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A Time for Defiance (1998)
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A Time for Defiance (1998)
Original name: La hora de los valientes
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the Spanish Civil War breaks out, the Prado Museum is being evacuated. One of the guards finds a painting by the master, Goya, and takes it to prevent damage to the work of art. In the interim, he meets a young lady with whom he falls in love. Assisted by her and her family members, the soldier attempts to save Goya's masterpiece intact amidst the war and violence.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, obsessive quest, wartime life, painter, artist, painting, spanish civil war
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, wartime life, couples and war mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like A Time for Defiance: Comanche Territory (1997), The Sleeping Voice (2011), November Moon (1985), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), The Night Watch (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comanche Territory (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience
Style: bleak, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, profanity, war, love and romance, life is a bitch, media, danger, sexual content, graphic violence, innocence lost, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, woman in danger, political unrest, fall in love, false accusation, civil war, family relations, dishonesty, society, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian love, world war two, holocaust, against humanity, danger, gender, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, gays and lesbians, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, forbidden love, violence, muslim, love affair, life is a bitch, couple relations, wartime life, couples, love and romance, war, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
75%
Arch of Triumph (1984)
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, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, world war two, doctor, on the run, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, against humanity, war, love affair, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, revolution, vengeance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 95
The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, lifestyle, state affairs, confined, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 1K
Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: disturbing, rough, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: nurse, amputation, military hospital, strong violent content, life is a bitch, danger, war, unlikely couple, military, chaos, sexual content, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, love and romance, love affair, young lovers, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 6K
Daisy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An elite Interpol agent Jeong-woo and a ruthless hitman Park-yi, both stationed in Amsterdam and are in love with the same young woman, Hye-young. Hye-Young is a simple sidewalk artist, with dreams of one day holding a real exhibition in a real ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: love triangle, romance, fall in love, painter, rivalry, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, police detective, deadly, painting, male female relationship, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 770
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, couples, society, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 169
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, romance, couples, love and romance, female director, naivete
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 376
The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, couples, romance, love and romance, military, war, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 544
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, dull life, family problems, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 455
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, touching ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, love and romance, soldier, friends, homecoming, wartime life, looking for love, drugs/alcohol, military, wooing, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ship of Fools (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: ship, anti semitism, cruise, racism, world war two, love and romance, society, fall in love, human nature, couples, prostitute, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933, pre world war two
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 199
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, romance, young lovers, love and romance, society, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 689
Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, fall in love, palaces castles and temples, couples, black market, love and romance, world war two, brothel, singing contest, card game ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 878
Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage life, obsession, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, militant, snitch, family problems, state affairs, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, society, siblings relations, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 481
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.0
 2K
The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social differences, bombing, arranged marriage, unfulfillment, romance, german occupation, brother sister relationship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 995
The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, war, couples, family relations, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, rabbi, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 3K
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, life is a bitch, rebellion, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, war, against humanity, politics, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 1K
Blind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In late 19th century's Netherlands, an albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. Will love be blind?
Style: serious, tense, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: blindness, albino, master and servant, physical appearance, love affair, fall in love, disability, estate, power relations, countryside, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 123
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, golden years, aging, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home, senior citizen, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%