Movies like The Promise

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The Promise (2016)
 5.9
 165K
The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking, touching, rough, sad, compassionate
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, journalist, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, true love, family relations, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life, survival, struggle for survival, forbidden love, unlikely relationship, survival horror, rescue mission, exodus, forced marriage, love, loneliness, wedding, soldier, grandfather ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey

Most similar movies to The Promise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about genocide, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, destiny and society mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Promise: The Cut (2014), Schindler's List (1993), 1915 (2015), The Lark Farm (2007), Armenia, My Love... (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Plot: armenian genocide, forceful separation, mute, desert, diaspora, charlie chaplin, mass murder, deportation, armenian, refugee, world war one, genocide ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, turkey, armenia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, wartime, world war two, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 4K
1915 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Plot: armenian genocide, international, soldier, theater, theatre production, armenian, stage play, genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: genocide, deportation, armenian genocide, against humanity, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love, disorder, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, desert, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Armenia, My Love... (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Ottoman Empire, (Armenian land), now Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint ...
Plot: armenian genocide, mass murder, genocide, armenian
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: diaspora, musician, armenian, armenian genocide, greek, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 316K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, war crime, against humanity, racism, cruelty, atrocity, blacks and whites, violence, hotel, rebel, murder, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, love triangle, destructive relationship, revenge, orphan, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
First They Killed My Father (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Cambodia, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: genocide, imperialism, forced labor, ideology, murder, mass murder, communism, little girl, anti war, family, war, life is a bitch ...
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, parents and children, family problems, self discovery, life is a bitch, siblings relations, hopes, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, religions or cults, ambition, society, love affair, miraculous event, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.
Plot: justice, robbery, turk, execution
Time: 1400s
Place: ottoman empire, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, captivating
Plot: nurse, lieutenant, world war one, love, armenian, soldier, hospital, self discovery, female protagonist, danger, turk
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 146
First Love (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: West Germany, Switzerland, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Ivan Turgenev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, love affair, youth, countryside, teenage love, teenage life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, parents and children, fighting the system, family life, prison life, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: genocide, assassination, world war one, trial, armenian, courtroom drama, armenian genocide, vengeance, justice, mass murder, revenge, lawyer ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 6K
120 (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men are fighting at four corners of the empire and therefore can ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: genocide, church, school, military, war, siblings relations, against humanity, fictional reality, battles, mountain, village, sacrifice ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1963
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.4
 21K
Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Plot: war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, stylized
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, female friendship, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, friends
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: pow, innocence lost, young heroes, prison, survival, coming of age, japanese soldier, japanese army, peasant, stadium, bravery, chinese ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan, singapore, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 33K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, rough, factual, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, society, courtroom drama, danger, legal, hopes, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 67K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, interracial relations, political, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, gang, rich and poor, hopes, injustice, human nature, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, tennessee, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, widow, activist, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, righting the wronged, jury, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: christianity, angel, jesus, bible, priest, prophecy, pregnancy, sacrifice, religions or cults, oppression, temptation, child birth ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: village, tragic love, wartime life, refugees, on the run, orphan, greek, political unrest, fall in love, politics, self discovery, genocide ...
Time: 20s, year 1945, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, parents and children, redemption, death of son, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of son, world war one, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: invisibility, society, armenian, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, south america, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, marriage of convenience, love affair, family relations, soldier, romance, life is a bitch, brutality, world war two, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%