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Fortunes of War (1987)
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
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, contemplative
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, resistance, activist, 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, unfulfillment, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, africa, greece, middle east, europe, romania, bucharest ...

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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 world war two, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, military, society and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Fortunes of War: Bomb Girls (2012), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), The Camomile Lawn (1992), Sword of Honour (2001), Piece of Cake (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, wartime life, working woman, world war two, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia
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100%
The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, world war two, social differences, reunion, siblings relations, couple relations, homecoming, wartime life, death in the family, eccentric family, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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51%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
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, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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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: tense, emotional, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity, confined, couple relations, against humanity, couples, isolation, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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50%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi germany, nazi, espionage, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia, britain ...
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
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48%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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47%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
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: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, world war two, d day, behind enemy lines, german, battleship, massacre, soldier, military life, wartime life, family in crisis, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pacific ocean, usa ...
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, war, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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45%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
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, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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45%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, against humanity, romance, war, military, anti semitism, genocide, society, oppression ...
Place: europe, england
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, leadership, heroes, ambition, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, state affairs, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, ussr, britain, usa ...
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, submarine, navy, ocean or sea, battles, adventure, soldier, military, underwater scene, nazism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, realism, family problems, dull life, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, couples, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
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42%
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Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, boarding school, romance, love and romance, society, youth, couples, estate, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
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42%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, behind enemy lines, politics, refugee, against humanity, military, head of state, heroes, war, society, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, london blitz, world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Another Time, Another Place (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in 1943 in Scotland during World War II. Janie is a young housewife married to a man named Dougal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilitation program, Janie and Dougal welcome three Italian POWs to work on their farm. Soon, Janie falls ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, infidelity, eroticism, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, unfulfillment, isolation, college, wartime life, fall in love ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, courtroom drama, military, mentally unstable, crimes, rebellion, law enforcement ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, gloomy, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, world war two, love and romance, heroes, strong female presence, fall in love, wartime life, love affair, life is a bitch, danger, against the rules ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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41%
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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: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, secret agents, betrayal, politics, political unrest, introspection, haunted by the past, undercover, moral dilemma, unsuccessful, burned alive ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Till We Meet Again (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again was a 1989 TV mini-series based on the Judith Krantz novel, Till We Meet Again. Its stars included Mia Sara, Bruce Boxleitner, Hugh Grant and Courteney Cox.
Style: talky, emotional, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, world war one, lovers reunited, soldier, military, love and romance, romance, couples, showbiz, battle zone, parents and children, wartime life ...
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41%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, suicide attempt, brawl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%