Movies like Sunshine 1999

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Sunshine (1999)
 7.5
 12K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.
Style: epic, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, family saga, dramatic, interesting, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, politics, family life, society, political unrest, siblings relations, state affairs, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing, cousin cousin relationship, infidelity, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, social differences, communism, family values, cheating, forbidden love, confined, jewish family ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: serbia, hungary, europe, israel, berlin germany, sarajevo, eastern europe ...

Most similar movies to Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about death, culture clash, storytelling, betrayal, husband wife relationship, train and society mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Sunshine: 25 Fireman's Street (1973), The White Countess (2005), Europa Europa (1990), The House of the Spirits (1993), The English Patient (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: serious, talky, surreal, realistic, pre war
Plot: attic, against humanity, family relations, couples, political unrest, politics, anti war, introspection, social differences, rebelliousness, society, confined ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, rebelliousness, politics, innocence lost, battles, family relations, nosy, siblings relations, unlikely couple, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, macau, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, roommate, homosexual, concentration camp, communism, ghetto, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, political unrest, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance, destiny, war, map, wartime life, secret love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 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: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, hopes, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.0
 64K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, rape, mistress, infidelity, professor, poet, deportation, funeral, communism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, fall in love, couples, americana, reunion, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north dakota, usa, los angeles, seattle, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 20K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, political unrest, fall in love, leadership, society, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: holocaust, hidden identity, dishonesty, defiant, ghetto, race against time, danger, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, war, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1976, year 1939 ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, russia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, friendship, war, dehumanization, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, death ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, friendship, war, romance, working class, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, friends, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, english channel, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, genocide, survival, war, nazism, confined, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: adoption, politics, missing person, confession, lawyer, history teacher, high school teacher, screaming, adopted daughter, disappearance, military, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 747
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: infidelity, politics, self discovery, opposites attract, family relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, political unrest, false accusation, love triangle ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, ethnic, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 6K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: thought provoking, serious, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, moral dilemma, anti semitism, euthanasia, society, human nature, family life, political unrest, friends, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1918, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China, Kenya
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, diplomat, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, fighting the system, obsession, lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, couple relations, society, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, nanny, murder, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, wartime life, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rebellion, concentration camp, deportation, massacre, genocide, war crime, anti semitism, starvation, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, army, musician, cafe, corruption, interrogation, suicide, teacher, psychiatrist, photographer, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, florence italy, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 7K
Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, infidelity, friendship, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, rise to the top, state affairs, racism, ambition, obsession ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 2K
Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 275 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, family saga
Plot: parents and children, village, rebelliousness, culture clash, homecoming, on the run, jury, social differences, society, tragic love, revolution, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, politics, assassination, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, political unrest, leadership, rise to the top, state affairs, romance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, rome italy, greece, italy, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, social relations, soldier, society, resistance, small town life, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, forgery, romance, revenge, rivalry, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%