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, gloomy, serious, tense, captivating, enigmatic, dramatic, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, auschwitz, singing, physical appearance, haunted by the past, neo-noir, cons and scams, betrayal, obsession, nazi, holocaust, hidden identity, german, jewish, divorce, hospital, secret, holocaust survivor, scam, love, strong female character, money, rich, food ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, 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 realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about death, runaway, culture clash, german, storytelling, betrayal and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Barbara (2012), Bent (1997), Happy Christmas (2005), Yella (2007), The White Countess (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, northern germany, gdr, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, concentration camp, survival, war, friendship, gay, homosexuality, nazi, dehumanization, gays and lesbians, jewish, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, soldier, friendship, german, french, singing, human spirit, idealism, anti war, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, oslo norway, brussels belgium, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, estrangement, company, wife husband relationship, ex husband, dream, employee, assistant, stalking, boss and employee, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, shanghai china, macau, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: bleak, serious, 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 1975, year 1957 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, gloomy, 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 ⇓
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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, dishonesty, betrayal, assassin, traitor, double agent, gestapo, war, nazism, political unrest, repayment, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1944, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, finland, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: betrayal, maid, pianist, singer, infidelity, obsession, politics, master and servant, war, couple relations, love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: bleak, psychological, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, age difference, unlikely couple, trial, first love, guilt, female prisoner, secret, law student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, gloomy, 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 ⇓
32%
 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, resistance, show business, radio station, unfulfilled love, anti semitism, romance, war, life is a bitch, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, poland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, nazism, on the road, dead child, danger, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
29%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian relationship, concentration camp, impossible love, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, love and romance, infidelity, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, jealousy, sex, menage a trois, infidelity, birthday, deportation, restaurant, love triangle, pianist, romance, oldies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
27%
 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, kgb, russian, communism, iron curtain, couples, actor's life, couple relations, political unrest, politics, sacrifice, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, europe, ussr, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: violinist, garden, beach, village, romance, storm, artist, golden years, human nature, shipwreck, sibling relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, smuggling, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
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: serious, stylized, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, dancing, gypsy, singer, village, soldier, adoption, anti semitism, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, united kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, russia, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: composer, pain, infidelity, cat, stripper, pianist, loss of child, loss of spouse, musician, grief, neighbor, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 207K
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, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, assassination attempt, treason, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism, wife husband relationship ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, bad ending, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, anti semitism, coming of age, young lovers, romance, school, rebelliousness, college, self discovery, forbidden love, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: feminism, marriage, romantic rivalry, polygamy, intrigue, wealth, rivalry, mistress, singer, insanity, jealousy, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vacation, seduction, infidelity, blackmail, widow, theft, refugee, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, pre world war two ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, florence italy, paris france ...
⇓ 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: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, forgery, revenge, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, couples, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, war criminal, disorder, hidden identity, writer's life, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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