Movies like Cold War

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Cold War (2018)
 7.6
 49K
Cold War (2018)
Original name: Zimna wojna
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, prison, suicide, jazz, communism, folklore, audition, defector, folk music, love, male female relationship, composer, married woman, rehearsal, jazz club, dancing, party, police, german, food, forbidden love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1957, year 1954 ...
Place: paris france, former yugoslavia, poland, east berlin, yugoslavia, east berlin east germany, german democratic republic ...

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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 singer, singing, song, drinking alcohol, drinking, drink and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Cold War: Ida (2013), La La Land (2016), Phoenix (2014), Sylvie's Love (2020), A Heart of Stone (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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 8.0
 509K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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100%
 7.3
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sylvie's Love (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.
Style: entertaining, romantic, captivating
Plot: fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, dancing, musician, music, relationships, love and romance, romantic relationship, dating, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 50s, year 1967, 60s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, atlanta georgia, harlem, detroit, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, violin, love triangle, love, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vienna, brussels ...
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 6.8
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: exciting, touching, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, promise, trust, drinking alcohol, friendship, jealousy, father daughter relationship, drinking, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, oklahoma ...
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: betrayal, politics, world war two, obsession, infidelity, pianist, maid, singer, master and servant, war, against humanity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, england, london, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, performer, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, young lovers, youth, romance, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, actor's life, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 72K
Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: screenwriter, composer, adultery, aging, vacation, life & death, old friends, life philosophy, friendship, surrealism, suicide, freedom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
On Chesil Beach (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1962 England, a young couple finds their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Plot: frigidity, newlywed, wedding night, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, marital problem, premature ejaculation, newlyweds, marriage, male virgin, sexual abuse, sexual revolution ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1975, year 2007, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
Paris Blues (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: jazz, fall in love, nightclub, friendship, composer, musician, expatriate, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, nightlife ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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38%
 7.6
 337K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, showbiz, singer, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 84K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, hopes, alcoholic, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Plot: family relations, love, master and servant, coming of age, couples, love affair, love and romance, romance, youth, society, parents and children, photograph ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.8
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, rise to the top, performer's life, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, human nature, teachers and students, apprentice ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer, performer's life, gender, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, against the rules, dancer's life, rebellion ...
Time: year 1900, 1920s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, florence italy, riviera, russia, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: sincere, realistic, inspirational, colourful, sentimental ...
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, performer's life, against the odds, political unrest, hopes, music, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), working class, male female relationship, urban ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1936 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, siblings relations, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, love affair, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, society, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, warsaw poland, siberia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, marriage, suicide, communism, teacher, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, americana, racism, interracial relations, high school, family relations, semi autobiographical, culture clash, race issues, society, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 5K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: erotic, serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, society, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unrequited love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems, sex with stepmother, love and romance, couples, estrangement, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 20K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, captivating, lyrical, inspirational
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, lesbian relationship, bisexuality, novelist, nobel prize, lesbian sex, ghost writer, exploitation, writing, woman, writers ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1900
Place: paris france, louisiana, algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 708
Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, lovers reunited, introspection, parents and children, love affair, self discovery, midlife crisis, thirtysomething life, family relations, gender, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%