Movies like Atonement

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Atonement (2007)
 7.8
 226K
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, realistic, heartbreaking, epic, dramatic, intense, sad, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, forbidden love, siblings relations, world war two, tragic love, lovers apart, letter, nurse, innocence lost, prejudice, dating, family relations, injustice, pride and honor, life turned upside down, innocence, couple relations, social differences, rape, death, reconciliation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe

Most similar movies to Atonement

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, love story, beautiful scenery, betrayal, destiny and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Atonement: The Painted Veil (2006), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Testament of Youth (2014), Anna Karenina (2012), Cold Mountain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, romantic, captivating, classic literature, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, eligible bachelor, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, war injury, compassion, aspiring writer, nursing, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 131K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, slavery, lovers apart, power of love, love and romance, wartime life, soldier ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance, destiny, war, map, wartime life, secret love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, innocence lost, period piece, stonehenge, revenge, love, nobility, farmer, marriage, peasant, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 127K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: young lovers, love and romance, couple relations, true love, love affair, love, soldier, couples, romance, lovers reunited, breakup, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 64K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, rape, mistress, infidelity, professor, poet, deportation, funeral, communism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, infidelity, soldier, pregnancy, romance, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 54K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, romance, poverty, love and romance, social differences, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: erotic, captivating, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, master and servant, family relations, impossible love, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, social relations, soldier, society, resistance, small town life, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, fall in love, couples, americana, reunion, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north dakota, usa, los angeles, seattle, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, wartime life, love affair, forbidden love, infidelity, war, romance, opposites attract, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, friendship, war, romance, working class, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, friends, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, pearl harbor, english channel, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, forbidden love, family life, family relations, romance, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, death in the family, love triangle ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, romance, celebrity culture, haunted by the past, society, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, false accusation, soldier, romance, love and romance, lesbian, war, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, military, fall in love, soldier, village, french resistance, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army, infidelity, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, ethnic, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 3K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: ship, chess, xenophobia, shipwreck, doctor, romance, tragic love, human nature, couples, fall in love, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, ukraine, wales, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love and romance, family relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tears in the Rain (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother. Casey meets Lord Bredon's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couples, self discovery, society, tragic love, jazz, parents and children, romance, family relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war, military, war, redemption, dealing with death, army, couples, military life, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%