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, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, haunted by the past, couples, wartime life, war, gays and lesbians, love, world war two, homosexual, post 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, love affair, couples, wartime life, war and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Night Watch: Pornography (2003), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Yanks (1979), Arch of Triumph (1984), The Last Train (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, biting ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, haunted by the past, obsession, war, holocaust, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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100%
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, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, romance, war, love and romance, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, opposites attract, war, romance, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: intrigue, doctor, couple relations, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, war, love affair, against humanity, romance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, germany, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: train, bittersweet, couple relations, wartime life, pregnancy, love affair, against humanity, romance, love and romance, fall in love, war, fugitives ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
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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, touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, interracial relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, racism, parents and children, family relations, couples, society, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, military life, soldier, haunted by the past, society, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, couples, ambition, hospital, love triangle, racecar driver, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, family home, british humour, gay, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, sexual, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, social differences, master and servant, disability, sexual relations, society, infidelity, obsession, romance, couples, countryside, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, injury, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, social differences, wartime life, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, romance, infidelity, adultery, family relations, family life, dishonesty, society, love affair, family problems, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, hopes, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: losing-it hero, romance, couples, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: couple relations, optimism, couples, romance, death in the family, family problems, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, wartime life, battle, airplane ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, unfulfillment, romance, countryside, bittersweet, society, unfulfilled love, family relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, love affair, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, military, love affair, behind enemy lines, danger, romance, fall in love, military life, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, captivating, serious, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, romance, love affair, life is a bitch, war, against the odds, couples, prison, wartime life, couple relations, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfillment, society, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations, jazz, tragic love, last wish, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couple relations, haunted by the past, countryside, romance, fall in love, farm, society, pimp, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic
Plot: love and romance, island, lovers apart, love triangle, sister sister relationship, love, forbidden love, marriage, infidelity, cheating wife, romance, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: bosnian war, muslim, violence, forbidden love, couples, wartime life, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Beautiful Memories (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her memory loss, caused by a lightning strike, is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, love affair, couples, romance, doctors and patients, disability, mental institution, alzheimer's disease, misfit, clinic, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, art critic, artists and showbiz, critic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, friendship, war, romance, working class, couples, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, society, soldier, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, serious, realistic, factual, talky ...
Plot: romance, heroes, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, political unrest, war, state affairs, couple relations, wartime life, danger, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: love affair, war, rivalry, wartime life, unsupportive spouse, couples, revolution, love and romance, life is a bitch, rebellion, vengeance, forbidden love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sexual, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, hotel, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, gays and lesbians, romance, lifestyle, sexual content, couples, homosexual, ferry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 134K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, true love, couples, soldier, breakup, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%