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Home Fires (2015)
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, world war two, strong female presence, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british, father son relationship, woman, husband wife relationship, countryside, mother son relationship
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, family relations, war and social relations mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Home Fires: Land Girls (2009), The Crimson Field (2014), Island at War (2004), Foyle's War (2002), The Village (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, friendship, soldier, rise and fall, love, estate, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, military hospital, wartime life, friendship, army, world war one, lifesaver, love triangle, french, german, nursing, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
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Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
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100%
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Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police detective, world war two, war crime, espionage, crimes of passion, police investigation, undercover, spy, cold war, investigator, law enforcement, whodunit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, new mexico
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100%
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, childbirth, village, family, countryside, villager, small village, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, strong female presence, working woman, world war two, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, society, gender, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
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100%
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The Halcyon (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: hotel, world war two, aristocracy, manager, wartime, society, chef, hotel manager, bellhop, maid, chambermaid, gay ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london
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100%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, society, hopes, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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100%
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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100%
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, society, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, gay, british, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, society, youth, friendship, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, countryside, bicycle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, starting over, couples, post war, couple relations, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, self discovery, husband wife relationship, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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100%
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, refugee, child in peril, wartime life, haunted by the past, village, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, london, england, dunkirk
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100%
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Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic, controversial
Plot: village, farm, family relations, social relations, family problems, countryside, family, honest, parents and children, friendship, lifestyle, village life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
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100%
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, family relations, youth, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, village life, village, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, military life, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
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36%
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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, factual, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, rebelliousness, human nature, resistance, execution, robbery, torture, nazi occupation, heroes, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
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33%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, small town, family relations, village, world war one, hypocrisy, fascism, social relations, living with parents, generation gap, german, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, world war two, society, youth, golden years, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, wartime life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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33%
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Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter, danger
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
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32%
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Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, pow, coming of age, boarding school, estate, friends, family relations, couples, romance, society, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, idealism, survival, family life, teenage life, war, parents and children, wartime life, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, best friends, unfulfillment, friends, couples, wartime life, marriage as hell, young love, love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: sweden, europe, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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32%
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family problems, teenage life, youth, coming of age, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, dealing with death, death in the family, friends, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
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32%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, resistance, activist, spy, gays and lesbians, war, crumbling marriage, politics, state affairs, intrigue, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1940s
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, romania, greece ...
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31%
World on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: world war two, soldier, singer, musician, wartime life, ordinary people, society, military life, military, german occupation, life is a bitch, wartime ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: manchester
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31%
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: factory, heroic mission, fall in love, espionage, family relations, workplace situations, couple relations, feminism, parents and children, love and romance, society, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe
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31%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, parents and children, housewife, crimes, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%