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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, love hate relationship, jewish, nazi, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two, year 1933
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, emotional and dramatic films with plots about couples, love and romance, betrayal, culture clash, catastrophe, romance and society 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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, on the run, anti heroes, misfit, against humanity, fugitives, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
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85%
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, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
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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, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, israel, california
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66%
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, genocide, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: biting, uplifting, suspense, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, anti war, human spirit, disorder, writer's life, hidden identity, government agency, hopes, redemption, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
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65%
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, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, young lovers, couple relations, communist, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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63%
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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, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, macau, shanghai china ...
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63%
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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, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
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55%
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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, couples, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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54%
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, aristocracy, loyalty, nazism, jewish, couple relations, politics, german, career, self sacrifice, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, alienation, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, mother son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, central europe ...
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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: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, gypsy, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, ethnic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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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, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, resistance, society, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, couples, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
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43%
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, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
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43%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 162 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, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century, 1900s ...
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43%
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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, family relations, against humanity, youth, escapades, danger, society, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia ...
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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
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, couples, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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41%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: suspense, touching, talky, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, interracial relations, blindness, disability, family relations, alcohol abuse, interracial romance, tenement, innocence lost, park ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
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41%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, hopes, fall in love, farm, war, romance, working class, friends, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
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41%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 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, sentimental, captivating, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, orgy, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, nazi, love and romance, bisexual woman, war ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 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, opposites attract, romance, couples, social differences, love affair, couple relations, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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39%
Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
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38%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
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