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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and Emma Thompson as his wife Harriet. Other cast members included Ronald Pickup, Robert Stephens, Alan Bennett, Philip Madoc and Rupert Graves. The series stays relatively faithful to the original novels, with no notable departures from their plot.
Style: gloomy, serious, clever, realistic, emotional, captivating, tense
Plot: infidelity, unlikely couple, betrayal, war, lecturer, intrigue, opposites attract, military life, political intrigue, wartime life, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, couples, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, espionage, couple relations, love and romance, military, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, anti fascism, diplomacy, activist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, egypt, bucharest, europe, greece, romania, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about wartime life, war, life is a bitch, society, military, love and romance and soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Fortunes of War: The Passing Bells (2014), Look Back in Anger (1989), Two Deaths (1995), Colditz (2005), Piece of Cake (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, battle zone, hopes, battlefield, young soldier, soldier, war, military life, battles, military, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: social misfits, working class, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, unsupportive spouse, betrayal, crumbling marriage, social differences, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.6
 398
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: emotional, talky, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, couple relations, romance, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 2K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, pow, war, palaces castles and temples, human spirit, captivity, romance, prison life, battles, confined, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 8.4
 646
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, war, heroes, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, against the odds, danger, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, behind enemy lines, massacre, german, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: war, island, occupation, anti semitism, anti war, genocide, holocaust, romance, wartime life, against humanity, military, society ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.2
 2K
Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: village, village life, wartime life, friends, social relations, life is a bitch, society, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, woman, british, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 524
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, intellectual
Plot: war, napoleonic wars, couple relations, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, social differences, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 513
Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, isolation, wartime life, confined, danger, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, infidelity, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Combat Hospital was a Canadian-British medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was broadcast on 6 September 2011. The series was ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, military hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, hospital, military life, wartime life, battle zone, power relations, soldier, workplace situations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: military, fighting the system, soldier, war, british army, innocence lost, love triangle, basic training, military life, wartime life, a.i., betrayal ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.9
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: factory, wartime life, gender, working woman, feminism, war, workplace situations, life is a bitch, society, workplace, lovers apart, factory worker ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, army, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, love triangle, friends, love and romance, military, social relations, military hospital ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: serious, tense, talky, realistic, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 30K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 2K
The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, diary, sergeant, jewish, life is a bitch, state affairs, military life, political unrest, wartime life, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: espionage, war, secret agents, spy, heroic mission, danger, undercover, working undercover, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.8
 651
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, danger, war veteran, gulf war, military, society, military life, life is a bitch, selflessness, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, military, life is a bitch, betrayal, war, military life, wartime life, battles, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 475
Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, extramarital affair, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 892
Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, wartime life, fall in love, war, nurse, doctor, love and romance, military, soldier, tragic love, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: egypt, france, greece, new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, cheating, betrayal, adultery, infidelity, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, vengeance, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.3
 5K
The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: village, betrayal, captivity, wartime life, war, integrity, danger, life is a bitch, confined, dishonesty, heroes, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: soviet union, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, prejudice, jitterbug, racism, d day, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, war, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Day in October (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the month of October 1943, the Danish resistance movement and just plain ordinary citizens joined together in staging a mass exodus by fishing boats to neutral Sweden of their Jewish countrymen, practically on the eve of the Nazi's ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, against the rules, war, wartime life, heroes, life is a bitch, love affair, battles, fall in love, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.4
 11K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, clever
Plot: police detective, undercover, espionage, spy, crime, mystery, police investigation, war, village, crimes, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 16K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, love story, fall in love, courage, couple relations, wartime life, couples, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, rape, racism, politics, abortion, police brutality, intrigue, interracial relations, social differences, romance, tragic love, culture clash ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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