, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, mediterranean sea, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 563
Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. A catastrophe that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, midlife crisis, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, nudity (full frontal - brief), village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, bonding, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, family relations, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 90
Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, obsession, estrangement, erotica, masturbation, fetish
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 482
Test (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They live in the steppe. A father and a daughter. Nothing may disturb the eternal order. Tomorrow always comes. And every morning the father goes away to work. And she stays alone. To wait for her father. And to feel. Two men are in love with her. ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, rivalry, father daughter relationship, death of father, farm, coming of age, youth, riding a horse, wind ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
What War May Bring (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A theater projectionist's daughter is involved in the Resistance in WWII, but she doesn’t share his political involvement & only believes in passion. She follows the men she loves unconditionally, suffering betrayal and hardship.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, strong female presence, haunted by the past, saving a life, concentration camp, d day, deportation, world war one, cabaret, autobiography, nazi officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
42%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, jazz, parents and children, discrimination, social differences, strong female presence, profanity, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Alexandra (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: soldier, military life, parents and children, human nature, anti war, homecoming, family relations, golden years, military, war, fish out of water, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 362
1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: world war two, couples, life is a bitch, war, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, best friends, friends, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, black market, female nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, sweden, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village life, family relations, deportation, golden years, village, identity, nostalgia, haunted by the past, immigrants, culture clash, memories, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: surreal, tense, mind bending, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, one more chance, injustice, couples, unfulfillment, mystery, homecoming, introspection, tragic love, road not taken, lovers reunited, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, family relations, society, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, racism, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, nudist, neighbor, swimming pool, swimmer, social relations, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, suburbs, character study, pool party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, romance, rise to the top, lovers reunited, couples, human nature, survival, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 331
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, couples, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 655
The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, military, society, family tradition, fall in love, wartime life, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Household Saints (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of an eccentric Italian-American family in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. Young Teresa dreams of joing the convent, over the objections of her family.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: catholic, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, suburbs, social differences, obsession, suburban life, siblings relations, eccentric family, human nature, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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Night and Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: lovers reunited, starting over, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, social relations, unfulfillment, foreigner, painting, expatriate, exile, city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, seoul, france, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%