Movies like Phoenix

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Phoenix (2014)
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Phoenix
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: tense, gloomy, serious, enigmatic, captivating, realistic, dramatic, psychological, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, nazi, holocaust, german, jewish, neo noir, hidden identity, jews, divorce, hospital, nazis, camp, physical appearance, guilt, runaway, auschwitz, survivor, mistaken identity, moral ambiguity, women, beautiful scenery, hotel, relationships, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1944, year 1943, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, israel, tokyo, tel aviv israel, west germany, berlin germany ...
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Raise the Red Lantern
Drama, History, Romance
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Happy Christmas
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116 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about culture clash, mentor, betrayal, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Barbara (2012), Gloomy Sunday (1999), Sunshine (1999), Lore (2012), Lili Marleen (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barbara
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: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: german, fascism, small town, hospital, surveillance, doctors and patients, doctors, loneliness, relationships, idealism, paranoia, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, california, northern germany, gdr ...
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Gloomy Sunday
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, surprise ending ...
Plot: holocaust, romance, nazi, suicide, oldies, couple relations, nazis, wartime, jewish, infidelity, german, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, germany, budapest, england
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 7.5
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Sunshine
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: captivating, serious, epic, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, politics, infidelity, jewish, adultery, revolution, justice, death, incest, parents and children, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, twentieth century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, europe, hungary, serbia, paris france ...
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Lore
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, innocence lost, war, german, nazi, holocaust, jewish, death, murder, nazis, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, hamburg germany, russia
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Lili Marleen
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: witty, clever, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: german, nazi, forbidden love, jewish, social differences, drinking, nazis, jews, unfulfilled love, anti semitism, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: germany, switzerland, europe, new jersey, vienna ...
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East/West
Genre: 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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: russian, french, love and romance, propaganda, sacrifice, cold war, idealism, couples, communism, brutality, beautiful scenery, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: russia, france, europe, germany, bulgaria ...
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Bent
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, gays and lesbians, nazis, jews, love story, death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
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Wuthering Heights
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   32%
 
The Widow of Saint-Pierre
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, murder, island, prison, love, romance, human nature, death penalty, marriage, love story, death, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 1850s
Place: france, europe
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Happy Christmas
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christmas, war, german, french, friendship, holiday, idealism, soldier, violence, survival, british, prejudice ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany, brussels belgium ...
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The Reader
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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: sexual, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: romance, guilt, german, genocide, nazi, jewish, holocaust, coming of age, justice, prison, trial, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
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Raise the Red Lantern
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, serious, captivating, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: marriage, loneliness, adultery, tragedy, death, contests and competitions, storytelling, crumbling marriage, secrets, women, betrayal, feminism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Flame and Citron
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, serious, gloomy, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, assassin, nazi, dishonesty, vengeance, german, assassination, resistance, nazis, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, germany, poland, copenhagen ...
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The White Countess
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: touching, serious, emotional, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: romance, russian, jewish, drinking, blindness, unlikely couple, relationships, adultery, family, innocence lost, love story, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, russia, macau, hong kong ...
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The French Lieutenant's Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, romantic ...
Plot: romance, tragedy, love, adultery, postmodernism, destructive relationship, obsession, relationships, love story, period piece, love affair, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 18th century, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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The Piano
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: sexual, stylized, gloomy, serious, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, sexuality, culture clash, love triangle, male nudity, marriage, arranged marriage, period piece, human nature, relationships, sexualized violence, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: new zealand
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Madame Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, betrayal, marriage, suicide, innocence lost, interracial romance, romance, destructive relationship, catholicism, interracial relations, beautiful scenery, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, china, tokyo, canada
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Labyrinth of Lies
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: idealism, holocaust, fighting the system, nazis, nazi, justice, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, german, wartime, jews, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963, 1950s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
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The Man Who Cried
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, jewish, dancing, culture clash, russian, fall in love, opera, betrayal, artists and showbiz, jews, holocaust, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: england, russia, france, poland, europe ...
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The Road Home
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Plot: romance, death, teacher, village, love, young lovers, loneliness, memory, funeral, school, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Lust, Caution
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: sex, love, espionage, assassination, brutality, violence, revolution, murder, resistance, adultery, neo noir, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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Yella
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama about a woman who is estranged from the possessive and violent husband who can't bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to a dramatic conclusion, her life takes an odd shift.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, estrangement, stalking, boss and employee, cons and scams, dishonesty, couples, dream, ex husband, wife husband relationship, employee ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe, germany, east germany
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Focus
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, jewish, anti semitism, jews, fascism, spelling bee, politics, business, dishonesty, love and romance, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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Charlotte Gray
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, war, espionage, spy, jewish, nazi, courage, wartime, fall in love, spies, love story, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, london, europe, germany, england ...
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Aimee & Jaguar
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: romance, lesbian, homosexuality, love, nazi, german, jewish, prejudice, drinking, gays and lesbians, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 7.6
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A Royal Affair
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, insanity, idealism, revolution, german, marriage, politics, period piece, censorship, adultery, freedom, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s
Place: denmark, europe, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Farewell My Concubine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: opera, friendship, childhood, betrayal, love, obsession, homosexuality, male nudity, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, revolution, runaway ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, spain, japan, beijing china ...
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The Remains of the Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
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Swing Kids
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, sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
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