Movies like The Damned 1969

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The Damned (1969)
 7.6
 7K
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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, disturbing, national socialism
Plot: incest, third reich, murder, poison, decadence, aryan, orgy, homosexuality, cross dressing, mother son incest, downfall, parents and children, down on your luck, political unrest, wartime life, life turned upside down, society, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, sexual abuse, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 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 realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, death, world war two, society, nazi, german and husband wife relationship 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.
 5.4
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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: serious, sexual, disturbing, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, anti semitism, prostitute, politics, dangerous attraction, eroticism, destructive relationship, sexual relations, nazism, political unrest, social decay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, paris france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, urban, war, against humanity, confined, danger, escapades, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, palestine, israel, black sea ...
⇓ 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, captivating, epic, dark humor ...
Plot: fascism, circus, innocence lost, wartime life, family feud, suicide, adultery, suffocation, childhood memory, married couple, lolita, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, concentration camp, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, west germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 6K
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: serious, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: euthanasia, nazism, moral dilemma, politics, friendship, anti semitism, human nature, society, concentration camp, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: death, ss, resistance, nightclub, anti semitism, wartime life, war, family life, heroes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, siblings relations ...
Time: year 1938, year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: argentina, france, europe, latin america, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, deportation, family life, society, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: bleak, disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, teenager, strong sexual content, innocence lost, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: confined, war, nazism, hitler, downfall, suicide, german shepherd, dictator, poison, traitor, war crime, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, dangerous attraction, war crime, post war, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, new wave, rebellion, society, state affairs, aging, introspection, haunted by the past, dishonesty, one more chance ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: europe, spain, france, algeria, rome italy ...
⇓ 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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, commander, sergeant, lieutenant, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival, military hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, anti heroes, survival, war, uncover truth, moral dilemma, palaces castles and temples, genocide, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, refugee, train, politics, survival, war, boat, genocide, mental institution, ship, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, village, sexual abuse, romance, post war, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, gloomy, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, revolution, evacuation, destructive relationship, war, tragic love, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: latvia, europe, germany, paris france, warsaw poland ...
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, german, friendship, nazism, betrayal, anti semitism, jewish, resistance, auschwitz, wartime life, priest, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, village life, village, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, mute or deaf, against humanity, social relations, machine gun, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: german, betrayal, french resistance, czech, prison, life is a bitch, espionage, intrigue, resistance, underground, war, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, marseille, vichy, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: downfall, against humanity, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, confinement indoors, human nature, introspection, nazi germany, totalitarianism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, forgery, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, warsaw poland, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: life turned upside down, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, anti semitism, holocaust, war, rescue, ghetto, starvation, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 80s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: couple relations, parents and children, wartime life, war, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, soldier, family in crisis, couples, motherhood ...
Time: 30s, 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, survival, human spirit, war, wartime life, against humanity, confined, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, surreal, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, anti war, insanity, surrealism, teenage girl, wehrmacht, holocaust, war, war crime, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 13K
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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 13K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, court martial, british army, racism, military, pow, courtroom drama, iraq war, political unrest, battle zone, courtroom, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%