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The Raggedy Rawney (1988)
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The Raggedy Rawney (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and eventually joins a passing gypsy caravan, who think him a young girl... as well as a kind of seer, or 'rawney'. In time, however, he regains some composure and becomes attracted to one of the gypsy girls, which only leads to problems within the gypsy band, especially when the wounded commanding officer finds him.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, mind bending, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, gender bending, fall in love, oracle, frame up, mentally unstable, fish out of water, battle zone, horse, fight, magic, army, pregnancy, wedding, gypsy, female nudity, sex scene, gambling, sadist, horse race, hallucination, abortion, cross dressing ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about soldier, world war two, war, female nudity, love and romance, military and love mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Raggedy Rawney: The Triple Echo (1972), An Indecent Obsession (1985), Postcard (2010), The Land Girls (1998), Leningrad (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: soldier, farm, world war two, cross dressing, deserter, on the run, love and romance, war, romance, military, bittersweet, transvestism ...
Place: england, europe
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95%
An Indecent Obsession (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, war, mentally unstable, soldier, love and romance, military, unfulfillment, couples, obsession, wartime life, unfulfilled love, doctors and patients ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: australia
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Postcard (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: love, world war two, widow, suicide, fall in love, soldier, life is a bitch, letter, passionate kiss, suicide attempt, exotic dancer
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65%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, hopes, fall in love, farm, war, romance, working class, friends, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, life is a bitch, against humanity, heroes, confined, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, st. petersburg russia, europe
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Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: refugee, family relations, male female relationship, world war two, evacuation, soldier, baby, deserter, military hospital, bombing, shot to death, coward ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, confined, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, prison, soldier, military, paratrooper, american, espionage, escapades, heroes, war, confined, adventure ...
Place: germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 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 ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, tragic love, sino japanese war, hand grenade, colonialism, misogyny, prostitution, deserter, buddhism, desert, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, anti war, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, human spirit, nazi, war, rescue, military life, village ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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46%
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Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1959 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Soldier's Tale (1988)
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, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Brother's War (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Civil War drama directed by Whitney Hamilton. Grace Kieler disguises herself as a man and takes her brother's place in the Confederate army in an effort to protect him from the horrors of the war. When she meets young war widow Virginia ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, entertaining
Plot: american civil war, politics, soldier, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, rivalry, religions or cults, society, friendship, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, captivating, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, orgy, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, lesbian, soldier, romance, nazi, love and romance, war, dishonesty ...
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Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
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Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, couple relations, death in the family, optimism, couples, wartime life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: investigation, gangsters, soldier, crimes, crime, heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, deadly, cons and scams, frame up ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
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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 ...
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Honey Sweet Love... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A British commander falls in love with a local Sicilian girl during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, village life, fall in love, village, bittersweet, love and romance, romance, war, soldier, battles, world war two, italian woman ...
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, d day, basic training, boot camp, battle zone, military life, power relations, battles, atrocity, hapless soldier, war ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
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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
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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33%
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St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: prison, adventure, adventurer, fall in love, haunted by the past, soldier, escapades, captivity, military, battles, long lost brother, escape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, eastern front, german, anti war, wehrmacht, survival, battles, chaos, military hospital, hate, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, train, world war two, captivity, twins, war, society, life is a bitch, on the run, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
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