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Fortunes of War (1987)
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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: tense, clever, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, war, espionage, military, politics, couple relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, political intrigue, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, wartime life, military life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, state affairs, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, lecturer, lesbian, spy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, africa, greece, middle east, romania, europe, bucharest

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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, soldier, military and world war two mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Fortunes of War: Look Back in Anger (1989), The Passing Bells (2014), Piece of Cake (1988), Sword of Honour (2001), Two Deaths (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: gloomy, disturbing, psychological, tense, emotional ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, betrayal, family in crisis, life is a bitch, dull life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, family relations, unsupportive spouse, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
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95%
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: realistic, gloomy, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, hopes, war, hapless soldier, battle zone, military life, life is a bitch, youth, battles, military, soldier, young soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: battles, aerial combats, friends, battle zone, war, wartime life, soldier, military, heroes, danger, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: military, war, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, love triangle, soldier, car chase, a.i., wartime life, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, society, rebelliousness, human nature, introspection, tragic love, wartime life, war, couple relations, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 531
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: realistic, sexual, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, couple relations, wartime life, against humanity, ghetto, infidelity, love and romance, confined, dishonesty, couples, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, wartime life, love affair, forbidden love, infidelity, war, romance, opposites attract, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 532
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: intellectual, realistic, epic, serious, exciting
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, wartime life, siblings relations, political unrest, leadership, fall in love, family life, couples, battles, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, adultery, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, clever, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, family relations, couple relations, blind ambition, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, relationship vs career, couples, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: village, society, social relations, friends, life is a bitch, village life, wartime life, british, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, world war two, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: pow, soldier, castle, military, love and romance, siblings relations, war, love triangle, palaces castles and temples, battles, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, touching, sexual, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, wartime life, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, sexual relations, war, love affair, couples, lesbian, love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: war, massacre, behind enemy lines, d day, german, soldier, fascism, survival, battles, politics, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, island, occupation, oppression, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, wartime life, romance, against humanity, society, anti war ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.9
 912
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: captivating, realistic, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, fall in love, military life, tragic love, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, unfulfillment, love and romance, battles, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: egypt, france, greece, new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, marriage, crumbling marriage, under the surface, couples, casual sex, unfulfillment, adultery, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: gloomy, epic, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: danger, battles, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, family relations, wartime life, dishonesty, military life, soldier, military, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: military, military hospital, doctor, workplace, sergeant, treatment, surgery, power relations, hospital, allies, patient, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, stylized, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, couple relations, wartime life, love story, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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: realistic, emotional, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, diary, sergeant, jewish, soldier, life is a bitch, grandparent and grandchild, bodies, wartime life, conflict, state affairs, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, espionage, undercover, spy, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, crimes of passion, war crime, police investigation, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 652
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, soldier, military, society, selflessness, gulf war, war, life is a bitch, danger, sergeant, war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, abortion, politics, police brutality, racism, rape, untimely death, dishonesty, corrupt officer, rivalry, intrigue, culture clash ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: espionage, spy, danger, working undercover, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, war, undercover, intelligence, intrigue, undercover agent ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia
⇓ 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: psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: politics, cheating, infidelity, betrayal, adultery, rivalry, sexual relations, unfulfillment, state affairs, manipulations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, war, soldier, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, survival, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, undercover, espionage, haunted by the past, state affairs, introspection, moral dilemma, burned alive, dishonesty, political unrest, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: russia, england, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: factory, wartime life, workplace situations, war, life is a bitch, factory worker, feminism, struggle, gender, society, accident, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%