Movies like Phoenix

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Phoenix (2014)
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: neo noir, psychological, serious, captivating, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric, tricky, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, betrayal, singing, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, strong female character, surgery, obsession, hidden identity, love, secret, reunion, homecoming, dishonesty, brutality, jewish, auschwitz, cons and scams, nazi, holocaust, german, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, 40s, year 1945, year 1944, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, switzerland, palestine, west berlin west germany, tel aviv israel ...

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Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and dramatic films with plots about betrayal, death, runaway, mentor, storytelling, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Barbara (2012), Cold War (2018), Flame & Citron (2008), The Good German (2006), Lili Marleen (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, introspection, power relations, confined, society, life is a bitch, secret service, lovers apart, who to trust, fascism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
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50%
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, tragic ending, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, suicide, audition, communism, defector, jazz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, poland ...
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100%
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, partners, crimes, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, finland, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, love of one's life, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, war, performer's life, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: sentimental, serious, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, military, romance, missing person, wartime life, infidelity, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, violin, love triangle, love, romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, brussels belgium, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret hideout, top secret, double agent, secret service, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new mexico, holland, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, arranged marriage, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, love triangle, young woman, resentment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 235K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, first love, sexuality, sexual relations, unlikely couple, sex scene, court, trial, secret, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, nazi war criminal, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, prosecutor, nazi officer, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: seduction, infidelity, widow, blackmail, romance, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, concentration camp, world war two, danger, against humanity, writer's life, dealing with death, love and romance, romance, war, tragic love, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 509
Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, snitch, interracial romance, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, loss of spouse, pianist, freedom, grief, cat, secret, musician, neighbor, stripper, infidelity, composer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 4K
Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, river, mistaken identity, mermaid, destructive relationship, ransom, couples, haunted by the past, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, breast feeding, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: gloomy, emotional, biting, uplifting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, hopes, government agency, disorder, redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, anti war, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, parents and children, haunted by the past, eccentric family, rebelliousness, family in crisis, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, yale university, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: psychological, touching, art house, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: old woman, marriage, anniversary, secret, promise, apology, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 10K
The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, abbess, ceremony, lie, secret, interracial relations, syphilis, mother son relationship, chastity, female director, photographer, communist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, obsession, tragic love, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, crimes of passion, couples, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 15K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, politics, family relations, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, society, fascism, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 2K
The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexy, psychological, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, sex, captive, paranoia, desire, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, losing-it hero, destructive relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 234K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, nazi germany, german officer, resistance, nazi, colonel, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, josef stalin, propaganda, immigration, emigrant, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, judge, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, romance, family problems, hidden identity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%