Movies like Santa Fe

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Santa Fe (1986)
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Santa Fe (1986)
Original name: Wohin und zurück - Santa Fe
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Picking up where "God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore" leaves off, Freddy struggles to find work after arriving in New York in 1940. His world of refugee acquaintances includes the depressed daughter of a poet/delicatessen owner, an aging surgeon who cannot find work, and a lovable charlatan photographer. Corti's trilogy continues with "Welcome in Vienna"
Plot: world war two, jewish culture, immigration, holocaust, jewish, hunger, job, job seeking, debt, poetry, immigrants, divorced divorcee, fired from the job, grocery store, jewish history, drowning, visa, homesickness, brooklyn bridge, frigidity, record player, sewing machine, central park manhattan new york city, death by drowning, delicatessen ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, santa fe new mexico

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Most similar movies to Santa Fe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about world war two, jewish, holocaust, nazi, society, family relations and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Santa Fe: Welcome in Vienna (1986), Gruber's Journey (2008), Tsili (2014), Red Dirt Rising (2010), The Pawnbroker (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, jewish life, traitor, trafficking, survival, cemetery, american soldier, black market, actress, frontline, cognac, ice rink ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, year 1944
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: pre war
Plot: national socialism, rabbi, jewish life, ss, refugee, exile, holocaust, passport, world war two, archive footage, hitler youth, concentration camp ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: prague, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, anti semitism, mass murder, war correspondent
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 51
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, youth, danger, against humanity, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, rainstorm ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, automobile racing, race, nascar, racing, car racing, race car
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. ...
Plot: nazism, journalist, world war two, nazi, actress, jewish
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: world war two, racism, parents and children, homecoming, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, family life, writer's life, society, immigrants, couples ...
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Spirits' Homecoming (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two Korean girls, Jung-Min (14) and Young-hee (15) are kidnapped by the Japanese Imperial Army and taken to a 'Comfort Station' in China. There, they join other kidnapped girls in serving Japanese soldiers as sexual slaves known as ...
Plot: world war two, japanese occupation of korea, rape, female nudity, slavery, occupation, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cyclops (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Melkior Tresic is one of many intellectuals in 1941 Zagreb who is helplessly waiting for the encroaching war.
Style: intellectual
Plot: world war two, boot camp, love interest, smoking, period piece, psychological torture, desperation, drinking, tavern, hopelessness, bohemian, poet ...
Time: year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Everyone Dies Alone (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When they start losing family members and neighbors due to WWII and the Nazi government's policies, a quiet married couple becomes disillusioned and begins spreading leaflets against the government - a crime punishable by death.
Plot: world war two, gestapo, death, nazi soldier, death penalty, killed in action, fear, anti nazi, death sentence, husband wife relationship, death of son, desperation ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Signs of Life (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, three German soldiers are withdrawn from combat when one of them, Stroszek, is wounded. They are assigned to a small coastal community on the Greek island of Kos while Stroszek recuperates. The men become increasingly stir crazy ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, island, german soldier, isolation, village, greek, dull life, military base, losing-it hero, military, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, mediterranean sea, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hidden in Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poland 1939, shortly before invasion of the German troops. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old catholic maid Fusia. In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is ...
Plot: jewish, catholic, christmas eve, jewish ghetto, nurse, secret, rat, food, world war two, ghetto, hiding, job ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, husband wife relationship, horse, armenian, mother, old woman, children, family relations
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, eastern europe, caucasus, armenia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: wartime life, teenage love, friendship, fall in love, on the run, anti semitism, society, love and romance, teenage life, youth, world war two, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, conscription, french canadian, catholic, religion, canadian
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, human spirit, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined, starting over, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Cefalonia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Cefalonia tells the real story about what happened in September 1943 on the Greek island of Kefalonia (Cefalonia in Italian), when the 12,000 men in the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division, following Italy's surrender to the Allied, refused to ...
Plot: world war two, german occupation, nazi, island, mass murder, soldier, italian history, bravery, italian army, truce, surrender
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Canone inverso - Making Love (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Costanza is drinking a beer in a Prague pub, a summer night in 1968, while a violinist enters and starts playing a "canone inverso" for her. It is not a case, that music and that violin have a story behind that could concern her. It is the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, world war two, love affair, violin, musician's life, family relations, destiny, love and romance, holocaust, school, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family life, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, family business, human nature, workplace situations ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, friendship, youth, black market, orchestral, bittersweet, couples, anti war, love affair, political unrest, social differences, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mediterranean sea, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Orphaned by A.I.D.S., South African children Ibutho and Umsindisi SIlongo try to make a fresh start in the United States. What they do not know is that their struggles are far from over.
Style: captivating
Plot: orphan, african, adoption, immigration, children, social issues, society, life is a bitch, social problems, kids in trouble, social relations, aids ...
Place: new york, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small Southern town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s lonely life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence ...
Plot: world war two, female director, interracial relations, housekeeper, escape, japanese american, painter, interracial romance, soldier, racist, prejudice, hate crime ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Peter Patzak
Plot: fascism, stabbing, neo nazi, father son relationship, violence, fascist, salesman, gun, vegetable, grocer, cheating, shooting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, thanksgiving, nostalgia, culture clash, friendship, oldies, siblings relations, store, family life, small town, americana ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1914 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Occasional Work of a Female Slave (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roswitha runs an illegal abortion clinic in Frankfurt to support her student husband and children. When she is forced to close her practice she delves into political and social activism.
Plot: police, abortion, student, immigration, factory, female nudity, vagina, social injustice, poverty, arrest, politics, fired from the job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 2K
The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, soldier ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, death in the family, holocaust, parents and children, family life, family relations, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, politics, crimes, hidden identity, confined, secret agents, society, kidnapping, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Place: usa, middle east, israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, secret, loneliness, family relations, runaway, war veteran, grandmother, family secret, teenager ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%