Movies like The Return of the Soldier

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The Return of the Soldier (1982)
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The Return of the Soldier (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood sweetheart Glenda Jackson. Poor Bates deals with all of this by not dealing with it. A fairly faithful rendition of the Rebecca West novel on which it is based, Return of the Soldier ambles along at its own languid pace to a inconclusive conclusion.
Plot: world war one, amnesia, shell shock, war, love triangle, dead children, doctor, old love, husband wife relationship, socialite, family tragedy, army captain, injury, dead son, british officer

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love triangle, husband wife relationship, love, family relations, love and romance, couples and adultery mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Return of the Soldier: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Gypsy Angels (1990), Run a Crooked Mile (1969), Negatives (1968), The Moth (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, gay, artist, jewish, youth, doctor, marijuana, bisexual, wealth, sociologist, sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, california
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95%
 3.9
 44
Gypsy Angels (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vanna White is a stripper who falls for a stunt pilot who develops amnesia after a crash.
Style: cult film
Plot: amnesia, stripper, breasts, doctor, female nudity, preacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, murder witness, murder investigation, cover up, key, passage of time
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 124
Negatives (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple's bizarre romantic relationship is disrupted by the intrusion of a third person.
Plot: eyeglasses, female stockinged foot, female stockinged legs, playing footsie
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 592
The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, shipyard, fatherhood, power relations, couples, family relations, social differences, love affair, estate, society, romance, master and servant ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 960
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: injury, armenian genocide, survivor, armenian, bolshevik, genocide, world war one, communism
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: armenia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 74
Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: female director, death of wife, death, doctor, torment, love, abusive husband, murder, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, older man younger woman relationship, wife abuse ...
Time: 1900s, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hedda (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, introspection, feminism, human nature, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, strong female presence, couples ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 110
Gisela (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gisela is a young wife and mother, living in a working class German Housing Scheme. She is a supermarket cashier, her husband a delivery driver. The marriage is stale but together they are working their way up into the middle class. George and ...
Plot: love triangle, supermarket, extramarital affair, salesman, female director, female nudity, sex in toilet, cheating wife, handjob, male nudity, sex, masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 14
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Plot: teacher, father son relationship, fistfight, fight, hospital, family relations, cancer, injury, doctor, husband wife relationship, rape, marriage ...
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Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, husband wife relationship, prison, false identity, pilot, father figure, amnesia, medical examination, beating
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When the Whales Came (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the whales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life ...
Plot: whale, island, beach, recluse, family relations, weirdo, world war one, curse, boy, girl, anti war, deafness ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Business as Usual (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Bengali Night (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Allan (Hugh Grant) is an engineer working in 1930s Calcutta. He is invited to stay with the family of his boss, Narendra Sen (Soumitra Chatterjee) which includes his wife, Indira (Shabana Azmi) and daughter Gayatri (Supriya Pathak). Gayatri and ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love
Place: kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 21K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: sentimental, sincere, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, captivating, scenic, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Risk Worth Taking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 926
Remainder (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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Red Rose White Rose (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: reputation, extramarital affair, love, adultery, woman on top, love triangle, marriage, husband wife relationship, seductress, infidelity, passion
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: shanghai, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cyrano de Bergerac (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 176 min.
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Plot: wooing, love triangle, love, self sacrifice, loneliness, poet, unrequited love, obstacle, unconditional love, handicap, obsessive love
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 36K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
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Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
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Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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