Movies like Seven Beauties

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Seven Beauties (1975)
 7.8
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Original name: Pasqualino Settebellezze
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 sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer.
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, crimes, military, confined, family relations, soldier, misfit, life is a bitch, pow, captivity, farce, dishonesty, wartime life, criminal heroes, siblings relations, anti heroes, cons and scams, eccentric family, fish out of water, small time, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, russia, southern italy, germany

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Most similar movies to Seven Beauties

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about war, culture clash, world war two, storytelling, brutality, idealism and dialogue mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Seven Beauties: The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love & Anarchy (1973), Swept Away (1974), Train of Life (1998), Mediterraneo (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, infidelity, love and romance, gangsters, price of justice, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, love triangle, farce, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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100%
Love & Anarchy (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, the story centers on Giannini's character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini. Giannini's character, while preparing to assassinate ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, prostitute, idealism, society, vengeance, sexual abuse, redemption, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, politics, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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Swept Away (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue. He is stood up.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: island, sexual relations, strong sexual content, romance, opposites attract, adventure, fall in love, survival, couple relations, social differences, master and servant, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, forgery, oppression, misfit, society, friendship, optimism, gender, coming out ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 13K
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, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, friendship, soldier, italian army, greek island, war, culture clash, isolation, fish out of water, anti war, society, greek ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, world war two, survival, optimism, jewish, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, make believe, life philosophy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
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, tense, sincere ...
Plot: understanding, war, russian, culture clash, world war two, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, military, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 64K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: military, anti war, nurse, cheating, camp, sanity, conflict, buddies, soldier, doctors and patients, golf, suicidal ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hitler no longer believes in himself, and can barely see himself as an equal to even his sheep dog. But to seize the helm of the war he would have to create one of his famous fiery speeches to mobilize the masses. Goebbels therefore brings a Jewish ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: farce, nazi germany, assassination attempt, war, head of state, politics, hitler, state affairs, downfall, political conspiracy, wartime life, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 51K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, ambition, society, resistance, communism, revolution, cellar, resistance fighter, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, yugoslavia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, compassionate, surreal ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, against humanity, wartime life, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, society, couples, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, captivity, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, confined, escapades, against humanity, war, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 42K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: 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: sentimental, thought provoking, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: politics, survival, soldier, bomb, anti war, human nature, dishonesty, military, tragic hero, military life, farce, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: military, d day, anti war, naval officer, mental illness, american in the uk, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, fall in love, battle of the sexes ...
Place: london, england, france, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, escapades, war, anti semitism, mayor, wine, world war two, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, confined, anti heroes, against humanity, human spirit, lifesaver, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, clever
Plot: resistance, military, village, wartime life, confined, rebelliousness, captivity, rebellion, comedy of errors, society, oppression, social relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 20K
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, biting, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, military hospital, military, island, bomber, war, rebellion, misfit, anti heroes, soldier, danger, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, new york, rome italy, sweden, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, couple relations, couples, family life, society, murder, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, greed, poverty, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Farewell to Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during World War II, somewhere in Eastern Europe. A German soldier is found dead near the village. The local authorities must find the culprit, or they will be all shot by the Nazis the morning after. There's no way to find the guilty one, ...
Style: humorous, witty, captivating, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: village, disorder, wartime life, village life, social relations, human nature, moral dilemma, misfit, farce, mentally challenged, hopes, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: romania, transylvania, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, war, politics, working class, basic training, military life, leadership, frame up, danger, desert, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, semi serious, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ghetto, war, friendship, holocaust, starvation, gestapo, judaism, against humanity, human spirit, captivity, make believe, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
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King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, human spirit, escapades, confined, behind enemy lines, military, breeding ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: singapore, japan, asia, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.0
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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, serious, factual, depressing, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, nazi, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, danger, anti semitism, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, torment, temptation, battle of the sexes, passenger, lust, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Carabineers (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, cynical, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: anti war, new wave, imaginary, battles, soldier, military, military life, down on your luck, war, betrayal, life is a bitch, french new wave ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, france, usa, egypt, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, hospital, war, small town, psychopath, village life, delusion, comedy of errors, small town life, village, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century
Place: france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, confined, soldier, hostage, pow, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, captivity, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, world war two, pow, holocaust, danger, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 4K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, military, world war two, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%