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Fortunes of War
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: unlikely couple, betrayal, war, intrigue, infidelity, 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, homosexual ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, egypt, europe, greece, romania, middle east
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The Jewel in the Crown
Drama, History, Romance, War
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The Army of Shadows
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France, Italy
145 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about wartime life, war, world war two, life is a bitch, society, love and romance and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Fortunes of War: Two Deaths (1995), Eye of the Needle (1981), The Edge of Love (2008), Stalingrad (1993), The Army of Shadows (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Deaths
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
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Eye of the Needle
Genre: Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, war, island, idealism, german, murder, nazi, chase, stranded, unlikely couple, wartime ...
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The Edge of Love
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, light ...
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Place: london, england, europe, wales
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Stalingrad
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
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The Army of Shadows
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
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Judgment at Nuremberg
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Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
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Country: UK
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Country: UK, USA
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Style: emotional, serious, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
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Piece of Cake
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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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: clever, serious, talky, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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Arch of Triumph
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: year 1942, 1950s
Place: europe, france, alps, italy, normandy ...
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Coming Home
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, hospital, love, military, disability, innocence lost, adultery, love affair, wartime, love story, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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Conspiracy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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The Pumpkin Eater
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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    User:   31%
 
War and Remembrance
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes, military, fascism, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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