Movies like Rebel

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Rebel (1985)
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Rebel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy and pursues her. Kathy is married and initially is not interested in him, but later begins to love Rebel. Kathy receives a letter advising her that her husband was killed in battle. The local police and the U.S. Military are searching for Rebel as an AWOL soldier. Rebel arranges to escape Austalia by a cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to keep the local police from arresting Kathy for harboring him
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, nightclub, awol, war, military, romance, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, couples, wartime life, military life, unfulfillment, love, dancing, motorcycle, american soldier, gun, betrayal, singing, singer ...
Time: year 1942
Place: australia, sydney australia

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Most similar movies to Rebel

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, fall in love, soldier and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Rebel: The Affair (1995), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Resistance (2003), Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987), For the Moment (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 376
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: emotional, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, racism, world war two, injustice, couples, love affair, infidelity, social differences, wartime life, small town, fall in love, military life ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.3
 595
Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, wartime life, military, soldier, heroic mission, fall in love, survival, infidelity, love affair, danger, romance ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.
Style: serious, realistic, pre war
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, womanizer, small town life, small town, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, hotel, family problems, bar, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 889
For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Christmas Card (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his mate Jonesy is blown to pieces while they deliver medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is sent home to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Plot: soldier, love triangle, christmas, battles, couples, wartime life, against the odds, romance, holiday, military, cards, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, middle east, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, betrayal, friends, couples, infidelity, tragic love, rock, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, music band, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems, love and romance, estrangement, couples, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: world war two, romance, death in the family, couple relations, optimism, couples, wartime life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, fall in love, impossible love, social relations, wartime life, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, duchess, love and romance, romance, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s
Place: paris france, spain, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 289
Bye Bye Blues (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when husband returns from war. Story watches the ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: world war two, family life, war, love and romance, romance, hopes, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, couples, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, military, political unrest, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An Indecent Obsession (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing
Plot: world war two, unfulfillment, wartime life, obsession, doctors and patients, mental institution, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, mental illness, forbidden love, couples, war ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, soldier, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, human nature, couples, infidelity, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
We Were One Man (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should be enemies begin to bond in ways neither thought possible.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sexy, touching ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, war, gay, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, friends, couples, anti war, friendship ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 197
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, love triangle, couples, friends, friendship, society, love and romance, romance, cigarette smoking, rifle, judge, crying ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: touching, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Romeo and Juliet (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Classic ballet by Kenneth MacMillan to the music of Prokofiev.
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, music, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, tragic love, true love, forbidden love, couples, male female relationship, ballet ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, love triangle, death in the family, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, bittersweet, fall in love, love and romance, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 3K
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, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, romance, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 282
The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, hopes, military, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 201
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social differences, romance, social relations, couples, friendship, fall in love, lifestyle, society, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 400
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, family relations, love affair, fall in love, couples, romance, parents and children, dishonesty, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, judge, romance, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, destructive relationship, love, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Until September (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: American tour guide Mo Alexander misses her tour group, and then her flight out of Paris. Stuck in the city of romance, Mo runs into the very suave -- and very married -- Xavier, who attempts to seduce Mo while his family is out of town. His charms ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental
Plot: romance, lovers reunited, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, extramarital affair, battles, airplane, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, road not taken, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 652
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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