Movies like Phoenix

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Phoenix (2014)
 7.3
 14K
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, captivating, realistic, enigmatic, dramatic, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: physical appearance, haunted by the past, neo noir, auschwitz, survivor, singing, obsession, hidden identity, neo-noir, cons and scams, under the surface, dishonesty, betrayal, nazi, holocaust, german, jewish, divorce, hospital, scam, secret, holocaust survivor, insult, hat, apple ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1944, year 1943, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, tel aviv israel, west germany, berlin germany, switzerland, west berlin west germany ...

Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about german, death, betrayal, cigarette smoking, kiss, husband wife relationship and singing mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Barbara (2012), Yella (2007), Jerichow (2008), Bent (1997), The Reader (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 11K
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: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, doctor, iron curtain, small town, fascism, doctors and patients, visa, lover, confined, society, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
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95%
 6.7
 2K
Yella (2007)
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, suspense ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, estrangement, ex husband, wife husband relationship, dream, company, employee, assistant, stalking, boss and employee, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 2K
Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, immigrants, couple relations, couples, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, looking for love, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 7K
Bent (1997)
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, concentration camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, human spirit, war, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.6
 211K
The Reader (2008)
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: gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, age difference, against humanity, trial, first love, unlikely couple, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, guilt, female prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Happy Christmas (2005)
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: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: christmas, singer, holiday, human spirit, soldier, friendship, german, french, singing, idealism, anti war, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, oslo norway, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, war, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1957, year 1975 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: betrayal, maid, pianist, singer, infidelity, obsession, politics, master and servant, couple relations, war, love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, survival, dealing with death, human spirit, tragic love, romance, holocaust, against humanity, war, confined, writer's life, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Red Cockatoo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, love triangle, coming of age, youth, infidelity, rebellion, rock, romance, artist, falling in love, fall in love, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 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, serious, realistic, biting, emotional ...
Plot: presumed dead, war crime, government agency, human spirit, anti war, haunted by the past, hopes, disorder, hidden identity, writer's life, starting over, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, against humanity, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, genocide, against the odds, nazis, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1958, 1950s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 13K
Lore (2012)
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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, german, war, innocence lost, post war, on the road, dead child, danger, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flame and 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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, dishonesty, betrayal, assassin, double agent, gestapo, traitor, war, political unrest, repayment, wartime life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, finland, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 6K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: nazism, euthanasia, moral dilemma, politics, friendship, anti semitism, human nature, society, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 98 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: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: pain, composer, infidelity, mouse, cat, stripper, pianist, loss of child, loss of spouse, musician, grief, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 1K
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: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, illness, captive, desire, memory, passion, sex, friendship, bar, paranoia, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.3
 312
Obsession (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a fateful encounter in a Berlin train station. The allure of ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: niagara falls, love triangle, obsession, destructive relationship, forbidden love, romance, underwater, sibling relationship, impossible love, infidelity, train, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 3K
A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, married woman, romance, wartime life, wartime, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, post world war one
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: secret identity, politics, espionage, bribery, starting over, resistance, terrorism, danger, hopes, state affairs, undercover, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: germany, vietnam, asia, europe, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, love triangle, haunted by the past, concentration camp, post war, friendship, mental illness, romance, confined, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: love triangle, aristocrat, love affair, romance, siblings relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, family life, favoritism, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 3K
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: serious, stylized, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, show business, resistance, radio station, unfulfilled love, anti semitism, romance, life is a bitch, war, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, poland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 46K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, machismo, stabbing, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 442
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, betrayal, investigation, stalking, relationship vs career, ambition, crimes, danger, dishonesty, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 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, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, dishonesty, spy, british secret service, war, undercover, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, intrigue, love affair, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 70s
Place: europe, holland, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, russian, kgb, iron curtain, sacrifice, communism, couples, actor's life, couple relations, political unrest, politics, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, europe, ussr, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, bank robbery, nurse, opposites attract, destiny, rejection, gas station, coincidence, therapy, heist, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, sydney australia, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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