Movies and TV shows like The Ginger Tree

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The Ginger Tree (1989)
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The Ginger Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman.
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, army, mother child separation, costume
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Ginger Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and disturbing films and TV series with plots about world war two, military, family relations, society, war, wartime life and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ginger Tree: From Here to Eternity (1979), Soldier Soldier (1991), Monte Carlo (1986), DOCTORS: The Ultimate Surgeon (2011), The Charmer (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From Here to Eternity (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.
Plot: world war two, empire, love, military base, us military, cheating, military, u.s. army
Time: 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii
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95%
Soldier Soldier (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series. The title comes from a traditional song of the same name - "Soldier, soldier will you marry me, with your musket, fife and drum?" - an instrumental version of which was used as its ...
Plot: army, military, british army, sergeant, british military, soldier, military uniform, uniform
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78%
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Monte Carlo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: An American writer on the Riviera courts a Russian singer who is spying on Nazis for revenge.
Plot: world war two, spy, romance, nazi, singer, gambler, war
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
DOCTORS: The Ultimate Surgeon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Donoue General Hospital runs into a budget deficit, even though the doctors drive expensive imported cars and live an outlandish lifestyle. Office manager Momoi finds surgeon Kosuke Sagara through a medical website. Kosuke Sagara arrives at the ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: doctor, surgery, medical, dental mask, medical mask, surgical mask, latex gloves, surgical gown
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Charmer (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman and murderer, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, the smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald ...
Plot: murderer, male protagonist, con artists, interwar period, criminal as protagonist, murder, womanizer, execution, murder trial, army, cheating
Time: 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Clouds Over the Hill (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Saka no Ue no Kumo is an NHK 21st Century special drama which was aired over three years starting from November 29, 2009. The series runs 13 episodes at 90 minutes each. The first series, with 5 episodes, was broadcast in 2009, while series two and ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: power struggle, military officer, battles, fight, brother brother relationship, military, wartime life, wartime, war
Time: 1880s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: world war two, mental disorder, torture, bomber, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
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56%
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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: world war two, village, strong female presence, female protagonist, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, family relations, village life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, nascar, automobile racing, race, car race, race car
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, family relations, friendship, soldier, strong female presence, rise and fall, love, bbc, working woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Manure and Gillyflowers (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A story about the life of Maximiliane Irene von Quindt based on a classic novel by Christine Bruckner .
Style: family saga
Plot: world war two, nobility, strong female lead, strong female character, grandfather granddaughter relationship, world war one, german history, fictional biography
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
For Love and Honor (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: For Love and Honor is a short-lived American military drama series that aired on NBC from September 23, 1983 to December 27, 1983. The series is inspired by the hit film An Officer and a Gentleman.
Plot: military, military base, us military, air force, mockery, barracks, sergeant, captain, army, u.s. army, female soldier, soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Treasure Island (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This film has nothing to do with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, but rather a naval base of the same name located in San Francisco Bay. Set amid WWII, TREASURE ISLAND follows two American code specialists that are hard at work trying to ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental
Plot: treasure, world war two, gays and lesbians, against the rules, code breaking, infidelity, island, sexual relations, wartime life, ocean, laboratory, male nudity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, world war one, post war, high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, power relations, social relations, couples, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Heroes (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 208 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, The Heroes follows one of the most extraordinary and heroic exploits of World War II. After months of rigorous training in the north of Australia, a team of 14 men, most barely out of their teens, set sail from Cairns on ...
Plot: world war two, australian, male objectification, behind enemy lines, male nudity, canoe, heroism, naked in public, swat team, shower, taking a shower, shared shower ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dr. STORKS (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: The drama revolves around Kounotori Sakura, an Ob-Gyn doctor working at the Persona General Medical Centre who is also a gifted jazz pianist. His mother had died in childbirth and he was brought up in an orphanage, which is what fueled his ambition ...
Style: sincere, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: doctors, gynecologist, childbirth, hospital, medical examination, workplace, saving a life, doctors and patients, workplace situations, midwife, coworker, physician ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.
Plot: rich, family secret, rich man poor woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), world war two, dancing, party, lawyer, restaurant, husband wife relationship, wealth, confrontation ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, catholic, religion, canadian, french canadian
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: world war two, occupied france, occupation, nazi occupation, german occupation, nazi occupied france, war, small village, life is a bitch, wartime, social problems, french countryside ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Valor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female pilot, military, u.s. military, soldier, rescue, pilot, army, courage, heroism, heroic mission, daring rescue, haunted by the past ...
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, winston churchill, nazi germany, holocaust, german, nazi, u.s. navy, hitler, u.s. president, general, german officer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, japan, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Iryu: Team Medical Dragon (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Ryutaro Asada was the chief surgeon of Team Medical Dragon, a globally active emergency medical care team that worked in refugee camps. After his return to Japan, this amazingly talented surgeon starts work at a university hospital, where he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, medical drama
Plot: surgery, doctor, medical profession, medicine, life is a bitch, medical malpractice, social problems, doctors, physician, medical, dental mask, medical mask ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: world war two, war crime, military officer, scientist, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, adultery, military base, politician, african american, investigator, american abroad ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Jewels (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 241 min.
TV show
Story: Sarah Thompson, an American visiting England, meets and marries William Whitfield, the Duke of Whitfield. They settle in a chateau in France and begin a family. World War II interrupts their happiness and alters their future. After the war, the ...
Plot: jewelry, family relations, world war two, royalty
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, youth, magic, aunt nephew relationship, psychiatric patient, secret, uncle, grandmother, coming of age, aunt, war veteran, family secret ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, world war two, post war, couples, starting over, couple relations, culture clash, interracial sex, misfit, hopes, self discovery, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, jamaica, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, luftwaffe, anti semitism, u.s. navy, jewish girl, cheating wife, behind enemy lines, refugee, politics, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: italy, germany, berlin germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Great White Tower (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: A striking drama of the amazingly gifted surgeon Zaizen Goro, caught up by his desire for power and fame, and his contemporary physician Satomi Shuji, who selflessly continues a quest to save human lives. The Great White Tower is the title of a ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, psychological, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, cure, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, talented, friendship, workplace situations, teamwork, treatment, obsession ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love and Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kazutoyo lived during the end of the Sengoku period (1546-1605). He was the first feudal lord of the fief of Tosa on the island of Shikoku. He served Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Chiyo (1557-1617) was his wife, and was known ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: husband wife relationship, samurai, family problems, relationship problems, male female relationship, taiga, couple relations, social problems, family relations, samurai era, life is a bitch
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Master of the Game (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 413 min.
TV show
Story: Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, ...
Style: family saga, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: vengeance, family life, family relations, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, rise to the top, intrigue, catastrophe, disaster, manipulation, twin sister ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%