Movies like Atonement

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Atonement (2007)
 7.8
 238K
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, intense, epic, sad, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, world war two, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart, letter, innocence lost, prejudice, period piece, family relations, injustice, pride and honor, life turned upside down, couple relations, social differences, dating, rape, death ...
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 touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, love story, couples, beautiful scenery, death and love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Atonement: The English Patient (1996), Cold Mountain (2003), The Painted Veil (2006), Wuthering Heights (1992), Testament of Youth (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, erotic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, world war two, mysterious character, expedition, stranded, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, life & death, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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100%
 7.2
 136K
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: tragic love, american civil war, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, slavery, power of love, lovers apart, wartime life, love and romance, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, unfaithful wife, doctor, couples, adultery, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, revenge, orphan, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, serious, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, world war two, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, adultery, soldier, french girl, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 88K
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, emotional, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 67K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: russian revolution, love triangle, nurse, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, captivating, dramatic, witty, classic literature ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, romance, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, social differences, aristocracy, prejudice, unlikely couple, rich and poor, eligible bachelor, opposites attract ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 56K
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: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love, jane austen, romance, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, couple relations, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, serious, romantic, erotic, scenic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, interracial romance, culture clash, master and servant, love affair, family relations, impossible love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 134K
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, emotional, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, true love, couples, soldier, breakup, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 14K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 172 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, contemplative, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, love, revenge, stonehenge, peasant, farmer, marriage, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 14K
The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: realistic, melancholic, serious, sad
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, unfaithful wife, sex scene, city in ruins, grief, family relations, bereavement, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, post war, sexless marriage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 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, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, society, resistance, hopes, post war, fugitives, marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
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: captivating, sexy, dramatic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, brothel, rivalry, women, love and romance, mentor, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, loss of virginity, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, japanese culture ...
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, pregnancy, soldier, infidelity, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, dishonesty, political unrest, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, couple relations, society, americana, reunion, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 757
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, politics, social differences, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, couples, extramarital affair, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, friendship, war, romance, working class, couples, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, society, soldier, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, egypt, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, catholicism, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, friends, siblings relations, society, understanding, love triangle, nobility ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, morocco, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, family relations, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, parents and children, society, betrayal, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: 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: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, opposites attract, war, romance, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, touching, talky ...
Plot: family life, family relations, forbidden love, romance, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, love triangle, unfulfillment, death in the family, love and romance, human nature ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, unfulfillment, human nature, social differences, parents and children, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 33K
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, sincere, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, countryside, sea disaster, beautiful scenery, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, shipwreck ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, ukraine, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfillment, society, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations, jazz, tragic love, last wish, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: touching, sincere, meditative, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, hopes, breakup, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, crumbling marriage, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%