Movies like An Unforgettable Summer

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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: military, politics, soldier, war, battles, injustice, life is a bitch, family life, anti war, hopes, moral dilemma, political unrest, redemption, introspection, wartime life, military life, basic training, state affairs, 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 realistic, serious, dramatic and bleak films with plots about death, war, soldier, military, storytelling, friendship and brutality 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), My Brother's War (2005). 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, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, military, fall in love, soldier, village, french resistance, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sincere, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, military life, cemetery, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, army life, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, social relations, soldier, society, resistance, small town life, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, touching, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war, military, war, redemption, dealing with death, army, couples, military life, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: american civil war, soldier, politics, escapades, wartime life, life is a bitch, religions or cults, battles, society, rivalry, friendship, kiss ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 19K
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: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: military, friendship, homecoming, patriotism, soldier, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: insubordination, soldier, friendship, murder, french army, war, friends, crimes, infantrymen, heroes, military life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, year 1919, year 1918
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, friendship, war, romance, working class, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, friends, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, english channel, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, obsessive quest, battles, crimes, journalism, love affair, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 3K
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, realistic, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, battles, military life, fall in love, wartime life, innocence lost, society, youth, civil war, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, epic, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, island, politics, opposites attract, war, gays and lesbians, against humanity, wartime life, romance, state affairs, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: castration, war, murder, soldier, love and romance, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, coming of age, unwanted pregnancy, dehumanization, battles, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium, flanders, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, fall in love, anti war, love and romance, human spirit, war, world war two, rescue, military life, village, irish ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: evacuation, fascism, armored car, military, chinese, politics, revolution, power relations, political corruption, society, against the rules, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, montreal quebec, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army, infidelity, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, fall in love, couples, americana, reunion, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north dakota, usa, los angeles, seattle, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 630
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, touching, gloomy
Plot: soldier, school, summer camp, monastery, coming of age, orphan, wartime life, boarding school life, teaching the ways of the world, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 599
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: bleak, atmospheric, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, anti war, soldier, military, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, against humanity, battles, tragic love, wartime life, life is a bitch, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious, stylized
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, evacuation, revolution, couples, political unrest, tragic love, society, wartime life, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, war, prison, soldier, confined, hostage, captivity, drinking, murder, violence, pow, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 4K
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, injustice, politics, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, rebellion, social differences, society, feminism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, family life, estrangement, introspection, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family gatherings, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, journalism, communism, love triangle, war, war crime, political unrest, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: psychological, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, hospital, anti war, starting over, human spirit, life turned upside down, wartime life, war, hopes, military hospital, officer ...
Time: post world war one, 1910s, year 1918
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, love, village, military, human spirit, love affair, society, tragic love, redemption, religions or cults, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, arizona, berlin germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, society, love triangle, introspection, human nature, artists and showbiz, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1920s, 19th century ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, politics, battles, society, anti war, military, rebellion, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: bleak, clever, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, wartime life, remarry, couple relations, war, innocence lost, infidelity, battles, missing person, life is a bitch, romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 851
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: infidelity, war, romance, betrayal, love and romance, wartime life, destructive relationship, military, soldier, basic training, military life, self discovery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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