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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: atmospheric, emotional, tense, serious, realistic, talky, gloomy, sexy, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, racism, anti semitism, cruise, fighting the system, love and romance, ship, jewish, fall in love, society, love hate relationship, couples, human nature, wartime, ocean liner, nazi, german, spanish civil war, catastrophe, sea, doctors, relationships, loneliness, writers, art ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933, pre world war two, 30s
Place: germany, mexico, latin america, europe, cuba, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, betrayal, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Ship of Fools: The Last Metro (1980), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Mother Night (1996), The Remains of the Day (1993), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, thought provoking, sexy, harsh, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, theater, anti semitism, women, jewish, wartime life, infidelity, actor, theatre play, confined, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, poland, tokyo ...
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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: political, intellectual, atmospheric, absurd, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, cruise ship, nazi, jewish, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, murder, sea, world politics ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, cuba, california, israel, havana cuba ...
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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: political, allegory, visually appealing, affectionate, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, espionage, politics, propaganda, guilt, jewish, holocaust, german, anti semitism, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, israel, new york, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, romantic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: aristocracy, butler, master and servant, nazi, love, housekeeper, melancholy, nazism, class differences, master servant relationship, anti semitism, estate ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, britain, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: political, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, jewish, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: racism, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, prejudice, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, israel, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: art house, political, atmospheric, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: racism, loneliness, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, culture clash, romance, foreigner, working class, relationships, misfit, friendship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, west germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: romantic, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: blindness, love story, world war two, romance, russian, friendship, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two, year 1936
Place: china, russia, asia, shanghai, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, art, jewish, propaganda, controversy, world war one, self discovery, rise to the top, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, future, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, vienna, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, romance, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, life is a bitch, couple relations, resistance, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, romantic, dramatic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, love, culture clash, romance, war, holocaust, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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50%
 7.1
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The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, depressing, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, military, loneliness, soldier, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, human nature, officer, wartime, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, writer's life, friendship, writers, starting over, character study, love and romance, couples, graduation, masseuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intellectual ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mccarthyism, naval officer, romance, love and romance, couples, adultery, friendship, love story, jewish, politics, young lovers, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 70s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, new york, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, store, nazi, german, politics, fascism, jewish, dehumanization, deportation, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, israel, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sexy, harsh, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, sex, suicide, jealousy, menage a trois, world war two, manipulation, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: budapest, hungary, germany, england, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Lola (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: art house, tense, gloomy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitution, nymph, brothel, small town, manipulation, hospital, obsession, loneliness, memory, love, marriage, existentialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, bavaria, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, extramarital affair, friendship, adultery, cheating wife, betrayal, lust, cheating, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, wartime, adultery, courage, unlikely friendships, fascism, betrayal, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, year 1941, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, stylized, melancholic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, citizenship, romance, prejudice, friendship, family, society, social issues, small town, farmer, wedding, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, love, working class, wartime life, war, romance, farm, nudity (full frontal - brief), wine, railway ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, english channel, united kingdom, europe, britain ...
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36%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, adultery, war, tragic love, love story, betrayal, beautiful scenery, love, life & death, stranded, desert, mysterious character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, italy, africa, egypt, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, sexy, art house, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masseur, politics, friendship, romance, british, betrayal, violence, death, vengeance, revenge, lion, hinduism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, tokyo, berlin germany, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: political, realistic, emotional, poignant, sexy ...
Plot: vietnam war, paraplegic, disability, love, homecoming, soldier, hospital, love triangle, military base, female bonding, war hero, surveillance ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, loveless marriage, love and romance, couple relations, cheating wife, marriage, couples, adultery, cholera, extramarital affair, love, love story ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, shanghai, london, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: talky, serious, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, forbidden love, self discovery, romance, mother son relationship, parents and children, love triangle, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, texas, austin texas, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, infidelity, love and romance, twists and turns, peasant, dark humor, love affair, love triangle, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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32%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, melancholic, meditative, ironic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, complex characters, writers, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, romance, couples, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, intense, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, drug addiction, ambition, tragedy, justice, character study, movie star, couple relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, london, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sexy, light, ironic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: spinster, women, romance, love, betrayal, father daughter relationship, couple relations, love and romance, feminist, marriage, first contact, twists and turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1850s
Place: new york, alps, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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