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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, lesbian, love, 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, wartime life, couples, world war two, love affair and couple relations 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), Arch of Triumph (1984). 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, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, impossible love, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, war, 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, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, war, romance, opposites attract, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, forceful separation, family relations, couples, society, racism, romance, parents and children, unlikely couple, interracial relations, wartime life ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: train, love and romance, romance, fall in love, couple relations, fugitives, couples, wartime life, war, against humanity, love affair, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: intrigue, doctor, against humanity, romance, war, unfulfillment, on the run, vengeance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: rough, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, romance, against humanity, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, wartime life, love triangle, life is a bitch, danger, gender, woman in danger ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, couples, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, fall in love, black market, brothel, poker, card game, singing contest
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, jealousy, passion, church, temptation, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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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: tense, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, gory, military life, danger, sea disaster, hospital, survival, anti war, moral dilemma, behind enemy lines, military, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: secret mission, war, secret agents, danger, dishonesty, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france, england, london
⇓ 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, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, hotel, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, lake, homosexual, female nudity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ 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, serious, realistic
Plot: master and servant, love affair, sexual relations, social differences, disability, obsession, infidelity, society, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, wartime life, romance, obsessive quest, fall in love, spanish civil war, painter, painting, artist
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, love affair, heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, wartime life, couple relations, rescue, danger, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, friend, injury, society, social differences, couples, friends, couple relations, opposites attract, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ 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, family problems, society, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 554
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: sexual, captivating, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, against humanity, confined, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, wartime life, life is a bitch, isolation, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, love and romance, romance, tragic love, society, self discovery, last wish, couples, jazz, family relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, life is a bitch, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, wartime life, war, revolution, society, vengeance, rebellion, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, wartime life, family relations, undercover, workplace, gender, society, feminism, love and romance, workplace situations, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
⇓ 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: thought provoking, captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, artists and showbiz, countryside, society, tragic love, couples, haunted by the past, love affair, romance, family relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 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: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, heroes, wartime life, war, society, neighbor neighbor relationship, diary, english, world war two, mother daughter relationship, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: violence, muslim, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, love affair, war, romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, theater, occupation, isolation, anti semitism, moral dilemma, actor's life, social differences, society, showbiz, confined, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany, poland ...
⇓ 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, soldier, society, love and romance, wartime life, fall in love, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, gloomy
Plot: military, military life, basic training, fighting the system, innocence lost, haunted by the past, soldier, car chase, society, power relations, love triangle, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, touching, serious, emotional, stylized
Plot: island, love and romance, love triangle, beach, couples, lovers apart, torment, romance, infidelity, sister sister relationship, forbidden love, marriage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, artists and showbiz, critic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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: serious, emotional, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, romance, love affair, social differences, society, impossible love, older man younger woman relationship, arranged marriage, sibling relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, wartime life, romance, immigrants, hopes, parents and children, soldier, fall in love, war, love and romance, farm, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%