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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, family saga, dramatic, interesting, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, love affair, social differences, dictatorship, generation gap, infidelity, confined, jewish, forbidden love, communism, adultery, cheating, family values, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany, paris france, sarajevo ...

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, beautiful scenery, mentor and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Sunshine: 25 Fireman's Street (1973), The White Countess (2005), Europa Europa (1990), The English Patient (1996), The Grey Zone (2001). 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, realistic, surreal, talky, pre war
Plot: attic, immigrants, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, anti semitism, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, wartime life, politics ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, deportation, family life, society, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, macau, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, war, secret love, expedition, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, smuggling, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, confined, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, love, injustice, romance, war, immigrants, culture clash, couple relations, interracial marriage, interracial relations, social differences ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, war, friendship, gay, homosexuality, nazi, dehumanization, gays and lesbians, jewish, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 19K
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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, execution, death, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, coup d'etat, farm, paranormal phenomena, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, war, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1975, year 1957 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, revenge, family disapproval, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 62K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK
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, exciting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, revolution, deportation, infidelity, war, poet, mistress, romance, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, nazism, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: politics, adoption, missing person, adopted daughter, high school teacher, screaming, disappearance, lawyer, book, military, professor, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, countryside, romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, working class, love and romance, couples, soldier, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, rebellion, deportation, starvation, war crime, massacre, survival, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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, gloomy, serious, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, controversy, anti semitism, friendship, self discovery, political unrest, racism, ambition, society, politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China
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, stylized, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aids, murder, investigation, corruption, diplomat, death, cancer, morgue, political corruption, cover up, grief, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, sudan, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, pianist, photographer, police brutality, protest, museum, psychiatrist, letter, interrogation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, sweden, denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, soldier, false accusation, romance, infidelity, war, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, germany, paris france, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, forgery, concentration camp, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 6K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
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, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: euthanasia, nazism, moral dilemma, politics, friendship, anti semitism, human nature, society, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, jealousy, sex, menage a trois, infidelity, birthday, deportation, restaurant, love triangle, pianist, romance, oldies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, romance, kissing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, forgery, revenge, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, couples, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, village, sexual abuse, romance, post war, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, captivating, realistic, family saga, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, forbidden love, social differences, culture clash, political unrest, family life, society, family relations, on the run, rebelliousness, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: russia, siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%