Movies like A Tale of Love and Darkness

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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Style: sincere, sad, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, depression, family relations, school, anti semitism, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, autobiography, childhood memory, based on a novel, female director, soccer, knight, journey, village, cat, party, spider, teacher, lawyer, jewish, friendship, writers, forest, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, india, europe, poland, palestine, tel aviv israel

Most similar movies to A Tale of Love and Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about husband wife relationship, food, father son relationship, singing, singer, father daughter relationship and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like A Tale of Love and Darkness: Tolkien (2019), Viceroy's House (2017), Frantz (2016), Bless Me, Ultima (2012), Resistance (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, world war one, boys' school, coming of age, young soldier, male protagonist, teenage boy, soldier, group of friends, treasure, friendship between boys ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1914, year 1916 ...
Place: oxford university, england
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100%
Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, sincere, factual, captivating, touching ...
Plot: independence, democracy, palace, ceremony, servant, economics, colonialism, celebration, governor, politics, promise, school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1945, year 1933
Place: delhi, london, new delhi, pakistan, india
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100%
 7.5
 14K
Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, violinist, sadness, german, husband wife relationship, german soldier, death of loved one, grave, letter, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: friendship, village, introspection, war, youth, elderly, social relations, village life, human nature, good versus evil, healer, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, occupied france, love, french, archive footage, secret, world war two, refugee, pursuit, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, geneva switzerland, switzerland, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, danger, war, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, gestapo, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 18K
The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: realistic, melancholic, serious, sad
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, adultery, horny wife, sex scene, grief, love triangle, husband wife relationship, city in ruins, extramarital affair, infidelity, secret ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1933, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, alps, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 3K
Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, tense
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, promise, world war two, friendship, coming of age, death of brother, jealousy, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, freedom, royal family, husband wife relationship, politics, reporter, promise, racism, equality, tradition ...
Time: year 1947, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: africa, england, south africa, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, human rights, righting the wronged, ku klux klan, danger, court, aggression, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 1971, year 2005
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 438
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: war criminal, mossad, manhunt, chase, nazi hunter, nazi, runaway, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, austria, buenos aires argentina, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 20K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, realistic, factual, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, supportive spouse, polio, adaptation, human spirit, cigarette smoking, holding hands, cricket the game, patient ...
Time: year 1970, year 1958, year 1973, year 1981, year 1971 ...
Place: england, africa, spain, germany, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, stylized, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, british history, mistress, betrayal, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Face of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couple relations, widow, romance, couples, physical appearance, delusion, secret, friendship, art class, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, military, freedom, nazism, war violence, hiding place, politics, militia, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939, year 1975, year 1937 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, teacher, education, village, hopes, social relations, human spirit, follow your dream, society, ex military, dedicated educator, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: talky, surreal, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: immigrants, world war two, attic, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, siblings relations, social differences, anti war, political unrest, genocide, anti semitism ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 30K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, art house, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, death of husband, hospital ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: spain, galicia, portugal, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 122
David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, world war two, family relations, rabbi, danger, parents and children, wartime life, urban, society, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, vienna, new york, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
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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, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, husband wife relationship, promise, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.4
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Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, disorder, life turned upside down, uncover truth, betrayal, war, confined, secret movement, adoption, conspiracy, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 20K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, captivating, inspirational, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, novelist, lesbian relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, bisexuality, woman, writers, manuscript, lesbian sex, ghost writer ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: paris france, louisiana, algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 3K
Edvard Munch (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: expressionism, painting, painter, celebrity culture, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, couple relations, obsession, destructive relationship, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1880s, 1860s ...
Place: germany, norway, paris france, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 14K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, touching, based on true events
Plot: literature, poet, female writer, father daughter relationship, forbidden love, loss of child, sister sister relationship, young lovers, love and romance, relationship problems, extramarital affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 1K
Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized, serious
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, storytelling, justice, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, guilt, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, year 1954, year 1958, year 1918
Place: usa, oxford university, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%