Movies like The Damned

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The Damned (1969)
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The Damned
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, downfall, parents and children, down on your luck, aryan, third reich, decadence, poison, murder, political unrest, wartime life, life turned upside down, orgy, homosexuality, cross dressing, society, family relations, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, 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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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
Drama, History, War
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90 min.
 8.8
To Live
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China, Hong Kong
133 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about life is a bitch, society, world war two, death, nazi, wartime life and war mostly in Drama, War and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Damned: Salon Kitty (1976), David (1979), The Tin Drum (1979), Circle of Deceit (1981), The War Is Over (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Salon Kitty
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, realistic, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, forbidden love, anti semitism, sexual relations, holocaust, politics, political unrest, social decay, wartime life, prostitute ...
Time: 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, rome italy, berlin germany, oslo norway ...
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David
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, urban, against humanity, war, confined, danger, escapades, society, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, america, black sea ...
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
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, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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: anti semitism, war, wartime life, family life, nightclub, heroes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, ss, resistance, death, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, europe, france, latin america, normandy ...
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The Tin Drum
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, dark humor, epic, serious ...
Plot: fascism, nazi, childhood, male nudity, innocence lost, nazis, wartime, german, wartime life, magic realism, surrealism, rebellion ...
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Place: germany, poland, europe, latin america, japan ...
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Circle of Deceit
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: journalism, war, political unrest, battle zone, wartime life, politics, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, berlin germany, cairo egypt, hamburg germany ...
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    User:   60%
 
The War Is Over
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, sincere ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: europe, france, spain, brazil, brussels belgium ...
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    User:   54%
 
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The Night Porter
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: erotic, sexual, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hotel, guilt, sexual abuse, nazi, sexuality, male nudity, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, nazis, sex, camp, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, tokyo, germany, hungary ...
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    User:   46%
 
The Aryan Couple
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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: anti heroes, survival, war, uncover truth, concentration camp, anti semitism, moral dilemma, genocide, palaces castles and temples, holocaust, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, hungary, switzerland
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
The Boat Is Full
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, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, holocaust, refugee, mental institution, ship, political unrest, politics, village, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
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System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
The Man Who Will Come
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, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: parents and children, village life, village, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, mute or deaf, against humanity, social relations, mute, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, italy
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Sleeping Voice
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, society, war, state affairs, babies and infants, siblings relations, false accusation, wartime life, woman in danger, fascism, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Goodbye, Children
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, friendship, german, betrayal, childhood, jewish, french, nazi, treasure hunt, courage, school, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, paris france ...
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    User:   46%
 
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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The Army of Shadows
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, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, marseille, arc de triomphe paris ...
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
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Coup de grâce
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: destructive relationship, tragic love, war, unfulfilled love, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, soldier, betrayal, couples, love triangle, tragic hero ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: europe, latvia, france, berlin germany, lithuania ...
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    User:   32%
 
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Cross of Iron
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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Good
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
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, serious, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: human nature, moral dilemma, politics, society, friendship, euthanasia, nazism, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1918 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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King & Country
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, military, war, legal, deserter, army investigation, legal investigation, self discovery, social differences, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917, 1910s
Place: england, belgium
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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Come and See
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
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, realistic, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, genocide, innocence lost, holocaust, insanity, russian, surrealism, brutality, german, nazi, fascism, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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To Live
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: touching, emotional, epic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, revolution, death, poverty, civil war, hospital, parents and children, tragedy, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, survival, rabbi, sexual abuse, holocaust, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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System:   36%
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The Notebook
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: twins, war, countryside, innocence lost, siblings relations, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, starvation, conquering ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: hungary
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Voyage of the Damned
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jews, anti heroes, genocide, nazis, jewish, war, fugitives, adaptation, political, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, california ...
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
It Happened Here
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: uncover truth, anti war, hospital, war, politics, political unrest, countryside, military, against humanity, german occupation, danger, society ...
Time: 40s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
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System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
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The Truce
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, survival, war, human spirit, holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, confined, refugee, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, russia, italy
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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: touching, emotional, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
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Max
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, serious, gloomy, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, politics, artist, art, fascism, propaganda, jewish, adultery, german, world politics, drinking, nazi ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, future, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, vienna, munich germany
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System:   32%
    User:   33%
 

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The Silence
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, bleak, enigmatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
The Battle on the River Neretva
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: wartime life, war, danger, adventure, battle zone, escapades, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics, against the odds ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
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