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What War May Bring (2010)
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What War May Bring (2010)
Original name: Ces amours-là
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A theater projectionist's daughter is involved in the Resistance in WWII, but she doesn’t share his political involvement & only believes in passion. She follows the men she loves unconditionally, suffering betrayal and hardship.
Style: captivating, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, epic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: world war two, soldier, haunted by the past, strong female presence, concentration camp, saving a life, world war one, cabaret, deportation, d day, love, nazi, american soldier, autobiography, friend, archive footage, nazi officer, accused of murder, saved from execution, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupied france, lawyer, pianist, parachutist, cinema ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, world war two, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, wartime life and friendship mostly in Drama, War and Music genres. Some movies like What War May Bring: Crossed Tracks (2007), Waiting for the Clouds (2004), Family Tree (2010), To Life (2014), Here Below (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: meet the parents, mysterious character, hidden identity, lifestyle, crimes, deadly, serial killer, intrigue, dishonesty, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village life, deportation, family relations, golden years, village, nostalgia, identity, haunted by the past, immigrants, culture clash, memories, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, bittersweet, gender, death in the family, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, friends, strong female presence, older woman younger man relationship, seaside, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe
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55%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, nun, catholic church, german occupation, forbidden love, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, convent, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, romance, couples, family relations, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, rabbi, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, confined, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, artists and showbiz, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bolero (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, stylized, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ballet, world war two, anti semitism, holocaust, politics, artists and showbiz, love and romance, friends, family relations, musician's life, society, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, post world war two, 1940s ...
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The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, deportation, holocaust, deadly, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, heroes, vengeance, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, soldier ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, society, master and servant, writer's life, rich and poor, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, nazi concentration camp, flashback ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, human spirit, wartime life, rescue, politics, against humanity, hopes, tragic hero, danger, disobey, life is a bitch, refugee ...
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: François Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, prison, murder, death sentence, death penalty, sexual relations, love affair, false accusation, death row, tragic love, unfulfillment, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, diplomacy, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, demolished city, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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40%
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A Married Woman (1964)
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Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, psychological, serious ...
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Country: France
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, homecoming, haunted by the past, wartime life, introspection, innocence lost, society, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
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Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Long Absence (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Long Absence (French: Une aussi longue absence) is a 1961 French film directed by Henri Colpi. It tells the story of Therese (Alida Valli), a café owner mourning the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives ...
Style: sincere, emotional, gloomy, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: cafe, memory loss, human nature, haunted by the past, couple relations, physical appearance, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couples, dancing, husband wife relationship ...
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Company K (2004)
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Style: serious, psychological, epic, disturbing, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: psychological, non-linear, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 913
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, troubled youth, teenage girl, drug abuse, dealing with death, rebellion, love and romance, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 577
1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, couples, best friends, war, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, friends, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, black market, love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, high school life, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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