Movies like An Unforgettable Summer

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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
 7.3
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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: meditative, light, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic, road movie ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, military, politics, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), moral dilemma, military life, political unrest, wartime life, state affairs, war, family life, life is a bitch, anti war, injustice, basic training, hopes, samurai, tragedy, loneliness, mother son relationship, brutality, communism, catastrophe, end of the world ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1950s, 20s
Place: japan, tokyo, eastern europe, bucharest, 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 realistic, serious, melancholic and sexy films with plots about storytelling, runaway, mentor, suprisingly clever, brutality, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like An Unforgettable Summer: The Quiet American (2002), Red Sorghum (1988), Zelary (2003), The Razor's Edge (1984), Frankie Starlight (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, cia, moral ambiguity, spy, love triangle, tragedy, complex characters, communism ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, 20th century
Place: vietnam, saigon, london, indochina, iraq ...
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100%
 7.3
 9K
Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, sexy, macabre, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, wine, sino japanese war, vengeance, twists and turns, transformation, visceral, tragedy, crime gone awry, minimal dialogue, chinese, melancholy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, berlin germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, romance, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, life is a bitch, couple relations, resistance, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
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: philosophical, touching, thought provoking, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: world war one, philosophy, redemption, friendship, female nudity, buddhist, hospital, writers, dark hero, prejudice, poetry, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, paris france, europe, france, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: talky, serious, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, forbidden love, self discovery, romance, mother son relationship, parents and children, love triangle, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, texas, austin texas, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: atmospheric, talky, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, satire, resistance, politics, war, occupation, communism, village life, wartime life, sexuality, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, germany, eastern europe, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: harsh, disturbing, talky, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, napoleonic wars, battles, haunted by the past, homecoming, romance, military, war, aristocracy, missing person, wartime life, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 497
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, musician, melancholy, lone hero, fighting the system, hospital, writers, redemption, judaism, guilt, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, new york, romania, europe, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, love, working class, wartime life, war, romance, farm, nudity (full frontal - brief), wine, railway ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, english channel, united kingdom, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: political, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: love affair, terrorist, politics, muslim, anti war, monk, violence, idealism, wartime, civil war, mentor, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 14K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sexy, harsh, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, theater, anti semitism, women, jewish, wartime life, infidelity, actor, theatre play, confined, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, poland, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, intense, harsh, bleak, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, politics, justice, military life, civil war, wartime, casualty of war, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, melancholic, meditative, ironic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, complex characters, writers, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, romance, couples, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sexy, psychological, stylized, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), children, hospital, aging, father daughter relationship, sexual abuse, marriage, sisters, existentialism, parenthood, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
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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, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, reflective ...
Plot: politics, friendship, revolution, prejudice, segregation, society, civil war, coming of age, honest, survival, sex, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: middle east, israel, tokyo, poland, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 4K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: witty, clever, cerebral, atmospheric, art house ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, world war two, wartime, women, wartime life, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, german, twists and turns, interracial romance, artist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1938
Place: berlin germany, germany, new jersey, vienna, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, talky ...
Plot: pow, war, hostage, anti war, violence, russian soldier, confined, soldier, prison, captivity, islam, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: french revolution, master and servant, politics, battles, friendship, forbidden love, rebelliousness, romance, society, political unrest, state affairs, duchess ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, japan, tokyo, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 3K
In Country (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sexy, poignant ...
Plot: vietnam war, obsession, friendship, vietnam veteran, interracial romance, innocence lost, life philosophy, lone hero, torture, unlikely friendships, violence, wartime ...
Place: vietnam, kentucky, california, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: erotic, stylized, twist ending, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: incest, brother sister sex, erection, brother sister incest, sex with brother, destructive relationship, sex, family secret, aristocrat, male nudity, sex with sister, incestuous relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: political, sexy, reflective, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, assassination, politics, espionage, fighting the system, romance, death, hotel, assassin, torture, revolution, protest ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 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: philosophical, atmospheric, sexy, lyrical, thought provoking ...
Plot: writers, art, childhood, writer's life, voyeurism, melancholy, guilt, hallucination, death, memory, artist, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: france, tokyo, portugal, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 11K
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, meditative, harsh, realistic, touching ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, gay, french foreign legion, soldier, military training, obsession, transformation, battles, discipline, lgbt, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, france, paris france, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sexy, poignant, allegory, affectionate ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, dysfunctional family, infidelity, glbt, transsexual, melancholy, love triangle, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), transformation, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 8K
Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, sexy, art house, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masseur, politics, friendship, romance, british, betrayal, violence, death, vengeance, revenge, lion, hinduism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, tokyo, berlin germany, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 954
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, sexy, enigmatic, breathtaking, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, love, war, betrayal, romance, infidelity, bittersweet, camp, catastrophe, adaptation, beautiful scenery, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, palestine, australia, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 36K
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: touching, depressing, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, military, loneliness, soldier, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, human nature, officer, wartime, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I Served the King of England (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jan Dítě has been released from a Czech prison just before the very end of his 15-year sentence. Settling in a town near the border, he occupies his time with rebuilding a deserted house, and recalling his past. His main wish in life was to be a ...
Style: stylized, sexy, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, idealism, farce, adaptation, ambition, love and romance, workplace, rise and fall, society, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 50s, 1940s
Place: prague, eastern europe, england, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 10K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, sentimental, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, love story, women, politics, adoption, colonialism, sexual content, war, romance, interracial relations, naval officer, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, indochina, southeast asia, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Divine Intervention (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Comedy
Country: France, Morocco, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one ...
Style: surreal, meditative, stylized, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, lovers apart, lovers reunited, couples, survival, politics, society, romance, hopes, jewish, hospital, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: palestine, israel, middle east, tokyo, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%