Movies like The Night Watch

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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: touching, serious, emotional, stylized, sexual, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, haunted by the past, couples, wartime life, romance, war, gays and lesbians, love, homosexual, post world war two, world war two, lesbian
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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, wartime life, couples, love affair, world war two and war mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Night Watch: A Soldier's Tale (1989), Yanks (1979), Sonny Boy (2011), 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: realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, impossible love, war, love and romance, romance, unfulfilled love, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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95%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: 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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, romance, war, forbidden love, opposites attract, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 3K
Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, 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: sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life is a bitch, society, forbidden love, couples, forceful separation, family relations, racism, unlikely couple, couple relations, wartime life, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: intrigue, doctor, vengeance, against humanity, wartime life, war, romance, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, germany, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: train, wartime life, love and romance, fugitives, couple relations, romance, holocaust, fall in love, war, love affair, against humanity, love triangle ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, injury, couples, social differences, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, friends, war, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, romance, love affair, life is a bitch, ambition, couples, hospital, love triangle, racecar driver, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, countryside, romance, fall in love, farm, small town, prostitute, couples, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: romance, couple relations, death in the family, couples, optimism, family problems, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, wartime life, airplane, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, society, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, period piece, world war one, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, war injury, compassion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: violence, bosnian war, muslim, forbidden love, couples, war, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, love affair, romance, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, self discovery, art critic, artists and showbiz, critic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sincere
Plot: secret mission, secret agents, war, dishonesty, couples, danger, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: london, france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, captivating, tense, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, love affair, war, romance, fall in love, love and romance, sea disaster, moral dilemma, anti war, behind enemy lines, wartime life, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, love affair, countryside, society, tragic love, couples, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: love and romance, love affair, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, vengeance, revolution, rivalry, war, wartime life, couples, forbidden love, rebellion ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, church, passion, jealousy, temptation, cheating wife, couples, dishonesty, mistress ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 677
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, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: prostitute, wartime life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, palaces castles and temples, black market, brothel, singing contest, poker, card game
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, romance, obsessive quest, love and romance, wartime life, fall in love, painting, painter, spanish civil war, artist
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: social differences, master and servant, love affair, disability, sexual relations, infidelity, society, obsession, countryside, couples, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: romance, love affair, couple relations, war, love and romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, rescue, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 182
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: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, lesbian, lesbian love, wartime life, against humanity, fall in love, woman in danger, danger, gays and lesbians, romance, gender, love triangle ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 11K
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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, theater, love and romance, wartime life, romance, dishonesty, couples, anti semitism, isolation, love triangle, couple relations, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, hopes, immigrants, war, wartime life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, homecoming, farm, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, brother sister incest, family relations, tragic love, jazz, last wish, couples, self discovery, parents and children, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 370
The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: racism, romance, interracial relations, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, society, injustice, social differences, small town, love and romance, wartime life ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 195
Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: adventure, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, war, against the odds, prison life, concentration camp, social differences, captivity, forbidden love, romance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 636
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: society, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, heroes, dysfunctional marriage, gay, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, marriage, world war two ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, friendship, war, romance, working class, couple relations, wartime life, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%