Movies like Tea with Mussolini

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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, pre war, feel good, dramatic, nostalgic, sweet, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, artist, painting, hotel, ambassador, expatriate, crimes, youth, friends, performer's life, collector, artists and showbiz, forgery, lifestyle, gender, political unrest, state affairs, bittersweet, female friendship, widow, fascism, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: italy, europe, florence, germany, rome italy, paris france, switzerland ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and sentimental films with plots about friendship, idealism, storytelling, culture clash, bittersweet, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Tea with Mussolini: Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), A Month by the Lake (1995), Malena (2000), Mediterraneo (1991), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, world war two, audition, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, friendship, art, hopes, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, resort, family relations, nanny, romance, social differences, true love, couple relations, self discovery, twentysomething life, looking for sex ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
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Malena (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jealousy, adultery, hot and sexy, sex trafficking, female nudity, life is a bitch, female removes her clothes, small town, woman in danger, punishment, teenage sex, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, romance ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, school, girls' school, fascism, innocence lost, teacher, school dance, weirdo, coming of age, dedicated educator, hopes, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: scotland, europe, italy, britain, edinburgh scotland ...
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Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: touching, disturbing, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, czechoslovakia ...
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, friendship, elderly, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, nazi, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, anti hero, dishonesty, military, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, russia, southern italy ...
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Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, chance meeting, female friendship, romance, self discovery, strong female presence, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, friendship, romance, polish, human nature, village life, sister sister relationship, foreigner, rivalry, artist, village, painter ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe, london, new jersey ...
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, self discovery, retirement home, aging, goodhearted, choice, marital problem, life changing experience, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, communism, village life, wartime life, storytelling, village, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague ...
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31%
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, couple relations, couples, writer's life, love and romance, aging, golden years, poetry, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, italian comedy
Audience: date night
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Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, village life, wartime life, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
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Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1945 ...
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Quartet (2012)
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Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: bleak, emotional, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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