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Postcard (2010)
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Postcard (2010)
Original name: 一枚のハガキ
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever. (from imdb)
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: love, world war two, widow, suicide, soldier, life is a bitch, fall in love, passionate kiss, letter, exotic dancer, suicide attempt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about world war two, wartime life, love and romance, life is a bitch, soldier, romance and war mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Postcard: Dresden (2006), In Tranzit (2008), Leon Morin, Priest (1961), 1939 (1989), Housewife, 49 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, survival, military, love affair, moral dilemma, wartime life, romance, fall in love, military life, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, society, confined, heroes, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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88%
Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, world war two, atheist, self discovery, unfulfilled love, introspection, religions or cults, seduction, church, priest, catholic priest, occupied france ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, best friends, unfulfillment, friends, couples, wartime life, marriage as hell, young love, love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: sweden, europe, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, society, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, gay, british, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
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86%
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November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: emotional, sincere, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian love, holocaust, world war two, lesbian, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, against humanity, romance, life is a bitch, strong female presence, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, erotic, serious, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, tragic love, prostitution, misogyny, colonialism, desertion, sino japanese war, buddhism, desert, power relations, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
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75%
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, survival, obsessive quest, dealing with death, heroic mission, haunted by the past, truth, japanese army, soldier, war crime ...
Time: 70s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
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Twin Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Style: epic, captivating, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twins, family reunited, family relations, life is a bitch, culture clash, reconciliation, society, orphan, wartime life, human nature, forceful separation, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: holland, germany, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, mountain, graphic violence, wartime life, love and romance, against the odds, prison life, love affair, concentration camp, forbidden love, war, opposites attract ...
Place: japan, asia
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63%
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Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: power of love, life is a bitch, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, single parent, hopes, redemption, italian soldier, suicide, balkan war, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, balkan, bosnia herzegovina
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61%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france, riviera
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 1940s
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, society, romance, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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54%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, sexual relations, haunted by the past, war, world war two, gays and lesbians, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, bleak, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
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52%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, brawl, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, fall in love, hopes, farm, war, romance, working class, wartime life, couple relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war two, train, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, holocaust, love affair, pregnancy, love triangle, bittersweet, war, fugitives ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, couples, society, family relations, parents and children, racism, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, fall in love, family relations, secret love, letter, funeral, romance, society, sino japanese war, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1941
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 899
Paper Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: military, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, infidelity, space travel, soldier, space and aliens, power relations, couple relations, love affair, cosmonaut, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, world war two, daring rescue, war, wartime, nazi occupation, german occupation, resistance fighter, resistance, prospector ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Silence in Dreamland (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady's house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: loneliness, widow, old lady, dog, death of husband, imagination, isolation, death, old woman, sea, bird, barking dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 794
Lover's Prayer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800s Russia.
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, youth, social differences, teenage life, society, father son relationship, unrequited love, inheritance, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 495
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%