Movies like Promise at Dawn

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Promise at Dawn (2017)
 7.2
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Promise at Dawn (2017)
Original name: La Promesse de l'aube
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.
Style: touching, lyrical, tragic ending, based on true events
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, world war two, education, diabetes, mother love, promise, writer's life, aviator, life is a bitch, letter, bomber, autobiography, desire for fame, based on a novel, dancing, horse, sea, airplane, prostitute, painter, police, slut, jewish, writers ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: france, poland, africa, paris france, mexico, london, nice france

Most similar movies to Promise at Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sincere films with plots about love, world war two, friendship, train, death, husband wife relationship and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Promise at Dawn: Rebel in the Rye (2017), Free Men (2011), The Last Metro (1980), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), Safe Conduct (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, spirituality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1946, year 2010, 20th century, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa ...
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95%
 6.6
 1K
Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, idealism, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebellion, fighting the system, against humanity, anti semitism, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.4
 13K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, love and romance, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, romantic
Plot: nazi occupation, female writer, letter, reading a book, world war two, writers, friendship, strong female character, book, marriage proposal, german occupation, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 1K
Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, couples, love and romance, escapades, society, writer's life, hopes, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, forbidden love, self discovery, family life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love triangle, death in the family, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 315
Antonieta (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna is a psychologist undertaking research about famous suicidal women. She takes a specific interest in the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, who killed herself in 1931 in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Plot: gay, tour guide, blindness, posing, freedom, demonstration, poet, suffering, assassination attempt, catholic, orchestra, education ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mexico city, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 14K
Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: romantic, sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, violinist, german, sadness, husband wife relationship, german soldier, grave, letter, death of loved one, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, 1910s, year 1919, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Origin of Violence (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.
Style: exciting, disturbing, captivating, romantic, romanticism ...
Plot: teacher, secret, family secret, nazi, fight, father son relationship, fear, police, concentration camp, family relations, accusation, restaurant ...
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: friendship, lesbian relationship, friends, writer's life, gender, society, couples, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, feminism, lesbian, listening to a radio ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, year 1964, 60s, 70s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, countryside, dishonesty, betrayal, loss of father, debauchery, duel, female director, reading someone else's diary ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 13K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: poet, lgbt, gay, gay teenager, writer's life, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Officer's Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: military, anti war, soldier, hopes, starting over, war, wartime life, human spirit, life turned upside down, world war one, hospital, male female relationship ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, year 1914, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 260
Our Patriots (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the French defeat of summer 1940, Addi Ba, a young Senegalese rifleman escapes and hides in the Vosges. Aided by some villagers, he gets false documents that allow him to live openly.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, touching, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, escape, french resistance, teacher, pow, school, classroom, world war two, farm, racism, arrest, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 7K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, poland, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 476
Colette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, tense
Plot: holocaust, auschwitz, concentration camp, prisoner, world war two, execution, doctor, sex scene, love and romance, couples, danger, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague, canada, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.6
 5K
The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, flashback, sea, underwater scene, ship, love, unfaithful husband, frenchman abroad, environmental activist, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1960s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
At First Sight (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, refugee, store, friendship, family relations, deportation, lesbian, lesbian interest, wartime life, school, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1942, 1950s
Place: paris france, europe, france, alps, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, autobiography, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1980, 1940s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, japan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
An Impossible Love (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, mother daughter relationship, implied incest, class differences, love, little girl, office worker, father daughter relationship, violence against women, phone ringing, drawing ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 25K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfilled love, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, seduction, world war two, church, atheist, infatuation, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, society, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%