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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, contemplative
Plot: world war two, 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, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, lecturer, lesbian, spy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, africa, greece, middle east, europe, romania, bucharest ...

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Most similar movies to Fortunes of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, 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), Piece of Cake (1988), Sword of Honour (2001), Spring 1941 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, factory, working woman, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, accident, gender, society, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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100%
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, politics, racism, rape, life is a bitch, culture clash, tragic love, unwanted pregnancy, false accusation, manners, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 686
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, raf, partners, heroes, military, danger, war, battle zone, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, haunted by the past, betrayal, love and romance, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.9
 574
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: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, dishonesty, couple relations, against humanity, couples, life is a bitch, infidelity, isolation, wartime life, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland
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52%
 8.2
 3K
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, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, strong female presence, village, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: 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, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, espionage, nazi germany, 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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45%
 6.8
 3K
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: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, battles, romance, love and romance, prison life, love triangle, confined, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: 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, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, infidelity, forbidden love, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, battleship, d day, soldier, battles, fascism, dictatorship, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pearl harbor, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, life is a bitch, war, world war two, post world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: occupation, war, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, romance, against humanity, society, military ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, clever, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, world war two, espionage, war crime, police investigation, undercover, spy, mystery, crimes, crime, investigation, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.8
 26K
The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, ocean or sea, submarine, military, military life, survival, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 430
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: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, state affairs, love and romance, intrigue, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sincere, emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 720 min.
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, refugee, escapades, state affairs, against humanity, war, heroes, head of state, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 633
Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, boarding school, estate, friends, couples, romance, love and romance, youth, society, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s
Place: europe, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, crime, courtroom drama, law enforcement, rebellion, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
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, friends, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 652
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: captivating, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, war, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, marriage, mother daughter relationship, office ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.3
 6K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, village, betrayal, partisan, wartime life, heroes, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: soviet union, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
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, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, military, soldier, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, world war two, eroticism, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, isolation, college, love triangle, couples, wartime life ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 407
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, idealism, heroism, world war two, death of son, soldier, brawl, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Till We Meet Again (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
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, serious, realistic, emotional, clever
Plot: world war one, world war two, celebrity culture, lovers reunited, military, love and romance, romance, soldier, showbiz, parents and children, couples, battle zone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: evacuation, rescue, world war two, jewish, against the rules, love and romance, war, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, love affair, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%