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Ship of Fools (1965)
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Ship of Fools (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, talky, gloomy, psychological, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: ship, anti semitism, cruise, racism, world war two, love and romance, fall in love, society, human nature, couples, prostitute, opposites attract, ocean liner, fighting the system, politics, couple relations, greek, young lovers, aging, social misfits, jewish, nazi, drinking, german, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, cuba, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and melancholic films with plots about betrayal, mentor, catastrophe, love and romance, storytelling, culture clash and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Ship of Fools: Voyage of the Damned (1976), Good (2008), Talk of Angels (1998), Come See the Paradise (1990), Focus (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, ship, holocaust, cruise ship, catastrophe, family in danger, cruise, on the run, confined, against humanity, immigrants ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, cuba, latin america, europe, havana cuba ...
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95%
 6.2
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, world war two, anti semitism, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.0
 758
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, society, love affair, fall in love, couples, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, interracial relations, racism, injustice, culture clash, war, romance, love, immigrants, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: seattle, north dakota, los angeles, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.7
 3K
Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, false accusation, mistaken identity, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, fall in love, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai china, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, biting ...
Plot: world war two, presumed dead, war crime, war criminal, anti war, starting over, hidden identity, haunted by the past, redemption, government agency, human spirit, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, naval uniform, young lovers, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, forbidden love, romance, family life, self discovery, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 12K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, theater, hiding place, love triangle, anti semitism, actor's life, showbiz, society, social differences, isolation, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, culture clash, fall in love, society, state affairs, romance, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, loyalty, aristocracy, nazism, jewish, politics, german, career, political unrest, self sacrifice, flower ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, human nature, hopes, writing, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: gypsy, anti semitism, adoption, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, social relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, betrayal, society, haunted by the past, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, romance, society, human nature, introspection, fall in love, city life, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, couples, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, couples, society, human nature, gays and lesbians, couple relations, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 1890s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, on the road, society, human nature, against humanity, siblings relations, escapades, family relations, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 135K
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, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, true love, young lovers, romance, couples, soldier, breakup, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
 9K
Ask the Dust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: immigrants, interracial relations, love, regret, romance, opposites attract, writer's life, love affair, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), kiss, police ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, money, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, italy, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, sex, holocaust, love and romance, world war two, musician's life, occupation, restaurant, menage a trois ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, german officer, adultery, soldier, nazi officer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, love affair, romance, couple relations, social differences, couples, opposites attract, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 67K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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