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Class of '44 (1973)
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Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college activities. Hermie grows apart from his childhood friend Oscy and begins a relationship with Julie that allows him to settle down into maturity.
Plot: world war two, college, coming of age, autobiography, streetcar
Time: 1940s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about world war two, coming of age, friendship, society, soldier, youth and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Class of '44: Summer of '42 (1971), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), A Separate Peace (1972), Red Dirt Rising (2010), If I Had a Gun (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, beach, obsession, age difference, summer vacation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california
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95%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, aunt nephew relationship, secret, family relations, uncle, grandmother, coming of age, aunt, war veteran, family secret, teenager, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sexual, touching, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, coming of age, world war two, student life, college, teenage life, boarding school life, love affair, school, college life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new england
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52%
Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, race, nascar, automobile racing, car race, race car
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If I Had a Gun (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vlado, an intelligent boy living in a small village, has fantasies that take him away from his humdrum life. But as the Nazi occupation begins to encroach on the townsfolk his fantasies and reality begin to merge.
Plot: world war two, children in wartime, adolescence, circumcision, gunshot, foreskin
Time: 1940s
Place: slovakia
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Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
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Plot: coming of age, suburbs, american midwest
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, youth, culture clash, working class, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Snow Goose (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded ...
Plot: goose, rite of passage, disability, world war two, tragedy, coming of age, wildlife, nature, artist, nursing, orphan, book
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Sour Grape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two years after receiving news of his father’s death in WWII a young boy continues to wait for trains from the front. The boy lives with his crippled uncle rather than with his mother, who has remarried and has another child. Then one day the ...
Plot: father son relationship, soldier, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: armenia
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33%
The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: auschwitz, holocaust, political prisoner, gas chamber, gestapo, clown, nazi, circus, concentration camp, commander, world war two, death of child ...
Time: 1940s
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33%
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Miriam (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Heart-wrenching story of a woman who takes another's identity to survive the most horrible time of the 20th Century. Miriam is the triumphant story of one woman's survival and success, which takes place in Lithuania over a period of forty ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: world war two, survival, holocaust, survivor, struggle for survival, female protagonist, new identity, life is a bitch, fight, soldier, captivity, prison ...
Time: 1940s
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33%
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R.P.M. (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. Radical students take over the college, the president resigns, ...
Plot: college, revolution, protest, sociology, female nudity, sexploitation, sociologist
Time: 60s
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, battles, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, military, rebellion, state affairs, friends, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s
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The Beheaded Rooster (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania, the 16 year old Felix Goldschmidt awaits his classmates for their traditional Exitus Party (school graduation). However, this very ...
Plot: nazi propaganda, world war two, strong female lead, betrayal by friend, friendship, fanatic, rivalry, jewish girl, class differences, strong female character, group of friends, treason ...
Time: 1940s
Place: romania, transylvania
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
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32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: avant garde
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Time: 1940s
Place: new york
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Purple Haze (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
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Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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The Chosen Ones (1983)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 140 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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