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Atonement (2007)
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Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia… (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
forgiveness writing dying dating guilt redemption memory wedding drunkenness drinking prison jealousy betrayal rape death 
Locations:
london england england kitchen bus bathtub airplane church train restaurant beach hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship student nurse employer employee relationship teenage girl cousin cousin relationship waitress sister sister relationship writer policeman nurse girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
year 1939 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
writing a letter nursing student broken vase wading in fountain chocolate factory barn owl war wound dover england british flag british soldier british army wrongful arrest old woman voice over letter rescue from drowning train tracks false accusation of rape operation dynamo northern france hiding out story within the story septicemia love note air raid shelter war ruins go between shooting a horse steelworks reference to pubic hair painting toenails year 1935 bandstand sleepmask class system younger sister dunkirk tracking shot lovers reunited lifting an adult into the air boathouse innocence lost precociousness wounded soldier atonement nursing fictional biography caught in the act bbc devastation lifting female in air manor vase banjo miscarriage of justice retreat reference to shakespeare's hamlet deathbed radio news teenage crush hymn star crossed lovers wrongful conviction stroke harmonica playwright child molestation earring gardener repeated scene estate remorse running away postcard fountain saving a life horseback riding chocolate death of sister owl play tuxedo cigarette lighter rear entry sex newsreel footage rowboat evacuation reconciliation bombing diving barefoot morality forbidden love swimsuit rehearsal watching a movie lifting someone into the air happiness listening to music recording loss of virginity jeep wound record player subtitled scene premarital sex reference to william shakespeare typewriter twin garden underwater reunion witness countryside long take flowers mistaken identity suitcase passion author library flash forward confession search bath child in peril false accusation nun apology child abuse nonlinear timeline dinner eating woman mansion candle wine flashlight sex standing up british handcuffs hallucination piano cafe dead body tears rifle lie letter bare butt undressing arrest drink rescue mirror food dream song crying voice over narration fire surprise ending singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title based on novel f rated flashback kiss gun blood interview dog sex  (See All)

Australia (2008)
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Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying drunkenness drinking death 
Locations:
england bathtub airplane 
Characters:
policeman singer children doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
year 1939 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
british flag harmonica horseback riding newsreel footage evacuation bombing watching a movie listening to music recording record player subtitled scene reunion suitcase bath false accusation child abuse candle dead body rifle undressing arrest drink rescue song voice over narration fire singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title flashback sex blood kiss dog  (See All)

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
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Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying guilt memory drinking death 
Locations:
bathtub airplane restaurant beach 
Characters:
waitress writer policeman nurse girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer children doctor father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
writing a letter voice over letter nursing horseback riding recording record player typewriter reunion author flash forward apology nonlinear timeline eating candle flashlight handcuffs piano cafe dead body tears rifle letter bare butt arrest drink food dream song crying singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking based on novel f rated blood interview kiss flashback dog gun  (See All)

My Left Foot (1989)
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My Left Foot (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:
writing drunkenness drinking jealousy death 
Locations:
restaurant hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl writer nurse girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer children doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
reference to shakespeare's hamlet listening to music recording record player reference to william shakespeare typewriter flowers author flash forward apology eating mansion candle wine drink mirror food song fire singing photograph cigarette smoking based on novel sex flashback  (See All)

Cold Mountain (2003) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying redemption drunkenness drinking jealousy rape death 
Locations:
church train hospital 
Characters:
girl doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
voice over letter lovers reunited wounded soldier banjo hymn star crossed lovers horseback riding rowboat wound reunion countryside passion flash forward nonlinear timeline eating woman piano dead body rifle letter drink mirror food singing title spoken by character photograph based on novel flashback gun kiss blood  (See All)

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The English Patient (1996)
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The English Patient (1996)

October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies. All the patient remembers is that he is English and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio, part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely in tact and that he is running away from his past, in part or in its entirety. The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katherine Clifton, the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled. Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh, a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and di… (Read More)

Themes:
writing dying memory drinking jealousy betrayal death 
Locations:
bathtub airplane church train restaurant beach 
Characters:
nurse singer 
Period:
1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
war wound british army star crossed lovers newsreel footage evacuation watching a movie recording jeep wound record player garden passion library flash forward bath nonlinear timeline woman candle flashlight sex standing up british handcuffs piano cafe tears rifle lie undressing drink dream song crying fire singing photograph cigarette smoking based on novel blood gun flashback kiss  (See All)

Gone With The Wind (1939)
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Gone With The Wind (1939)

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
wedding drunkenness jealousy death 
Locations:
london england train hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship teenage girl cousin cousin relationship sister sister relationship nurse brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
writing a letter wounded soldier nursing devastation deathbed star crossed lovers earring estate horseback riding evacuation wound twin reunion witness passion library apology woman dead body tears rifle lie letter undressing arrest rescue mirror food song crying fire singing photograph based on novel f rated dog gun blood kiss  (See All)

The Notebook (2004)
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The Notebook (2004)

In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. One day, Noah brings Allie to an ancient house that he dreams of buying and restoring and they attempt to make love but get interrupted by their friend. Allie's parents do not approve of their romance since Noah belongs to another social class, and they move to New York with her. Noah writes 365 letters (A Year) to Allie, but her mother Anne Hamilton does not deliver them to her daughter. Three years later, the United States joins the World War II and Noah and his best friend Fin enlist in the army, and Allie works as an army nurse. She meets injured soldier Lon Hammond in the hospital. After the war, they meet each other again going on dates and then, Lon, who is wealthy and handsome, proposes. Meanwhile Noah buys and restores the old house and many people want to buy it. When Allie accidentally sees the photo of Noah and his house in a newspaper, she feels divided between her first love and her commitment with Lon. Meanwhile Duke stops reading to the old lady since his children are visiting him in the nursing home. (Read More)

Themes:
memory wedding drinking death 
Locations:
bus bathtub beach hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl nurse singer children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
old woman voice over letter story within the story wounded soldier nursing star crossed lovers harmonica rowboat diving barefoot forbidden love watching a movie reunion bath woman mansion candle piano tears rifle letter undressing food song crying voice over narration singing photograph based on novel flashback kiss  (See All)

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Adore (2013) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Adore (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:
guilt memory wedding drunkenness drinking jealousy death 
Locations:
kitchen bus beach hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
remorse forbidden love swimsuit watching a movie listening to music happiness reunion flowers flash forward apology eating wine sex standing up tears lie bare butt drink mirror food dream song crying singing photograph cigarette smoking f rated sex flashback kiss  (See All)

Conviction (2010)
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Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:
forgiveness guilt drinking prison jealousy rape death 
Locations:
church 
Characters:
waitress policeman girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship children mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
voice over letter miscarriage of justice wrongful conviction running away flash forward false accusation apology eating woman handcuffs dead body tears lie letter bare butt undressing arrest drink mirror food crying photograph cigarette smoking one word title flashback gun blood dog  (See All)

Michael Collins (1996)
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Michael Collins (1996)

Neil Jordan's depiction of the controversial life and death of 'Michael Collins (XIV)' (qv), the "Lion of Ireland", who led the IRA against the UK and helped found the Irish Free State in 1922.

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
wedding drunkenness drinking prison death 
Locations:
london england england church train restaurant beach 
Characters:
policeman singer children father daughter relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
british flag british soldier british army typewriter library candle flashlight cafe dead body rifle arrest drink song fire singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking gun  (See All)

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:
writing dying dating guilt memory drinking jealousy 
Locations:
church restaurant hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl writer policeman girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer doctor husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
writing a letter voice over letter caught in the act teenage crush harmonica child molestation happiness listening to music reference to william shakespeare typewriter library flash forward apology child abuse dinner eating candle wine hallucination cafe tears letter drink mirror food crying voice over narration singing photograph based on novel flashback kiss  (See All)

Tell No One (2006) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness guilt memory wedding drinking rape death 
Locations:
bus restaurant hospital 
Characters:
waitress policeman nurse girl brother sister relationship doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
bandstand repeated scene diving typewriter countryside long take flash forward confession search false accusation apology nonlinear timeline eating mansion cafe dead body tears rifle lie bare butt undressing arrest drink mirror food crying photograph cigarette smoking based on novel dog flashback gun blood  (See All)

Boy A (2007)
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Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness dying dating guilt redemption drunkenness drinking prison jealousy rape death 
Locations:
bus bathtub train restaurant beach 
Characters:
waitress policeman girl brother brother relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
old woman train tracks estate saving a life loss of virginity witness confession apology child abuse hallucination cafe tears lie letter bare butt undressing drink rescue mirror crying photograph based on novel flashback kiss blood  (See All)

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Giant (1956)
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Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
redemption wedding drunkenness drinking jealousy death 
Locations:
airplane train restaurant hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship teenage girl waitress sister sister relationship policeman nurse brother sister relationship singer children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships  (See All)
Period:
1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
innocence lost radio news horseback riding death of sister diving twin flowers mansion candle cafe tears rifle letter drink mirror food song crying singing cigarette smoking one word title based on novel blood dog kiss  (See All)

The Lovely Bones (2009)
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The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:
redemption memory drinking rape death 
Locations:
bathtub hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship policeman girl brother sister relationship doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
painting toenails teenage crush child molestation saving a life death of sister record player flowers suitcase flash forward search eating candle flashlight dead body tears drink food dream crying voice over narration fire title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking based on novel f rated kiss flashback dog blood  (See All)

The Painted Veil (2006) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:
dying redemption drunkenness drinking death 
Locations:
london england bathtub restaurant hospital 
Characters:
policeman nurse singer children doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
writing a letter rowboat recording record player typewriter flowers suitcase flash forward nun eating piano cafe dead body tears letter bare butt drink mirror food song crying fire singing cigarette smoking based on novel gun kiss flashback  (See All)

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Dark Places (2015)
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Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness writing memory drunkenness drinking prison death 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship girl brother sister relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
writing a letter voice over letter false accusation of rape miscarriage of justice child molestation repeated scene running away death of sister listening to music reference to william shakespeare witness countryside flash forward confession false accusation apology child abuse nonlinear timeline eating woman flashlight rifle lie letter drink mirror food voice over narration photograph cigarette smoking based on novel sex kiss dog gun flashback blood  (See All)

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:
writing guilt memory drunkenness drinking jealousy 
Characters:
writer policeman singer father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
radio news postcard saving a life rowboat recording record player reference to william shakespeare typewriter mistaken identity author library flash forward confession search apology wine flashlight tears bare butt undressing arrest drink mirror song crying voice over narration singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking flashback kiss sex blood  (See All)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother Francois travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking jealousy betrayal death 
Locations:
bathtub church train restaurant 
Characters:
nurse brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer doctor husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
voice over letter air raid shelter postcard newsreel footage bombing watching a movie listening to music countryside confession search bath nun dinner candle wine flashlight british piano tears lie letter undressing arrest drink mirror food song crying singing photograph cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

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Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying memory drunkenness drinking prison betrayal death 
Locations:
london england kitchen bus airplane train restaurant beach hospital 
Characters:
sister sister relationship writer girl singer children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
sleepmask death of sister bombing swimsuit listening to music jeep garden reunion search child in peril eating candle wine flashlight piano cafe dead body tears rifle arrest drink food song crying singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title flashback gun blood sex dog  (See All)

High-rise (2015)
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High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:
drunkenness drinking rape 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
policeman girl brother sister relationship doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
repeated scene cigarette lighter rear entry sex watching a movie listening to music recording record player garden flash forward apology nonlinear timeline eating candle wine flashlight sex standing up dead body lie bare butt undressing drink mirror food voice over narration title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking based on novel flashback dog kiss blood sex gun  (See All)

Downfall (2004)
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Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:
dying redemption wedding drunkenness drinking betrayal death 
Locations:
airplane hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship nurse girl brother sister relationship singer doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
old woman voice over letter war ruins devastation retreat chocolate cigarette lighter evacuation bombing listening to music recording wound record player typewriter flowers flash forward woman candle wine dead body tears rifle letter arrest drink mirror food dream song crying fire singing photograph cigarette smoking dog flashback blood kiss gun  (See All)

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The Reader (2008)
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The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:
writing dying guilt prison death 
Locations:
bathtub church train restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl policeman brother sister relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
reconciliation morality swimsuit listening to music loss of virginity flowers suitcase library flash forward confession false accusation apology nonlinear timeline eating woman wine cafe tears lie letter undressing mirror food crying voice over narration fire photograph cigarette smoking based on novel dog flashback gun kiss  (See All)

A Man Called Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:
memory wedding drinking betrayal death 
Locations:
kitchen bus church train restaurant hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship policeman nurse girl doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
old woman voice over letter train tracks saving a life listening to music flowers flash forward apology nonlinear timeline candle wine cafe rifle lie letter drink rescue mirror food crying voice over narration fire photograph based on novel dog flashback kiss blood  (See All)

Mother (2009)
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Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:
writing guilt memory drunkenness drinking prison betrayal death 
Locations:
bus restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl policeman girl mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
retreat cigarette lighter countryside flash forward confession search false accusation eating candle flashlight handcuffs cafe dead body tears undressing arrest drink mirror food crying fire surprise ending photograph cigarette smoking one word title dog sex blood flashback  (See All)

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Woman In Gold (2015)
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Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:
guilt memory drinking death 
Locations:
airplane 
Characters:
sister sister relationship girl brother brother relationship singer doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
old woman radio news repeated scene postcard death of sister reconciliation listening to music recording record player flash forward false accusation apology nonlinear timeline woman hallucination tears rifle lie letter arrest drink mirror song crying singing photograph cigarette smoking flashback  (See All)

The King's Speech (2010)
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The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:
dying drinking death 
Locations:
london england england airplane 
Characters:
nurse brother brother relationship singer doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Period:
year 1939 1930s world war two 
Story:
british soldier air raid shelter bbc reference to shakespeare's hamlet horseback riding cigarette lighter newsreel footage rehearsal listening to music recording record player reference to william shakespeare typewriter apology eating wine tears lie drink food song crying singing title spoken by character cigarette smoking interview dog kiss  (See All)

Persepolis (2007) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness guilt memory wedding drinking prison death 
Locations:
bathtub restaurant hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl cousin cousin relationship policeman girl children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
old woman war ruins playwright death of sister bombing morality watching a movie wound premarital sex suitcase flash forward false accusation nun eating woman wine flashlight hallucination cafe dead body tears rifle lie arrest drink food dream crying voice over narration cigarette smoking one word title f rated dog kiss flashback blood  (See All)

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Biutiful (2010)
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Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:
dying guilt redemption memory drunkenness drinking betrayal death 
Locations:
church restaurant beach hospital 
Characters:
policeman nurse girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
atonement repeated scene owl flowers apology child abuse dinner eating candle wine hallucination cafe dead body tears undressing arrest drink mirror food dream crying singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title kiss blood  (See All)

The Constant Gardener (2005)
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The Constant Gardener (2005)

In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined. (Read More)

Themes:
dying jealousy death 
Locations:
london england kitchen bathtub airplane church train restaurant hospital 
Characters:
teenage girl cousin cousin relationship policeman girl singer children doctor husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
gardener remorse jeep reference to william shakespeare garden passion flash forward bath nonlinear timeline british cafe dead body tears letter song crying fire singing based on novel kiss flashback dog gun  (See All)

The Kite Runner (2007)
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The Kite Runner (2007)

In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invade Afghanistan and Baba and Amir escape to Pakistan. In 1988, they have a simple life in Fremont, California, when Amir graduates in a public college for the pride and joy of Baba. Later Amir meets his countrywoman Soraya and they get married. In 2000, after the death of Baba, Amir is a famous novelist and receives a phone call from the terminal Rahim Khan, who discloses secrets about his family, forcing Amir to return to Peshawar, in Pakistan, in a journey of redemption. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness dying guilt redemption memory wedding drinking betrayal rape death 
Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
writer brother brother relationship singer children father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
old woman voice over letter radio news watching a movie typewriter witness flowers suitcase author flash forward search false accusation child abuse dinner tears rifle lie letter mirror food song crying fire singing photograph cigarette smoking based on novel dog kiss flashback blood sex gun  (See All)

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Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:
dying prison death 
Locations:
bus bathtub church train restaurant 
Characters:
cousin cousin relationship policeman nurse girl brother sister relationship singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Period:
1930s 
Story:
wrongful arrest year 1935 miscarriage of justice wrongful conviction reunion witness confession search bath false accusation eating woman candle handcuffs cafe tears rifle lie food song crying voice over narration singing photograph cigarette smoking one word title f rated flashback gun blood  (See All)

Ida (2013)
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Ida (2013)

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. (Read More)

Themes:
dying memory drunkenness drinking death 
Locations:
bathtub church hospital 
Characters:
waitress sister sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
listening to music recording loss of virginity record player suitcase confession search bath nun apology eating woman candle letter drink mirror food song singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title f rated kiss sex  (See All)

The Mirror (1975)
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The Mirror (1975)

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.

Themes:
dying memory death 
Locations:
airplane 
Characters:
writer brother sister relationship singer doctor husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
old woman year 1935 evacuation bombing long take nonlinear timeline dead body tears rifle bare butt mirror food dream crying fire singing photograph cigarette smoking one word title interview blood flashback dog  (See All)

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The Master (2012)
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The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:
writing memory wedding drunkenness drinking jealousy 
Locations:
england beach hospital 
Characters:
writer policeman singer doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
typewriter author flash forward false accusation apology eating flashlight handcuffs piano tears rifle lie letter arrest drink mirror food dream song crying singing photograph cigarette smoking sex flashback kiss  (See All)

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:
forgiveness dying memory drunkenness drinking prison death 
Locations:
train beach hospital 
Characters:
waitress policeman brother brother relationship singer father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
train tracks listening to music recording record player reunion flowers flash forward search apology eating flashlight dead body tears rifle arrest drink food dream song crying voice over narration singing photograph cigarette smoking dog gun flashback sex blood kiss  (See All)

Anonymous (2011)
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Anonymous (2011)

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare. (Read More)

Themes:
writing wedding drunkenness drinking prison betrayal death 
Locations:
london england england 
Characters:
writer girl singer father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
british soldier reference to shakespeare's hamlet playwright horseback riding play rowboat lifting someone into the air reference to william shakespeare author flash forward candle dead body bare butt arrest drink mirror dream song crying voice over narration fire singing one word title kiss dog flashback  (See All)

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Empire Of The Sun (1987)
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Empire Of The Sun (1987)

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying prison betrayal death 
Locations:
airplane church hospital 
Characters:
nurse singer doctor husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
innocence lost radio news harmonica chocolate evacuation bombing recording record player garden flowers suitcase bath nun candle british piano dead body tears food dream song crying singing photograph based on novel gun blood kiss  (See All)

The Tree Of Life (2011)
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The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
guilt memory jealousy death 
Locations:
bathtub airplane church restaurant beach 
Characters:
waitress policeman brother brother relationship children husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
train tracks stroke cigarette lighter swimsuit listening to music recording record player garden flowers flash forward search bath apology child abuse nonlinear timeline eating candle flashlight piano cafe dead body tears lie arrest mirror food crying voice over narration fire kiss flashback dog  (See All)

Gallipoli (1981) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Gallipoli (1981)

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
drinking death 
Locations:
train 
Characters:
waitress singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
writing a letter war wound british soldier british army postcard rowboat barefoot cafe dead body tears rifle lie bare butt undressing food crying singing title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking based on novel one word title gun dog  (See All)

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The Savages (2007)
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The Savages (2007)

Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. Suddenly, a call comes in that his girlfriend has died, he cannot care for himself with his dementia and her family is dumping him on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father now affecting their lives even as they struggle with their own personal demons Lenny helped create. (Read More)

Themes:
writing dying memory drinking jealousy death 
Locations:
bathtub airplane train restaurant hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship writer nurse brother sister relationship singer children doctor father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
old woman playwright watching a movie reference to william shakespeare flowers suitcase flash forward bath child abuse eating cafe tears lie drink food song crying singing title spoken by character cigarette smoking f rated dog interview sex kiss  (See All)

Lolita (1997)
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Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:
writing dating guilt redemption drunkenness drinking jealousy rape 
Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship teenage girl writer policeman girl singer doctor mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
old woman playwright forbidden love loss of virginity record player child abuse british piano tears lie drink crying voice over narration fire cigarette smoking based on novel dog gun sex blood kiss  (See All)

No Reservations (2007)
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No Reservations (2007)

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking death 
Locations:
kitchen restaurant hospital 
Characters:
waitress sister sister relationship girl singer doctor mother daughter relationship family relationships 
Story:
voice over letter running away death of sister search eating candle wine cafe tears letter drink food song crying voice over narration fire singing photograph cigarette smoking kiss sex  (See All)

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Dan In Real Life (2007) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Dan In Real Life (2007)

Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch.

Themes:
writing dating wedding 
Locations:
bus bathtub restaurant beach 
Characters:
writer policeman girl brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer children doctor father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
confession apology dinner eating woman piano cafe tears mirror food song crying singing photograph kiss 

The Water Diviner (2014)
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The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:
forgiveness redemption drinking death 
Locations:
church train beach 
Characters:
nurse girl brother brother relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
british soldier british army retreat horseback riding cigarette lighter evacuation subtitled scene suitcase flash forward apology candle british piano dead body tears rifle lie bare butt drink mirror food song crying singing photograph cigarette smoking dog flashback blood gun  (See All)

Becoming Jane (2007)
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Becoming Jane (2007)

The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune. (Read More)

Themes:
writing wedding drinking betrayal death 
Locations:
london england england church beach 
Characters:
cousin cousin relationship sister sister relationship writer brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
star crossed lovers estate horseback riding author library flash forward woman candle piano rifle letter bare butt drink mirror song voice over narration singing dog gun kiss  (See All)

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. (Read More)

Themes:
writing guilt prison betrayal 
Characters:
sister sister relationship policeman nurse brother sister relationship singer children mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
voice over letter listening to music record player typewriter witness suitcase confession search wine handcuffs tears lie letter undressing arrest mirror dream song crying singing cigarette smoking f rated blood gun  (See All)

Marie Antoinette (2006) is one of the best movies like Atonement (2007)
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Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding drunkenness drinking death 
Locations:
bathtub 
Characters:
sister sister relationship brother sister relationship singer doctor mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
voice over letter horseback riding rowboat lifting someone into the air loss of virginity garden flowers bath dinner eating woman candle tears letter bare butt undressing drink mirror food song crying voice over narration singing based on novel f rated dog kiss sex  (See All)

Blood Diamond (2006)
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Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:
dying redemption drunkenness drinking betrayal rape death 
Locations:
london england bus airplane restaurant beach 
Characters:
sister sister relationship brother sister relationship singer children doctor mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
train tracks evacuation bombing wound subtitled scene search child in peril eating woman wine cafe dead body tears rifle drink rescue mirror food song crying fire singing photograph cigarette smoking sex kiss blood dog gun  (See All)

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