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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love blooms between Saul and Belle, but the grim realities of war catch up with them when a French Resistance trio claims that Belle is a Nazi collaborator. Judge Reinhold appears briefly as the token Yank.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, impossible love, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, woman in danger, love, love triangle, military, military life, unfulfillment, bittersweet, sex, world war two, vengeance, nazi, german, female nudity, french, farm, british ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy

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Most similar movies to A Soldier's Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, war, soldier and love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like A Soldier's Tale: Birdsong (2012), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Dresden (2006), The Night Watch (2011), Yossi & Jagger (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, trench warfare, love affair, lovers, lovers apart, military, romance, war, army, world war one, battles, young lovers ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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100%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, world war two, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, adultery, soldier, french girl, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: tense, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, military, love affair, behind enemy lines, danger, romance, fall in love, military life, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, wartime life, sexual relations, war, gays and lesbians, homosexual, love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay romance, military, gay relationship, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life, forbidden love, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, opposites attract, war, romance, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: train, bittersweet, couple relations, wartime life, pregnancy, love affair, against humanity, romance, love and romance, fall in love, war, fugitives ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
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42%
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, realistic, psychological, touching, talky ...
Plot: family life, family relations, forbidden love, romance, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, love triangle, unfulfillment, death in the family, love and romance, human nature ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: intrigue, doctor, couple relations, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, war, love affair, against humanity, romance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, germany, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Snow and Fire (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While the Nazis occupied most of France, Jacques (Vincent Perez) has been active in the liberation underground. Now that the Allies have freed a significant portion of their country from German control, he and his buddy Michel (Matthieu Roze) can ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: love triangle, concierge, friendship, buddies, couple relations, friends, couples, soldier, military, love and romance, war, romance ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, true love, couples, soldier, breakup, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, american, love, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, hopes, redemption, love affair, human spirit, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, arizona, berlin germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, hopes, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, destructive relationship, single parent, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: sexual, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: military, infidelity, bittersweet, soldier, dishonesty, couples, strong sexual content, profanity, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, year 1940, year 1944 ...
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wuthering Heights (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".
Style: serious, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, obsession, countryside, strong female presence, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love triangle, vengeance, opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: bosnian war, muslim, violence, forbidden love, couples, wartime life, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, lesbian, lesbian love, strong female presence, wartime life, love triangle, woman in danger, danger, gender, against humanity, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Burning Blue (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following two fatal aircraft accidents aboard an Aircraft Carrier, a government agent is placed aboard the ship. His mission is to determine what may be at the root of these mishaps and prevent the inevitable third chain breaking accident which ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: love affair, couple relations, military life, against the rules, life turned upside down, forbidden love, dishonesty, friendship, military, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sexy, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, couples, obsession, lifestyle, romance, love affair, love triangle, betrayal, strong female presence, unfulfilled love, sexual content ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, military life, soldier, haunted by the past, society, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
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30%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, love affair, romance, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment, breakup, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, state affairs, performer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, love affair, unfulfillment, romance, war, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, wartime life, social relations, fall in love, island, officer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: secret mission, war, secret agents, couples, danger, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: london, france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, injury, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, social differences, wartime life, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: humorous, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: farm, soldier, cross dressing, deserter, romance, bittersweet, military, on the run, transvestism, wartime life, war, fall in love ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, forbidden love, tragic love, couples, unfulfilled love, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: couple relations, optimism, couples, romance, death in the family, family problems, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, wartime life, battle, airplane ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, war, bittersweet, profanity, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, love affair, couples, military hospital, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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