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Captive Hearts (1987)
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Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, the village elder. McManus never accepts his lot unlike Robert, who soon takes an interest in Japanese customs and rites. More, he falls in love with pretty Miyoko, Fukushima's widowed daughter-in-law.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, prison, adventure, village, mountain, military, heroes, forbidden love, confined, romance, soldier, prison life, graphic violence, love and romance, concentration camp, captivity, against the odds, fall in love, village life, love affair, social differences, opposites attract, wartime life, isolation ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, war, wartime life, world war two, soldier and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Captive Hearts: Suite Française (2014), I'll Remember April (2000), David & Fatima (2008), In Tranzit (2008), Yanks (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, soldier, military, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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I'll Remember April (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: japanese soldier, friendship between boys, soldier, world war two, military, war, friends, wartime life, racism, prejudice, boy, youth ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, couples, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, life is a bitch, against humanity, heroes, confined, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, st. petersburg russia, europe
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
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Time: 1940s, 40s
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, opposites attract, romance, couples, social differences, love affair, couple relations, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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Honey Sweet Love... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A British commander falls in love with a local Sicilian girl during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, village life, fall in love, village, bittersweet, love and romance, romance, war, soldier, battles, world war two, italian woman ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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33%
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A Soldier's Tale (1988)
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Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, war, forbidden love, muslim, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, wartime life, couple relations, couples, romance, prisoner ...
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Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
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The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: train, world war two, holocaust, wartime life, love affair, fall in love, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, couple relations, fugitives, love and romance ...
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
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Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, anti war, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, human spirit, nazi, war, rescue, military life, village ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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Bye Bye Blues (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when husband returns from war. Story watches the ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war, romance, love and romance, hopes, family relations, couples, family life, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, society, romance, family problems, couples, family relations, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group Russian soldiers is send to an outpost to guard the area. They pass the day patroulling the area, while being shot at from the forest. They never know if the civillions are hostile or friendly to them.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, sniper, civil war, wartime life, military life, graphic violence, investigation, dealing with death, war, danger, military, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, chechnya, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
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Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
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The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry, state affairs, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, orchestral, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%