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List of the best movies like Summerland (2020): Where Hands Touch, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, The Midwife, On the Milky Road, Rebel in the Rye, Ballad of a Soldier, The Exception, Come See the Paradise, Anthropoid, Suite Française.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:26
CharactersChildrens
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Relationship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersStrong women, Writers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Hunger, Flowers
PlaceIslands, England, Beach, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Touching, Worth watching

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryFinland
CharactersPhotographers, Nurses
PlotLove, Weapon
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense, Touching, Disturbing

Helena has worked as a kind of midwife on the eve of the Lapland War. She wants to leave everything behind, and a suitable opportunity arises when she falls in love with a German-Finnish officer Johannes, who is leaving to German-led Titovka prison camp in the Soviet Union. Helena enlists into the camp as a nurse, where she experiences the brutality of war.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Bears, Snake, Soldier, Cows
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Helicopters, Lake

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGeniuses, Jews, Writers, Inventors, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Obsession, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels
TimeWorld War II, Summer
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Travel
PlaceVillage, Trains, Russia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Jews, Military, Bodyguards, Sisters
PlotLove, Money, Investigation, Weapon, Conspiracies
PlaceVillage, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, War
PlaceParis, Hospitals, Los Angeles
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Serious

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 beautiful Japanese American Lily Dawanura (Tamlyn Tomita), at the outset of World War II. The clash of cultures, at once painful for the two lovers, becomes insurmountable after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Lily and the Kawamuras are relocated To a bleak, outdoor internment camp in California, Jack is drafted into the Army, powerless to help the woman he loves abandoning all hope of ever winning her family's approval.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Teens, Firefighters, Teachers, Strong women
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleSmart

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersStrong women, Military, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceVillage, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

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 small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Skirmishes, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceEngland, France, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryAzerbaijan, United Kingdom
Duration02:12
PlotLove, War, Friendship
PlaceCaucasus, Georgia
TimeWorld War I
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Soulful, Makes me think

Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight for their country’s independence or for each other.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersWriters, Nurses
PlotWar, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, By books, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Serious

1945. Young German soldier is hiding from Soviet soldiers in abandoned house. Every day he sees a girl who moved to the house next door until finally he's failing in love with her.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersWriters, Disabled people, Soldier
PlotLife, Friendship, Love triangle, Family life
PlaceShips, Ireland, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, West Germany
Duration02:21
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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 lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceBoarding school
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Relationship, Art
PlacePrison, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRomania, Hungary, Canada, USA
CharactersHorses, Snipers
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing
PlaceAircraft, Ghetto
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Serious

Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his country to the Nazis, who quickly move Hungarians to ghettos and death camps, with no hope in sight. But the despair changes when a young man named Elek emerges. Separated from his family during the relocations and aided by the woman he loves , Elek defies the enemy by becoming one of them. In a race against time, disguised as a Nazi Officer he embarks on a mission to save his family and thousands of his countrymen.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryJapan
Duration01:54
CharactersSoldier, Widows
PlotLove, Death
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersSoldier, Poets
PlotWar, On real events, Passion, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

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 and felt same adventurous nature in this charismatic poet, Dylan Thomas, also.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
PlotWar, On real events, Pursuit
PlaceAsia
TimeWorld War II
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryIndia, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceVillage, India
StyleRomantic, To cry

A war, religious conflicts, and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:07
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotWar
PlaceGermany, Berlin, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers to work for Ed spying undercover behind Nazi lines. Assigned to uncover information about a German bomb, Linda also has personal motives to fulfill: discovering the fate of her Jewish family members in Berlin.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersPilots
PlotWar, Friendship, Aviation, Love triangle
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry

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 leaders and escape to England where they join other Czech exiles in the RAF. While flying a mission over England, Karel crash lands and happens upon the farmhouse of Susan, a young woman whose husband is in the Navy. Karel soon falls head over heels for Susan but, while they enjoy a brief fling, in time Susan decides she prefers the company of the older and more worldly Franta. As Franta and Karel struggle to maintain their friendship despite their romantic rivalry.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Jews, Family
PlotWar, Survival, Test
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Love triangle
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

Julia travels to the Indo-Burma border to perform for the troops during the World War II, on the insistence of Billimoria, her lover. She finds herself in love with Jemadar Malik, a soldier there.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersStrong women
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Cemetery
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero. Bert Trautmann, the German goalkeeper won over even his harshest opponents by winning the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956 - playing on with a broken neck to secure victory.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Slavery, Friendship, Death
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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 to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Military, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Weapon, Snow
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Trains, Africa, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.





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