Movies and TV shows like The Halcyon

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The Halcyon (2017)
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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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: hotel, world war two, aristocracy, manager, wartime, society, chef, maid, hotel manager, bellhop, chambermaid, aristocrat, housekeeper, heir, doorman, porter, switchboard operator
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to The Halcyon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about world war two, war, society, wartime life, military, life is a bitch and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Halcyon: Home Fires (2015), Foyle's War (2002), Land Girls (2009), Coming Home (1998), Bomb Girls (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
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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, clever, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, world war two, war crime, espionage, undercover, police investigation, crimes of passion, spy, murder mystery, murder investigation, cold war, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
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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, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, boarding school, romance, love and romance, society, youth, couples, estate, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
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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, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, wartime life, working woman, world war two, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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21%
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The Cazalets (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The Cazalets is a 2001 six-episode television drama series (5 episodes when broadcast in the US) about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1942.[1] Most of the action takes place in London, and at the family's large ...
Style: captivating
Plot: world war two, family relations, affair, death, pregnancy, rape, cancer, incest, pacifist, parents and children, father daughter relationship, eccentric family ...
Place: england, london
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40%
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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, exciting, captivating
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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39%
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, against humanity, romance, war, military, anti semitism, genocide, society, oppression ...
Place: europe, england
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50%
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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: clever, gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, activist, resistance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, intrigue, espionage, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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38%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
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36%
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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, couple relations, culture clash, starting over, post war, couples, hopes, misfit, bittersweet, self discovery, racial violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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36%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, leadership, heroes, ambition, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, state affairs, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, ussr, britain, usa ...
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35%
Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, Close to the Enemy is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, war crime, brother brother relationship, african american, adultery, father daughter relationship, american abroad, investigator, politician, military base ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
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35%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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35%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, war, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, anti hero, creative block, moral dilemma, danger, ego clash, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
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35%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, secret agents, betrayal, politics, political unrest, introspection, haunted by the past, undercover, moral dilemma, unsuccessful, burned alive ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union, ussr
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35%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, behind enemy lines, politics, refugee, against humanity, military, head of state, heroes, war, society, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
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34%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Call Fire for Ourselves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 317 min.
TV show
Story: In the Soviet village occupied by the Germans, a resistance group occurs, led by a modest girl Anna Morozova. For each victory (important, albeit small on a scale of the war) they have to pay a heavy price.
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, partisan, espionage, bombing, occupation, diversion, behind enemy lines, fight, danger, brutality, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, world war two, social differences, reunion, siblings relations, couple relations, homecoming, wartime life, death in the family, eccentric family, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, coming of age, dealing with death, single parent, hopes, war, youth, life is a bitch, child in peril, refugee ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, battles, war, confined, military, politics, society, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
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34%
A French Village (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The stories of the people of Villeneuve, a fictional subprefecture, in the Jura, in German–occupied France during the Second World War.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: occupied france, world war two, occupation, nazi occupation, german occupation, nazi occupied france, war, french countryside, social problems, life is a bitch, wartime, small village ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, power relations, social relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, stylized
Plot: hotel, world war one, power relations, couples, ambition, society, master and servant, love and romance, rise to the top, social differences, rich and poor, historical event ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, world war two, d day, behind enemy lines, german, battleship, massacre, soldier, military life, wartime life, family in crisis, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pacific ocean, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Batallions Ask for Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 285 min.
TV show
Story: A story of a several days of intense fighting on the Eastern Front during one of the Soviet offensives in WWII.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: red army, world war two, war, battles, military, battle, heroic mission, life & death, patriotism, betrayal, great patriotic war, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Chambermaid (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: chambermaid, hotel, maid, female protagonist, everyday life, workplace, workplace situations, society, cleaning, laundry, woman in underwear, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%