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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, train, escape, friendship, jewish, priest, hospital, family relations, baptism, father daughter relationship, grandfather, memory, mother daughter relationship, best friend, girl, catholic, catholic priest, anti semitism, friendship between girls, girls' school, redhead girl, confession, train station ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: austria, vienna

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, friendship, society, school, mother daughter relationship, children and world war two 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, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, youth, forbidden love, coming of age, friendship, family relations, village, wartime life, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, madrid ...
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, friendship between boys, nazi, friendship, religions or cults, confined, against humanity, youth, coming of age, golden years, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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: realistic, serious
Plot: youth, woman, little boy, grandmother, school, poverty, society, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 1930s
Place: africa, europe, france
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71%
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: world war two, children in wartime, stealing food, escape, sibling, anti semitism, mute, hiding place, nazi occupation, catholic, jewish, nazi ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france
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69%
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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: epic, captivating, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, world war two, church, racism, widow, woman in labor, nazism, ku klux klan, abortion, bigotry, christian ...
Place: vatican, italy, boston, vienna, georgia ...
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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 ...
Style: political
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, memory, holocaust survivor, jewish, courtroom, neo nazi, survivor, world war two, neo nazism, lawsuit, bullying ...
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: political, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, woman woman relationship, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, secret, military dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
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62%
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: vietnam war, airplane, church, cell, psychiatrist, flashback, prisoner, memory, war veteran, pow, army captain, mistreatment ...
Time: 70s
Place: vermont, vietnam, philadelphia
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60%
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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: politics, military dictatorship, history of chile, fascism, class struggle, operation condor, sexual humiliation, bomb, death, military, humiliation, abuse of power ...
Place: santiago chile, chile
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59%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, coming of age, family life, political unrest, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, immigrants, journalism, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, cuba, paris france, europe, chile ...
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57%
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Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: world war two, girls' school, refugee, school, mother daughter relationship, teacher, friendship, boarding school, coming of age, teenage girl, schoolgirl, lesbian interest ...
Place: england, britain
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57%
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: political, sexy, bleak, bloody, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, british, betrayal, politics, prison, ira, human spirit, death, justice, murder, irish ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, vatican, northern ireland
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: solidarity, teenager, cold war, friendship, border crossing, high school, communism, learning the truth, friendship between boys, betrayal, father son relationship, cold war era ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, american history, espionage, getting home, arrested, escape, loss of child, mass murder, idealism, violence ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938, year 1931
Place: ussr
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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, disturbing, compassionate, talky, breathtaking ...
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Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, friends, family relations, couples, relationship vs career, female friendship, girlfriend, social problems, medieval, tradition, social issues ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era
Place: china, asia
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King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, heartbreaking, serious, depressing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, hotel, dysfunctional family, against the odds, loneliness, childhood, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, self discovery, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, st. louis missouri
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50%
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, political ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: segregation, civil rights, racism, women, friendship, master and servant, unlikely friendships, ku klux klan, black lives matter, girl power, human rights, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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49%
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Hotel Meina (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Serbia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces? This is the distressing questions that a group of 16 Italian - Greek Jews evacuated at The Meina Hotel ask ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, holocaust, refugee, hotel, jewish, truce, mass murder, war crime, nazi
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists.
Plot: christmas, youth, irish, kitten, dead wife, christmas present, baby, husband wife relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship, snow, boy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, political ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, friendship, politics, fascism, nazi, culture clash, fighting the system, adaptation, character study, childhood, political unrest, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1934, 50s ...
Place: germany, vienna, england, europe, berlin germany ...
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44%
The Assisi Underground (1985)
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: catholic, world war two, christian, catholic priest, bishop, nun, mother superior, monk, jewish, nazi, monastery, catholic church ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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44%
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Pudana: Last of the Line (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A little Nenets girl Neko is taken against her will from her home to a boarding school in a remote Russian village. Forced to adapt to a foreign culture and new customs, Neko rebels and decides to flee, hoping to get back to her family and old ...
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, social relations, society, culture clash, parents and children, youth, bittersweet, village life, girl, boarding school, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: russia, ussr
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43%
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: children in wartime, world war two, school, jewish, religious intolerance, post war, children, gun
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43%
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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: oedipus complex, protest, court, death, politics, murder, small town, death of father, friend, drunkenness, suicide, death of mother ...
Place: russia, ussr, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, sad, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: courtroom, divorce, lawyer, single father, custody battle, marriage, family relations, father son relationship, justice, family, court, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, terminal illness, family relations, holiday, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: lgbt, child custody, female homosexuality, prejudice, family relations, courtroom, lesbian mother, custody battle, lesbian, teenage boy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: peasant, countryside, farm, village, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, parent child relationship, hide and seek, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%