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Before the Rain (1994)
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Before the Rain (1994)
Original name: Пред дождот
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant.
Style: political, sexy, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic, bleak, breathtaking ...
Plot: love affair, terrorist, politics, monk, muslim, anti war, violence, love, war, catastrophe, loneliness, civil war, art, betrayal, islam, beautiful scenery, immortality, weapons, restaurant, tragedy, destiny, wartime, brutality, memory, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, middle east, tokyo, eastern europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and talky films with plots about love and romance, storytelling, betrayal, romance, culture clash, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Before the Rain: The Quiet American (2002), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Harrison's Flowers (2000), Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Edge of Love (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, love triangle, cia, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, moral ambiguity, spy, tragedy, complex characters, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, london, southeast asia, indochina, saigon ...
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, romantic ...
Plot: bosnian war, soldier, prisoner, muslim, forbidden love, war, violence, escape, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, suspense, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, murder, journalism, missing person, war, violence, civil war, battles, vengeance, photojournalist, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, new jersey, vietnam, middle east, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war one, love triangle, communism, deportation, revolution, war, rape, poet, russian revolution, betrayal, love, russian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, marriage, infidelity, jealousy, husband wife relationship, rivalry, romance, pregnancy, intrigue, unfulfillment, poet ...
Time: 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, colourful, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, loss of virginity, society, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, infidelity, social differences, jewish ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, deception, marriage for money, greed, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, rome italy, san francisco ...
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48%
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: sexy, epic, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, colonialism, women, love story, adoption, love triangle, naval officer, beautiful scenery, sexual content, war, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia, indochina, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, emotional, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, love triangle, nude girl, love, husband wife relationship, tragedy, love story, male nudity, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Place: italy, europe, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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Dust (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating
Plot: bounty hunter, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, elderly, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, gang, fight, redemption, murder, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 1890s ...
Place: europe, new york, macedonia, former yugoslavia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 700
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, splatter, dramatic, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, sex, hospital, wine, violence, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), parenthood, interracial romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, california, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, infidelity, adultery, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, love triangle, oral sex, passion, incest, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: bosnian war, adoption, journalism, civil war, anti war, orphan, war, orphanage, family relations, morality, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, iraq, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, lesbian sex, romance, lesbian, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: political, sexy, breathtaking, melancholic, light ...
Plot: assassination, politics, spy, espionage, fighting the system, romance, death, assassin, torture, hotel, revolution, identity ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, high society, love affair, destiny, happy ending, tragedy, loneliness, debt, gambling, fall in love, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: emotional, romantic, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love, tragedy, love affair, romance, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 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, romantic, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, lesbian, orgy, sexual relations, bisexual woman, spanish civil war, nazi, lesbianism, romance, group sex, war ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, germany, spain, england, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sexy, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, theater, anti semitism, jewish, infidelity, wartime life, theatre play, occupation, confined, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, bleak, stylized, talky ...
Plot: politics, romance, college, memory, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, wartime, writers, runaway, russian, male nudity, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany, japan, europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, betrayal, romance, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, melancholy, marriage, love, greed ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: art house, sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, marriage, love, bittersweet, romance, french countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer, family relations, cheating ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 378
Prague Duet (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren is staying in Prague for a conference and falls in love with Czech writer Jiri Kolmar.
Style: sexy, psychological, disturbing, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: doctor, secret, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, womanizer, writer's life, politics, romance, life is a bitch ...
Place: prague, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 17K
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: erotic, scenic, sexy, atmospheric, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, breast feeding, loneliness, peasant, destiny, tragedy, social injustice, pregnant from rape, beautiful scenery, assassination, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, light ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, politics, military, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), state affairs, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, political unrest, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, tokyo, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, village, love triangle, political unrest, soldier, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, catholic, orgasm, village idiot, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, california, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 10K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: sexy, realistic, witty, political, light ...
Plot: world war two, military, love, anti war, naval officer, war, romance, love affair, gunfight, death, fascism, islam ...
Place: london, england, middle east, iraq, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%