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Closely Watched Trains (1966)
 7.7
 12K
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Original name: Ostře sledované vlaky
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of train conductor Masa, Milos has no luck. His quest leads him to a female Resistance fighter who, in passing, recruits him to the cause. As Milos finally finds love, danger draws closer.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, talky, psychological, biting, suspense, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, war, occupation, communism, village life, wartime life, storytelling, village, virginity, apprentice, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, looking for sex, german, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, youth, dull life, sexual exploration, new wave, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, germany, tokyo ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, harsh and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, culture clash, friendship, world war two, brutality, death and war mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Closely Watched Trains: Larks on a String (1969), I Served the King of England (2006), Zelary (2003), No Man's Land (2001), Jacob the Liar (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Larks on a String (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, intellectual
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Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
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I Served the King of England (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jan Dítě has been released from a Czech prison just before the very end of his 15-year sentence. Settling in a town near the border, he occupies his time with rebuilding a deserted house, and recalling his past. His main wish in life was to be a ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, semi serious, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: waiter, world war two, human nature, social differences, rich and poor, ambition, workplace, society, rise and fall, love and romance, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 1950s ...
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, england ...
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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
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74%
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, dishonesty, military, satire, military life, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, tragicomedy, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, friendship, holocaust, death, judaism, starvation, world war two, murder, gestapo, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, family relations, soldier, mischievous children, danger, youth, battles, siblings relations, teenage life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, friendship, coming of age, civil war, revolution, teenage life, prejudice, lebanese, segregation, survival, honest ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
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64%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: touching, disturbing, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
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Lore (2012)
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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 ...
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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, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, britain ...
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 8.1
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
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Duration: 142 min.
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Style: surreal, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
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Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military hospital, military, soldier, bomber, island, war, rebellion, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, light ...
Plot: war, wartime life, world war two, nazi, manipulation, spy, lie, top secret, politics, world politics, romance, spies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, nazi, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, uplifting ...
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Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, pre war ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, artist, painting, ambassador, expatriate, hotel, forgery, artists and showbiz, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: italy, florence, europe, germany, rome italy ...
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56%
Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, village life, wartime life, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, central europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, offbeat, tense ...
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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
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Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, cairo egypt, egypt ...
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