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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Original name: Un été inoubliable
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian frontier where both their relationship and humanity are severely tested.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, road movie, talky, melancholic, light, enigmatic, romantic, harsh ...
Plot: soldier, politics, military, redemption, war, anti war, basic training, military life, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, battles, state affairs, introspection, moral dilemma, family life, hopes, life is a bitch, drinking, communism, brutality, salad, regiment, reprisal, watchtower ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about war, soldier, military, military life, wartime life, death and anti war mostly in War, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like An Unforgettable Summer: Gardens of Stone (1987), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Tears of April (2008), The Messenger (2009), War Requiem (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, cemetery, military life, war, vietnam veteran, wartime life, life is a bitch, wedding, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
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: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, soldier, love and romance, military, world war two, fall in love, german soldier, nazi occupation, french resistance, village, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: island, idealism, soldier, politics, anti war, romance, genocide, military life, war, political unrest, wartime life, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, iraq war, friendship, war, redemption, military, dealing with death, wounded, human nature, wartime life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.7
 579
War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: war, anti war, military, soldier, wartime life, battles, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, tragic love, haunted by the past, homecoming, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military, war, politics, anti war, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Brother's War (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Civil War drama directed by Whitney Hamilton. Grace Kieler disguises herself as a man and takes her brother's place in the Confederate army in an effort to protect him from the horrors of the war. When she meets young war widow Virginia ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, politics, wartime life, religions or cults, battles, escapades, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, snow, treason ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Officer's Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, hospital, military, life turned upside down, war, starting over, human spirit, wartime life, hopes, dormitory, disfigured face ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, 1910s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.6
 3K
Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: castration, war, soldier, murder, coming of age, sexual abuse, unfulfilled love, battles, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, dehumanization ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, middle east, flanders, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, human spirit, anti war, hopes, village, soldier, romance, captivity, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: soldier, village, military, atrocity, losing-it hero, war, innocence lost, moral dilemma, basic training, anti war, genocide, military life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 267
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, soldier, prison, gory, war, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, journalism, obsessive quest, love affair, kidnapping, battles, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
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Checkpoint (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group Russian soldiers is send to an outpost to guard the area. They pass the day patroulling the area, while being shot at from the forest. They never know if the civillions are hostile or friendly to them.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, sniper, civil war, battle zone, war, anti war, recruit, military base, killer, village, military life, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, russia, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: military, soldier, homecoming, friendship, gulf war, war, bar fight, patriotism, sergeant, funeral, politics, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, murder, soldier, insubordination, war, military life, battles, crimes, heroes, military, society, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ...
Plot: sexual abuse, small town, redemption, village, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: war, love, soldier, love affair, tragic love, romance, love triangle, love and romance, village, human spirit, redemption, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, berlin germany, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
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Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: nurse, amputation, military hospital, unlikely couple, gory, war, doctors and patients, military life, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, prostitution, desertion, colonialism, misogyny, buddhism, desert, hand grenade, sino japanese war, tragic love, war ...
Time: 30s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, soldier, rebelliousness, war, anti war, genocide, battle zone, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles, politics ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 805
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: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: countryside, soldier, losing-it hero, obsession, wartime life, war, obsessive quest, infidelity, social differences, haunted by the past, holocaust, teenage life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.2
 623
Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: orphan, school, monastery, soldier, coming of age, summer camp, war, innocence lost, anti war, wartime life, society, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: soldier, anti war, anti heroes, gory, battle zone, war, rebelliousness, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, rebellion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: chinese, politics, fascism, military, armored car, evacuation, anti heroes, human spirit, idealism, war, doctors and patients, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: china, spain, asia, montreal quebec, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 6K
The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, dramatic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, fighter pilot, biplane, ambition, rivalry, war, ocean or sea, adventure, military, rise to the top, politics, anti war ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, battle zone, dealing with death, anti war, war, military life, military, life is a bitch, introspection, battles, danger
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pow, russian soldier, prison, war, friendship, soldier, anti war, village, mountain, hostage, culture clash, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: caucasus, russia, chechnya, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, infantrymen, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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