Movies like Beyond Borders

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Beyond Borders (2003)
 6.5
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, epic, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, negotiation, starvation, desert, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, rich and poor, love and romance, fall in love, smuggling, danger, protest, power relations, love of one's life, battles, hopes, war crime, escapades, un, survival ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1989, year 1984, year 1988 ...
Place: africa, london, england, chechnya, cambodia, ethiopia, europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about beautiful scenery, culture clash, catastrophe, betrayal, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Beyond Borders: Cold Mountain (2003), The English Patient (1996), Head in the Clouds (2004), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Lucky One (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
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: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, getting home, loss of family member, friendship, soldier, survival, civil war, lovers reunited, couple relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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100%
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, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, love story, war, expedition, mysterious character, beautiful scenery, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, cairo egypt, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, captivating, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, lesbian, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, nazi, love and romance, orgy, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, father son estrangement, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, true love, soldier, destiny, obsessive quest, single mother, love and romance, veteran, loss of loved one, marines, hopes, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
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 8.0
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, smuggler ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: africa, south africa, london, cape town south africa, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, loyalty, bravery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 139K
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, romantic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, true love, soldier, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, military life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 8K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, serious, bleak, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, love and romance, danger, confined, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, matchmaking, couples, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, romance, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1950
Place: england, europe, poland, czechoslovakia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, battle, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, utah, geneva switzerland, new jersey ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 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: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 34K
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: touching, sincere, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, responsibility, casualty of war, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, world war two, injustice, family relations, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: seattle, los angeles, north dakota, usa, japan ...
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48%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, forbidden love, muslim, violence, life is a bitch, love affair, couples, romance, wartime life, couple relations, love and romance, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cholera, arson, quarantine, provence, horse, exile, romance, adventure, hiding place, couples, political unrest, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 204K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, complex characters, divorce, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, battles, loss of friend, survival, homecoming, selflessness, danger, propaganda, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, okinawa japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 7K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: reunion, rescue, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, artist, stowaway, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1951, 50s, year 1952, quarry ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: navy, officers and cadets, unwanted pregnancy, military life, military, romance, self discovery, breaking point, power relations, fall in love, love of one's life, factory worker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington state, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, dramatic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, jane austen, happy ending, love triangle, love affair, love, inheritance, rich and poor, countryside, village life, fall in love, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%