Movies like The Damned 1969

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The Damned (1969)
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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: mother son incest, incest, third reich, orgy, homosexuality, murder, aryan, poison, decadence, cross dressing, 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 realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, death, world war two, society, nazi, husband wife relationship and murder 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, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, politics, forbidden love, anti semitism, eroticism, wartime life, against the rules, espionage, danger, sexual relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, paris france, naples italy, copenhagen denmark ...
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95%
 6.5
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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, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: rabbi, holocaust, anti semitism, survival, parents and children, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, war, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, palestine, israel, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 21K
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, clever, serious, epic ...
Plot: fascism, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, coming of age, grownups, against humanity, wartime life, mother son relationship, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: resistance, death, wartime life, military, society, manhood, state affairs, life is a bitch, heroic mission, holocaust, family relations, politics ...
Time: year 1939, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s
Place: argentina, france, latin america, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, against humanity, siblings relations, state affairs, war, uncover truth, life is a bitch, battles, moral dilemma, rise and fall, society, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, couples, society, danger, journalism, media, evacuation, wartime life, war, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, east germany, beirut lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, family relations, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: thought provoking, psychological, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, moral dilemma, anti semitism, euthanasia, society, human nature, family life, political unrest, wartime life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1942, year 1937, year 1918 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, soldier, betrayal, revolution, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, germany, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
 309K
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, adolf hitler, suicide, war, execution, siege, secretary, war crime, loyalty, army, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, forbidden love, society, moral dilemma, survival, uncover truth, political unrest, family life, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, s&m, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, danger, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, guilt, post war, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 24K
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: soldier, german, russian, military, chaos, military hospital, anti war, 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, tense, sincere, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: idealism, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, coincidence, society, aging, one last job, mission gone awry, one more chance, haunted by the past, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1965
Place: spain, europe, france, algeria, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, sexual abuse, post war, romance, society, social relations, soldier, resistance, domestic violence, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, captivating, bleak, serious
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, military, soldier, mental institution, wartime life, war, fugitives, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 10K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, sexual relations, gay, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, japanese army, mass murder, military, war crime, dehumanization, invasion, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: asia, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 44K
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, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, culture clash, german, state affairs, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
⇓ 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, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, anti semitism, forgery, suicide, artist, humiliation, doctor, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: society, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, life turned upside down, holocaust, rescue, anti semitism, starvation, war, ghetto, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 80s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: czech republic, europe, palestine, paris france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 3K
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, bleak, rough
Plot: twins, starvation, war, teenage life, countryside, wartime life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, holocaust, concentration camp, grandmother grandson relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, intrigue, government agency, rescue, underground, resistance, espionage, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, medical school, 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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Plot: society, against humanity, mute or deaf, parents and children, village life, life is a bitch, village, social relations, family relations, youth, hiding, pedophile ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, destiny, communist, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, pow, racism, military, court martial, british army, power of media, power relations, go public, society, courtroom drama, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 7K
Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: realistic, talky, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, infidelity, friendship, political unrest, society, lifestyle, friends, rise to the top, state affairs, blind ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 639
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, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: orphan, monastery, coming of age, summer camp, soldier, school, boarding school life, war, military, innocence lost, anti war, society ...
Time: 40s, year 1941, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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