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 exciting films and TV series with plots about world war two, army, family relations, soldier, military, female nudity and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Ginger Tree: From Here to Eternity (1979), Soldier Soldier (1991), Monte Carlo (1986), The Charmer (1987), Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985). 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, u.s. army, cheating, military base, military
Time: 1940s
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor
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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, uniform, british military, military uniform, sergeant, soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: spy, romance, world war two, nazi, singer, gambler, war
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: womanizer, murder, murder trial, army, execution, con artists, cheating
Time: 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 410 min.
TV show
Story: George C. Scott, Lee Grant, Virginia Madsen, Raul Julia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Gabriel Byrne star in this Emmy-nominated program about the rise and fall of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Recounting his life with his wife, ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, tyrant, italian fascism, evil man, hitler, human, villain played by lead actor, rape
Time: 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
58%
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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, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Manure and Gillyflowers (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 25 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, grandfather granddaughter relationship, strong female character, world war one, german history, fictional biography
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
46%
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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, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, bomber, torture, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, u.s. army, military base, pursuit, air force, mockery, army, sergeant, airforce, corporal, soldier, female soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
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, family secrets, wealth, man undressing, courtroom, confrontation, male in shower, argument, lingerie, crying, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, misfit, hopes, bittersweet, self discovery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, rescue, pilot, heroic mission, military, female pilot, heroism, army, haunted by the past, courage, daring rescue ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Victors (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
Plot: world war two, post war germany, army, infantry, american in europe, american abroad, military uniform, u.s. military, german woman, soldier, tragedy, execution ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: scientist, military officer, world war two, brother brother relationship, war crime, african american, investigator, military base, father daughter relationship, politician, american abroad, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
Silence and Cry (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a few months of communist rule the Hungarian Republic of ...
Plot: nationalism, army, poisoning, farm, poison, shot to death, communist
Time: year 1919
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Snow Goose (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded ...
Plot: goose, wildlife, nature, coming of age, tragedy, disability, rite of passage, world war two, artist, nursing back to health, orphan, nursing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 253
Victory March (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The drawbacks and difficulties of military life are explored in this film. Paolo Passeri is a college graduate, somewhat spoiled, somewhat effete, who finds himself in an officer training program under the stern martinet, Captain Asciutto. He ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: army, breasts, sex scene, male nudity, female nudity, gay, prostitution, abusive husband, extramarital affair, shot in the chest, excrement, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
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Erfolg (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 265 min.
Story: For fans of history, this glimpse of Munich society in the 1920s will be a much-treasured event. The story revolves around an art-gallery manager who puts on a show featuring the scandalous works of a woman artist who committed suicide. He is ...
Plot: world war two, talking after sex, politics, smoking, intrigue, female nudity, barefoot woman, bourgeoisie, greed
Time: 1920s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rivalry, betrayal, manipulations, intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, catastrophe, manipulation, family relations, diamond mine ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hungarians (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of landless Hungarian peasants accept work as migrant-laborers on a farm in northern Germany where the wages are good, and the wives and family are allowed to accompany them. Though it is in the midst of World War II, they are relatively ...
Plot: humiliation, world war two, pow, peasant
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: world war two, aerial combats, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Women in Love (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Combining some elements of The Rainbow with Women in Love, this adaptation focuses on the lives of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, as they struggle with their own loves, desires and passions. The drama follows their relationships with two ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sister sister relationship, relationships, desire, passion, sisters, life, family relations, female director, female nudity, skinny dipping, world war one, male nudity ...
Time: edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%