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The Song of Names (2019)
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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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, entertaining
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, world war two, family relations, flashback, violin, polish, child prodigy, rabbi, investigation, orthodox jew, disappearance, war, mystery, tragedy, wartime, haunted by the past, musician's life, mysterious disappearance, wartime life, private investigation, uncover truth, bbc, childhood ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 50s, year 1943, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952 ...
Place: new york, england, london, israel, poland, warsaw poland

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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 death, singer, singing, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, photograph and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Song of Names: The Book Thief (2013), The Pianist (2002), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Accompanist (1992), Walking with the Enemy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, touching, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, gypsy, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, ethnic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, politics, obsession, infidelity, world war two, singer, pianist, maid, unfulfillment, society, war, manipulations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, danger, war, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, wartime life, gestapo ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1962 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, politics, holocaust, world war two, war crime, musician's life, introspection, racism, state affairs, fighting the system, war, rebellion ...
Place: germany, europe, brussels, switzerland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 129
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: bleak, emotional, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, world war two, family relations, rabbi, life is a bitch, parents and children, wartime life, urban, war, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, america, berlin germany, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, 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: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, society, hopes, life is a bitch, escapades, life turned upside down, anti semitism, family relations, rescue, starvation, bittersweet, war ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, palestine, czechoslovakia ...
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51%
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Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, life turned upside down, disorder, uncover truth, betrayal, war, confined, secret movement, adoption, conspiracy, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
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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: enigmatic, serious, suspense, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: musician, monk, monastery, auction, violin, classical music, mystery, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), collector, obsessive quest, obsession ...
Time: 18th century
Place: oxford university, shanghai, beijing china, montreal, prussia ...
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 6.6
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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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, captivity, danger, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, turin italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, friend, isolation ...
Time: year 1946, 20th century, year 2010, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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42%
 7.8
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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: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, redemption, world war two, injustice, false accusation, unfulfilled love, innocence, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, period piece ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, friends, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, russia, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada ...
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39%
 7.3
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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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, atrocity, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008 ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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39%
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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, captivating, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, violinist, husband wife relationship, german, sadness, grave, letter, german soldier, death of loved one, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
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37%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, uncover truth, forbidden love, survival, wartime life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
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37%
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
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, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, orphanage, youth, music, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, xian, san francisco ...
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Bon voyage (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, satirical, light ...
Plot: war, wartime life, world war two, nazi, manipulation, spy, lie, top secret, politics, world politics, romance, spies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, vichy, england, paris france ...
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34%
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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, psychological, mind bending, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, solitude, investigation, world war two, memory, suicide by gunshot, haunted by the past, couples, mystery, crimes, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
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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, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, coming of age, promise, friendship, world war two, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, jealousy, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
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32%
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: romantic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1919 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille provence, brittany ...
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32%
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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: nazism, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, nazi, boarding school life, priest, resistance, gestapo, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
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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, genius, life is a bitch, musician's life, rich and poor, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: composer, musician, performance, pianist, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, fighting illness, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
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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, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, train, world war two, captivity, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sad, sincere, based on true events, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, family relations, depression, school, husband wife relationship, anti semitism, mother son relationship, childhood memory, based on a novel, autobiography, female director, pills ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel, india, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
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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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: musician, police detective, investigation, rock star, police, love, murder, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, beaten to death, lie ...
Place: new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%