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

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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, wartime life, love affair, couple relations and world war two mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Night Watch: A Soldier's Tale (1989), Yanks (1979), Sonny Boy (2011), The Last Train (1973), Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986). 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, emotional, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, impossible love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, war, couples, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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95%
 6.4
 3K
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, touching, realistic
Plot: soldier, racism, prejudice, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, forbidden love, romance, war, infidelity, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forceful separation, romance, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, forbidden love, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 977
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: train, pregnancy, couple relations, war, romance, against humanity, fugitives, wartime life, fall in love, love and romance, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, injury, friend, opposites attract, friends, couples, love affair, fall in love, war, love and romance, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ 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, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: intrigue, doctor, couple relations, romance, life is a bitch, against humanity, unfulfillment, wartime life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, germany, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 670
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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, couples, black market, palaces castles and temples, singing contest, poker, card game, brothel
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 181
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, captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, romance, against humanity, life is a bitch, gender, woman in danger, danger, fall in love, love and romance, love triangle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, passion, church, jealousy, temptation, love and romance, couple relations, mistress, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 2K
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: tense, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, military, war, fall in love, love and romance, romance, wartime life, moral dilemma, anti war, behind enemy lines, soldier, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sentimental, sexual, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, hotel, couple relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, female nudity, lake, homosexual ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: secret mission, war, secret agents, danger, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: london, france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: love affair, social differences, sexual relations, master and servant, disability, infidelity, society, obsession, fall in love, unfulfillment, countryside, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, obsessive quest, artist, painter, painting, spanish civil war
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
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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, wartime life, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, rescue, political unrest, heroes, love affair, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, society, love and romance, couple relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, self discovery, last wish, couples, tragic love, society, family relations, jazz, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 531
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: realistic, sexual, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, isolation, danger, family in danger, couples, dishonesty, confined, love and romance, ghetto, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, rivalry, couples, vengeance, revolution, society, forbidden love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, emotional, bleak, gloomy
Plot: muslim, violence, forbidden love, wartime life, love affair, couples, romance, love and romance, war, couple relations, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, society, tragic love, family relations, countryside, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 626
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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: society, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, heroes, gay son, english, neighbor neighbor relationship, fireworks, bomb shelter, air raid ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, friends, hopes, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: military, basic training, military life, haunted by the past, power relations, betrayal, soldier, car chase, fighting the system, love triangle, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, emotional, touching
Plot: island, love and romance, couples, torment, beach, love triangle, romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, cheating wife, skinny dipping, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: theater, infidelity, occupation, love and romance, romance, showbiz, actor's life, social differences, society, moral dilemma, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 4K
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, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, art critic, critic, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 2K
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: sexy, rough, sexual, serious, emotional ...
Plot: boxer, gay, gays and lesbians, against the odds, lifestyle, couples, gender, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, athlete's life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 2K
The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: wartime life, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, impossible love, love affair, social differences, society, secret love, arranged marriage, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, war, love and romance, wartime life, romance, society, against the odds, parents and children, immigrants, hopes, farm, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%