Movies like The Night of the Shooting Stars

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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
Original name: La notte di San Lorenzo
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.
Style: realistic, serious, wistful, melancholic, poignant, lyrical, reflective, talky, harsh, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, civil war, village, heroes, family relations, love and romance, village life, danger, haunted by the past, human nature, siblings relations, allies, social relations, lgbt, runaway, wedding, soldier, church, city, massacre, imagination, bread, war crime, child murder ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, germany, poland

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Most similar movies to The Night of the Shooting Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about world war two, war, soldier, culture clash, nazi, love and romance and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Night of the Shooting Stars: The Man Who Will Come (2009), Wild Flower (1993), Mediterraneo (1991), Honey Sweet Love... (1994), For the Moment (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: world war two, youth, against humanity, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: wartime life, politics, world war two, family relations, parents and children, wrongfully committed, fall in love, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, society ...
Time: post world war two
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
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Honey Sweet Love... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A British commander falls in love with a local Sicilian girl during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, romance, love and romance, military, battles, war, soldier, village, fall in love, village life, bittersweet, sicilian ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
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Good morning Babilonia (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W.Griffith and marry ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, hollywood, immigrants, misfit, artists and showbiz, couple relations, culture clash, fall in love, showbiz, society, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy
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Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, sincere, epic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, village, village life, wartime life, love affair, couple relations, political unrest, couples, society, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, 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: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, family relations, against humanity, youth, escapades, danger, society, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, losing-it hero, heroes, soldier, behind enemy lines, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, nazi, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: childhood, haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, filmmaking, village, friendship, censorship, generation gap, funeral, fictional biography, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, hopes, fall in love, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom, english channel ...
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The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, destiny, battle zone, escapades, soldier, military, danger, heroes, state affairs, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, wartime life, fall in love, social relations, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
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Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, prison, soldier, military, paratrooper, american, espionage, escapades, heroes, war, confined, adventure ...
Place: germany, italy
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, prank, buddies, surrender, friends, disorder, battles, soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dark humor, cons and scams, siblings relations, wartime life, captivity, eccentric family, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, southern italy, russia ...
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946 ...
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, arizona, warsaw poland
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, german officer, love and romance, fall in love, war, soldier, military, adultery, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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Chaos (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Five stories center around a werewolf, a feudal landlord, peasants, a ghost, and a mother and her sons.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, anthology
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, family relations, psychopath, collector, ghost, full moon, letter, dual role, death of son ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, war, expedition, mysterious character, love story, stranded, beautiful scenery, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, sahara, egypt ...
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, political unrest, wartime life, couple relations, heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
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Twin Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Style: epic, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twins, family relations, reunion, culture clash, life is a bitch, wartime life, human nature, society, orphan, reconciliation, family reunited, forceful separation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, holland, europe, netherlands
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Hornets' Nest (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, world war two, kidnapping, battles, military, fish out of water, village, teenage life, countryside, vengeance, anti war, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
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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, emotional, biting, uplifting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, anti war, human spirit, disorder, hidden identity, hopes, government agency, writer's life, redemption, starting over ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
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