Movies like Sophie's Choice

If you like "Sophie's Choice" you are looking for realistic, serious and emotional movies about / with holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, world war two, mental illness and post war themes of Drama and Romance genre shot in UK or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
 7.6
 44K
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Yugoslavia
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: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak, psychological, gloomy, captivating, contemplative, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, nazi, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, love triangle, writers, war criminal, obsession, loneliness, relationships, depression, friendship, bittersweet, confined, friends, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city

Movie in categories

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, redemption, culture clash, mentor, world war two, runaway and brutality mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Sophie's Choice: The Reader (2008), Schindler's List (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Pornography (2003), Monster's Ball (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 234K
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, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, sex scene, unlikely couple, court, trial, sex with a minor, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, post world war two ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, jewish, anti semitism, war, wartime, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ 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, feel good, uplifting, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, impossible love, housewife, adultery, middle aged, lovers, fall in love, photographer, midlife crisis, choice, letter, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1965, 1960s ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 907
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, gloomy ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 84K
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: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: electric chair, interracial relations, racism, white male black female relationship, eviction, anger, waitress, redemption, blacks and whites, hopes, love and romance, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, society, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
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, auschwitz, human spirit, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined, starting over, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 15K
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: emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, jewish ghetto, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, anti heroes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 127K
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, housewife, drowning, writer's life, suicidal, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, contemporary, 20s ...
Place: england, new york, los angeles, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, nazism, gas chamber, wartime life, atrocity, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, complex, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: holocaust, coming of age, anti semitism, family relations, concentration camp, romance, school, haunted by the past, forbidden love, social differences, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, circus performer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 3K
The Assault (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 141 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: disturbing, sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, concentration camp, against humanity, murder, investigation, wartime life, atrocity, coming of age, nightclub, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, twists and turns, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survivor, infidelity, love and romance, jewish, human nature, dark humor, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, haunted by the past, world war two, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 3K
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: thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, homecoming, haunted by the past, wartime life, introspection, innocence lost, society, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 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: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, danger, youth, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: emotional, sincere, sentimental, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, love and romance, occupation, musician's life, restaurant, sex, menage a trois, birthday ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, jealousy, passion, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, diary, rain, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, confined, homecoming, genocide, human spirit, haunted by the past, world war two, couples, hospital, against humanity, survival, battles ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 3K
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: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 10K
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, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: 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 ⇓
29%
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, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 11K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, fall in love, love affair, family problems, romance, haunted by the past, memory loss, holocaust survivor, compassion, old man, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%