Movies like A Tale of Love and Darkness

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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
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, childhood memory, autobiography, knight, village, chess, lawyer, spider, cat, forest, teacher, food, civil war, friendship, jewish, desert, writers, german, party ...
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 food, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dancing, eating, kiss and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and War 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.
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: 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, battlefield ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1937, year 1987 ...
Place: oxford university, england
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, 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: sincere, factual, disturbing, captivating, touching ...
Plot: servant, palace, democracy, independence, british raj, economics, colonialism, promise, governor, school, celebration, politics ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1945, year 1933
Place: delhi, london, pakistan, india, new delhi
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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: sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, violinist, post war, french soldier, german soldier, grave, letter, husband wife relationship, death of loved one, sadness, german, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, 1910s, year 1919
Place: germany, paris france
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Plot: friendship, healer, village, introspection, youth, war, human nature, village life, social relations, elderly, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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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, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, world war two, french, love, secret, anti semitism, revenge, escape, refugee ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1938, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, munich germany, alps, germany, berlin germany ...
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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: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, family relations, war, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, world war two, betrayal, wartime life, gestapo, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1944, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, new york, budapest ...
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: friendship, homeless, marriage, husband wife relationship, kindness, adultery, homelessness, infidelity, forgiveness, family relations, art dealer, love story ...
Place: texas
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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, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: cheating wife, horny wife, adultery, sex scene, post war germany, grief, cheating on husband, love hate relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, love triangle ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, alps, london
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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, ku klux klan, activism, aggression, court, racism, segregation, human rights, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s, year 2005, year 1971, year 2016
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Last Face (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings in Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, intense, non-linear
Plot: doctor, love, riot, civil war, social problems, life is a bitch, un, medical profession, orchestra, war zone, teenage girl, dancer ...
Time: year 2003, year 1982, year 2014
Place: africa, paraguay, cape town south africa, geneva switzerland, west africa
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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: ambiguous ending, tense, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi hunter, manhunt, chase, nazi, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1944, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, germany, buenos aires argentina ...
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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, tense, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, promise, world war two, coming of age, friendship, family relations, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, forbidden love, king, freedom, husband wife relationship, politics, royal family, promise, tradition, reporter, justice, equality ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s, 50s
Place: africa, england, south africa, britain, london
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA, 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, melancholic, sentimental, thought provoking, art house ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, hospital, chance meeting, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: spain, galicia, madrid, portugal
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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, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, deportation, rescue, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, washington d.c., switzerland, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
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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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, redemption, escapades, destiny, loss of son, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
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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: factual, compassionate, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: disability, husband wife relationship, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, polio, adaptation, human spirit, englishman abroad, twins, countryside, baby boy ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971, year 1970, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: germany, spain, england, africa, kenya
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, iraq iran war, revolution, family relations, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, self discovery, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, france, austria ...
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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, romantic, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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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
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, militia, war violence, nazism, freedom, hiding place, politics, military, bombing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1999, year 1937, year 1975, pre world war two ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
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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, couple relations, love affair, widow, physical appearance, romance, couples, delusion, secret, friendship, sadness, art class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
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, psychological ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, anti semitism, writers, nazi, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: school, prisoner of war camp, teacher, education, village, hopes, social relations, human spirit, ex military, blind ambition, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
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Our Friend (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, friendship, supportive friend, friends, couples, coping, best friends, assistant, couple relations, help, relationships ...
Time: year 2008, year 2012, year 2013, year 2010, year 2015 ...
Place: new orleans
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, family relations, survival, holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, vienna, black sea, new york ...
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Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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, captivating, inspirational, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, lesbian relationship, novelist, bisexuality, nobel prize, exploitation, woman, writers, manuscript, ghost writer, lesbian sex ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: paris france, algeria, louisiana, marseille, france
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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: surreal, talky, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, world war two, attic, against humanity, politics, state affairs, soldier, society, confined, life is a bitch, couples ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe, central europe
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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, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: world war two, disorder, life turned upside down, uncover truth, betrayal, confined, war, secret movement, adoption, conspiracy, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: expressionism, painter, painting, performer's life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, writer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1880s, 1860s ...
Place: norway, germany, copenhagen, berlin germany, paris france ...
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