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20 best movies like The English Patient (1996)

List of the best movies like The English Patient (1996): Where Hands Touch, Sophie's Choice, The Third Half, Suite Française, Rebel in the Rye, Beyond Borders, A Very Long Engagement, The Book Thief, Frantz, Waterloo Bridge.

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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: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37
CharactersWriters, Friends, Losers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlacePoland, New York
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersJews
PlotOn real events, Soccer, True love, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceYugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

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: 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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersCIA, Pianists, Surgeons
PlotWar
PlaceChechnya, Africa, England, Deserts, London
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Investigation, Obsession, Fate
PlaceCourt, France
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching

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 Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersThieves, Jews
PlotWar, Death, Adoption
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersMusicians, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceTrains, Germany, Hotels
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Black and White

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Passion, Ballet
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II, World War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Money, Surfing, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

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 build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

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: 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: 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: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersMilitary, Santa Claus, Soldier, Psychiatrists, Pilots
PlotWar
PlaceDeserts, Hospitals
TimeNew Year, World War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Military, Alcoholics
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotTrue love
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, western, military
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceAustralia
StyleFascinating, Epic

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryChina, USA, Hong Kong
Duration02:34
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Shipwreck, Hatred
PlaceShips
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersBrothers, Fathers
PlotFriendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceWild West, USA
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:10
PlotOn real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then Rika appears to be pregnant...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersOrphans
PlotObsession, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, military, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
PlotWar, Friendship, Art
PlaceLondon
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris

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: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotMoney, Friendship, Political, Intrigue
PlaceChina
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Poland
Duration01:35
CharactersJews, Losers
PlotSurvival
PlaceVillage, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, To cry, Touching, Serious

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersMilitary, Pilots
PlotWar
PlaceChina
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching

American pilot Cliff Brandon, fighting the Japanese in China, finds himself the unintentional "owner" of a Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen. The unlikely couple falls in love and marries, but not without tragedy brought on by the war.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersJews
PlotPolitical, Self-sacrifice
PlaceEngland, Country houses
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersSpy, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Passion, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceFrance, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks.





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