Movies like The Song of Names

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The Song of Names (2019)
 6.3
 2K
The Song of Names (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Style: touching, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, world war two, family relations, child prodigy, disappearance, flashback, violin, polish, tragedy, haunted by the past, uncover truth, childhood, love, sex, dancing, horse, mental institution, bbc, money, religion, jewish, friendship, german ...
Time: year 1943, year 1952, year 1951, year 1953
Place: new york, england, london, israel, poland, warsaw poland

Most similar movies to The Song of Names

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about death, singer, singing, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship and song mostly in Drama, War and Music genres. Some movies like The Song of Names: The Accompanist (1992), All My Loved Ones (1999), David (1979), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Rebel in the Rye (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, infidelity, world war two, singer, pianist, maid, society, showbiz, lovers reunited, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, hopes, life is a bitch, society, life turned upside down, rescue, holocaust, anti semitism, ghetto, starvation, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 80s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.4
 120
David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, family relations, world war two, rabbi, holocaust, escapades, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, guatemala, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: touching, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, writers, obsession, genius, friendship, father son relationship, teenage boy, friend, spirituality ...
Time: year 2010, year 1946, year 1939, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, wartime life, war, danger, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 31K
The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: musician, monk, monastery, auction, violin, classical music, romance, obsessive quest, collector, obsession, husband wife relationship, orphan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: montreal, beijing china, shanghai, oxford university, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: gypsy, anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, parents and children, social relations, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 3K
Taking Sides (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: politics, investigation, holocaust, world war two, war crime, racism, introspection, musician's life, fighting the system, war, state affairs, military ...
Place: germany, europe, russia, poland, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, friends, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, toronto ontario canada, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 2K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, anti semitism, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, confined, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 13K
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, inspirational, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, husband wife relationship, grave, death of loved one, casualty of war, sadness, death of husband, german soldier, letter, german ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Style: sincere, sad, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, depression, family relations, anti semitism, husband wife relationship, school, mother son relationship, childhood memory, based on a novel, autobiography, female director, typewriter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, palestine, india, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.5
 704K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, contemplative, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 2K
Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, friendship, promise, world war two, family relations, coming of age, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, uplifting, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 242K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, false accusation, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, innocence, life is a bitch, nurse, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 51K
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, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, family secret, uncover truth, human nature, haunted by the past, self discovery, world war two, faith, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 51K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, cello, homeless, music, street musician, mental illness, musician's life, life is a bitch, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, mime, oven, song, world war two, red cross, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, star of david ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, berlin germany, paris france, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 125K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 698
Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, train, captivity, fall in love, forbidden love, obsession, voyeurism, on the run, fashion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, poland, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 72
Dischord (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of her world tour, at the height of her success, alternative rock violinist, Gypsy, put down her violin and walked away... A man brutally beats his girlfriend to death and tosses her remains into a local river... A retired Boston PD ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: investigation, police detective, musician, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, murder, police, love, obsession, rock star, beaten to death, lie ...
Place: new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: newlywed, frigidity, wedding night, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, marital problem, newlyweds, marriage, male virgin, sexual abuse, sexual revolution, misunderstanding ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 2007, year 1975, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 6K
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: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, youth, self discovery, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, poland, budapest hungary, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beyond Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Beyond Silence is about a family and a young girl’s coming of age story. This German film looks into the lives of the deaf and at a story about the love for music. A girl who has always had to translate speech into sign language for her deaf ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, hopes, death, deaf mute, clarinet, deafness, sign language, concert, mute or deaf, musician's life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 6K
Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: music, teachers and students, orphan, choir, dedicated educator, school, singing, talent, classical music, youth, power relations, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 1K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, solitude, investigation, obsession, memory, suicide by gunshot, haunted by the past, deadly, couples, crimes, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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