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The Night Watch (2011)
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The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan enjoy a freedom never experienced before. Moving back in time through the 1940s into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bittersweet, for it returns them to the margins of society, from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, sexual, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, wartime life, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians, war, sexual relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couples, love, lesbian, homosexual, post world war two, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The Night Watch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, wartime life, couple relations and world war two mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Night Watch: A Soldier's Tale (1989), Sonny Boy (2011), Yanks (1979), Arch of Triumph (1984), The Last Train (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, impossible love, romance, war, love affair, wartime life, love and romance, military, couples, unfulfilled love, military life, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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95%
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Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, parents and children, racism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, prejudice, racism, couple relations, love affair, romance, war, forbidden love, wartime life, infidelity, opposites attract, american abroad ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: doctor, intrigue, love affair, unfulfilled love, romance, wartime life, war, love and romance, unfulfillment, on the run, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: train, love affair, love and romance, war, gestapo, family, fugitives, on the run, romance, couple relations, love triangle, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, gays and lesbians, romance, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, against humanity, danger, love and romance, gender, life is a bitch, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Yvonne's Perfume (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1958 in wealthy Lake Geneva, where an enigmatic young Frenchman begins an affair with a beautiful starlet under the watchful eye of her flamboyant elderly mentor. But in a season full of secrets, is truth the most elusive passion ...
Style: serious, sexual, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, romance, love triangle, hotel, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, couple relations, lifestyle, female nudity, ferry, homosexual
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: secret mission, infidelity, romance, love triangle, fall in love, war, danger, dishonesty, heroes, love and romance, couples, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, injury, friend, couple relations, romance, love affair, war, social differences, wartime life, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, social differences, master and servant, infidelity, obsession, society, countryside, romance, fall in love, disability, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Time for Defiance (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the Spanish Civil War breaks out, the Prado Museum is being evacuated. One of the guards finds a painting by the master, Goya, and takes it to prevent damage to the work of art. In the interim, he meets a young lady with whom he falls in love. ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: wartime life, fall in love, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, spanish civil war, artist, painting, painter
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Tears in the Rain (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother. Casey meets Lord Bredon's ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, jazz, self discovery, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, tragic love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, wartime life, romance, fall in love, couples, black market, singing contest, card game, poker, brothel
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, love affair, love and romance, romance, countryside, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic
Plot: village life, infidelity, menage a trois, village, romance, love affair, lesbian interest, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, jealousy, passion, church, diary, temptation, bomb, cheating wife, sex, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, tense
Plot: bombing, soldier, gory, moral dilemma, romance, hospital, war, love affair, wartime life, danger, love and romance, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, isolation, wartime life, confined, danger, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, infidelity, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Little England (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Τwo sisters from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, are both in love with the same man. Set in the Greek Civil War period and ending in the 1950s, the movie is based on the homonymous novel by Ioanna Karystiani.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: love and romance, island, love triangle, beach, romance, couples, lovers apart, torment, captain, sailor, lieutenant, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: violence, muslim, love affair, romance, wartime life, sibling relationship, war, love and romance, couple relations, forbidden love, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, tragic love, countryside, love and romance, soldier, parents and children, pregnancy, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, art critic, fall in love, crumbling marriage, self discovery, unfulfillment, couples, wife, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: unsupportive spouse, forbidden love, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, couples, vengeance, love affair, revolution, love and romance, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: love affair, older woman younger man relationship, romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, love and romance, family relations, unlikely couple, haunted by the past, coming of age, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Like It Is (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young, bare-knuckle boxer Craig (played by real-life boxer Steve Bell) moves from Blackpool to London, where he falls for a twenty-something music producer, Matt. Trouble ensues when shy, awkward Craig tries squeezing into Matt's glib ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexy, rough ...
Plot: gay, boxer, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, against the odds, athlete's life, aspiring singer, romance, couple relations, gender, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, countryside, romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, working class, love and romance, couples, soldier, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, egypt, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Waiting Room (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two complete strangers, ANNA and STEPHEN, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to examine and challenge what's going on in their ...
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, romance, child illness, pregnancy, train, breakup, optimism, love and romance, couples, golden years, single parent, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, heroes, war, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional marriage, parent grown child relationship, gay, world war two, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1941
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, surprise ending
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, motor sport, dirt bike, fall in love, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, talky ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, war, love affair, wartime life, love and romance, rescue, political unrest, danger, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 19th century
Place: france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%