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The Poet (2007)
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: forbidden love, rabbi, war, family relations, soldier, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, unfulfillment, romance, boxing, horse, rape, nazi, partisan, chess, prostitution, farm, on the run, cabaret, german officer, blizzard ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939
Place: poland, europe, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, wartime life, family relations, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Poet: Suite Fran?aise (2014), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), 1939 (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, military, adultery, world war two, soldier, wartime life, german officer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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100%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, surreal, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, materialism, soldier, black market, german, interracial relations, rise to the top, love triangle, survival, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, village life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, mud, russian civil war, washing, bolshevik, illiteracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: realistic, gloomy, bleak, serious, emotional
Plot: muslim, violence, couples, romance, forbidden love, love affair, life is a bitch, couple relations, war, love and romance, wartime life, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, wartime life, war, confined, life is a bitch, society, injustice, misfit, parents and children, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: war, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, friends, best friends, wartime life, female nudity, world war two, bathtub, sex scene ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: sweden, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: farm, murder, rivalry, couples, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, village, countryside, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, friends, society, feminism, gender, unfulfillment, romance, working class ...
Time: 1950s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, clever, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, wartime life, destiny, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: military, forbidden love, wartime life, new wave, estate, soldier, haunted by the past, anti war, society, life is a bitch, romance, military life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, germany, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 727
Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, love affair, hopes, dancer's life, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, forbidden love, youth, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, social differences, society, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, renewed love, jealous spouse, lovers apart ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 95
The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, state affairs, musician's life, confined, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, lifestyle, reunion, friends, spanish civil war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, barcelona, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cousin Angelica (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin ...
Style: gloomy, touching, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, homecoming, youth, reunion, political unrest, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1930s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, society, hopes, soldier, friendship, family relations, pregnancy, arranged marriage, farm, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: nun, catholic church, german occupation, impossible love, french resistance, clergy, betrayal, convent, hospital, society, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, hopes, politics, rescue, human spirit, disobey, danger, tragic hero, wartime life, against humanity, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, romance, escapades, war, fall in love, wartime life, love affair, heroic mission, young lovers, forbidden love, love triangle, survival ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, hopes, romance, couple relations, follow your dream, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, lovers apart, couples, obsession, port, sailor ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, seaport, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: gloomy, sexual, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, family problems, family life, couples, downfall, father son relationship, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: physical appearance, love and romance, romance, losing-it hero, in the woods, family relations, human nature, couple relations, mysterious character, family problems, wilderness, love triangle ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sweet Rush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: sincere, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, couples, dishonesty, dealing with death, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations, tragic love, infidelity, confession, death ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: touching, gloomy, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, couples, obsession, unfulfillment, parents and children, dealing with death, family in crisis, love and romance, family relations, illicit affair, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, against humanity, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, vigilantism, murder, deadly, vengeance, idealism ...
Time: 30s, 80s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, impossible love, romance, unfulfilled love, love and romance, war, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death in the family, family life, society, holocaust, family relations, against humanity, love and romance, parents and children, elderly lovers, war crime, trial ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, middle east, germany, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, political unrest, family relations, wartime life, unsupportive parent, single parent, state affairs, world war two, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: emotional, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, kids in trouble, youth, isolation, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined, mentally unstable, misfit, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, estate, innocence lost, countryside, youth, rich and poor, love and romance, romance, social differences, society, forbidden love, friendship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, coming of age, survival, war, loss of parents, world war two, break up ...
Place: canada, europe, greece, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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