WW2 Romantic Dramasby parallelrealitiesmusic | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
My choice of mostly romantic period dramas taking place before and during WWII
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1. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Votes: 155,331 | Gross: $78.65M
2. The Moon and the Stars (2007)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.
3. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Votes: 433,317 | Gross: $1.02M
4. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 211,723 | Gross: $50.93M
6. Up at the Villa (2000)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,430 | Gross: $2.93M
7. Okupacija u 26 slika (1978)
116 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three young men - a Croat, an Italian, and a Jew - are the best friends in pre-WW2 Dubrovnik. When their country is occupied by Nazis and their cronies, the idyllic city becomes a place of ... See full summary »
8. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance
When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.
Votes: 29,776 | Gross: $25.54M
9. Mediterraneo (1991)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Votes: 11,672 | Gross: $4.53M
11. Closing the Ring (2007)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944.
12. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )
258 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.
13. Suite Française (2014)
107 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
14. The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)
Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance
While the Nazi regime subjugates European Nations, in the Belgian Congo, Doctor Rachel Cade tries to cure those troubled people. Colonel Derode falls in love with her, but a young American injured pilot upsets his plans.
15. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
17. Lili Marleen (1981)
R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »
18. Otpisani (1974– )
55 min | Action, Drama, War
Prle, Tihi and other youths from resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Belgrade are high on the Gestapo termination list. Some of them get written off, but new ones arrive and continue to ... See full summary »
19. Bright Young Things (2003)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.
Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $0.93M
22. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 205,723 | Gross: $34.19M
23. White Mischief (1987)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A millionaire past his prime, and his young wife, arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large, as the homefront gears up for war. They ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,197 | Gross: $3.11M
25. Burnt by the Sun (1994)
R | 135 min | Drama, War
Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things... See full summary »
Votes: 12,235 | Gross: $2.62M
27. Allied (2016)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In 1942, a Canadian 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.
Votes: 104,447 | Gross: $40.07M