Movies like A Soldier's Tale

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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, world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), military, military life, unfulfillment, bittersweet, sex, vengeance, nazi, german, female nudity, american soldier, french ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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, wartime life, war, world war two, couples and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like A Soldier's Tale: Pornography (2003), Birdsong (2012), Dresden (2006), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Arch of Triumph (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage life, obsession, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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80%
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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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, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, romance, lovers, lovers apart, military, army, battles, war, young lovers ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, 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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, german officer, love and romance, fall in love, war, soldier, military, adultery, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: emotional, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, world war two, doctor, on the run, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, against humanity, war, love affair, vengeance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, fall in love, injury, world war two, opposites attract, romance, social differences, love affair, couple relations, couples, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, world war two, london blitz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
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19%
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: sincere, gloomy, sexual, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, military, love and romance, state affairs, strong sexual content, couples, bittersweet, profanity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, wartime life, fall in love, social relations, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, political unrest, wartime life, couple relations, heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, sexy, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, obsession, love affair, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, soldier, crimes, deadly ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, romance, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, life is a bitch, rivalry, love and romance, society, revolution, couples, vengeance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, serious, epic ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, rivalry, true love, forbidden love, orchestral, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, impossible love, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, vengeance, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, sincere, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian love, world war two, holocaust, lesbian, against humanity, love and romance, danger, gender, romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, gays and lesbians, against the rules, military life, life turned upside down, dishonesty, military, friendship, gay, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 8K
Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, sincere, epic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, village, village life, wartime life, love affair, couple relations, political unrest, couples, society, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 13K
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, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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 ⇓
34%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Hong Kong
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, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, romance, breakup, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, road not taken, sexual content, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: france, hong kong, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: world war two, romance, couple relations, death in the family, couples, optimism, wartime life, parents and children, family relations, family problems, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, unlikely couple, forbidden love, parents and children, romance, couples, family relations, love affair, society, racism, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, tragic love, sino japanese war, prostitution, colonialism, misogyny, desertion, buddhism, desert, hand grenade, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, military, survival, ex military, occupation, farm, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, romance, couples, family relations, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, rabbi, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, unfulfillment, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%