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Sophie's Choice (1982)
 7.5
 48K
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sad, depressing, sexy, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, nazi, concentration camp, mental illness, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, relationships, loneliness, obsession, post war, depression, love and romance, war criminal, flashback, jewish, death, friendship, bittersweet, haunted by the past, genocide, love triangle, children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, 40s
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to Sophie's Choice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and gloomy films with plots about storytelling, world war two, redemption, culture clash, mentor, runaway and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Sophie's Choice: The Reader (2008), Pornography (2003), Schindler's List (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Monster's Ball (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, older woman younger man sex, sex, coming of age, sexual relations, nazi, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, secret, world war two ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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67%
 6.1
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, countryside, social differences, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, obsession, haunted by the past, war, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, war, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, survival, wartime, accountant, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: romantic, heartbreaking, feel good, sad, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, photographer, love story, love, romance, middle aged, lovers, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, post world war two, year 1965, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
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Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, white male black female relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, interracial sex, female nudity, eviction, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, holocaust survivor, survival, concentration camp, life philosophy, redemption, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, germany, poland, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: emotional, romantic, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love, tragedy, love affair, romance, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, wartime life, holocaust survivor, auschwitz, world war two, human spirit, genocide, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, splatter, factual, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, genocide, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 132K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, touching, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, mental illness, lesbian, writers, bipolar disorder, aids, writer's life, literature, suicidal, housewife, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, clown, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Greece
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, childhood trauma, breakup, haunted by the past, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, coming of age, war, redemption ...
Place: canada, greece, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: sexy, stylized, light, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, jewish, coming of age, anti semitism, cheerleading, romance, school, world war two, friendship, holocaust survivor, peer pressure, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Assault (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 144 min.
Story: At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.
Style: political, sincere, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, coming of age, wartime life, nazi germany, post war, gestapo, hunger, nightclub, against humanity, war, murder ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 7K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, nazi, life is a bitch, youth, confined, estrangement, self discovery, destiny, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, budapest, europe, poland ...
⇓ 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, humorous, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, infidelity, love and romance, peasant, dark humor, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, poland, usa, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, mental illness, memory, parachute, one night stand, character study, adaptation, catastrophe, british, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, erotic, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, world war two, obsessive love, jealousy, love, obsession, romance, adultery, private detective, betrayal, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: harsh, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, holocaust, world war two, sex, jealousy, suicide, menage a trois, manipulation, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: budapest, hungary, england, germany, eastern europe ...
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30%
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: world war two, concentration camp, dysfunctional family, erotica, memory, jewish, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s
Place: new york, germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, survival, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, genocide, human spirit, confined, homecoming, survival, hospital, infidelity, hopes, anti semitism, lovers reunited ...
Place: france, europe, canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: sexy, emotional, harsh, reflective, artsy ...
Plot: love triangle, bittersweet, romance, obsession, interracial romance, distopia, sisters, justice, redemption, happy ending, transformation, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, reflective, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, world war two, older woman younger man relationship, summer vacation, beach house, island, age difference, teenager, love, teen angst, first sexual experience, war widow ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1942 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: melancholic, intense, psychological, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, sex, infidelity, friendship, betrayal, love triangle, complex characters, loneliness, college, couple relations, haunted by the past, buddies ...
Time: year 1993, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, anti semitism, survival, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, hopes, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%