Movies like Sunshine 1999

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Sunshine
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: captivating, serious, epic, dramatic, suspenseful, realistic, tense, interesting, intense, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, politics, infidelity, jewish, adultery, revolution, justice, death, incest, parents and children, jews, hospital, anti semitism, siblings relations, family drama, family, dysfunctional family, tragedy, catholicism, relationships, betrayal, destiny, secrets, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, twentieth century, 1890s, 1910s, 1900s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, europe, hungary, serbia, sarajevo, budapest hungary, eastern europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and dramatic films with plots about betrayal, culture clash, beautiful scenery, mentor, storytelling, death and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Sunshine: The White Countess (2005), Wuthering Heights (1992), 25 Fireman's Street (1973), The Land Girls (1998), Bent (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The White Countess
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, emotional, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: romance, russian, jewish, drinking, blindness, unlikely couple, relationships, adultery, family, innocence lost, love story, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, russia, macau, hong kong ...
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    User:   84%
 
Wuthering Heights
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, revenge, obsession, vengeance, betrayal, love, couple relations, book, adaptation, literature, destructive relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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System:   72%
    User:   81%
 
25 Fireman's Street
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: immigrants, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, anti semitism, genocide, haunted by the past, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, politics ...
Place: former yugoslavia, hungary, eastern europe
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System:   60%
    User:   62%
 
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
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The Land Girls
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: friendship, romance, war, working class, love, couple relations, women, wartime, love story, wine, countryside, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, egypt, english channel
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System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
 7.3
 7K
Bent
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, survival, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, gays and lesbians, nazis, jews, love story, death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The End of the Affair
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: clever, emotional, sexual, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, adultery, love, strong sexual content, love story, nudity (topless - notable), relationships, wartime, betrayal, god ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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    User:   48%
 
The English Patient
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, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 7.6
 211K
The Reader
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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: sexual, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: romance, guilt, german, genocide, nazi, jewish, holocaust, coming of age, justice, prison, trial, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
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System:   43%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa
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: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: german, jewish, holocaust, survival, war, nazi, nazis, russian, friendship, courage, sacrifice, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
Suite Fran?aise
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: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, war, forbidden love, murder, soldier, nazis, wartime, love story, jews, nazi, mentor, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century, year 1940
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: romance, politics, adultery, religion, male nudity, incest, murder, tragic hero, french, marriage, catholicism, period piece ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, spain, england, poland ...
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    User:   43%
 
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Onegin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, obsession, adultery, marriage, love story, countryside, couple relations, poetry, love, forbidden love, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: russia, london, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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    User:   41%
 
The Constant Gardener
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, aids, corruption, death, conspiracy, politics, idealism, obsession, spy, uncover truth, political ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, london ...
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    User:   45%
 
 8.0
 62K
Doctor Zhivago
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, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, war, romance, russian, idealism, betrayal, love triangle, childhood, adultery, love, love affair, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
The Affair of the Necklace
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: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: romance, politics, revenge, revolution, conspiracy, court, intrigue, chase, period piece, greed, corruption, torture ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, england, versailles, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
 6.9
 70K
The Duchess
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: realistic, dramatic, emotional, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, duchess, loveless marriage, marriage, romance, love story, destiny, aristocracy, love affair, relationships ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
The Official Story
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: politics, adoption, corruption, hospital, children, assassination, revolution, parents and children, political, storytelling, death, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, bolivia ...
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    User:   42%
 
 7.1
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Katyn
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: war, survival, russian, german, brutality, propaganda, murder, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, wartime, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
The Deep Blue Sea
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, obsession, love, love affair, crumbling marriage, depression, suicide attempt, wartime, love story, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, violence, finnish, soldier, brutality, courage, military life, russian, battle zone, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 7.5
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East/West
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: russian, french, love and romance, propaganda, sacrifice, cold war, idealism, couples, communism, brutality, beautiful scenery, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: russia, france, europe, germany, bulgaria ...
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 7.5
 10K
Brothers
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, infidelity, brothers, siblings relations, guilt, dysfunctional family, family bonds, brutality, tragedy, relationships, family, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, denmark, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
Jefferson in Paris
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: revolution, romance, politics, slavery, couple relations, infidelity, interracial romance, catholicism, period piece, interracial relations, social differences, pornography ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: france, europe, england, new jersey, versailles ...
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 8.1
 4K
Holocaust
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, survival, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, captivity, war, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
Head in the Clouds
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, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, war, spanish civil war, infidelity, wartime, love triangle, destiny, betrayal, nazi, nazis, fall in love, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: spain, europe, germany, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
The Flowers of War
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: war, prostitution, sacrifice, brutality, survival, prostitute, chase, death, atrocity, rape, wartime, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 5K
Mother Night
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: nazi, german, spy, guilt, book, holocaust, government agency, wartime, nazis, politics, jewish, propaganda ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 7.6
 34K
Lust, Caution
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: sex, love, espionage, assassination, brutality, violence, revolution, murder, resistance, adultery, neo noir, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy
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, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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