Movies like The Promise

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The Promise (2016)
 6.1
 164K
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: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, forced marriage, 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, love, loneliness, soldier, grandfather, single ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school

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 catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, family relations and destiny mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Promise: The Lark Farm (2007), 1915 (2015), First Love (1970), Hotel Rwanda (2004), King of the Hill (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: gloomy, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: genocide, deportation, siblings relations, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, against humanity, desert, fall in love, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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95%
 4.8
 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, genocide, soldier, theatre production, armenian, stage play, theater
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 142
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, family relations, meaningful kiss, youth, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, countryside, teenage love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.1
 310K
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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: genocide, racism, cruelty, atrocity, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, against humanity, violence, death, murder, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, hopes, siblings relations, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: touching, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, ambition, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults, society, love affair, heroes, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, tragic love, social differences, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, armenian genocide, mass murder, genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, custody, society, republican, introspection, ira ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 65K
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, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, slave trade, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious ...
Plot: pow, innocence lost, young heroes, prison, survival, coming of age, pilot, chess, tennis, chinese, japanese soldier, peasant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, japan, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: armenian, diaspora, armenian genocide, greek, musician, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
King Lear (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, rough
Plot: sister sister relationship, betrayal, family, greed, rivalry, father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, politics, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, starting over, couples, small town life, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, family relations, family in crisis, tragic love, family gatherings, village life, love and romance, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, coming of age, love triangle, family problems, death in the family, teenage life, teenage love, youth, innocence lost, parents and children, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, marine, trapped, rescue, war on terror, heroes, danger, race against time, daring rescue, demolished city ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, sacrifice, pregnancy, priest, prophecy, temptation, oppression, angel, bible, christian, child birth, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 962
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, rescue, survival, titanic, adventure, chases and races, celebrity culture, golden years, daring rescue, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, uncover truth, against humanity, power relations, genocide, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, time lapse photography, culture clash, living with parents, love and romance, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, couple relations, estrangement, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.3
 303
1918 (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, social relations, wartime life, family relations, battles, small town life, social differences, lifestyle, society, tragic love, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: spirituality, family, small town, war, wartime life, family relations, parents and children, small town life, against the odds, youth, coming of age, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: witness, judge, world war one, assassination, genocide, trial, lawyer, revenge, mass murder, jury, vengeance, justice ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 12K
I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love affair, love triangle, teenage love, loss of friend, starting over, romance, haunted by the past, rebel, friendship, hopes, overcoming, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, trapped, artillery, war, danger, battles, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, loss of son, father son relationship, promise, husband wife relationship, world war one, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, immigration, emigrant, freedom, stalinism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%