Movies like Phoenix

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Phoenix (2014)
 7.3
 17K
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, serious, captivating, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric, tricky, suspense, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, 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 ...
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 realistic, serious, dramatic and complex films with plots about death, betrayal, husband wife relationship, runaway, storytelling, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Cold War (2018), Barbara (2012), Flame and Citron (2008), Lili Marleen (1981), The Good German (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, female singer, musician, audition, prison, suicide, jazz, communism, folk music, folklore ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, former yugoslavia, east berlin, poland, east berlin east germany ...
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100%
 7.1
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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, confined, power relations, lovers apart, who to trust, secret service, society, life is a bitch, fascism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, frogman
Place: east germany, germany, europe, northern germany, gdr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 4K
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, serious, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti semitism, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz, state affairs, performer's life, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, 1940s
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, infidelity, wartime life, missing person, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, intrigue, insanity, wealth, dignity, tragic event, love triangle, young woman, arranged marriage, resentment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, post world war two, prosecutor, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1958, 1950s
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, contemplative, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, survival, concentration camp, human spirit, creative block, dealing with death, confined, against humanity, love and romance, danger, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, love triangle, love, violin, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: espionage, world war two, double agent, top secret, secret hideout, secret service, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new york, london, holland, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, widow, infidelity, romance, seduction, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 230K
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, bleak, psychological, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, older woman younger man sex, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime, sex scene ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, money, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 6K
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, breast feeding, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, pianist, loss of spouse, musician, neighbor, stripper, cat, grief, freedom, secret, infidelity, pain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 485
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, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, betrayal, danger, snitch, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, ransom, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, couples, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 228K
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, german officer, war, resistance, nazi, bomb, nazi germany, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 13K
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, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, thought provoking, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, abbess, lie, camera, secret, ceremony, interracial relations, mother son relationship, chastity, abandoned baby, syphilis, female director ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 31K
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: marriage, anniversary, secret, apology, promise, old woman, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.7
 3K
Yella (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, boss and employee, businessman, estrangement, dream, assistant, company, job, murder, haunted by the past, starting over, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: germany, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: biting, uplifting, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, government agency, hidden identity, disorder, starting over, redemption, human spirit, anti war, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 13K
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: romantic, sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, letter, death of loved one, sadness, casualty of war, death of husband, german, husband wife relationship, german soldier, grave ...
Time: post world war one, 1910s, year 1919, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, couples, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, erotic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, sex, captive, paranoia, desire, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, losing-it hero, voyeurism, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 15K
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, contemplative, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, communism, homosexual, roommate, heroes, hidden identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, suicide, communism, marriage, teacher, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%