Movies like Defiance 2008

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Defiance (2008)
 7.2
 135K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic, rough, serious, captivating, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, camp, partisan, russian, jews, hopes, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, rebelliousness, escapades, nazi, genocide, prejudice, war, family relations, gunfight, refugee, self sacrifice, escape, forest ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about war, world war two, survival, brutality, death, courage and sacrifice mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Defiance: Enemy at the Gates (2001), Stalingrad (1993), Europa Europa (1990), Anthropoid (2016), Black Book (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, world war two, war, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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 7.5
 30K
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: epic, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, german, military, nazism, starvation, soldier, war, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, homosexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), roommate, hidden identity, heroes, communism, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 41K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, nazi, betrayal, suspicion, friendship between men, conspiracy, repression, world war two, murderer, ss, female protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: germany, prague, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 71K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, singer, world war two, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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100%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: resistance, world war two, escape, injury, manhunt, fear, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, oslo norway, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
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, human spirit, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, war, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, tunisia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 124K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, childhood, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, rough, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, war, partisan, military, village, behind enemy lines, battles, interracial relations, racism, war crime, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1984 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, conspiracy, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.6
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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: realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, heroes, anti heroes, against humanity, confined, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 51K
Come and See (1985)
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, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, world war two, war crime, genocide, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, vengeance, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, wartime life, partners, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe, stockholm sweden, finland, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, danger, war, wartime life, concentration camp, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, world war two, betrayal, forceful separation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1990s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, fame, battles, loss of friend, war, military, survival, danger, homecoming, selflessness, propaganda, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 21K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, world war two, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, war, against the odds, human spirit, military life, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, military, battles, world war two, war, japanese history, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, japanese army, imperial japan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.5
 695K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, prison, survival, coming of age, chinese, bravery, stadium, japanese soldier, peasant ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 15K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, battles, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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