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A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
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A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade Austria in 1938, Inge and her family escape to America with the help of Lise
Plot: nazi occupation, school, nazi, jewish, friendship, family relations, train, hospital, baptism, best friend, memory, girl, father daughter relationship, grandfather, catholic priest, catholic, anti semitism, girls' school, mother daughter relationship, confession, teen angst, roller coaster, jewish family, train station, jewish girl ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, friendship, society, school, mother daughter relationship, world war two and children mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like A Friendship in Vienna: Carol's Journey (2002), Reunion (1989), Black Shack Alley (1983), Miracle at Moreaux (1985), The Cardinal (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, galicia ...
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, friendship, confined, golden years, youth, religions or cults, coming of age, against humanity, homecoming, holocaust, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
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Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: school, grandmother, orphan, youth, young heroes, society, coming of age, mischievous children, single parent, imperialism, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france
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Miracle at Moreaux (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Drama - On a December night in 1943, three Jewish children escape from Nazi-occupied France and are given refuge by Sister Gabrielle at a Catholic school in which the gentile students must face their fears about harboring Jews from the Nazis. As the ...
Plot: escape, nazis, children, convent school, border crossing, mute child, catholic, sibling, anti semitism, world war two, mute, hanukkah ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, church, family relations, bishop, racism, priest, bigotry, abortion, ku klux klan, catholic priest, clergy, rebellion ...
Place: georgia, vatican, rome italy, boston, vienna ...
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Never Forget (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Mermelstein (Leonard Nimoy) and Mrs. Mermelstein (Blythe Danner) a true-life California couple, thrown into the spotlight of judicial history in the 1980s. He is a Hungarian-born Jew, sole-survivor of his family's extermination at ...
Plot: holocaust, survivor, anti semitism, neo nazi, holocaust survivor, courtroom, memory, bullying, pursuit, jewish, lawsuit, chase
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: female friendship, friendship, relationship vs career, couples, family relations, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, friends, strong female presence
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he ...
Plot: massage, wheelchair, pond, priest, hospital, nurse, church, phone booth, courthouse, swimming, handcuffed, airplane ...
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Sweet Country (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.
Plot: arrest, coup d'etat, military coup, socialism, female nudity, humiliation, death, coup, blackmail, military, assassin, dictatorship ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radical, politics, family problems, family life, political unrest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, journalism, hopes, immigrants, state affairs, coming of age ...
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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, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: refugee, world war two, girls' school, female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, girl, lesbianism, suspicion, friendship, bathtub, crush ...
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, human spirit, power relations, couples, injustice, friends ...
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Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, suspense, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Hotel Meina (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Serbia
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
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Lena: My 100 Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the end of World War II Lena Kuchler arrives at a refuge camp in search of her disappeared family members. But at this place she can get no information in her case but only encounters hungry children.
Plot: religious intolerance, jewish, gun, world war two, post war, children, school
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: death, drinking, drunkenness, small town, politics, drink, friend, railway station, friendship, jail, revolution, assassin ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric
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Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Question of Love (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.
Plot: child custody, prejudice, female homosexuality, boy, custody battle, closeted homosexual, teenage boy, courtroom, coming out, lesbian interest, family relations, lesbian mother ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: mother superior, monk, jewish, monastery, stock footage, nun, catholic church, nazi, world war two, friendship, nazi occupation, bishop
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Place: italy
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38%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
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