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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her own mother Janina.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspense, tense, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, rabbi, anti semitism, accountant, hopes, smuggling, strong female presence, jewish, torture, starvation, starving child, rationing
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about world war two, holocaust, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, war and confined mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), The Pianist (2002), Schindler's List (1993), The Last Train (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: factual, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, nazi, smuggler, husband wife relationship, hiding place, flirting, caged animal, happy ending, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, central europe, warsaw poland
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, human spirit, sexual abuse, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
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100%
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Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, children, selflessness, ss, idealism, rescue, human spirit, danger, holocaust, deportation, escape attempt, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
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Lauf Junge lauf (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a ...
Style: captivating, touching, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, hidden identity, on the run, danger, youth, against humanity, anti semitism, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
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100%
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, dishonesty, couple relations, against humanity, couples, life is a bitch, infidelity, isolation, wartime life, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: uplifting, gloomy, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, heroes, against humanity, anti heroes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, war, escapades, against humanity, society, confined, military, danger, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, family in danger, family life, wartime life, confinement indoors, attic, dentist, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, jewish ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, human spirit, survival, child in peril, confined, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, rescue, orphan, hopes, youth, society, fugitives, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, jewish, world war two, anti semitism, teenager, human spirit, war, hopes, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, life is a bitch, war, society, confined, against humanity, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
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29%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, swedish, hungarian, jewish, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
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28%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, rescue, anti heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, genocide, prison, nazi, crimes, courtroom drama, uncover truth, prison life, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: racism, world war two, holocaust, social differences, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, on the run, family in danger, rebellion, rebelliousness, concentration camp, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, danger, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, survival, politics, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, usa, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, life is a bitch, rebellion, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, war, against humanity, politics, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, haunted by the past, breakup, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, war, coming of age, loss of parents ...
Place: canada, greece, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, survival, war, anti semitism, moral dilemma, human nature, anti heroes, anti hero, lifesaver, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, wartime life, human spirit, survival, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, starting over, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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