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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, love triangle, dead children, doctor, old love, husband wife relationship, socialite, family tragedy, army captain, injury, dead son, british officer, war

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sexy films with plots about husband wife relationship, love triangle, love, love and romance, couples, family relations and female director mostly in Drama and Biography 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.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, gay, artist, youth, bisexuality, marijuana, doctor, sociologist, wealth, sexuality, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california
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95%
 4.0
 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, doctor, female nudity, preacher, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, ...
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75%
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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 ⇓
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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, master and servant, romance, society, social differences, love affair, love and romance, couples, estate, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 13
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 ...
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental
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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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, survivor, armenian genocide, armenian, bolshevik, genocide, world war one, communism
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Place: ussr, armenia, soviet union
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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, male female relationship, abusive husband, torment, murder, wife abuse, love triangle, love, older man younger woman relationship, murder of wife, doctor, death ...
Time: 1900s, 1960s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 113
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, female director, salesman, extramarital affair, supermarket, sex in toilet, male nudity, sex, female nudity, masturbation, cheating wife, sexless marriage ...
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50%
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 272
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: serious, realistic, psychological, clever, gloomy
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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, beating, amnesia, medical examination, prison, false identity, father figure, pilot, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bengali Night (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 153 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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43%
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 21K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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32%