Movies like The Damned 1969

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The Damned (1969)
The Damned (1969)
Original name: La caduta degli dei
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German industrial firm. Through such characters as a German Baron, a child molester, a Nazi Storm Trooper, an innocent man framed for murder, and a Captain in the German SS, "Damned" thus shows how so called "German Upper Class Nobility" first resented Adolf Hitler, then accepted him, and at last embraced him.
Style: atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, controversial, saga
Plot: mother son incest, incest, family relations, world war two, third reich, orgy, murder, decadence, aryan, poison, sexual abuse, cross dressing, drug abuse, betrayal, parents and children, fascism, life is a bitch, family life, addiction, frame up, totalitarianism, society, dishonesty, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany

Most similar movies to The Damned

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, death, world war two, nazi, german, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Damned: Salon Kitty (1976), David (1979), The Tin Drum (1979), Good (2008), Circle of Deceit (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: forbidden love, anti semitism, fall in love, politics, betrayal, prostitute, world war two, eroticism, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, sexual relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, poland, naples italy ...
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, family relations, anti semitism, world war two, holocaust, rabbi, life is a bitch, against humanity, war, confined, escapades, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, new york, berlin germany, israel ...
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, political unrest, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, society, politics, holocaust, manhood, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: world war two, siblings relations, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, wartime life, against humanity, war, distopia, family relations, battles, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, world war two, anti semitism, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, love affair, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, media, journalism, danger, society, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, hamburg germany, cairo egypt, scandinavia ...
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village, village life, life is a bitch, parents and children, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, war, world war two, third reich, desperation, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, paranoia, war crime, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, wartime life, fugitives, state affairs, village life, war, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, moral dilemma, uncover truth, wartime life, life is a bitch, hidden identity, survival, forbidden love, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, battles, military, hate, chaos, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, berlin germany
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, sexual perversion, hotel, danger, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, eroticism, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: europe, vienna, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
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The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: twins, starvation, countryside, teenage life, war, family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, holocaust, world war two, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: hungary
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Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, family life, couples, soldier, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, couple relations, family in crisis, war, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
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The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: idealism, mission gone awry, political unrest, dishonesty, one more chance, rebelliousness, aging, new wave, rebellion, haunted by the past, state affairs, coincidence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: spain, paris france, europe, france, brazil ...
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All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: world war two, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, hopes, escapades, society, holocaust, rescue, anti semitism, starvation, war, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, epic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, massacre, atrocity, war crime, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, war, dehumanization, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, homosexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), roommate, hidden identity, heroes, communism, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, betrayal, soldier, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, destructive relationship, couple relations, wartime life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, paris france, germany ...
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, saga, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, monastery, school, soldier, world war two, summer camp, orphan, wartime life, society, anti war, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, socialite, scandal, gay, love, crimes of passion, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, england, new york, usa ...
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, terrorist, espionage, resistance, underground, rescue, intrigue, government agency, prison, french resistance, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, europe, lyon, london ...
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, stepmother stepson relationship, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash, german, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, vichy, jerusalem, paris france ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, warsaw poland ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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