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, war, wartime life, world war two, couples and soldier mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like A Soldier's Tale: Pornography (2003), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Birdsong (2012), Dresden (2006), The Night Watch (2011). 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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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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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75%
 7.4
 5K
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, lovers, military, romance, lovers apart, war, army, battles, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 2K
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, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, life is a bitch, war, world war two, post world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 3K
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, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, romance, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: world war two, train, on the run, romance, against humanity, fugitives, war, love and romance, couples, bittersweet, pregnancy, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, romance, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, love triangle, death in the family, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, forbidden love, violence, muslim, life is a bitch, love affair, couples, romance, war, wartime life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, american, love, love affair, human spirit, redemption, tragic love, village, religions or cults, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: concierge, love triangle, friendship, military, couple relations, buddies, war, romance, soldier, love and romance, friends, couples ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, world war two, doctor, romance, unfulfilled love, wartime life, haunted by the past, vengeance, couple relations, war, against humanity, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, romantic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, true love, love affair, young lovers, couples, soldier, breakup, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 4K
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, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), war, society, couple relations, political unrest, anti semitism, love affair, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, military, political unrest, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, secret mission, secret agents, war, couples, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, romance, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, realistic, 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, fall in love, impossible love, social relations, wartime life, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, life is a bitch, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, military life, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, opposites attract, romance, couples, social differences, couple relations, love affair, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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), wartime life, couple relations, love affair, political unrest, love and romance, state affairs, rescue, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 1K
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, couples, family relations, romance, society, homecoming, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, death in the family, couple relations, optimism, couples, wartime life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, love and romance, couples, revolution, vengeance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, society, soldier, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, against humanity, dishonesty, confined, infidelity, couples, couple relations, love and romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, emotional, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, war, wartime life, political unrest, hopes, state affairs, rivalry, true love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, pregnancy, soldier, infidelity, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, political unrest, childhood sweetheart, dishonesty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ 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: rough, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: lesbian love, holocaust, world war two, love and romance, strong female presence, woman in danger, wartime life, love triangle, fall in love, life is a bitch, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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