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, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, captivating, enigmatic, dramatic, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, auschwitz, singing, survivor, physical appearance, haunted by the past, cons and scams, obsession, neo-noir, betrayal, nazi, holocaust, german, jewish, divorce, hospital, dishonesty, hidden identity, under the surface, love, strong female character, money, rich, food, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1943, year 1938
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, switzerland, palestine, west berlin west germany, west germany ...

Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and emotional films with plots about death, german, betrayal, singing, runaway, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Barbara (2012), Yella (2007), Bent (1997), Happy Christmas (2005), Walking with the Enemy (2013). 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: tense, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, iron curtain, doctor, fascism, small town, introspection, society, secret service, power relations, who to trust, lovers apart, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, northern germany ...
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95%
 6.7
 3K
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: realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: workplace, boss and employee, cons and scams, workplace situations, dishonesty, couples, estrangement, stalking, employee, assistant, dream, ex husband ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: germany, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, friendship, dehumanization, war, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, death ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, ghetto, hidden identity, defiant, dishonesty, danger, race against time, family relations, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1962, year 1975 ...
Place: hungary, europe, germany, russia, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, infidelity, maid, pianist, singer, love triangle, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couple relations, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london, europe, france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, dishonesty, politics, couples, rebelliousness, siblings relations, couple relations, nosy, love and romance, fall in love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, macau, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, love affair, crumbling marriage, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female lead, husband wife relationship, strong female character ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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: touching, gloomy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, jealous spouse, immigrants, love and romance, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, forbidden love, estrangement, boss and employee, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, concentration camp, holocaust, confined, unfulfillment, writer's life, dealing with death, hopes, war, love and romance, against humanity, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 216K
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: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, sexual relations, age difference, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: resistance, gestapo, dishonesty, betrayal, assassin, double agent, traitor, nazism, war, ss, fight back, plan gone awry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, stockholm sweden, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
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: sincere, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lesbian, fall in love, lesbian relationship, nazi, concentration camp, infidelity, deportation, ghetto, woman in danger, true love, impossible love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: clever, witty, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: anti semitism, couple relations, romance, wartime life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, war, society ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, munich germany, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, danger, escapades, bodies, against humanity, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal, power relations, dishonesty, against humanity, genocide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 12K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, politics, society, family life, political unrest, state affairs, siblings relations, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: serbia, hungary, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, sexy, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, paranoia, friendship, bar, passion, memory, desire, captive, hotel, sex, illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, bomb, nazism, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, plan gone awry, nazis, conspiracy, war ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bad ending, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, coming of age, romance, school, love and romance, interracial relations, family relations, religions or cults, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, ghetto, concentration camp, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, bribery, espionage, secret identity, terrorism, undercover, danger, hopes, state affairs, starting over, resistance, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: germany, vietnam, europe, france, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
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: gloomy, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, restaurant, pianist, menage a trois, sex, deportation, birthday, jealousy, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, emigrant, immigration, freedom, letter ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, aristocrat, fall in love, romance, family life, love affair, love and romance, family relations, sister sister relationship, secret, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: artist, village, storm, garden, violinist, beach, romance, friendship, family relations, old love, contact, disorder ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 11K
Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: remake of american film
Plot: post war, impossible love, lgbt, food, eyeglasses, prayer, cross, coward, apology, anger, guilt, singer ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, year 1918, 1910s
Place: paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 28K
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, slide projector, piano, old woman, anniversary, apology, promise, secret, crying man, aging, german shepherd, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: usa, england, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, captivating, serious, meditative ...
Plot: feminism, marriage, rivalry, singer, mistress, jealousy, insanity, romantic rivalry, polygamy, intrigue, wealth, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, stylized, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, forgery, romance, revenge, couples, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%