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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
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, war, redemption, 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, love, dog, dancing, horse ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro

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Most similar movies to An Unforgettable Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and bleak films with plots about death, soldier, war, cigarette smoking, brutality, storytelling and murder mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like An Unforgettable Summer: Suite Fran?aise (2014), Gardens of Stone (1987), Zelary (2003), The Messenger (2009), Harrison's Flowers (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, german soldier, nazi occupation, love and romance, war, soldier, military, french resistance, village, romance, world war two, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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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, funeral, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
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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
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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, california
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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, serious, bleak, 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, serbia ...
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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 ...
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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, mexico, washington d.c. ...
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, innocence lost, wartime life, youth, military life, battles, fall in love, civil war, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, syria ...
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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 ...
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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: russian soldier, prison, war, pow, friendship, soldier, anti war, village, mountain, hostage, culture clash, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: caucasus, russia, chechnya, poland
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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, buried alive, dead wife ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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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, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: island, idealism, soldier, politics, anti war, genocide, romance, war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
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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 ...
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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, unfulfilled love, battles, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, dehumanization, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, middle east, flanders, belgium
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, couple relations, war, haunted by the past, romance, wartime life, battles, military, couples, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
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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, village, fall in love, love and romance, human spirit, anti war, hopes, romance, war, soldier, captivity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe
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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: bleak, serious, 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
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: childhood, baron, infidelity, writer's life, introspection, voyeurism, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1910s, 1890s, 19th century ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, tokyo
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: missing person, private detective, against the odds, war, uncover truth, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, love story, destiny, love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1917 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
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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: atmospheric, serious, 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 ...
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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 ...
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: romance, war, betrayal, infidelity, soldier, air force, flying, training, self discovery, basic training, military life, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, introspection, family gatherings, reunion, family life, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, foreign legion, officer, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, ethiopia, marseille, paris france, france ...
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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
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The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: soldier, murder, hopes, love and romance, enlightenment, redemption, society, friendship, couples, friends, obsessive quest, starting over ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, asia, europe, france, himalaya ...
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: realistic, emotional, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, New Zealand
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, confined, military, life is a bitch, society, brutality, british ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, revolution, evacuation, destructive relationship, tragic love, war, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, paris france, germany, siberia ...
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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, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
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