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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Original name: Léon Morin, prêtre
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy, contemplative, talky
Plot: clergy, self discovery, unfulfilled love, religions or cults, introspection, seduction, infatuation, world war two, church, atheist, village, cause and meaning, hopes, new wave, sin, society, wartime life, unfulfillment, love, religion, soldier, baptism, single mother, communist, catholic priest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about world war two, wartime life, society, love and romance, romance, hopes and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Leon Morin, Priest: A Soldier's Tale (1989), A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984), The Last Metro (1980), The Last Train (1973), Suite Fran?aise (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, american, love, love affair, human spirit, redemption, tragic love, village, military, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, infidelity, theater, hiding place, love triangle, anti semitism, wartime life, showbiz, social differences, couple relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: train, world war two, wartime life, love affair, holocaust, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, pregnancy, couples, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
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 ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, military, confined, hostages, society, heroes, rebellion, soldier, church, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, hopes, youth, clergy, society, religious faith, praying, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, romance, breakup, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sexual content, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, youth, society, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, human spirit, moral dilemma, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, society, anti semitism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Unto Death (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Officer's Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, psychological ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: power of love, life is a bitch, parents and children, haunted by the past, redemption, family relations, single parent, hopes, suicide, italian soldier, dealing with death, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, europe, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, family life, self discovery, forbidden love, couple relations, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, love triangle, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, rabbi, family problems, religions or cults, family tradition, life is a bitch, society, clergy, hopes, parents and children, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, disability, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, pilgrimage ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Therese (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Thérèse is living in a provincial town, unhappily married to Bernard, a dull, pompous man whose only interest is preserving his family name and property. They live in an isolated country mansion surrounded by servants. Early in her marriage her ...
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: tragic hero, society, unlikely criminals, crimes, unfulfillment, suburban life, couple relations, couples, family problems, disgraced, dull life, crime and punishment ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, village, hidden identity, human spirit, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, fish out of water, lifesaver, life is a bitch, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, french resistance, sabotage, destruction of city, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
43%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, love affair, danger, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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