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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
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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, dramatic and emotional films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling and soldier 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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, 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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95%
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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, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, wrongfully committed, tragic love, infidelity, fall in love, vengeance, parents and children ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, military, village life, fall in love, village, love and romance, romance, war, soldier, bittersweet, battles, sicilian ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, hollywood, society, immigrants, misfit, artists and showbiz, showbiz, siblings relations, culture clash, romance, rise to the top, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, exciting, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, military, escapades, danger, heroes, state affairs, infantrymen, battle zone, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, youth, society, escapades, danger, against humanity, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 4K
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, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military life, battles, danger, military, behind enemy lines, heroes, losing-it hero, soldier, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 8K
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, psychological, epic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, love and romance, unfulfillment, war, society, state affairs, village life, love affair, political unrest, couple relations, village ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 999
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, jewish, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, soldier, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, english channel, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, 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, social relations, fall in love, wartime life, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, crimes, military, confined, misfit, anti heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, russia, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, gloomy, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, american, love, love affair, human spirit, redemption, tragic love, village, military, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, prison, soldier, military, paratrooper, american, confined, danger, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, prostitute ...
Place: italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, prank, buddies, battles, friends, disorder, isolation, soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, family life, self discovery, forbidden love, couple relations, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, love triangle, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, anthology
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, collector, family relations, psychopath, ghost, olive, bell, hunchback, animal abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 12K
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, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, infidelity, theater, hiding place, love triangle, anti semitism, wartime life, showbiz, social differences, couple relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 1K
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), wartime life, couple relations, love affair, political unrest, love and romance, state affairs, rescue, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, resistance, escape attempt, queen, war, german, friendship, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 808
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: military, kidnapping, battles, world war two, soldier, fascism, fish out of water, village, village life, anti war, vengeance, countryside ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, danger, against humanity, rescue, deportation, dehumanization, friendship, human nature, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: emotional, gloomy, biting, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, haunted by the past, starting over, disorder, hopes, government agency, hidden identity, writer's life, redemption, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%