Movies like The Damned 1969

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The Damned (1969)
 7.6
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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, national socialism
Plot: incest, third reich, orgy, homosexuality, murder, aryan, poison, decadence, cross dressing, mother son incest, drug abuse, family relations, betrayal, sexual abuse, parents and children, fascism, life is a bitch, family life, addiction, frame up, totalitarianism, society, dishonesty, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany

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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, society, german, nazi and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Damned: Salon Kitty (1976), David (1979), The Tin Drum (1979), Circle of Deceit (1981), Good (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, politics, betrayal, anti semitism, forbidden love, dishonesty, couples, espionage, social decay, political unrest, vengeance, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, copenhagen denmark, poland ...
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95%
 6.7
 114
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: bleak, emotional, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, danger, society, urban, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, america, holy land ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 20K
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, stylized, epic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascism, circus, war, grownups, against humanity, life is a bitch, innocence lost, polish, society, youth, toys, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, siblings relations, life is a bitch, politics, political unrest, coming of age, war, against humanity, society, rise and fall, cabaret, moral dilemma ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, political unrest, dishonesty, battles, media, journalism, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
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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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, moral dilemma, anti semitism, euthanasia, friends, family relations, human nature, society, family life, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1918, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, death, resistance, ss, wartime life, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, family life, holocaust, society, manhood ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, latin america, europe, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, father daughter incest, teenager, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, small town, innocence lost, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, post war, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, danger, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, frankfurt germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, espionage, genocide, family life, political unrest, hidden identity, survival, palaces castles and temples, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 301K
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: national socialism, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, siege, paranoia, marriage, fear, birthday, loyalty, execution, army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 23K
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, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, anti war, military hospital, chaos, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: idealism, introspection, rebelliousness, society, aging, dishonesty, political unrest, rebellion, new wave, one last job, coincidence, one more chance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1965
Place: spain, europe, france, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 3K
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, post war, sexual abuse, romance, couples, small town life, resistance, domestic violence, society, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, bleak, gloomy, realistic
Plot: soldier, revolution, evacuation, betrayal, love triangle, tragic love, society, couples, political unrest, power relations, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: latvia, europe, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, train, refugee, soldier, ship, village, life turned upside down, village life, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, auschwitz, anti semitism, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, vichy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: society, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, holocaust, anti semitism, rescue, starvation, war, ghetto, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: czech republic, europe, austria, palestine, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, doctor, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, war crime, racial slur, arrest ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, government agency, resistance, rescue, intrigue, espionage, underground, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: france, europe, vichy, marseille, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: society, youth, family relations, social relations, village, against humanity, mute or deaf, parents and children, life is a bitch, village life, machine gun, italian history ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: massacre, sexual abuse, sino japanese war, atrocity, german, mass murder, japanese army, life is a bitch, war crime, military, war, nazism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: asia, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.3
 14K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, communist, destiny, village life, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, british army, courtroom, legal, political unrest, crimes, life is a bitch, officers and cadets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 43K
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, realistic, biting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, entertainer, fireplace, gramophone, nightclub, opposites attract, bisexuality, german, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 630
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: gloomy, touching, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: school, soldier, summer camp, coming of age, monastery, orphan, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death, wartime life, youth ...
Time: 40s, year 1941, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 15K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, desire, sister sister relationship, travel, sex, rage, incest, dysfunctional family, redemption, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 1K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, danger, captivity, society, escapades, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, wartime life, couples, family life, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family in crisis, war, wartime ...
Time: 30s, 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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