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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, rescue, self discovery, selflessness, nurse, heroes, soldier, escapades, society, daring rescue, invasion, japanese occupation of china, world war two, refugee, human spirit, fall in love, wartime life, sino japanese war, mountain, desert, snow, sexual abuse, challenge, massacre ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1945, year 1938, 30s ...
Place: china, asia, east asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, danger, war, survival, wartime life, escapades and heroes 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), Against the Sun (2014), The Blockhouse (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, orphan, rescue, survival, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, society, youth, fugitives, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
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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: serious, tense, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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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, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
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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: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, surrender, graphic violence, escapades, military, hopes, survival, aging, heroes, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, military, adventure, soldier, human spirit, getting home, human nature, ocean, lifeboat, isolation, world war two, disaster ...
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Place: pacific ocean
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy
Plot: world war two, survival, d day, bunker, confined, escapades, war, hopes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, battles ...
Time: 1940s
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
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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 ...
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, society, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, gay, british, mother son reunion ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
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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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, wartime life, human spirit, anti semitism, captivity, escapades, life is a bitch, war ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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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 ...
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, serious, touching, realistic
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Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
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Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
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Style: serious, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Spain
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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. Her boyhood friend is Coolie Keung, ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, escapades, anti war, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
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