Movies like The Cockpit

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The Cockpit (1993)
The Cockpit (1993)
Original name: ザ・コクピット
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A World War II anthology film based on Leiji Matsumoto's Battlefield manga. Kawajiri's Slipstream follows a Luftwaffe pilot on his mission to protect Germany's trump card: the world's first atomic bomb. Imanishi's Sonic Boom Squadron explores the last hours of an Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka pilot on August 6, 1945. Takahashi's Knight of the Iron Dragon tells the story of two Japanese soldiers in Leyte as they attempt to keep a promise.
Style: anthology
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, kamikaze, cabin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and exciting films with plots about world war two, friendship, family relations, danger, flashback, airplane and war mostly in Animation, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Cockpit: Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Anne Frank's Diary (1999), Barefoot Gen (1983), The Liberator (2020), In This Corner of the World (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Anne Frank's Diary (1999)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Plot: hiding, jewish, father daughter relationship, attic, teenage girl, adolescence, world war two, nazi, jewish girl, hopes, family relations, diary ...
Time: 1940s
Place: amsterdam
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, catastrophe, orphan, atrocity, demolished city, contamination, burned alive, survival, bombing, radiation sickness, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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The Liberator (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A diverse, dedicated, rough-and-tumble squad of soldiers spearheads the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II.
Style: adult animation
Plot: world war two, human, soldier, weapons, camaraderie, american in europe, military, u.s. military, friendship, combat, american soldier, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia, Japan, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed ...
Style: stylized, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, nazi, danger, supernatural ability, escapades, battles, military, heroes, soldier, zombie, super soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: family relations, bombing, military, wedding, anniversary, evacuation, female protagonist, world war two, war, danger, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, east asia, asia
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Arcadia of My Youth (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After a drawn-out, viciously-fought war, the earth has been conquered by the alien Illumidus Empire. Harlock, a captain in earth's fleet, crashes his ship to prevent the Illumidus from using it, and flat-out refuses to join them. With the help ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, futuristic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, world war two, heroes, spacecraft, space and aliens, space wars, witch, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, adventure, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
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The Swallows of Kabul (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Plot: prison, dispute, death, dog, street kid, street child, crying, rifle, accidental death, taliban
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
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When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, adult animation ...
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, countryside, bomb shelter, nuclear war, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, english countryside, 2d animation, insurance, radiation sickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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Future War 1986 (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the US and the USSR governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed.
Plot: cold war, world war three, nuclear war, space shuttle, world
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, japan, middle east, moscow russia, soviet union ...
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Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, social differences, life turned upside down, forceful separation, deportation, society, village, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union
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Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.
Plot: teenager, grave, skeleton, death of mother, children, black market, street market, death of child, hunger, mass grave, burnt face, ruins ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, beast, terrorism, suicide, fairy, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, light, cult film
Plot: family home, husband wife relationship, world war two, movie theatre, art student, london blitz, servant, maid, new house, radio news, cat, camera ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, london
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Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Style: anthology, light, uplifting, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family, dream, summer, working life, everyday life, coming of age, modeling, family relations ...
Place: china, japan
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Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A messy bachelor's apartment is a paradise for the huge colony of cockroaches living there: no sprays, no traps, and plenty of food. When the homeowner's girlfriend moves in, however, the party comes to an abrupt end, and the roaches must ...
Style: allegory
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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.
Style: humorous, exciting, surreal, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, satire, heroic mission, danger, military, save the day, militant, state affairs, heroes, farm, parody, german ...
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The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his ...
Style: serious, romantic, sincere, captivating, exciting
Plot: fall in love, freedom, love, friendship, pilot, fictional war, air battle, princess, bonding, pretty girl, fantasy world, marriage proposal ...
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA, Japan, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, suspense
Plot: girl dressed as boy, arranged marriage, disguise, father daughter relationship, taliban, imprisonment, poverty, mother daughter relationship, sexism, prison, female protagonist, father ...
Place: afghanistan
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The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, War, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: year 1941, 1940s
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Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
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Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: Compilation of Area 88 Acts I-III. A pilot struggles to retain his humanity when he is shanghaied into a mercenary jet fighter force.
Plot: airplane, pilot, aviation, fighter pilot
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The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspense, captivating, adult animation
Plot: friendship, coma, teenage life, youth, alternate timeline, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past, apocalypse, future dystopia, airplane, violin ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, year 1996, year 1999
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Super Atragon (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Story: At the end of World War II, a top-secret Japanese submarine and an American submarine have a fatal encounter and both are lost. Fifty years later the descendants of the submarines' officers are sent by the United Nations in a new secret ...
Plot: un, female nudity, world war two, navy, military, atomic bomb, death, submarine
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Louise by the Shore (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 75 min.
Story: On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal ...
Plot: beach, loneliness, elderly, memory, piano, cabin, crab, breaking and entering, seagull, breaking a window, wind, alone ...
Time: 2000s, 1940s
Place: brittany
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Laughter and Grief by the White Sea (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Laughter and Grief by the White Sea is a 1987 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by Leonid Nosyrev made at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. The film is a celebration of the culture of the Russian Pomors who live around the White Sea.
Style: anthology
Plot: winter, village, folklore, ethnicity, minority
Place: russia
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Wasp Honey (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about a difficult childhood of two twin brothers Boris and Gleb during the first years after WWII.
Plot: jewish, mother, partisan, twins, past life, scapegoat, church
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Tehran Taboo (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: taboo, prostitution, drugs, pregnancy, prison, virginity, women's rights, divorce, one night stand, bureaucracy, roadblock, peeping tom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tehran iran, iran
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