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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Original name: 春婦伝
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding adjutant there takes an immediate liking to the new girl, but she is at first fascinated, and comes to love, Mikami, the officer's aide. At first he is haughty and indifferent to the girl, which enrages her, but they are drawn together eventually. Abused and manipulated by the adjutant, she grows to hate the officer and seeks solace in Mikami's arms. They carry on a clandestine affair, which is a dangerous breach of code for both of them.
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, sexy, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, soldier, tragic love, desert, prostitution, buddhism, sino japanese war, colonialism, misogyny, desertion, hand grenade, war, world war two, military, romance, battles, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, society, wartime life, military life, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, master and servant ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: china, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about soldier, war, military, wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch and love and romance mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Story of a Prostitute: Red Angel (1966), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Gate of Flesh (1964), Sword of Honour (2001), Tears of April (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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 ⇓
85%
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a ...
Style: stylized, sexual, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, bondage, japanese new wave, urban ghetto, crime and punishment, ex military, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, life is a bitch, fugitives, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 ⇓
73%
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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, bleak, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, prison life, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, hopes, military, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, destiny, wartime life, tragic love, political unrest, military, opposites attract, rebellion, anti war, military life, social differences, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, danger, escapades, isolation, confined, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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58%
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, psychological, epic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, love and romance, unfulfillment, war, society, state affairs, village life, love affair, political unrest, couple relations, village ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
50%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, military, fall in love, military life, romance, danger, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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
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 ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
45%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, serious, based on true events, brutal, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, prostitute, world war two, rape, life is a bitch, student, priest, war crime, war, brothel, courage, forced prostitution ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, memoir, society, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
40%
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, military, soldier, state affairs, moral dilemma, military life, political unrest, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes, war, injustice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: sexy, captivating, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, love affair, love triangle, obsession, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, deadly, love and romance, soldier ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, school, hospital, battles, military, heroes, life is a bitch, leadership, war, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, prison, soldier, military, paratrooper, american, confined, danger, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, prostitute ...
Place: italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: translator, captivity, society, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, military, war, life is a bitch, soldier, female director, loss of virginity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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
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38%
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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 ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 6.3
 136K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, true love, love affair, young lovers, couples, soldier, breakup, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: military, infidelity, world war two, love affair, couple relations, strong sexual content, couples, bittersweet, profanity, unfulfilled love, fall in love, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, war, heroes, military, journalism, destiny, computers and web, wartime life, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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