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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Original name: 黃石的孩子
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, self discovery, selflessness, rescue, heroes, soldier, danger, society, escapades, daring rescue, invasion, sino japanese war, world war two, refugee, nurse, human spirit, fall in love, wartime life, dragon, mountain, desert, snow, sexual abuse, journalism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s, year 1945, year 1938 ...
Place: china, asia, east asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about danger, world war two, war, wartime life, survival, heroes and soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Children of Huang Shi: Hidden Children (2004), Only the Brave (2006), The Last Lieutenant (1993), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Bat*21 (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, orphan, survival, rescue, danger, fugitives, against humanity, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, slovenia, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, uncover truth, hidden identity, survival, danger, politics, rescue, society, moral dilemma, escapades, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.3
 763
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, survival, military life, society, heroic mission, battle zone, danger, daring rescue, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, war, heroes, hopes, state affairs, couple relations, working class, danger, human spirit, military life, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, ship, holocaust, cruise ship, catastrophe, family in danger, cruise, on the run, confined, against humanity, immigrants ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, cuba, latin america, europe, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, heroes, atrocity, negotiation, survival, deadly, lifesaver, confined, wartime life, war, chaos ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 651
Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, diary, british, gay son ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, rescue, politics, human spirit, disobey, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, danger, tragic hero, refugee ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s
Place: france, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, danger, against humanity, wartime life, escapades, family in danger, family problems, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 206
Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Starting in 1944 in the wake of the Liberation and continuing into the '60s, 'houses of hope' were established to lend a semblance of continuity to youngsters orpahaned by the war. Nina's Home takes place between September 1944 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, confined, survival, concentration camp, orphanage, holocaust, frame up, anti semitism, danger, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 4K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, danger, war, daring rescue, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 2K
Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, moral dilemma, military, love affair, wartime life, behind enemy lines, survival, romance, fall in love, danger, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, desert, rescue, wartime life, heroes, adventure, escapades, officers and cadets, heroic mission, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: libya, africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 3K
Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, ex military, danger, survival, military, occupation, farm, rapist ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 360
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, battles, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity, danger, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, military, ocean or sea, lifeboat, isolation, human spirit, human nature, danger, getting home, adventure, soldier, disaster film ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, danger, disobey, race against time, diplomacy, french resistance, sabotage, german occupation, obedience, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, anti war, wartime life, escapades, survival, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 827
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, war, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, state affairs, a.i., wartime life, against humanity, office, battles, deadly weapon ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: asia, japan, usa, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, d day, hospital, survival, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, military, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 2K
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: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, human spirit, danger, anti semitism, confined, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, survival, ghetto, genocide, society, danger, politics, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, anti war, against the odds, battles, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 15K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles, red army, battle zone, military life, danger, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: soldier, battles, friendship, world war two, military life, danger, wartime life, war, military, behind enemy lines, battle, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, holocaust, heroes, wartime life, confined, survival, human spirit, war, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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